Waking up at six when there is a toddler in the house who is not real fond of sleeping lately is next to impossible. Especially since sleep deprivation is a huge migraine trigger for me. So… it’s a balancing act. That’s not working yet, but I’m getting closer. I’m working on my night time routines and I’m trying to streamline the kid’s. But anyone with kids will know how hard this is to do. 😀
My Fitbit came in the mail. I had one and I used it, but then the kid took it and hid it somewhere and even though I have a small house, I cannot find it anywhere. In any case, I’ve been wearing it every day and it’s helping. Took a 4-mile walk with my dogs and enjoyed some room for the thoughts in my head to roll around and spread out on the floor. I need those walks and that space. Shame it took getting another Fitbit and the “Oh no I need to hit my steps!” in order for me to do it.
As for writing… well, I’ve been working on my two copies of Beowulf, both Tolkien’s translation and Seamus Heaney’s for my Grendel project. I thought about entering this Nerdist/Inkshares contest with it, but it’s nowhere near ready for anything out in the wild. I don’t think I’ve discussed this project in much depth, but it’s a crazy romance novel rewrite of Beowulf. Well, I guess this is editing. As for writing writing… well… I’ve been thinking about it. Which is more than I’ve done in a while, so I guess that’s something. I’m coming up with characters for NaNoWriMo and I’m feeling excited about that. I like working out the big stuff ahead of time, the general structure and whatnot, then just setting it free and following my characters on the adventures they will have. I like to leave all the little, juicy, fun details to be discovered as I write.
Ok. I guess that’s enough of this rambling for now.