Change of Tempo

After an insanely busy week, this evening, instead of going to my weekly writer’s group for some wordsprints and socializing, the Hubby and the Boodle and I headed over to Scotia to see a concert.  One of the Hubby’s friends was performing.

The Hubby took this shot (i tried with my phone, but... no.)

The Hubby took this shot with his Note5 (I tried with my iPhone4, but… no.)

Toward the end of the show we had a lovely evening and a pretty sunset.  I wish the phone pictures did it justice:


People hard started leaving-we thought it was because the mosquitoes were fierce


Testing out the camera on my husband’s Note5… since he bought me one to replace my broken iPhone

Row80 Check-in & Assessment

This week could have gone better.  It could have gone worse as well.  Not really complaining, just tired.   And Thursday?  I could have done without the nine-hour wait for car repairs with a bored ten year-old.  We broke the time up some, walking (in the icky, nasty heat along Central Ave in Schenectady) to go to the nearest McDonald’s… also the nearest spot to eat, though just a bit further was a Panera, and had I known how long the wait would be better food would have been chosen.  And we did play some Pokémon Go, but really…  the day was a bit pile of stress, phone tag with a phone that had no volume controls anymore, and a huge repair bill for what should have been an oil change and a safety recall.

If anyone asks about my feelings on our car….

Other than that, no real complaints.  I need a bit more sleep, so… off to do that next.  Looking forward to another busy on next week as the Hubby finishes his transition to his new job.

    • Goal: spend ~three hours a week delving into writing craft related learning
    • Progress: HA! Ha!  *sad face*
    • Goal: Hand-write new words daily! (the Five Sentences thingie)
    • Progress: almost no; most of my handwriting has been taking notes lately
    • Goal: typing two pages a day of old notebooks into the computer
    • Progress: on track, barely
    • Goal: maintain local critique group submission of excerpts and critiques during non-NaNoWriMo months
    • Progress:  actually submitted two of the critiques I owe; now I only need one more
    • Goal: return to regular posting in the WIPpet and WeWriWa blog hops
    • Progress: WIPpet, yes; WeWriWa, no
    • Goal: sponsor duties for the ROW80 twice a week
    • Progress: on track
    • Goal: Explore my creative side daily
    • Progress: nada, nothing, zip *sad face*
    • Goal: Daily languages (except Sundays)
    • Progress:  Thursday became my Sunday this week because life got so crazy, but on tack otherwise
    • Goal: daily exercise amounting to a minimum of 30 minutes a day
    • Progress: with Pokémon Go and swimming in the pool (either one or the other sometimes both—I am exceeding this goal; it’s about the only “rest” time I’ve had lately
  • Temporary! Goal: write and submit my sponsor post
  • Progress:  ANOTHER rough draft…  not winning any awards

After the concert was over and we’d begun to head off in search of Pokémon, we saw  fireworks on the other side of the road near the Glen Sanders Mansion.  I only had my (overheating) iPhone 4 with me, so I didn’t get many great shots.  But this one came out wonderfully IMHO:

It almost looks like the streetlamp is exploding

It almost looks like the streetlamp is exploding

9 responses to “Change of Tempo

  1. As I say…progress is progress. Life gets in the way of fun stuff, but I guess that’s all wrapped up in life in general!


    • True! And, it’s not like this stuff could have waited (the alignment was off badly on one side, and we’d ground down the rotors on our car to the point they couldn’t be fixed). So… when you hit days like that… you just deal. It’s still kind of annoying though (I remember older cars having these tabs on the brake pads that warned you if you were getting close… new one don’t have it. 😦 )


  2. Love the photos. The concert looks like fun. I feel your pain for the car repairs. Which reminds me, I need to schedule an oil change…


  3. Oh, nice pictures. I’m sorry your phone was acting up.

    Given your Thursday, I’m amazed how well you did. Really. Something like that would’ve taken a serious toll on my functionality for the rest of the week.

    I hope you get more creative time this week and no more super stressors show up for a while.


    • Well, now that it’s a week later even than when I should have replied to this (it was destined to be another week of crazy, but hopefully the last one for a while), I can honestly say… “It’s done!” And it wouldn’t have gotten any easier to have put certain things off… like the car’s brakes.

      Glad you enjoyed the pictures though. That old iPhone took some decent shots when it had the chance.

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  4. New cars do not seem to be a good thing for you guys. I wish we’d known and not been, you know, in Massachusetts. Lise and I might have come out to take you somewhere other than there for at least an hour or two.

    Some weeks end up being all about life, one way or another.

    On the plus side, fireworks, music, and a new phone. Not bad, all in all.