Last weekend, the boy (my son who will be The Teen soon) left for the summer to be with his mother. This is always a bittersweet time for me. On one hand with him gone it makes the house much quieter and easier for me to concentrate. On the other hand I am so used to his presence that there is suddenly this huge void in my life and it seems very, very, very odd to have him gone.
Last weekend I put him on the plane in Vegas and then headed to an awesome gay men’s resort called The Blue Moon Resort. It was awesome! The weather was nice. Much warmer than I’m used too and ended up burning my chest. The rooms were immaculate and looked newly redone. They’re still in the process of remodeling some areas so I guess it can only get better. Sorry, ladies, men only.
My boyfriend, the rancher, has been having a house guest for a couple weeks. A friend who has been looking for a job and in the mean time is crashing at his place. IMO, he is the House guest from Hell. I could expound for days on the moral and personal qualities of the HfH but in addition to those items his presence also seriously cutbacks on my personal time with the rancher.
Last, but not least I am currently on day four of a low carb diet. Among the many things I can’t eat are two of my favorites: Mt. Dew and beef jerky. My decision to do this wasn’t an easy one. I’ve always had a weight problem and will never be skinny. At one point I was well over 300 lbs and managed to slowly bring it back down. I was sitting at between 210 and 225 for a long time but in the past year I have been slowly gaining weight. So I decided it was now or never.
It seems the diet has affected several parts of my life. The first is moodiness. The rancher and Laura, my fruit fly (she hates being called a fag hag) have already commented on that subject. The second is my writing. This weekend I haven’t been able to put a single word to paper (or screen.) This isn’t to say I’m giving up on writing, though I have considered it from time to time.
I don’t really have anything I am currently working on thought I do have two half finished shorts. One is a contemporary I’m calling A Moment in Time and the other is a paranormal called Through the Eyes of Evil.
Also, during my time at The Blue Moon a couple voices started talking to me–again. Jack from Wolf Moon is trying to tell me there are stories to tell in his world. I’m not sure what’s up with Jack and Derek but I am thinking his buddy Josh needs a story, and maybe even Remy and Roman.
And it appears Cristian has another story to tell. I’m just beginning to sketch out the story but I will keep you up to date.