Goal Post: FUCKING FUCK ON A FUCK!

First, work went well.  Last week of classes, which was busy, but nothing went too wonky and weird.  Next week is the last one of the school year, so I’m thinking back to the crazy Covid year.  It feels like it went fast and took forever.  Time for summer though.  That’s where my mind will go next Friday.

My son passed all of his finals too.  He’s enjoying the end of school and doing really well on some projects.  No homework has meant we get to play video games in the afternoon if we don’t have appointments.  He’s loving that.  Finally getting the father/son time that was a rarity for most of the last 14 months.  Life is . . .

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You’re probably wondering about the post title.

I’m nervous to say that this was the worst week ever.  For one thing, I can’t post about a lot of what happened to me.  Not without risking things.  There was screaming, tears, frustration, loss of sleep, pain, anxiety, and depression that I had to forget while I was at work.  Took a lot out of me.  Got a bad feeling that several aspects of my life are never going to be the same.  I’m sure some people see me as the villain too while I feel like I was the victim.  Story of my existence in this arena.  Takes a toll on the mind and heart, which makes it difficult to do other things.

The one thing I can talk about is that I managed to injure myself.  It wasn’t even the biking or moving heavy furniture.  It was playing badminton with my son last Sunday.  He always rockets the birdie to my right or high over my head.  So I had to jump and lunge to the side a lot.  Add in his partner who kept getting it just over the net and I added lunging forward into the mix.  I’m overweight and had been doing 15-30 minutes of biking a day as well as the heavy lifting.  Think we know where this is going.

I never felt anything pop or overstretch, but something is definitely wrong.  At first, I thought it was a hip flexor injury, so I acted accordingly.  Stretches a friend sent me and a heating pad, which helped things disappear for a bit.  It would always come back with a vengeance at night, so I barely slept.  Then, I spoke my friend about it and we realized that the pain is in the wrong spot for the hip.  Looks like I did something to my groin muscle and I think some of the stretches I was doing put pressure on that area.  Also, I need ice packs instead of heat.  Nothing says a fun Saturday than sitting with my notebook in front of me and an icepack pressed to my groin.  Worst part is that the pain will suddenly vanish and then come back an hour later.

So, I have nothing else to report in terms of biking.  That’s not going to happen until I recover.  Knowing me, I’ll hurt myself again.  I was too tired and in too much pain (physical and emotional) to do any writing.  All I managed to do was write up the rest of the July blog posts and half of the August ones.  I should be able to finish those and the Teaser Tuesdays this week.  I’ll tackle editing War of Nytefall: Anarchy when my son starts camp because I don’t want to lose the time we’ll have beforehand.

With my outlining, I managed to condense two of the three Slumber War books into a single volume.  Now, I face the problem of having to add the third, but I’ve made changes that eliminates a lot of it.  So, I’m spending today flying by the seat of my pants and letting Darwin call the shots.  Apparently, we’ve decided to do something that will give every God of Windemere a heart attack.  This book is still going to be at least 5 chapters bigger than the previous ones, but it’s a grand finale.

Not sure what I’m going to do after I finish this outline though.  My options are finish the outlines for the Windemere spy/agent series or jot down ideas for a thief group idea that I keep juggling around.  Next week will include a lot of quiet time, so I can try to work on one of those possibilities.  It really depends on if the mess of this week carries over to deliver more blows to my nerves and psyche.  Really hoping this is the end of it and no more damage occurs.  It wasn’t fun.

Television isn’t anime-based again.  I’m rewatching ‘Demon Slayer’ Season 1 because Funimation gets the movie on the 22nd.  I will get a chance to watch it on Thursday after I get home.  Earlier in the week, I watched an anime called ‘Suppose a Kid from the Boonies Moved to a Starter Town’ . . . I didn’t like it.  The long title wasn’t the issue.  In fact, that got me curious.  Just felt like the plot wasn’t that cohesive and the characters were fairly empty at times.  It became background noise as I tried to recover from the groin/hip injury enough to sleep.  Not a good sign, but that’s just me.  Seems to have a big fan following on the Internet.

After a quick break to remove a bunch of baby spiders from the bathroom, here are the goals:

  1. Finish outlines.
  2. Last week of school for me and my son!
  3. Video games with son.
  4. Work on notebook of either agent or thieves idea
  5. Watch ‘Demon Slayer’ movie
  6. Heal my injured body
  7. Fathers Day fun tomorrow
  8. Move furniture back into house . . . There goes #6
  9. Survive any more drama that heads my way
  10. Friday outing fun!

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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13 Responses to Goal Post: FUCKING FUCK ON A FUCK!

  1. L. Marie says:

    Oh my word! So sorry! Will you be able to get to a doctor?

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  2. Victoria Zigler says:

    Ouch! Hope you didn’t do any serious damage, and will soon be done with all the furniture-moving so you can rest and heal.

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  3. It’s a sad take on modern life that many of us have to list survival as a goal. Hope rest is the only needed solution for the injury.

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  4. Hope your injury is short-lived. I’ve never had a groin pull but certainly have heard they are painful. Have a great Father’s Day and a better week.

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