My life has been different for the last two months. My wife had a total shoulder replacement in September, and with very few exceptions I’ve been on the road at least 5 days a week taking her to appointments of one sort or another.
As a result, there is a 4-5 hour hole blown in the middle of every day where I’m behind the wheel.
This has meant that I am not allowed to hide in the office writing, doing audio books, or eating licorice all day. Instead, I get up, brush the fangs, feed the dog, let the dog out, drink coffee, and check emails. I then either help her do physical therapy or sneak out and walk a few miles (just restarted that in training for a 1/2 marathon, more on that later) before hopping behind the wheel. If I’m up to speed, I even remember to bring Chewy inside or take him along. He loves riding in the car.
At the end of the day, I’m usually too beat to cook, so it’s been more restaurants than usual the last two months. I’m getting fat as a result. But this week holds out great potential on the cooking front. Today’s steak and ‘tater dinner were just the start.
The point is, I’m sorry that I’ve not been the genial host with pithy writing tidbits. Heck, I even blew off my writer’s group for the Halloween and Thanksgiving series. But I promise to be better soon. Because I’m only Santa for a limited number of days this year.
On the other hand, I have a new training obligation that starts in 3 weeks that will suck 4 hours a week out of my life – but it’s a great opportunity for me, and God seems to approve so far.
Meantime, perhaps some extra writing this week to amuse myself, and hopefully you.
Be well and I’ll be back before Friday.