So what did I get done with all this free time? As usual, both more and less than I would’ve liked:
- Did Christmas Day with my family but didn’t get stuck there to no purpose.
- Made bread in my new bread maker.
- Bought some stuff we needed for the house.
- Sewed darts into some pants and a skirt that needed them.
- Re-started my weight training program.
- Did a lot of running and spinning, and tried out a new spin video.
- Got my comforter cleaned (an enterprise that requires a trip to the laundromat).
- Cleaned the house—not as well as I could have, but I did it.
- Got the last part of the fallen tree from our yard removed ahead of the final FEMA pickup date.
- Contacted the Civic Association about a matter that pissed me off and impacted many of my neighbors as well. (If it was just me, I’d figure it was my problem.)
- Had a nice visit with my father, who returns to New Mexico on Sunday.
And finally, I finished my novel! A friend says I should call it urban fantasy, but I think of it as comedy or even satire since I mock the deities and paranormals my hapless human protagonist encounters. The website is here and although there isn’t a lot of content yet, most links are functional and more content will be forthcoming. I’ve commissioned artwork for this, and hopefully it will be ready sometime this month. I’m very excited to get original art, so I’ll post about it when it happens.
Sunday will be my usual cooking day, getting ready for the return to work. Unlike last year, I don’t hate my job and dread going back. That counts for a lot, even as I wrap up my paid holiday and prepare to put my nose back to the grindstone.