That’s a wrap

Vacation is over. I had three projects to deal with, and only accomplished a project-and-a-half.

We got our daughter relocated to her new apartment, and that took a few days. (One for recovery. Part of one to exchange furniture and get the replacement to her.)

I don’t feel like this was a squandering of my leave time. I spent plenty of time goofing off because I wanted to. It’s taken me years to learn something that’s probably obvious to the rest of you, but I’m allowed to just relax and do fun things occasionally.

I’ll do my best to complete that project for a friend, but I’m halfway finished. I’ll dedicate next weekend to that with some real focus.

After that, I want to read through The Midnight Rambler from start to finish. I haven’t looked at it for a while, so relatively fresh eyes could really help the story.

Beyond that, everything is kind of loose ideas. I’m bound to start another story, and might even start two. I also need to come up with some artwork for Midnight Rambler, at least in my mind.

I might not get it all done next weekend either, but I’ll move the chains somehow.

For now, it’s back to the grind with some focus on what my job requires. I’m going to be way behind, and it might take the first couple of days just to catch up. I will, somehow.


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41 responses to “That’s a wrap

  1. Great to have you back! Enjoy a wonderful week! Best wishes, Michael

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  2. I was just thinking that your vacation is almost over. Time goes fast, doesn’t it? I took Thursday and Friday off, and I can’t believe it’s time to go back to work already.

    Yes, you’re allowed some goof off days. We all need them.

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  3. I’m still leaning that I can have fun without guilt. Feels like every time I relax, I fall behind. Congrats on making progress.

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  4. I love that expression, Craig, ‘move the chains…’ Something most of us have yet to learn…

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  5. The time just goes so fast. Sounds like you earned your rest with all the moving and furniture stuff to deal with. Hope the catch up isn’t too arduous, Craig 💕🙂

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  6. I think you accomplished a lot. Yes fun is part of life and you deserve as much as you can get.

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  7. We all need time to goof off and let our brains rest and refill the creative well. Glad you got your daughter settled.

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  8. Progress is progress, even if you didn’t complete your list. I’m glad you got some down time, too. (I’m bad about that, as well.)

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  9. Taking time off is absolutely necessary and you had an ambitious list of things you wanted to accomplish. I’m glad you took time to goof around and still managed a prodigious amount!

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  10. Must. Have. Goof-off. Time! I couldn’t exist without it.
    I’m glad you got to have some. It creates the energy to tackle projects fresh!

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  11. I enjoy my goof-off time, although it doesn’t come often. For some reason, I seem to be always on the go.

    Even though you didn’t do writing, you did productive things. You have to recharge at some point before you can go forward. It’s just that simple. No one can keep up a frenetic pace and expect fantastic results.

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  12. Victoria Zigler

    We all need some of those days sometimes. And any progress on your projects will add up over time. In my experience, it all evens out in the end. Maybe not as soon as you’d like sometimes, but whatever.

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  13. It took me years to figure out the same thing. Glad you got to goof off. 🙂

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  14. Gwen M. Plano

    Wow, you accomplished a lot and definitely deserve downtime, Craig. Like you, I have a mental lineup of “must dos” and rarely give myself time to truly relax. When it happens, it’s a gift for sure. 😊

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  15. Hope you’re not buried and can catch up fast. And happy projects!

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  16. You are SO right, Craig. It is hard to give ourselves permission to relax and goof off. The older I get, the harder it is. But it is so good for the body, mind and soul. Hope work isn’t as much of a nightmare as you anticipate.

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  17. Those free moments are when we get our best ideas!

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author

    Glad you got to do some relaxing and goofing off during the move and break.

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