I'm enjoying the novel, don't get me wrong, but it keeps me focused on the same topics all the time, so I'm having less spur-of-the-moment thoughts I feel are relevant to share. Stories take me to more places in a shorter period of time, so they spark more conversation. As to the other things going on in my life, they're mostly not relevant to writing, scifi, or parenting. Or, at least they don't seem noteworthy. So there ya go. I'll try to keep up a little more frequently, as relevance permits.
In other news, we took our son to see Santa today. It was the shortest line we've waited in these last 3 years, so we had a lot more time to play than we expected.
Fake snow=much fun and much mess. We're still brushing it off.