My weekend, etc.

We had a fairly low-key weekend for a change and I think we all needed it. I did no writing over the weekend. Instead, most of my free time was spent reading A Feast for Crows. And indeed, I am now more than 2/3rds through the book and expect to finish it this week.

I had planned to get all of our tax information sent out to the accountant, but I didn’t even do that. Fortunately, this is not a complicated task. I have everything in electronic format and it’s just a matter of compiling it all together. That, too, I expect to finish this week.

My friend Eric was in town and stayed over Saturday night. We don’t get to see him too often and it was nice to see him, even if it was only for a short visit.

Much of my reading was done during the marathon naps that the Little Man took over the weekend: 3-1/2 hours on Saturday and 3 hours on Sunday. I suspect he was still a little under the weather and maybe that’s why those naps lasted so long.

I registered for the Nebula Weekend which will once again take place in the Washington, D.C. area, this time in Crystal City. Indeed, the hotel in which the event will take place is a stone’s throw from my office, and only about 5 miles from my house. It makes it even more convenient than last year. I will be attending the entire weekend, including the Nebula Awards banquet dinner, and just like last year, Kelly will be joining me for the dinner. I’m looking forward to that, it will be a lot of fun.

I’d already made my Hugo nominations, so this weekend I finally got around to making my Nebula nominations. They were the same across the board. I was particularly impressed with the short fiction categories this time around.

In an effort to save a little more money this year (remember, we now pay for the Little Man’s school and the Little Miss’s daycare–the two of which combine to form the equivalent of a second mortgage payment!) I told Kelly that I was going to pack my lunch every day as opposed to purchasing it. It would save $10-12/day. Her response: “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Well, today is now the 20th consecutive workday that I’ve packed my lunch and when I mentioned that to Kelly, she said, “Wow! I’m impressed!”

I made french bread pizza for dinner last night, after which we all watched The Great Muppet Caper OnDemand. This was inspired by the fact that the Little Man has been singing the theme to The Muppet Show, even though he’s never seen a single episode. (He hears me singing it and he picks that stuff up really quickly.

Which reminds me, the Little Man said something really funny last night when we were all sitting around in the TV room. Kelly and I were talking about something and the Little Man was trying to tell something to Kelly. Finally, he held up his hand like a police officer stopping traffic and said, “Mommy, pay attention!” With both collapsed in laughter.

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