I heavily considered not writing a reflection post this week. This was due to a number of reasons. For one, I have had even more than usual going on for the last several days. At times, I’ve felt like I was being pulled in too many directions at once.
Another reason is that I only had the chance to write one article over the last week, which is a little upsetting. I have simply had too much else on my plate. I do not wish for this to become 1 article and 1 reflection post each week, and I have no intention of letting that happen. It’s just been a crazy-busy week. By the way, did I mention that it’s been a busy week? Oh, ok.
As I mentioned in last week’s reflection, I intend to start divulging more of my personal life in these. This actually serves a dual purpose. It gives you more personal info about me, my family, and our life, but it also
gives me a chance to practice what I preach (personal growth, of course).
Talking about the details of my personal life has always been a problem for me. I really don’t know why. I’ve just always found it difficult to do. This gives me the opportunity to overcome that and improve myself in that aspect. Here goes!
Beginning of the Week
The 4th of July was fun. For my international readers, July 4 is a holiday here in the USA called Independence Day (commonly referred to as “the 4th of July”). The wife and I took the kid to a really nice, nearby park called Waterfront Park. It has a playground for kids, next to a huge green lawn, all of which overlooks the harbor, and it has a large pier that extends out over the harbor.
We walked over there at dusk to watch a fireworks show which would be starting after dark. We waited for a little over an hour in the middle of an enormous crowd of people who were all anticipating the start of the show. The fireworks only lasted around 10-15 minutes, which was a little disappointing considering the wait, but it was a fun event nonetheless. The weather was nice, which made it pleasant to be outdoors for the event.
Middle of the Week
My mom came to visit (she lives about 2 hours away). She stayed overnight, and in addition to shopping and other activities, we went out to eat a few times. **I happen to have a lot of readers in India. Due to content which you may find offensive, those of you in India, and anyone else who upholds cows as sacred, may want to skip this next part and move on to the following paragraph.** We tried this relatively new steakhouse nearby, and the food was spectacular. We started with fried calamari, which wasn’t the best I’d ever had, but it was decent. I ordered steak medallions, and I received a plate with 9 or 10 pieces of deliciously seasoned steak in roughly the shape of, well, medallions.
They came with what must have been the largest pile of mashed potatoes that I have ever seen, and a few stems of cooked asparagus. The asparagus had been basted in butter and grilled, giving it a sweet, smoky flavor. The potatoes were very good, and were not too light or too heavy. Everything on my plate was erupting with flavor. It was such a delicious and satisfying meal.
We all enjoyed my mom’s visit, and when she left, she took Liv with her to spend a few days with her back at mom’s house. Liv absolutely loves going to my mom’s and always has a lot of fun with her.
End of the Week
I was crazy busy every moment of every day after mom left, trying to make up for lost time, since we spent the whole time she was here hanging out with her. It was fun, and I’m glad we were able to hang out with her. It did cost me a lot of hours of productivity that I had to make up for after she left, however, so the minute she left, I got busy with the things I needed to do.
I spent literally all day and all night Friday doing off-page seo (search engine optimization – for the blog) while multitasking to work on other things here and there. I got a few hours of sleep, and worked on seo all day again on Saturday. I continued to work on it again today (I’m writing this Sunday night, but it’s after midnight). Looking back, I don’t even know how I found the time to write the Introduction to RSS article.
Mom and Dad both came back this afternoon to bring Liv home and to visit. They stayed for about 3 hours. It was nice to get to see them both. We always enjoy their visits.
That wraps up the week. A lot got packed into the last week, but it’s been a fun, sort of unpredictable, crazy, busy week. Things should return to “normal” this week, I think. I should be able to get a lot more writing done this week than I did last week, so stay tuned!
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