The loss of our night nurse and the resulting up-ending of the household schedule has proven to increase my time alone with the laptop late at night. Liam though, decided that the time would be better suited for reading to him as he fidgets and fights against sleep until the wee hours. He’s right of course and I’m enjoying all of the extra time together despite the fact that I have been a total zombie at work. So theoretically I should be a more productive blogger and also be completing more of my other writing projects, but instead I’m spending the late night hours perfecting my southern drawl for the voices of confederate soldiers in Cherie Priest’s Dreadnought. I love reading aloud and Liam’s a stickler for accuracy in my performance.
When I was in grade school my mother, sister and I would each take turns reading aloud to each other after dinner. Each night a different person got to read. We probably read more but the only book that sticks out in my mind of that experience is Madeline L’engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. I don’t know what just made me think of that but now I know what Liam and I will be reading next.
I hope that we all adjust to our new household sleep schedule soon. Once we do I’ll try to work in more of the projects that I have lined up here for the blog. Until then I’ll simply wave hello and thank you for coming by. I’d love to stay and chat but Liam hopes to finish the chapter before long and if Mom finds out we’re still awake she’ll flip.