So as my little status update said, 'lil q will be 4 soon. Where did the time go? Where does my time go??
Despite the best laid plans (or is it overly optimistic expectations) I find I can not do all the things I used to do before she was born. I've finally given up on the notion that 'once she gets to "X" age, I'll finally have more free time again. That's a myth. I'll have my free time back when she goes to college perhaps, or when I retire, which ever comes first.
I'm not complaining, please don't anyone read that into this, because I wouldn't trade anything (well maybe Mike) for her, but I do miss my 'old' life, even if I can't remember what it was like some times. Watching her run toward the playground today I was reminded what a blessing she is and how I couldn't imagine my life without her again. (then she got to be an irritating 3 year old when it was time to go and I wondered what in the hell possessed me to give up my calm, carefree, homosexual existence to be a parent?)
I get here so infrequently anymore, you'd think I'd forgetton about Gay Authors. It's hard to forget the place you started; hard to forget the amazing people who gave me the courage to try; hard to forget the selfless people who run the place so everyone can enjoy what it has to offer. Despite my best intentions, however, I don't seem to get back here nearly as often as I want.
For those few who still remember who I am, I'll give a wee bit of an update. Mike and I got married two years ago (I'm reasonably sure I mentioned that at some point) after 18 years together. Since 'lil q was born, we lost one dog to old age, and had one become a champion show dog and have puppies. We've kept two. Mike name the male "Farrell" after the MC in the Last Grand Master.
Since she's been born, I've had 7 books published, two are free, one is currently being given away for free if you sign up for monthly updates. You can email me for details if you're interested.
I don't know how often I'll be able to return, I'd like to for sure, but I've decided to stop promising things I'm not sure I can deliver on. As a parent I've learned how truly stupid an idea that is. But if you see me pop up, say hello, (or tell me to F' off if you're made at me - I'm okay with that, I've got thick skin these days. )
Here's a link to a slew of picture from the last five months if you want to see what 'lil q is up to these days.
and my email if you want to get in touch and be sure I'll see it:
'lil q is about to turn 4. My god, how time flies.