I’m getting my stuff together for Ancient City Con. I’ve got my signs, handouts, decorations, and T-shirts ready to go. I’m still waiting on my books and poster to arrive in the mail. I should have everything packed and ready to go by Tuesday night. I’m planning to take my computer and try to get a little writing done while I’m there. I’ve got some good momentum rolling and don’t want to lose it.
This trip will be the closest thing I get to a vacation this year. I’m heading down a little early to spend some time with the boys and, depending on how well the show goes, may stay an extra day or two to relax a little. Hope to get to swim with the boys and maybe take them to the beach. I’m a little hesitant to do that because they’re both still at the ages where I have to keep a pretty close eye on them, and in the ocean, things can happen pretty fast. So we’ll probably just play in the hotel pool.
I’ve never tried to hide the fact that I miss my kids, and this year has been especially hard because changing jobs forced us to cancel a couple of my visits, and this summer has been such a roller coaster ride that I just haven’t been able to go see them. I’ve been able to keep talking to them on the phone 4-5 nights a week, but that’s just not enough. Next year will be different. I will find a way to get down there and see them more, and I will have them back up here more often, as well.
That’s all for now.