I am going to SUCH a busy camper these next few days. Look:
Tuesday Day: Sent off short story to CW professor for contest entry –> ACCOMPLISHED
Tuesday Eve: Dinner with lovely friend and family –> ACCOMPLISHED, YUM.
Wednesday Morning: Drive to freaking Austin to retrieve my damn credit card –> ACCOMPLISHED
Wednesday Afternoon: Go to campus in San Marcos & deliver Financial Aid audit paperwork. Also? Must register for Fall classes because I am an ijit and didn’t do so during regular registering hours, ferfuckssakes.
Wednesday Night: BFF Sleepover, now with packing help for various things
Thursday Night: Yoga with Mister Man and then home, packing for our various things
Friday Morn: (gawd awful o’clock) drop Mister Man at the airport, come home, and wake up The Girl for school. Finish packing costumes, whips, and toiletries.
Friday Night: Drop off Girl with her Dad, go visit Lance and Rob in Austin for Fearless Gaming/Writing Discussions
Saturday Morn: (gawd awful o’clock, again) Drive to Houston for …
Sat – Sunday: Comicpalooza (see handy attached link)
Sunday Night: Late drive home and collapse
Monday Morn: Drop off merch with BFF
Monday Afternoon: Chaperone young teens on a zombie video game hootenanny in what is NOT a date, dammit
Monday Night: Collapse into small pile
I am going to be so sleep deprived come Monday that all my conversation will consist of muttered movie quotes and startled snorts.
If y’all are at the Con, do come by the dealer’s room and say hi. If you bring coffee, you will be counted as a God amongst mortals and there might be active cheering.
Maybe, um. Maybe not quite this epic a cheer.
Sorry for the absence, my droogies. For the last week(ish), I have had an out-of-town guest staying with me. It has been lovely. And time-consuming1!
Of course, just as soon as she left, LifeTM vigorously reasserted itself. So much to do. So little time to get it setup. Sleep might well be a thing of the past. Further? I suspect that I may never get caught up on either my email or the other bloggers I follow.
On the plus side, it does look like I get to go to both Summer I and Summer II. There really is no down side other than the knowledge that this summer is going to be crazy busy.
I have thirteen hours scheduled2, woohoo! I am not insane; I promise. They are split two classes per section.
And HOLY MOTHER OF … well. University (as opposed to community college) is expensive. Let’s just say that I’ve paid that much for a lousy car.
Between classes, my get-in-shape-for-a-cruise plan, The Girl’s schedule (camp and going to various grandparents), bi-weekly gaming sessions, writing my blog3 , writing my fiction, and hopefully(!) going to a convention or two – whoa. Yeah. Crazy.
I feel like I am standing at the very tippy-top of a rollercoaster, looking down the hill and wondering what I have gotten myself into. It’s exciting. It feels a bit dangerous. I love it.
Oh, baby! You know what I am talking about.
1 – In a good way. For instance, on at least two occasions, it was near dawn when we looked up and thought, “Hmm. Perhaps we should shut up long enough to go get some sleep.”
2 – For the curious: American Lit Before 1865, Ethics and Society, Psychology of Persuasion, and Spanish II.
3 – I also hoping to to do a couple of blog challenges – where I try to write every day. I don’t know if I can pull it off. But, I seriously want to try.
One plastic scoop and a whole lotta building material.
I spent a lot of today sedated, in bed. Gave me some time to think. Know what you think about when you are recovering from conscious sedation? Your life.
It doesn’t make this a very profound post, I am afraid. But it is what was on my mind.
These are the things I want to do, to accomplish. Not just to cross them off some damn list but to do them. Note that these things are for me; they have no bearing on my being a mother, wife or student. Whether or not I actually ever accomplish them? Doesn’t matter.
Never hurts to work toward something, does it though?
- Travel – possibly live – outside the continental US
- Live as a functional adult1 in a state other than Texas
- Go to live music shows of the bands that I enjoy
- Take Zumba/Zoomba/ZoomZoom(?) classes with a pod of friends
- Publish a fiction novella. Maybe more
- Meet President Obama, live and in person
- Spin under a night sky in the center of Stonehenge
- Party like a Jimmy Buffet for a week; starting in Nawlins and winding up in Cuba
- Build the perfect garden and pool setup, with the ultimate deck to go with it
- Grow my own veggies, enough that I don’t ever have to buy anything unless it’s something unique
- Build the intentional community – everyone has their own house but its all within reasonable walking distance. Tribal raising of the kids, grands. Community defense, garden plots, and pool.
That’s all that I can think of right this moment. It’s late and my brain is exceedingly tired.
But I want to know…what is YOUR list? The ones that are important to you?
1 – I am not counting the years I lived with Greg$. I was not functional.