In my last post on January 1, 2012, I said I’d take a the year and read through the works of Shakespeare. All of them. Starting with one I hadn’t read before: King John. Sounded like a good plan. Definitely still something I’d like to do. Some year. One year and 6 months later, my volume of Shakespeare’s Histories is still on my nightstand with the book mark set in the middle of Act II, Scene I. Let me pause here while I go get it and put it back on the shelf with the other three volumes in the set.
Shortly after that well-intentioned post, I had to grab the opportunity to move my 90 year-old mother from Missouri up to Indiana. The move, a difficult first three months with her in and out of the hospital several times, and a year and a half of steady overtime added to my full time job to help cover her rising care costs ate up most of my time between that post and this one. In other words: life happened. And thought I love Shakespeare, I love my mom more so something had to give.
Not that I haven’t been doing a bit of reading in my spare moments. Some book reviews and a few posts for ZombiesandToys.com.
I’ve even a bit of work on my own zombie stories. And I have, for sanity’s sake, been watching Game of Thrones, Supernatural, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, Downton Abbey and Doctor Who. I actually went to see The Hobbit, The Avengers, and Star Trek: Into Darkness (twice so far). So life hasn’t been all work, just mostly work. I’m not saying that’s going to change anytime soon. I may just find the enough energy to write a few blog posts this year though. Here’s hoping.