It has felt like a long weekend round here for a long time, first it was the kids’ half term and as Mr. Lacer also had the week off and we really didn’t do much, it felt like Sunday for much of the time, which gets boring after a while. On the Friday, Boy Lacer got sick but not too bad, bouncing back almost immediately but with no appetite for a few days afterwards, then on Sunday night Girl Lacer gets sick, a bit worse, then Tuesday morning Mr. Lacer gets it and Tuesday afternoon I get it, both badly. So with the holiday and the sickness, there’s been a lot of hanging round the house doing nothing and/or feeling sorry for ourselves. Girl Lacer has only just gone back to school today (two days late) and it was so refreshing doing the school run (and another plus, they had some more photos from the class up outside the door, so that was nice to see, including a lovely one of the whole class, sitting on a giant wooden play ship they have, Girl Lacer was sitting on the prow, Girl Lacer looked particularly cute in that, I always reckon she photographs like one of those politician mug shots, you know all gleam and big cheesy smile, doesn’t help that she chose for her winter coat this year, a most lovely bright red woollen coat that when she wears it makes her look like a miniature White House intern, with her very blonde bobbed hair). The house seems so much quieter now that it’s just me and Boy Lacer again. The house is also extremely messy, which is pretty depressing, specially considering I haven’t completely regained my energy yet.
I’m meant to be at a coffee morning right now, that I organised, so that’s bad I’m not there, I just hope some people do turn up! Just don’t have the energy to traipse up to the cafe nor do I have the energy to get Boy Lacer off the climbing frame there, if he decides to get awkward and he’s been doing a lot of awkward recently and/or I just don’t have the energy to deal with his normal antics, so he just seems worse, probably a bit of both but the climbing frame there, if he gets up there and decides he doesn’t want to come down, I wouldn’t be able to get him down, much as I’m able to get onto most climbing frames with ease, this particular one has a horrible design, perfect size for the average 4 year old but not for an adult needing to get on it. I probably could get on it, if I really had to but as I could tell last time we were there, once I got up there, it was so small, I still wouldn’t be able to wrestle pick up an uncooperative Boy Lacer and get him safely off it again. Serves me right for picking that cafe as a venue.
Other than Tuesday, when I really couldn’t do anything, I have been doing NaNoWriMo, luckily I got ahead quite a bit on the first two days, so an enforced day off wasn’t too bad and I managed to get a bit more than the 1666 words done yesterday to. I’ve broken the 10K mark on my NaNoWriMo, which has been so far fairly easy, I love that beginning of a story honeymoon (don’t worry by the way for my completed first draft of my Egypt story, that is getting rested for one more month whilst I do NaNoWriMo, the timing was so perfect with no novel in progress at the beginning of NaNoWriMo, I couldn’t resist). My NaNoWriMo is my Charles story that I’ve talked about here on my blog before (not very recently mind you), I had been handwriting it and doing a lot of research, writing the beginning over and over again and then gave up on it to concentrate on the Egypt story. So, I started again, discovered that that beginning I had written over and over again, was actually only around 2000 words, I had been under the impression it had been a lot more. Now that I’m above the 10K mark I’m beginning to wonder if I have enough plot for a full 50K, but that’s a common fear for me with anything I write, we’ll have to see.