Ramblings from the Gryphon Rose

Friday, September 01, 2006

Around and around

Another week, another month, etc. Time marches on—actually, it seems to be scurrying past, these days.

Not much to report, really.

The kids and the wife are good. My son finally has a tooth through! Now we’re just waiting on the other dozen or so. He’s a good boy but he wants to examine everything, including using the ever-popular “Let me shove you in my mouth” test. My daughter alternates between being helpful and cranky but she is a sweetie and she dotes on her little brother. My lovely wife is tired, as am I, but usually seems in high spirits.

The car is acting strange—the dash lights going out unexpectedly, the radio readout flickering, the car not wanting to start for the first few tries. There’s got to be a loose wire somewhere. What’s annoying is that it wasn’t this bad *before* the mechanic touched it, and he’s down in Rockaway so it’s not that easy to go back and say “you broke it, you fix it.” I just hope we can get it sorted before any of the day-trips we’ve got planned this month and next month.

lexman8’s visit was good, if way too short. He showed up in time for a late lunch Tuesday, went and wandered the streets for a few hours, met me back at work, and then headed out to Queens with me—we stopped off for Thai food, took it home, ate, and hung out until the wee hours. Got up the next morning and took my daughter with us to go get bagels and pastries for breakfast, went back and ate, then trekked into the city so he could catch his train out of Penn Station. Much fun, and it brought back the days when we lived in the same town and got together every Saturday to hang out. Damn. Why can’t you and the wife just move up here already?

Work was quieter this week, which is definitely a good thing. I also went over the page proofs for Night of the Daemon and turned in my corrections. Now it’s back to the current novel. I’ve started discussing the next two with their respective editors/licensors, so by the time this one is finished one of them should be ready to go.

Today was the last of my Summer Publishing Fridays (done at 12:45), and combined with having Monday off this is a nice long weekend. And I’m doing very little with it. We had dinner with qadgop and skoobwoman tonight, and hopefully I’m heading into the city tomorrow to hang with worldforger and keltickefiwolf. My lovely wife is taking a much-needed and well-deserved break on Monday to hang out with one of our friends—I’m thrilled for her, though I admit I’m nervous about handling both kids by myself for most of the day. Our son is very Mommy-centric right now, so this could get rough.

I need to make up a new to-do list for myself. I work best with lists and I haven’t updated that in a while, which probably contributes to the fact that I keep remembering random things I need or want to do and then forgetting about them again. Time to writ it all down again and then hopefully start working my way through it.


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