Another Busy Weekend

Wow, things have been busy! This weekend flew by with barely time to breath, it seemed. On Saturday we took the kids up to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore to see Thomas the Train. We’ve done it before and they enjoy it. The weather was nice, which was an added bonus. We had a picnic lunch up there with some friends. Then we had to rush back home so that the kids could go to a birthday party Saturday afternoon.

I didn’t go to the birthday party. I used that time to try to relax for a little while. I didn’t read, I didn’t write. I gave my brain a few hours off. I ended up distracting myself by watching Skyfall, which I hadn’t seen yet. It was entertaining, but nothing special. The most remarkable thing I find about James Bond pictures these days is that they’ve been around so long, entire generations have entertained themselves with the films the way I did on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday was another busy day. The Little Man had t-ball bright and early at 9am. When that was over, we had to dash over to a local park for another birthday party. And then, later in the afternoon, we had some friends over. The evening was even more chaotic than usual for a Sunday evening.

I managed to get a good writing session in on Saturday, writing more than 1,100 words. Yesterday, I was lucky to get in 250 words, given how crazy things were last night. But I did get the writing in as I have done now every day for the last 61 days and that makes a big difference.

Even my reading suffered over the weekend. I had been averaging 3-4 hours/day listening to audio books, but I don’t think I cracked 1-1/2 hours either Saturday or Sunday. And of course, I managed to do absolutely no blogging. But I am back today, and tomorrow I’ll have a new Going Paperless post up. I’m really looking forward to my vacation right about now.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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