Today I took down the Christmas shower curtain and replaced it with the off-season shower curtain. Dad being gone for seven months will do that to a household. No matter how much the little woman steps up her game, there will always be a long list of things around the house that need doing. This is no slight on the part time single Moms, it’s just a fact of life that two people halve the work load. And so, after two weeks of non-stop action bringing things back up to code, things might just settled down around the Chateau enough to get some writing done.
One of the changes to my schedule has been the determination to find a way to relax when the ankle-biters and bride are hovering about, eager to pull me away for a quick favor here, or a quick opinion there. Writing – my normal relaxation – cannot be done under those conditions. Writing requires full concentration to get into that three-tier thinking zone where you can consider the words in this sentence, the tactic decisions of the current chapter, and how those affect the strategic vision of the entire novel. For relaxing while on call, my go to past time has been painting in preparation for miniature wargames.
Rather than clutter up this blog with my infrequent wargame material, I’ve opted to revive War In A Box.
The deep thoughts and inciteful commentary you’ve come to expect can still be found over at the House. The thoughts on writing and odd political musing, you’ll still find here. War In A Box is my dumping ground for quick hits and idle thoughts that don’t rise to the level of a Castalia House Blog Post, and will be kept light, fun, and entirely apolitical.
Well…mostly apolitical, as you can see from my latest miniatures:
|The SDL and a VFM|