The family is here (or most of it) sleeping downstairs, Jenny’s still asleep upstairs, and here I am, hard at work. I think Jenny scared my son. We were out at dinner (Jenny wanted to stay home and work) and talking about the automaton, and I mentioned that Jenny had been an art teacher through every level of school. I said she could scare the piss out of her students.
My son said he could see right off that she could pretty damned scary. I don’t know if they’ll ever get warm and cozy — Crusie’s too pissed at what he’s put me through — but time helps everything. He’s my son, and I love him to pieces.
Hmmm. Remind me to talk about parenting tomorrow.
Anyway, my week starts with today. I need to write, I need to get stuff ready for Richie to take to UPS or Fedex, I need to show the family Jenny’s house and Jenny how to use the washing machine and Dragon Dictate. We head homeward tomorrow, and here’s what I really have to do.
Deal with going back to everything that hasn’t changed. The money situate. The books isn’t finished (though I’m a lot closer). The upcoming holidays. My mental health. I have to see if I can get in to see the doctor (I think I have an appointment).
I think my main task will to get the book done and take it easy on myself with the other stuff that seems to out of control and simply is what it is. So, write and work on ways to compensate and ways to deal. And see the doctor.
Not sure what we’re going about Thanksgiving. I think not doing a big turkey meal on the day, but possibly going out. Though I don’t know if that would make me feel more mournful. Getting through the rest of the week is first priority.
What’s yours? Not fighting with the relatives? Letting go of making three pies and going with two? Letting other people do the work for a change (can you tell that’s me with the last two?).
What’s on your agenda?