This past weekend one of my oldest friends visited for the first time in 11 years, and we visited the National Constitution Center and saw an Edgar Allen Poe production at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
Sunday, I was coping with a headache most of the day, and managed only to take care of basic household tasks like laundry. Monday, I spent much of the day working on the Wild Violet featured items for the week (which I usually try to post on Sunday night).
Today, I got up early in order to vote. My husband, The Gryphon, and I went to the polling location together with our son, Kung Fu Panda. That way, we could take turns watching him while the other voted. I suggested this arrangement because during the spring primary, they wouldn't let me take KFP into the booth with me but made me leave him in his stroller on the other side of the curtain. Even though I could see his feet the whole time, this was upsetting to both of us. I've since discovered, from talking to other moms, that usually kids are allowed in booths. In fact, the official footage of vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan voting showed him with both his kids, registering his vote!
After we voted, I dropped The Gryphon at work and made it just in time to do my water aerobics class. This was followed by Storytime at the public library and a weekly grocery run. By the time I'd put away the groceries and served us lunch, I was so tired I had to take a nap.
We had a nice nap, and then I remembered I had to pick up a prescription from the drug store, so we bundled up again and went back out. Finally, when we returned, I got about an hour to write.
Fate handed me another opportunity: one of my regular transcription assignments was preempted for a rerun, so I got another hour and a half to write. The result: I'm officially back on track! According to the NaNoWriMo site, given my current word count, I'd need to write 1,877 per day to stay on track, which is actually achievable.
I keep telling myself: I wrote 17 LJ Idol entries the week I was staffing Otakon last year. Yes, I can do this!
3085 / 50000 words. 6% done!