This past week has just flown by! Thursday, we had a party for my sister and my sister-in-law, who had birthdays earlier in the week. Thursday happens to be the one day that all of us are available. It’s my brother’s “Saturday”, it’s not a dialysis day for me or my sister, and my brother’s kids are schooling at home, so there’s leeway there. Although, the kids ARE on a schedule for their classes, or I wouldn’t need to get up before dawn to go walking with my sister-in-law before her kids’ classes start. I don’t know if we’ll get to it this coming week – we had to change the days last week, and she forgot, so on the day, there I was, dark and early, sitting waiting, and she had forgotten. The next scheduled day, there I was, dark and early, sitting and waiting (she’s supposed to come get me), and when I checked in with her, it was raining, so no go. Walking in the rain at dawn is kind of unpleasant, after all. And I still can’t go very far, even if I have gotten used to the weight of my oxygen canister over my shoulder. And my cane. I can make it to the bleachers and in front of the whole set of bleachers, then I have to turn around and go back. Plus there’s sitting on the bleachers a couple of times to rest. But hey, WHEN we get out there, it’s still movement, more than I would normally get. I consider being ready (as I was) to be a goal met, though.
On my other goals, though, there’s some small movement. I have a paragraph in my Evil Overlord’s POV in a note he wrote to his daughter, outlining what she needed to look for in a consort who could finally take over for him. It’s not much movement, but it’s a little bit, and gives me a tiny bit of insight into my Evil Overlord’s personality. That’s important. It’s still conflict even if it’s one-sided, right? He’s all for it, and very supportive of these upstarts he’s so carefully infected with unrest, after all. It’s not HIS fault that they’re seeing a fight where there really isn’t one, right? And his daughter’s playing both sides together, trying to see which of the upstarts she fancies most as a co-ruler with her. And the upstarts don’t know any of this.
I need some upstarts.
I finished off my 50th book yesterday, in my Goodreads.com reading challenge, so I finished it with almost two and a half months to spare! WOOT! And that was with taking almost a month to read a couple of those books. Each. Now I just have books to read and review, but there’s no rush on any of them. And I won’t be doing much reading in November, anyway, shooting for word count as I will be. My daily word count, for my own reasons (avoiding burn-out), is 500 words a day in November. However, since I want to write it on 750words.com this year, for my own reasons (cool badges!), I’ll try each day to get 750 words. Some of ’em, though, won’t be for the book, so that’s the difference.
Okay, then, that’s my update. How was your week?