Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Vacation Sorta Of

I refuse to do any work the next few days that is not strictly my own as I have a ton of things to do. My kid has therapy needs and she will not be in therapy for about a week. We have a ton of things at home we can do while she's out and I have some house keeping to do. Her father "bless his heart" would not be very good at actually doing things. He thinks he is but he isn't and being in the land that time forgot ignorant people look at me as if it's my job to do it all regardless of whether it truly is or not.

I realized I have three books started at the moment. I would like to finish at least one of them. One of them is too personal and the other two may be combined if I can figure out how. I will finish at least one of them. Probably the one I am writing by hand and will end up editing by hand before it ever sees my word processor. There is no danger of losing the file, it is fiction and it taking the direction it sees fit.

The kid is playing with change and we have our last therapy session before the holiday soon. I better get going.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Entertaining the Kid in the Store

Well, what was supposed to be a quick trip to Wal-mart recently turned into a three hour tour of the Gillian's Island kind thanks to a thunderstorm. We went in search of a swimsuit in case she wanted to get in the pool this summer. She can't swim so we were looking for a specific suit and a birthday present. We found one of the two along with a number of other items we didn't actually need but would come in handy. Actually we found me a suit and her a beach towel.

We walked around the store for a couple hours as she helped me to pick out a suit and we talked about all the displayed. We even checked the shelves for a birthday present which we did not find that day. Actually I'd later discover that we found it but we weren't sure at the time that was what we wanted to get the person we went shopping for.

A few days later a trip to the grocery store, while not make longer by storms ended up with a need to entertain the kid. Her choice of entertainment?

She wants to push the shopping cart as fast as she can. It's kinda fun to see how many obstacles we can avoid when we're in the store. She uses the opportunity to name every thing that she sees along the way and in some cases what food group it falls into.

Well, time to go back to work for now. This afternoon we stop to get gas and a gallon of milk that is our only errand today.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Life Happens Ready or Not

I am in a fairly good place right now. I have managed to reopen my savings account which is a big plus. The way that it came about was long coming. I sold my Rodeo. I managed to get half of it to reopen my savings account and get a couple things taken care of.

I also came to the realization of why I had left private clients behind a year or so ago to focus on my own writing. The demands of private clients that do not realize they are not the only client I may have or that I do writing of my own are many. The stress that lack of realization causes has been numerous.

The stress made me physically ill then and it is doing it now with confusion over deadlines, communication is sometimes lacking over what else there is to do. I want to leave private clients behind all together but at this point I don't think that I will again, at least not yet. I simply have to remember to take the summers off to devote myself fully to my child and her needs.

The last two summers I took the majority of off. At least I only worked last summer when I absolutely needed to in order to keep focus on my child. Twelve days into the summer vacation, (more actually) and I have not gotten anything done that I should have with her. Only rewarding proper behavior with games.

I still sit up late a lot of nights but that has to stop. Next year we have to get earlier for school, actually in less than three full months we have to do that. I'm still wondering how we are going to manage to get to therapy and not miss a lot of school. Well, I'll cross that bridge closer to the end of the year or beginning of the school year rather. This is a time when rest would be nice but we have a vacation of sorts coming up to start figuring it out. Hopefully it will not take long.

The baby is already losing baby teeth and getting permanent teeth. That just makes me want to cry at the thought of her leaving home.

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