I hadn't been writing much; sometimes I think I get the winter blahs or maybe SAD. Or maybe it's just that I didn't feel like writing; I don't know. Anyway, I finally got a short chapter posted for a 4 chapter short story collection based on a very complicated challenge by Alopex at eHPF.
I've cut back a lot of my net-surfing and reading of fanfic lately to devote more time to my wife. She understands when I want to write, but is a bit less understanding about wanting to retreat into the spare room and read/net-surf. So, I've cut back my time on eHPF and the HPFF forums. I still validate at Gluttony, because it's only a story a day usually, which isn't a time constraint. I've been thinking about resigning as an admin at eHPF, because when I was really active it took almost 90 mins a day to do everything that needed done and it seems that most of the elderlies are moving on to other things. If I do, I'll stay in touch with some of them for sure, like Ginny, Bella_Portia, Shanon, Siriusly_Peeved, Elena, and JoanneK.
The slow season at work where my hours get cut from 40 to 32 wasn't so bad this year and we're back to 40 hour weeks for the next few weeks at least, and my wife is back at 22-25 instead of 17, so our checkbook isn't screaming as much. Been working on paying off credit card debt; they call it revolving because it feels like being stuck in a revolving door.
Looking forward to it being sunny for a few days in a row so I can mow the lawn for the first time this year. Also time to start pulling out the spring decor. Our 14th wedding anniversary is coming up soon, and both my wife and I are taking some time off from work. We'll probably make a day trip to Seattle to visit Gargoyle Statuary (visit their website, it's way cool) and do some work around the house and generally recoup.
The Olympics didn't affect us as much here as we thought (within 20 miles of Canada border by Vancouver). It seems a lot of people just avoided the border altogether, anticipating big lines that weren't there. Would have been fun to go to an Olympic event, but they were so expensive I just couldn't justify going. I'll just go to some Mariner's games this year instead, I think.
That's my boring life lately.