There’s one phrase that kept popping into my head this week:
Every time I thought I had a handle on things, I’d get tossed another curve ball and go back to juggling. As far as work goes, I did the best I could and made it to the end of the week with ideas on how to shore up where I was slipping. Not that I made any big mistakes, but I got a little more disorganized and sloppy for my tastes. Probably my biggest critic here and all of the oopsies were fixed quickly. At least the week ended with a day where people walked around in cool costumes. I didn’t, but some of the students went all out and were great. Still not sure what some of them were.
My energy wasn’t helped by a big storm earlier in the week and another today. This weather always saps my strength and makes me drowsy. Normally, I’d get a good night’s sleep and bounce back. That worked once, but then I got stressed out over personal stuff and people being assholes. My oil diffuser that helps me sleep was trying its best, but it has its limits. Bad dreams, stressed out stomach, and the temperature dropping lower than expected at night was a rough mixture. I had a few people at work ask if I was doing okay because I looked haggard at a few points. Mostly, I think I kept zoning out when I didn’t have anything to do. Thankfully, that wasn’t often.
Writing-wise, I don’t have any news from the weekdays. I finished outlining War of Nytefall: Eulogy last weekend. Took breaks to do a massive house cleaning, which is an odd combo. This coming week will be about the December blog posts and I’ll write/test the blurb next weekend. I always slow down a bit around this time of year because of the weather change. Luckily, I don’t have much to do. Teasers and 9 posts to go. Less if I don’t touch the ‘End of Year’ and ‘New Year Hopes’ ones. They aren’t book promos, but I might do them now since I don’t see things getting any better.
I might do notebook work at home too. This is going slow because I’m breaking in a new notebook. It’s a different size than the last one, which isn’t bad. It’s just that I got so used to that specific book after years of use, I found that I have some weird habits. This one can’t be left open like the other because it closes. Different size means less space, so I have to be more careful with sentences. I’m also struggling with organizing the ‘Phi Beta Files’ information. Keep bouncing between long novel or short story collection that tells an overall story. Also noticed that nearly all female characters are in the villain category, which has me wondering how bad my freshman year of college went as far as interacting with the opposite sex. Not that present tense is any better.
Not sure what else I have to talk about. There’s a special post tomorrow after the Halloween one, which I hope people see. Finished watching ‘Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple’ and dove right into ‘Cowboy Bebop’ to prepare for the live action on November 19th. Still not sure what to think about the whole thing. Next week won’t be that exciting since I have work and my son has a bunch of tests. Lots of studying and working until the weekend. At least this weekend has Halloween.
Let’s do the list and go find some Reese’s pumpkins:
- Help son study for tests.
- Sleep better
- Succumb to Mother Nature and stop wearing shorts
- Continue working on Lego set
- December blog posts
- ‘War of Nytefall: Eulogy’ blurb
- Notebook work
- ‘Trigun’ if I finish ‘Cowboy Bebop’
- Shake fist at storm that keeps shaking the windows