It was another quiet week.
It’s odd having my evenings and weekends free this time of year. Encore!, the dance studio Middle Daughter and I have performed with the last few years, decided to not do Nutcracker this season. I kind of miss it, but it’s nice to have the free time, too. Makes things easier for Youngest Daughter as well, because her 18th birthday falls on what is usually a performance weekend.
My wrist was better by midweek, but it started getting worse Friday. I think it’s tied to my shoulder, which I’ve had trouble with in the past. The original cause may go back to a motorcycle crash early on in my escort career. A car turned left in front of me and I landed on my right shoulder, rolling several times. X-rays afterward didn’t show any damage, but I feel like that’s where things started.
I’m trying both ice (on the wrist) and heat (on the shoulder) and I don’t feel like I’m getting a ton of improvement. But I’ve already got a doctor’s appointment in a couple of weeks, so if things aren’t better by then, I’ll talk to the docs. My only concern is that I’ll probably have to get an MRI done, which means I’ll have to take my CGM off. That just means I have to pay attention to the timing so that I’m not putting one on the day before the imaging, because you can’t put it back on once you take it off.
We didn’t get a really good look at the eclipse Saturday because of cloud cover, but it cleared off just enough around what passed for totality in Green Country. I think this is the third solar eclipse I’ve been able to experience. We saw one seven or eight years ago down here, and there was another in the early 90s that I saw up in Ohio. I wasn’t quite old enough to appreciate that one. I remember I spent the day running around with a friend and that we commented several times about the lighting conditions before finally remembering what was happening.
Saturday morning, we got up early to watch Middle Son’s Upward football team play its last game of the season. I was kind of proud that the pastor setting up the league recruited him. He loves football and is pretty knowledgeable about the sport so that aspect was easy. He loves kids, too, so that’s a big help. They won 21-6, giving them a 3-2-1 record for the season.
I have a job interview Monday, which is good news. I also heard back from one of the other positions I applied for, though it wasn’t exactly good news. The hiring manager let me know that my resume was impressive and she liked it, but they had someone internal in mind for the position. But she did say she wished she had a place for me. And it was good to hear anything back. The radio silence I’m used to is just about soul-crushing.
I did read quite a few good posts this week, but neglected to note them. Shame on me.
Saturday the 14th was the three-year anniversary of the release of Discoveries. I really should get off my butt and get In Plain Sight released.
I’ve also been putting a lot more thought into Ghost of Innocence this week, and I’ve been able to kind of plan a few things. My whole problem there has been that I wrote myself not into a corner, but at least a major shift point. I’ve never clearly written a three-act structure into my stories, but if I did, I’d say I’m just between Acts 2 and 3. The problem has been that I haven’t been able to figure out the logistics of what has to happen in Act 3. I’ve introduced a couple of the new characters, but there are several actions that I need to set the stage for. I’m still trying to sort that out. But it’s nice to feel like I’m accomplishing something.
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