I’m at 6000 words for the month of July with three days left to go. I don’t know that I’m willing to work as hard as would be necessary to write the remaining 4000 words to reach my Camp NaNo goal.
I got to bed around 12:30 last night and didn’t sleep all that well. That’s not entirely true. I slept well up until about 6:30 and then couldn’t get back to sleep again. I had expected more trouble toward the beginning of the night because I had a cup of caffeinated tea with honey around 9:30 last night when I wasn’t sure how late I’d have to stay up, just that I needed to be awake until I was done. Caffeine doesn’t tend to keep me awake except in as much as it’s hard to fall asleep when I have to keep getting up to use the toilet. I would have preferred eating something to having tea, but it was late enough that there really wasn’t much I could safely eat. Pretzels might have been safe or some form of purely sugar candy, but we had no candy, and I didn’t think of pretzels because I don’t like them all that much. The rationale for having tea was largely as a sugar delivery vehicle because I couldn’t stomach a spoonful of honey.
We went to Target last night to look for a bathing suit bottom for Cordelia. She didn’t like any of the official bathing suit things available because they were all too short. We ended finding some shorts made of moisture wicking fabric. She didn’t think they were quite long enough, either, but they were acceptable for now, and the longer things (capri type things) she tried, she also didn’t like.
We also bought a couple of DVDs, a book for Cordelia, and a mop and broom, also for Cordelia, because the cleaning lady wants Cordelia to have her own implements when she starts teaching Cordelia about sweeping and mopping. Scott got a game (on sale) that he really wanted. He hasn’t decided whether to keep it or to put it aside as a Christmas present for our local nephew. We also got some protein bars because we will want them in Chicago, and they’re only about 3/4 the price at Target as they are at Kroger.
Scott is working twelve hours today, 7 to 7, and eight hours tomorrow, 7-3. He told me that the only way he could have gotten out of the 7-3 tomorrow was by volunteering to work 3-7 in the morning tomorrow. That seems like something that ought to be illegal, but apparently it would be legal if he volunteered for it. They just can’t ask him or require him to work more than twelve hours in twenty four.
We have friends who are having a cookout tomorrow, but we won’t be able to go. With Scott working, we can’t do that and also get all of the trip preparation done. We need to get to the library (I might try going there today, but I’m not sure I’ll be up to it) and to Kroger. I think there’s something else we need to do, too, but I can’t think what it is.
Today, I need to print all of those directions for getting around Chicago. I need to find a suitcase and start packing my clothes. I should call my brother and make sure he knows we’ll be stopping in Lawton for lunch on Sunday. I’m not sure it will occur to our parents to tell him, and Lawton is only twenty minutes from where he lives. I’m pretty sure I’ve got at least half a dozen other things I need to do in terms of trip preparation, but I’m kind of blanking on them at the moment. Maybe I can manage a nap now that I’ve been up for an hour. That works sometimes.