Goal Post: Welcome to October

Survived another week, but that’s really the only victory I’m willing to claim.

This week was two days off and then three days of work.  Yet, I could have sworn last weekend was a month ago.  So much has happened and much of it revolves around unexpected chaos.  At least I get to rest a bit today because of the weather.  Not that I have much planned beyond video games with my son.

Well, I’m going to be entertaining my niece too.  She’s been over since Thursday, which reminds everyone what it’s like to have a toddler running about.  A little ball of giggling energy who might not nap.  She’s with us until tomorrow too.  Having her here meant not much writing because my son and I spent time with her.  This meant later bedtime for my son, which equals less writing/blogging time for me.  Well spent since kids grow up and won’t be toddlers forever.  To be fair, I didn’t have any writing really planned this week thanks to the days off.

The only writing I did manage to pull off was nearly finishing the November posts.  I thought I could get them all last night, but I did laundry instead.  Maybe I’ll write up the last three tonight.  Gives me less to worry about next week and I can hunker down to write the last two chapters of Darwin & the Avenging Elf.  I only had last Sunday to write what was left of the previous chapter and I limped through that due to having a beer on Saturday.  Even one throws my system out of whack.  Next weekend is a 3-day, so I should be able to put this novel to bed.  Maybe I’ll tackle the outline for Darwin & the Hellfire Elves.  Still iffy on those two titles coming right after each other.  Maybe Darwin & the Demon Game instead of ‘Hellfire Elves’?

Oh, work was crazy busy even though it was only three days.  Had to adjust to a bunch of changes while handling the stuff at home.  There’s not much else to talk about on this one since I made it through.

I will mention that my stress and anxiety messed up my sleeping.  Not that I couldn’t sleep, but my dreams were vivid and weird.  That doesn’t typically happen.  I ended up waking up feeling like my body was being stretched or had locked up a few times.  Don’t remember the dreams beyond them involving stuff like being chased, being alone, being lost, and vague tension.  This resulted in me getting 6-7 hours of sleep, but feeling like I got 3-4.  Hopefully, I can remedy that this weekend.

Keep thinking that there was something else I wanted to talk about.  Rosh Hashanah was earlier this week, but my son and I simply relaxed.  Reading and studying in the morning and video games in the afternoon.  We’ll probably do something similar today since it’s hard to watch a movie with the little one about. Maybe we’ll watch one tomorrow if we feel like it.  Unless there’s a movie out that we want to see or a local event we want to attend, we don’t do much.  It’s raining a lot today too, so a good time to stay indoors.

This week is going to be a little different.  Yom Kippur is Wednesday, which means I won’t be eating until sundown.  It’ll be a day of video games until we have to go to where we’re breaking the fast.  Work will be flanking that day.  Nothing special beyond the start of October posts.  Delved into a lot of monsters and I’m using Tuesdays to post PDFs of the ‘Raven Series’ I made a few years back.  At least, I think they worked, but I can’t be sure into the posts go live.  Guess it’s just a normal week with a single day of not eating slapped in the middle.

I have no idea what I should watch on television.  Finished two anime and now I don’t really have a sense of what I want next.  None of the popular stuff is catching my attention and I tend to want fantasy/action adventure in some form.  I have this ‘Locke & Key’ series on my Netflix list, which might work.  Part of me wants to watch ‘White Collar’ again since it’s been years.  It might be something short until I get a big swath of time like next weekend, which is a 3-day weekend.  I’ll have Darwin & the Avenging Elf done during that period even if I can’t touch it beforehand.  Guess we’ll just have to see what happens and roll with the punches.

Goals of the week:

  • Relax a bit.
  • Fast for Yom Kippur
  • Help son with homework
  • Finish November blog posts
  • Start to finish Darwin & the Avenging Elf
  • Look over outline of Darwin & the Hellfire Elves/Demon Game/Chaoswind Quest . . . I really don’t know which sounds best.
  • Maybe pizza
  • Order the last two parts for my son’s costume if I can find them: orange feather boa and skeleton shirt.

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: Welcome to October

  1. Rolling with it and adapting seems to be the trend for this decade. I’m getting low on things to watch, too. I’ll save the two big fantasy shows for when my wife can watch them with me. I’d like to discover something kind of goofy and paranormal for October. Busy day planned and might look around after I hit a few goals.


  2. Good luck on the pizza. I hope you can work it in.


  3. Victoria Zigler says:

    Glad you feel like the exhaustion of keeping up with your niece was worth it. Yes, enjoy those toddler days while they’re still there.

    Is your son fasting for Yom Kippur this year too? Just curious.

    Hope this week is going to plan, and actual rest happens soon.


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