Most of my writings in recent weeks have been in no small measure promotional. This is at least in part because I want to buy a wide-screen television, an XBox 360, and Fable 2. In the spirit of talking about my life rather than my business, here is some introspection…
Man, a big screen would be sweet. And I don’t care what anybody says about the Fable franchise. I loved the first game. Am I a gamer? Heck no. I just want some escapist entertainment from time to time, and it fit the bill perfectly. Can I afford to play Fable 2? Probably not until the next book is finished. Work, work, work. It’s a good thing I love my job.
Unrelated: we had a house full of people this weekend. I love my extended family (read: in-laws) but right now I wish I had the weekend back so I could get more work done (I love my job!) Then again, family time is the reason I work, and I need to remember that. I think my favorite part of the weekend was when my 5-year-old who had been crowded out of his room wanted to snuggle with me on my bed while I watched Mythbusters on a portable DVD player. He is my buddy, and was totally cute when he got bored, rolled over, and fell almost immediately asleep.
Related (to the extended family thing): I love to cook, and I enjoy having a clean kitchen that has been feeding people all day. I do not, however, love not having enough seats for everybody. I also don’t want to move. I guess I need to start budgeting for that coveted expansion to the house, pushing the kitchen and dinette area’s north wall out into the yard by about 15 feet. Guesstimated cost? $65,000. While I’m at it I’d like to expand the garage, take the roof off of that end of the house, and build a rec-room over the expanded kitchen and garage area. Of course that bumps the guesstimated cost up to around $150,000, which was the original purchase price of the house. You folks are going to need to buy a LOT more books. (Ooops! Promotional stuff again!)
I’ve been working with a personal trainer, and it’s been great. My back and neck are stronger than they’ve been in a long time. Unfortunately I’m a) out of sessions, and b) feeling the budget crunch, so I guess I’m going to have to self-motivate and work hard to remember everything he’s taught me.
I think I may be coming down with a cold. Hopefully a good night’s sleep and a few thousand milligrams of ascorbic acid will help.