Goal Post: Survive Until the Next Weekend

Today is my niece’s first birthday, so I won’t be replying to comments that quickly once things start.  Big party with lots of people.  I’ll be busy and won’t be able to sneak off to my laptop or use my phone much.  I won’t mind.  It’s a nice ending to a really rough week that I will need time to recover from.

Week was busy and that’s the best I can do as far as details.  My schedule got changed around, so I needed to adapt and change.  Sadly, I screwed myself up a few times early on in the week.  Specifically, I headed out on Tuesday with no breakfast and forgot to bring something for lunch.  In my infinite genius, I thought I could muscle through, but it didn’t go well.  Didn’t eat a lot for dinner the night before, which meant I ended up running on empty faster than I expected.  Managed to snag a bite or two of a sandwich that didn’t taste that great.  Gave me enough energy to make it home though.  My blood sugar definitely bottomed out and I had no water, so I genuinely wrecked myself.  Still feeling the effects today even though I stashed two containers of snacks in my desk and made sure to hydrate better.

Being an idiot aside, my week was just one of handling situations until night fell and I could pass out.  My son had several quizzes, a test next week, and a variety of projects that I needed to help him with.  Things didn’t get explained by him very well, so we had some juggling and rushing after talking to teachers.  Plus side, he got good grades on everything he did and I only acted as a supervisor instead of doing the leg work.  Hoping this is only us getting back into the swing of things.  I’m sure we’ll get more zaniness once clubs start up, but that might not be for another few weeks.

Should talk about writing too . . . I got nothing done.  I now remember one of the downsides to hand editing.  While you can bring the manuscript around and work on it when you have time, it means you’re doing it out in the open.  Editing while sitting in the faculty lounge during a free period doesn’t quite work when people are talking.  I don’t want to be antisocial here.  It’s a pet peeve of mine too because I can’t have music like I normally do.  So, I’m waiting for a perfect situation that might not come.  Good thing I have time on editing War of Nytefall: Eulogy since I still have half the book to go and then putting the edits into place.

By the way, I don’t have as much time as I thought on editing War of Nytefall: Eulogy since I want to publish at the beginning of December.  Oops!  September got away from me and now I’m looking at only October and November to hand edit, computer edit, write a blurb, set up December promo posts, and give the book to my usual reader for a final opinion.  This is on top of work, parenting, and whatever else comes my way.  It doesn’t help that I can’t bring my laptop anywhere because the casing is coming apart, so I can’t close it.  Kept together by gorilla tape and I can’t afford to buy a new machine.  It works, but the casing comes apart even more if I close it.

That’s really it.  I watched an anime called ‘Muyho & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation’, which wasn’t too bad.  It’s a show that I’ll remember a little for a bit, but I think it’s going to fade.  Interesting in concept, but it would suddenly jump to creepy and mild gore.  Kind of threw me off.  Although, it’s about ghosts and characters who are basically supernatural lawyers sentencing the ghosts to various punishments depending on the crimes.  I never really got the idea of how those things were decided since I rarely saw a repeated move.  Oh well.  I’ll finish it this weekend and then wait until next weekend before I finish ‘Seven Deadly Sins’.  I should probably edit at night this week.

Goals of the week?

  1. Birthday party today!
  2. Work and play.
  3. Help son study and do homework.
  4. Try to rest my shoulder.  Hurts around the clavicle and lower edge of the blade unless I ice it.
  5. Editing if I can.  Maybe I’ll get some done tomorrow.
  6. Cook Taco Pie for dinner tomorrow.
  7. Hydrate
  8. Bike . . . Why do I even bother with this one?

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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8 Responses to Goal Post: Survive Until the Next Weekend

  1. Wishing you a terrific week next week.


  2. Survive until the weekend, that seems like my theme for all of 2021. Can’t afford to do anything, so I write. At least I have that going for me. Have fun at the party.


  3. Victoria Zigler says:

    Late in here because I wasn’t well again, but wanted to say I hope your niece’s party went well, and you don’t forget about food and drink again. Good luck finding time to edit among the rest of the chaos. And well done to your son on his quizzes and projects and things.


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