Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What in the heck are you 'doing'?

Nobody is actually asking this question directly, but it seems to be on the mind of some of my friends. To be polite, they tend to ask around the question, rather than to ask it directly.

So what am I doing?

Well, a little blogging. I started off with a real fervor on this, but as life has slowed down, there is a lot less going on to stimulate subject matter, so a little blogging has become 'a very little' blogging.

I'm definitely spending more time with the kids -- much of it driving them hither and yon. How Paula was getting this done on her own is beyond me. The total amount of driving is astonishing. I do play with the twins some, but they seem to have decided that I just don't cut it as a Barbie partner. They do like the karaoke machine, though.

Writing. I got through an entire editing pass on my novel in three weeks, which is record time for me by about two months. The novel is now packed off to a professional editor with the request that he 'tell me what I'm doing well, and not doing well'. I have sort of started a new novel, but am in the earliest stages right now.

A few odds and ends projects around the house. Put the boat back in the lake. Cleaned out the office. Moved a bunch of boxes from one storage location to another. Of course, the garage clean up.

Sudoku. I'm not sure what it is, exactly about these puzzles, but I got to admit I love 'em. I've gotten pretty good at them too. Maybe there is a world Sudoku title in my future....

Had lots of drinks, lunches, breakfasts and dinners with friends.

Amazing how that could fill up six weeks, but there you have it! Am I making any progress deciding what to do? If so, it must be happening in my subconscious! But I am much less stressed than I was six weeks ago, and quite a bit more reflective.

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