…we started playing a board game.

I haven’t been able to do a lot of the fun grown-up stuff I used to do for a few years, between the pandemic and just having kids in general. But they’re almost old enough to start playing actual tabletop games instead of Candy Land.

So we tried one. Not going to say which to avoid judgment from the Internet. Our youngest daughter was really into it and had a blast. Our oldest got too scared halfway in and we had to cut it short. So. Dang.

But those forty minutes or so that it lasted were pretty good. Looking forward to more of that sooner than later.


…I’m waking up early without my alarm.

My body has learned the new routine. For the last few days, I naturally woke up around 5:20 or so.

Waking up early is one of the worst things in the world and I hate it. Unfortunately it’s also the only time of day I have any reasonable guarantee I can get some free time from the kids and do either a workout or some writing.

All previous plans have fallen through because I want to sleep more. So just getting up tends to be the hardest part. Lucky me, it just became easy.


…I’ve been finding time for movies again.

For awhile there I was only able to watch a non-kids’ movie once every month or so. But somehow in the last two weeks I’ve been able to sneak in like seven or eight of my own.

Yes, they’re all on my phone, no, the video quality isn’t the best, and no, not all of them have been particularly worth the wait. But I’m able to catch up a little on my back log and that’s pretty cool.