Another Monday.  More work.  More writing.  Lolita til sleep.

My work life this past week has been absolutely atrocious.   Exhausting.  That’s how work sometimes goes.  It has it’s ups and downs.  Usually this time of year it starts to pick up, but I’ve never seen it like it has been this past week.  It’s quite relieving from a monetary standpoint, but from a mental standpoint, I’ve neared my breaking point for the first time in a long time.  Thankfully tomorrow is a day off.  So tonight, I write.  This morning I knocked out some as part of my morning routine, but somehow I managed to crank out almost 3000 words tonight.  It’s refreshing.  At least I can semi stick to my routine throughout the busy times.  We will see how I can manage with a house full of kids on this winter break. 

Workout.  Write.  Work.  Not quite the three R’s, but whatever.  It seems to be working for me.  I like the progress on all fronts.   Tummy is getting toned.  Hands are getting calloused.  Fingers are typing at an alarming rate of speed.  I’m doing well across the board.   

It was nice looking at Scrivener tonight and seeing that I have the final six chapters in front of me.  (Five chapters and an Epilogue?). That’s a refreshing sight.  So close to the end.  It’s comforting to know that the end is near.  I broke 80,000 words tonight.  Another 14,000 and I’ll pass Seven Isaacs in word count.  So close.

Last week I stumbled across the TCM app on my phone.  I didn’t realize how much I missed my old black and white movies. It’s been a long time since I’ve taken in TCM for all it’s worth.  A LONG time.  I missed it.  A couple nights ago I plowed through Inherit the Wind.  Wait, let me rephrase that.  It took me four nights to get through it.  I was watching it too damn late with my busy schedule and fell asleep THREE times during it.  Which isn’t to say that the movie is boring but that I have been rather exhausted for some time being.

Tonight as my post-writing treat I am watching Lolita.  Air-Play in full force.  Yah, the relatively early Kubrick flick.  Surprisingly I hadn’t seen it as of yet.  Two days this week I watched while at lunch breaks.  Tonight, I am determined to finish it.  I’m thinking I’m not going to make it, since it’s already midnight and I still have 90 minutes left.  

I’m relieved to have these movies back in my life.  So much to see.  So many amazing movies from all of film history to binge.  Why would I need Netflix?  I have all of these great films at my fingertips!

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