Goal Post: *Stares at Screen* . . . I Ache

I may have mentioned that I expected this week to be rough.  Well . . . I was wrong and I’m man enough to admit it.

This week was friggin’ brutal!

I’m writing this Friday night because I made the mistake of starting laundry and just need things to keep me semi-awake.  It isn’t even that I barely slept because I got around 6-6.5 hours a night.  Best I could do with early wake ups and the weather going from chilly at the start of the week to humid by Friday.  It’s just that I didn’t have much time to breathe thanks to:

  • Proctoring AP Exams, which sometimes went late.
  • Helping my son study for 2 tests.
  • Helping my son with projects.
  • Taking my son to NYSSMA on Tuesday.  That’s a singing event where a student goes in and is judged on their performance.  He sang.  He also refused to eat dinner until afterwards and his time was 7:35.
  • Various errands squeezed in.
  • Gastrointestinal issues building throughout week.
  • Encounters with certain people.

I have to say that Tuesday was the roughest because I went from work to helping my son with homework to NYSSMA.  There was no time to rest and I didn’t drag myself to bed until 10:30.  Same thing happened Thursday, but with different events.  I was running around so much that I ended up doing ‘take out’ every night:

  • Monday- Subway (Home meal was brisket, which my stomach can’t always handle.)
  • Tuesday- McDonalds as promised to my son.
  • Wednesday- Pizza because it was late and I was starving when I got out of work.
  • Thursday- Subway (I got a salad this time)
  • Friday- Chinese food . . . This is when my guts finally decided they’d had enough and reminded me that I’m mortal.

Guess I’m thinking and functioning in lists here.  Then again, I didn’t do anything else of note this week.  Couldn’t get near my notebooks, manga, or blog.  I might work on some stuff today before and after a family event.  Really should get some better food like yogurts and fruit, so maybe an outing before I have the event.  My only goal is to finish the outline for Darwin & the Avenging Elf.  There’s about 6 more chapters to set up and then I can put the outlines aside until May 29th when I plan on starting to write Darwin & the Halfling Hunt.

Only other thing that happened is that I found this for about 50% off, so I had to get my hands on it:

Demon Slayer Complete Manga Collection

I’m re-watching that series now since all of season 2 is dubbed.  I’m too exhausted to keep up with subtitles.  Noting a theme here.  Don’t think I’ve got anything else in me.

So, what’s the plan for the week?

  1. Finish Darwin & the Avenging Elf outline.
  2. Really get some sleep.
  3. Eat better.
  4. Do some biking when possible.
  5. Puzzle time.
  6. Family event.
  7. Help son with homework (Given)
  8. Maybe have one glass of whiskey tonight if I’m feeling up for it.
  9. Possibly start making the October posts.

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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9 Responses to Goal Post: *Stares at Screen* . . . I Ache

  1. I always respect those who can blog ahead. I never know what I’m going to post until the last minute. That generally includes my Story Empire posts, too.

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    Wow! REALLY busy and not great food for the tummy. How did you son do?

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  3. V.M.Sang says:

    Eating takeaways is good for exhaustion, but not for your tummy. I don’t know what the answer is. I hope this week isn’t so frantic.

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