Well, two weeks of the school year are done. Where should we start here?
Work was fun and went smoothly. Being in the life skills program always makes my day go quickly. I end it feeling good and looking forward to the next day. I’m still trying to get used to waking up at 5:30 AM and moving, which has unsettled my stomach twice. The post-nasal drip didn’t help. Neither does the anxiety issues, but those are stemming from something else. That’s probably a good thing since most of my day is spent at work and it’s where I can emotionally relax. Absolutely no anxiety issues there.
The issue is outside work and I’m not sure how to subtly get into that. The best I can say is that it was a very difficult and heated week. Lines were crossed along with refusals to fully acknowledge damage that had been done. You could hear at least one heart start to break among the tears, which didn’t seem to have an effect on some people. My patience and temper were pushed to their limits. Got a bad feeling that this is going to continue for a while too. I’m feeling helpless because I don’t know what I can do, but I feel like I’m being pushed into a corner. Not a good place to be because that can result in having to take big actions to solve the problem. Really hoping things can get smoothed out, but this week felt like it was full of tension and narcissism. That should cover the yuck in a way.
Writing wasn’t a big thing this week. I got the rest of 2022’s Thursdays handled and most of the Tuesdays. I want to do a Four Horsemen of Author Doom thing in December, but I don’t know if I want it to be poems, Questions 3, or a full post. Leaning towards the second option to let people talk about them. Started in on the November posts too, but I had busier evenings than I expected.
The chaos also made it difficult to tackle Darwin & the Avenging Elf, but I got 2 sections in there. I’ll probably get the rest of this chapter done tomorrow. That leaves me with 3 chapters and 10 sections to go, which would normally take me 4 days. I’ll try to get two done this coming week and bring it down to 3 days, but I’m really thinking this is going to be something I finish in October. Not a big fan of that because I don’t think I’m remembering the details as well as I expected. It doesn’t help that I’m in the build up to the final battle, which has plenty of tricks and revelations. On the plus side, a plot point that I wasn’t comfortable with fixed itself as I wrote. On the negative side, I’m still feeling like a fraud because the sections are averaging 3.5-5 pages while they used to be 7-9. I guess War of Nytefall had this too and it’s a sign that I’ve tightening up my writing style instead of going off tangents. I hope.
You may have noticed that I said I won’t be writing today. Well, I don’t have my son, but I’m helping out at my school. It’s homecoming and they needed supervisors. This is a beginning of the school year event that revolves around the sports teams, athletic awards, and showcasing the school clubs. It’s a community building event, which hasn’t happened since covid started. Usually, I have my son around this time and can’t help, but now I can. So, I’ll be there for as long as they need me. I’m actually getting ready and heading out as soon as I finish writing up this post.
Of course, this means I might be out in the sun and heat all day. I’ll be coming home to needing food, a shower, and rest. Writing won’t be an option, so it will be watching more of ‘Cobra Kai’ season 5 until I fall asleep. Really like the show, but I kind of miss when it was focusing almost entirely on Johnny. It’s definitely about him and Russo now with both of them being protagonists. Maybe it’s that the episodes are 35-40 minutes long with a ton of characters to juggle. With that view, they’re doing a great job highlighting and moving all of the storylines along.
So, what’s the goals of next week?
- Work as usual
- Help son with homework
- Handle drama that pops up
- Writing Darwin & the Avenging Elf
- Prepare more November blog posts
- Decide on if I keep the December post about ‘fixing’ established franchises.
- Struggle with this Mandalorian puzzle, which I’m sure is missing at least one piece.
- Start watching the newest season of ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ after finishing ‘Cobra Kai’.
- Today only: Help with homecoming
I’m glad you get to relax at school. Students are great distractions! Have a whisky!
Thanks. Out of whiskey, but I’ve got some wine at home.
Best wishes on the homecoming event and hope your Saturday evening is restful.
Thanks. I’m sure the evening will be relaxing. That or I’ll be too exhausted to stress.
You win either way. 😁
Ah, drama. I think it lurks in the corners for everyone, and seems to be gaining in strength. Enjoy the things you can, and I hope you have a relaxing weekend.
Yeah. It sucks when the drama starts causing damage too.
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Ironic that work should be your refuge, when usually it’s the opposite. I sure hope things settle down for you.
I hope so too.
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Enjoy the parts you can, and try and find ways that help you cope with the rest. Good luck with the coming week.
Thanks. It’s going to be a long week.