Tomorrow marks the first day of a very interesting summer ahead. Summer’s are always a difficult time for me in terms of completing work. I should have learned years ago, to take them off for the sake of stress relief. This summer, my work schedule has doubled, but so has my non-work activities.
In the past, K attended daycare year round. It’s not an idea plan, I know. And I cringe saying it. But we aren’t at a point, yet, where one of us could stay home full-time. And we got bills. The challenge is that, this past year, K attended school, instead of daycare, and school let out last week. We discussed a few possibilities for the summer, but we ended up with a plan that's going to be quite a juggling act. It’s my fault, I’ll take the blame, because I was too busy to help with the planning. So, instead of daycare, K will spend the summer at half dozen themed day camps all over the city. Literally. He’ll do karate camp, then art, then science, then music, then — I don’t know — you name it. Instead of starting my workday early, like I probably should to keep up, I’m going to spend many days dropping K off at one camp for a few hours, just in time to pick him up, then drop him off at another. Then he’ll spend a bit of time with the wife at her job on some days, and some mornings at home with me.
But that’s only the beginning. ‘Z’, the book whose artwork I was to begin this past January, and whose artwork was due to the publisher two weeks ago, but was held up do to technical difficulties on the design side, now has a new art deadline. August. No, you did not read that wrong — August. Mid-September, at the absolute latest. And I still don’t have the go-ahead to start sketching on this, yet. Sketching, you know that part that comes before I do final art. Keep in mind, this is the time I had reserved for ‘Ron’.
Yes, I have an interesting summer ahead.