Another Bachelor Weekend

Just me and the dogs this weekend. Old What’s Her Face went to Nevada to visit family. I kind of planned on getting a lot written, but it didn’t work out quite that way.

I spent a good part of my day playing a stupid game. I used to feel guilty for things like this, but that isn’t healthy. The fact is, I work hard all week. I generally work hard most weekends, and I felt like goofing off.

There are two complete books on the Cloud right now, and I got the formatted MS back for The Midnight Rambler today. I also have two mostly drafted stories that I’m working on.

It wasn’t a complete abandonment of my available time. I managed about 4/5 of a chapter. I think there are some great humorous bits in it. I made a fun James Brown joke, and even managed to electrocute Lizzie St. Laurent. (Just a little bit. I’m sure her hair grow out.)

I don’t know that I’m going to get a lot more done tomorrow either. I have one blog assignment, and that might be it for my weekend.

Vacation is looming. We can’t afford to do squat, so I’m staying home, but we’re going to the fair one night. The free concert that night is Pat Benatar. We’ve seen her before, but it’s hard to pass up a stellar show for the price of fair admission. I can also have fair food, so that will be our supper.

Boise has had a great lineup of musicians this year, but tickets seem to be around $150… each. That would be an expensive night out for us. We passed on Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, and The Black Crows. Pat Benatar is a favorite and will be a good time.

With all that leave available, I might squeeze a bit of writing time from the rest of the week. Time will tell.

We’ve tied the record for most days over 100 degrees here in Boise this summer. I have no doubt that we’ll be breaking it before this is all over. The pups and I are staying cool, and doing whatever strikes our interest. I hope all of you are doing whatever grabs your attention, too.

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24 responses to “Another Bachelor Weekend

  1. Sometimes the best vacations are the unplanned stay-at-home types.

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  2. Hope you get to relax during the vacation. Also that it cools off.

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  3. We’ve had years where traveling is too expensive but staying home can be every bit as much fun. Sometimes, with high air and gas prices, more fun. Enjoy yourself! Have some great time off, Craig!

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  4. Sounds like you did good enough. That’s all I ask of myself anymore. Enjoy your vacation!

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  5. Goofing off is really good for you. All the best people do it!

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  6. It definitely is important to take time off for a while. Helps the well fill again.

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  7. It all sounds great to me, Craig! We all deserve a good-off day once in a while. I hope it starts to cool off soon.🥰

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  8. D.L. Finn, Author

    Glad you took the time to enjoy yourself. Great you can see Pat Benitar for the price to get into the fair. I hope you have a wonderful vacation.

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  9. Victoria Zigler

    Sometimes goofing off is an essential part of the author life. Hope you enjoyed your time playing the game. Also hope it cools down soon. We were having temperatures that broke a few records for over here, so when it cooled off and started raining I was incredibly relieved. Dealing with temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s without AC is not fun!

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  10. I’m sure the Pat Benatar show will be amazing! I love what you said about not feeling guilty for playing a game. We shouldn’t feel guilty. All work and no play… Well, you know. Thanks for sharing and I’m looking forward to the new releases!

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  11. Sometimes the brain needs a break. I still occasionally play Xbox and try not to feel guilty about it.

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