Goal Post: Oops. Forgot a Full Title

Feels like it was last Saturday yesterday.  It also feels like it was a lifetime ago, which probably isn’t a good sign.  This week was busy with work, parenting, and . . . I got nothing else.

I don’t really have a lot to say about the busy part of the week.  My son is doing Lego robotics after school nearly every day.  I’m occasionally proctoring afternoon tests, so we both get home late.  That means diving right into homework and dinner to get stuff done in time for bed.  No cartoons or video games when it’s a school/work day.  Even after he goes to bed or to his mom’s, I’m just drained.  I toss on more ‘Merlin’ episodes and watch until I pass out.  Had a feeling that I wasn’t going to be high energy this week, so I didn’t get my hopes up.

One fun thing that happened was something a bunch of schools do called ASL Idol.  My son didn’t perform, but it was suggested he go.  This is like American Idol, but the students do the songs through American Sign Language.  You hear it playing while they sign and perform.  It was really cool to watch.  Went from 6-8:30 on a school night, but my son enjoyed it enough that he’s considering trying out next year.  First, we have to make it through his first NYSSMA performance this Tuesday.  Fingers crossed on him doing good and us getting all homework done before it.

The other fun thing was last Monday when we had off for Eid.  It was a no video game day, so we put together a Lego set.  That wasn’t the big thing.  I got a set of ‘Diamond Art’ for my son to try.  These are stickers with numbers all over it.  You use a small rod-like thing to put plastic diamonds/bumps on the dots.  They correspond to the color of the diamond, so you color the picture in.  Just like paint-by-numbers.  I got a set of Pokemon Diamond Art and he made this:

He really enjoyed it, so I think we have a no hobby.

As far as writing goes,  I made the outline for Darwin & the Halfling Hunt and got a third of the way through Darwin & the Avenging Elf.  I might try to finish the second one tomorrow or at least get further into it.  The plan is still to start writing during Memorial Day weekend since it’s after all the chaos and a 3-day period.  Beyond that, I didn’t get anywhere with any other creative projects.

I figured out what to do for October posts too.  I chose 12 monsters and I’m going to do a MWF post on each one.  Thursdays will still be poems and I might push the old ‘Raven Series’ on Tuesdays.  That or I’ll try to find some creepy teasers from my books.  I can start working on that this week when I have time to breathe, but not much else.  Be nice to get most of the blogging year scheduled before I hit the summer.  Means I can really dive into writing again.  Really hoping I don’t get hit by unexpected bullshit and this whole plan fails.  I’d have faith, but the last year hasn’t gone in my favor.  Previous years didn’t do too well for me either.

This coming week isn’t going to be much different.  My son has NYSSMA, which is him performing a chorus solo for a judge.  He has tests and projects on top of the after-school club meetings.  So, we’re going to be juggling a lot of stuff.  I’ll probably walk into next weekend fairly tired, which will suck because of some scheduled events.  Might have to pull a few early nights during the week to avoid total exhaustion.  Why did people make me think adulthood would be fun while I was a kid?  Do most adults pretend it’s fun to make sure kids join in the misery?

Goals of the week:

  1. Work
  2. Parenting
  3. Finish Darwin & the Avenging Elf outline
  4. Puzzle time
  5. Finish watching ‘Merlin’
  6. Restart ‘Demon Slayer’ since new season is dubbed
  7. Hydrate
  8. Mother’s Day
  9. Sleep

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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11 Responses to Goal Post: Oops. Forgot a Full Title

  1. I may have missed it before but what does NYSSMA stand for?

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  2. Victoria Zigler says:

    Sounds like it was one of those super busy and productive weeks where you feel like you don’t have much to show for it, even though you actually achieved a lot of stuff.

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    • As far as writing goes, there wasn’t much. Then again, I don’t think there was much accomplished besides the necessities. It’s going to be like that for the entire month too. Even looks like Memorial Day Weekend won’t be as free as I had expected. Just can’t catch a break this school year. I’ll be happy if I can get the prologue of my next book written before June.

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  3. Yeah, adulthood is for the birds. I want a refund.

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  4. V.M.Sang says:

    I used to wonder about the saying that your schooldays are the best days of your life, since most kids don’t seem to enjoy going to school. (Except that I did. I met my friends daily, and had fun.) I now think there is some truth in it. Not the school bit, but I think it really means that the days of your childhood are the best. No worries, just do your daily tasks, which are simple, and then go and have fun.
    Adulting isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.

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    • College may have been the best days of our lives. It was a middle ground between childhood and adulthood. It felt bad at times, but it had so much more freedom. I wish my daily tasks were simple and not as draining.

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