Goal Post: The First Full Week of School

I need this weekend to rest.

My head is spinning so much that I’m not really sure where to begin.  Some stuff I can’t talk about because it connects to the drama.  Was it better this week?  Yes, but not by much due to the actions of other people.  This left me tired by the end of every day, so I didn’t get much in the way of writing done.

Actually, I didn’t get any writing done after Sunday and I think I only got one section completed.  Darwin & the Avenging Elf is going to go into October because weekdays aren’t being friendly.  Weekends are rough too because of errands and events.  I always forget the holidays around this time of year.  With 12 sections left, I might be able to get 7-8 done this coming week. That sounds really good, but it’s the ideal.  So, I’m looking more at 6 if I’m lucky.  Guess we’ll just see what happens.

That isn’t to say that my week wasn’t eventful.  It was the first full week of school, so there was a lot to do.  Had a lot of fun working with the students.  I helped with homecoming last Saturday, which ended up being a 9 hour thing because I kept helping.  That’s a big reason I didn’t get a lot done last weekend, but it was worth it.  First time it’s happened since before Covid, so it had a lot of energy.  Course, it also had a lot of sun, which drained me pretty nicely.

There’s another thing that happened, but I think I’m going to hold off a bit.  For some reason, I feel like I should wait until a specific date down the road.  That mystery aside, the event was a little crazy because of my own stupidity.  Almost made a big mistake because I wasn’t thinking things through.  Still feeling like a fool about it too.  I added to this idiocy by getting a triple scoop hot fudge sundae from Baskin Robbins . . . at 10 PM.  Wolfing that down and then trying to go to bed resulted in a terrible night of sleep.  The ensuing nights weren’t much better due to stress, which is why I’m exhausted.

I’m resting up this weekend.  My son and I have haircuts later today then I promised him video game time.  Going for a walk tomorrow morning before lunch and then he has something with his mom.  I should be able to get some writing done during that period, but we’ll see how I’m feeling.  Beyond those events, I really don’t have a lot more planned for the weekend. The week had so much going on that I just needed a quiet, low energy period.

Only other thing I’ve been doing is watching TV.  Finished Season 5 of ‘Cobra Kai’ and I really liked it.  Started off slow, but the last episode definitely made up for the minimal action.  Good amount of character growth too.  I finished Season 4 of ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ last night.  Still funny, so I’m glad I got into it.  Not sure what to tackle next, but I’m leaning towards Season 3 of ‘Harley Quinn’.  Looks like everything I’m watching has only 10 episodes each.  So, I should probably think further ahead, but I haven’t checked my lists in a while.

There really isn’t much else to talk about.  Last week was mostly work and helping my son with schoolwork.  The evenings were resting up for another round, so I didn’t even expect to get any writing done.  Made some progress on November and December posts, which is a victory.  I’ll be trying to get further along on those this weekend if I’m not able to do book writing.  I doubt I’ll be able to tackle the next Darwin book before January too, so I’ll handle whatever else I can get to.  This is always a readjustment part of the year.  Not that I’m in a rush since I don’t know when I’ll ever publish again.

Goals of the week:

  1. Time with son.
  2. Write more Darwin & the Avenging Elf
  3. November posts
  4. Meet the Teacher night
  5. Read more ‘Demon Slayer’
  6. Puzzle time
  7. Sleep better
  8. Important meetings

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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10 Responses to Goal Post: The First Full Week of School

  1. I’ve got to ask. What or who is Harley Quinn?

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  2. Good luck with it all. Hope you get your eight sections written.

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  3. Wishing you a good week coming up.

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  4. Sounds busy, but some of it was positive. Glad things are normalizing once again. I can see homecoming being a big deal after all that.

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