Well, we’re officially in the “holiday season” – at least, as far as I’m concerned we are. I’ve always discounted Halloween as a holiday, but it’s no less one than say Valentine’s Day. It’s just less sexual, which sucks, but it does have candy, which is good. So.
Thanksgiving is next here in the US, and in just two weeks from Halloween my boy will be nine. NINE. Cripes! What happened?! Where’d the years go?
My back could account for every minute. It’s been bitchin’ and moanin’ up a storm over the last few months and my “walk” – if you can call it that – from the job interview to the train station STILL has me sore. I knew Halloween would be no picnic for me. I can’t walk that far or that long and the kids end up being cheated out of their treats if I have to bail.
With that in mind, I considered buying a cane. Maybe a walker. The walker is the ideal solution. I can walk and still keep my gut’s enormity off my lower back. But I have no idea where I can get one and they don’t give ‘em away, so no-go on that one. Then I thought about a cane. Ideally, one of the metal ones with those four feet down at the bottom for stability. But again, they don’t give those away and I don’t have money for that. Plus I’m not sure a cane would’ve helped. If not, it’s money lost, wasted. Can’t chance it.
So, my wife and I developed a strategy. She can’t drive. I can’t walk. So, I’ll drive her to the location of choice and she’d walk the kids around.
Worked out fabulously. I darn-near finished a book I’ve been pecking at for a few weeks, and had my phone at the ready if she needed a lift. (She didn’t.) The kids ended up with a LOAD of goodies and everyone was happy.
I missed being with them though. I swore next year I’d be in physical condition to do it them, and so, as you read this, today is the day I begin an aggressive attack on my girth.
Wish me luck.
Other than that, I just slurped and struggled with THAT doggone thing. Most people think “revising” a book is easy. It’s not. And it’s REALLY not when the writer of the original writes so radically different from my voice. *Sigh*. Wish me luck THERE too.
How was your weekend?
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