Hanging Out and Catching Up

The news I was expecting arrived on Monday.  It came in the form of moderate to goodish.  There are some hoops to jump through, but I’ll take it.  I’ll take it with enthusiasm.  Much better than the alternative.

I also found out yesterday that I’ve been shortlisted to write a book for a socio-economic policy centre.  Fingers are crossed.  Writing a book is one of my highest goals.  Ideas have slowly been percolating on form and style.  How’d y’all feel about a policy book that makes you smile from time to time?

I’ve been having a great time with Jazzy.  We haven’t done much this summer that could be considered adventurous.  No camping trips.  No big excursions to the exhibition.  No road trips.  Just a lot of hanging out.

We sat on the balcony this morning sipping smoothies that I taught her how to make.  She read her book and I rubbed her feet.  I prepare meals.  We do chores.  Sometimes we walk downtown to the park or the library.  Just normal, average, everyday things.  Makes me feel like I’m being her dad, not a summer camp entertainment director.

This morning in Atlantis I ran into Kaitlyn.  Big hugs and warmth.  She’s spending the year in Regina teaching and then performing in four different plays next year.  She said it’s weird to be an actor in Regina being so busy.

Gotta cut this short.  Courtney just showed up.  She asked me to help her out with a photo shoot project she wants to do.  It’s also a chance to catch up.

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