You just got off work late on a Saturday night, the night that used to be reserved for your gaming group. The Storyteller in the newest campaign texts you saying you should stop by. It will be after eleven before you would get there, and you have to be back at work at ten in the morning, with a forty-minute drive. Even if you intend to only stay for a few moments, you know you'll end up there for at least an hour or two.
You have a choice to make. Is the gaming and camaraderie that you have missed so much as of late worth the potential lack of sleep when you have to drive relatively early tomorrow morning?
Yes, it was. Saturday night I stopped by to hang out for a few minutes with the group, and ended up staying almost two hours. It usually happens that way. I got to run my new character for the first time, a Lasombra named Nigel. He is the childer of another of the PC's, and he will be the first character I've played where intelligence is the weakest attribute. With any luck I'll be able to go and game for at least a couple of hours each week after work on Saturday.
Kennedy went back to the doctor today, and the fluid is still present in one of her ears. She got referred to a specialist, the same one who put tubes in my ears over twenty years ago. I don't like that she's probably going to need them, but if it helps her hear and be comfortable, then I'm for it. Last week she was eighteen pounds, eleven ounces. Today she was nineteen pounds, two ounces.
We're trying something out tonight to see if it helps Kennedy sleep. I have my netbook set up in her room streaming classical music from the WKMS website. She went to sleep pretty quickly in the car after the doctor's appointment while I had classical music playing. If this doesn't work, I'll try Rainy Mood next.
I think next time I'll write a review for the Xbox Live Arcade game Super Meat Boy.