Keeping my toe in the water…

Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s been a while. Longer than my “three times a week” promise when I started. I’m sorry, it’s been busy!

I’ve been working, mainly. Maybe a little too much. Houses and children are more expensive than I imagined, so I thought it would be a good idea to cram tons of overtime into one week and have the rest of the month be regular hours. Makes sense, no? No. I’ve rarely felt so tired. Things are on the up on that front though, and fortunately for me I had a little break coming up.

I spent last weekend in Ireland with my girlfriend at her family reunion. We had an amazing time, and I was very impressed with my first visit to Ireland. It might have been a tiny village, but Castleblayney was the perfect getaway. I’d love to go back to Ireland for longer some time soon.

Back at home, I caught up on my sleep. A lot of sleep. Then I caught up with my son.  He’s doing well, or so he tells me in a sophisticated verbal code of goos, gaaahs, aaoowws and general mumblings. I fear he is growing too fast, though. There is every chance that this time next week he will be the size of an adolescent Stegosaurus.

Tonight I plan on relaxing, writing and getting yet more sleep. I think that now, after 25 years, I’m catching on to the value of slowing down a little. Taking my time and appreciating the quiet moments. I could spend my every day with my girlfriend, friends and my son and I’d be perfectly happy.

This is just a quick update, to be honest. Just wanted to keep in the habit, meatier stuff to come soon, including a writing update, thoughts on 9/11 and a return of my old one word reviews for comic books. (You didn’t think I’d go a whole blog without talking about comics, did you?)

Hope you’re well.

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