I’ve been having a lot of vivid dreams lately, which is unlike me. They haven’t been wacky trippy dreams, but rather seemingly real life events. I suspect the reason for this is that I haven’t been writing any fiction lately (at least not intentionally – heyoh) and my subconscious is backing up. I have a couple more editing projects to finish up then I’m going to take some time to write some new prose. In fact, right here on this website I will commit to writing 1000 words of new prose fiction this weekend. I assume they will be words in the cozy novel that will be my next project, but I would not be surprised to find myself opening up the urban fantasy novel either.
Both of the kids have been going to school recently with injuries and I worry about what the teachers think. Holly had a black eye from getting hit with her own bed and Spenser had a big fat lip from falling in the bathroom doing stuff he wasn’t supposed to be doing. Luckily both kids had made it clear in their actions around their teachers that they have no sense of their own mortality so I don’t think it comes as a surprise to the teachers when they show up with battle wounds. Still, Becky thinks we need to keep the house cleaner in case we have a surprise visitor from the state some day.
And speaking of keeping the house clean. Yikes. I hate my house and what having little kids does to it. I’ve mentioned numerous times here and across the internet that I’m the lone guardian of cleanliness and neatness in my home and lately my interest and passion for that role has diminished quite a bit. I’ve been working a lot on editing projects and figure that’s a better use of my time than cleaning the house only to have it destroyed the next day (or sooner) by the kids and others in my family. I’m hoping it’s just the malaise of this crappy weather and that my verve for cleaning will come back with warmer weather. Otherwise we may just need to burn the place down and start again.
I’ve also not been doing well with the eating and the exercise. Exercise because of being lazy due to the crappy weather and the eating because I was getting very bored eating the same thing over and over and over again which is not like me at all.
Mostly I just really want warm weather to get here. And I know how pissy that sounds considering how much I was moaning about wanting cold weather back in November or whatever when it was 80.