Yes, it’s February and I’m “behind”. I need to be better about not saying I want to have X finished or done by X. It doesn’t seem to work for me and I feel like a fool afterwards. I should simply state my goals without dates attached.
I am still working on my book and finishing up the final polishes while preparing my list of agents to query. Everything is moving forward on that front and I’m still going through the “read out loud” stage of the book but it’s a slower process than I realized (shocker, I know).
Other than all that, I was a bit busy towards the end of the month helping relocate my grandparents from my hometown to Vegas. This was not emotional at the time (I had the mindset of it needing to be done and I wanted to help my parents out as much as I could, which called for me to go to Vegas). Now, it is a bit more emotional as I look at their house (the only one I’ve ever known) stripped of everything that was them. All the furniture, wall décor, etc. I might need to do a separate blog post about my relationship with my grandparents. That one will be even more emotional and would require some personal details (no promises, but maybe).
The move went smooth but it also meant my wife and I were not able to work on the apartment purge and preparation we’ve been working on for the baby. Speaking of the baby, we are two months away! Whoa… How?
Have I mentioned yet that getting everything you need for a baby is a daunting task for first time parents? All you parents out there are nodding and saying, “Just you wait.” I get it! Well, we are having a heck of a time with this but I trust in our ability to prepare. My wife is an amazing researcher and very good at finding the best quality (seriously, why would you not want to find, get, and hope for the best for your kids?). I admit, I’m not the best when it comes to researching for products. I look at consumer reports and I get a headache pretty quickly. But I’m baby stepping (pun!) through this process.
The baby shower is also fast approaching, which will be fun. Then my sister will be coming into town at the end of the month and that’s always a good time. The obligatory Nacho Libre quote comes to mind: “My life is good. Real good.”
Call to Action: While in Vegas, I found the time to watch Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. It’s up for Best Picture and seems to be a frontrunner for the award. It’s a rough movie at times but very well done. Beautiful and graphic. I get why it’s getting praise and recognition. I would not put it in my Top Ten of 2017 Movies list but I will say it was an amazing film with powerful performances.