Well, my wife and I returned home tonight after a long weekend of visiting relatives for a Christmas get together. It was fun, and since we are still newlyweds, and it was her family we were visiting, it was another good chance for me to spend time with them. They are much more spread out as a group than my entire mile-or-so-apart–parents-to-third-cousins–mass of family in the country. We had a great time sans driving six hours.
Sadly, though, I’m now down to only tomorrow as my last day of vacation from work, then it’s back to the job. That might not be a bad thing for the writing however, since I often spend a little time on lunch breaks writing this and that. I’ll try to post more diligently.
I just this very moment realized that I didn’t make any New Years Resolutions last night. I was lying in bed watching a movie in a hotel room while my pregnant wife snoozed next to me (yep, that’s exactly how I get down–HOLLA!). So I’ll make the same standard resolutions including getting in better shape, making more money/spending less/being smarter with it, and doing the best I can at all I do. Beyond that however, I will make a few legitimate, “FOCUS” resolutions:
- Be the best husband I can, which at this point includes a lot of catering to my wife as she brings forth my progeny.
- Be the best father I can, so that my child might have a chance to know a little of what I had growing up.
- And continue to write and write more prolifically including, if at all possible, completing a manuscript and sending it off to a publisher.
That seems like plenty of work, and I hereby reserve the right to wuss out on resolution three if resolution two owns me for a while, which is very likely.
(I used what is very likely the most highly experimental punctuation above. Feel free to let me know if you would present my family situation more eloquently. Thanks!)