Me & My Muse – Day 2940: Monday Again

Yup. It’s another day completed and I feel optimistic.

What are my plans for this blog? Stay tuned. I haven’t forgotten about all of you

Today’s high is going to be 90 degrees and the silver lining is already being through the first day of the week.

To those of you who unwinding after work on this Monday, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse: Yeah. This Monday is finally over! Time to read a nice book…

Me & My Muse – Day 2939: Back in Town

After driving for two and a half hours, refueling my car and unpacking at my place, I think I’m going to take it easy for the remainder of the day.  That’s about it for this one.

Today’s high is going to be 88 degrees and the silver lining is being able to unwind back at my place.

To those of you who like returning home after a fun weekend, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  I glad that you really enjoyed your weekend!  I’m glad it was nice and sunny.  It looks like you’re starting to come around.  Let’s talk some more, okay?

Me & My Muse – Day 2938: Plenty of Saturday GoodNES…

The NES weekend continues, and I’m currently enjoying myself at my friend’s house up north.  Just recently, I played a little bit of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island a game that I haven’t played in a long time.

Earlier, I helped my friend out with folding some laundry for the inn, since he is on duty this weekend in taking care of the inn while his landlord/inn supervisor is gone for the day.

Later on, my brother and I will get some fish and some chicken for our friend.  After that, we will watch another episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and chill some more.  That’s pretty much this day in a nutshell.

Today’s high is going to be 83 degrees and the silver lining is being able to spend some more time with my friend.

To those of you who like spending the weekend with friends, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse: You’re having fish later?  I want some!  Let me know when you’re going!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend! (He’s still kind of copying but it is his third one…)

Me & My Muse – Day 2937: FriNESday Road Trip

If you are reading this, then you know what’s about to happen.  Yup!  It’s another NES post!

But what if you’re new to this website and you don’t know what a NES post is?  Or what if you forgot what a NES post is?  That’s perfectly okay, as I will fully explain the meaning behind this to everyone, both old and new to this site.

Why is it called a NESday?  Quite a long time ago, my friend came over to my parent’s place to hang out.  Or we would go over to his place to hang out.  On the day that he over, it just so happened to be a Wednesday.  With it being Wednesday, we emphasized the NES in the day of the week.  It became WedNESday.  For those of you who are not really into video games, NES stands for Nintendo Entertainment System, a video game console created in the mid 1980’s.  Since my brother, me, and my friend all love video games, NES became that umbrella term.

From there, NES spread to other days of the week.  Whenever he came over or whenever we came over to his place, it was a different NESday.  There was SunNESday, MonNESday, TuesNESday, WedNESday (the original), ThursNESday, FriNESday, and SaturNESday.  Every day spent with my friend was a NESday.

Having fully explained that to all of you, I hope that better clarifies what I mean by a NES post or a NESday.

Getting back to the post, both I and my brother are fully packed and are ready to hit the road.  Our friend now lives up north, so we will be taking a road trip up there to visit him for the weekend.  I will be leaving shortly and should be up there by dinner time.  I will be staying there the rest of today and all of Saturday.  Both my brother and I will be returning late Sunday morning to beat the winter storm that is expected to hit our area.

All in all, it should be a fun weekend, full of Agent Carter and Nintendo Switch games.  I even brought my Nintendo 3DS so I’ll be able to get a little play time in on that… 🙂

So as to not delay my brother, I need to get ready to hit the road.  I am all done with my work so it’s time for a NES-filled weekend of fun.

Today’s high is going to be 79 degrees and the silver lining is being able to spend Friday evening with my friend.

To those of you who like to visit friends that you don’t see often, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  You’re visiting your friend?  Enjoy your weekend up there!  I think that I’ll be joining you as well.  It’s going to be busy on the way up, so be careful!

Me & My Muse – Day 2936: The Real Relief of Thursday

How so?  For starters, work is finished for the day and only one day remains: Friday.  After that, the fun can officially begin.

The other relieving part of this day is the brevity of this entry.  To further simply things, this post will be brief.  Enjoy Friday Eve everyone!

Today’s high is going to be 31 degrees and the silver lining is the weekend almost being here.

To those of you who are looking forward to the weekend, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  Friday Eve?  That is so awesome!  Tee hee!  Weekend, here I come!  Oh!  By the way everyone.  Psst!  Just between you and me, I think that he’s reusing one!

I heard that!

Muse:  I know.  Just try to be original, okay?  You’re getting there.  Congrats for posting again!

Me & My Muse – Day 2935: Oil Change and Panda Express…

Whoa.  Is he really doing it?  Is Kyle ACTUALLY typing a new entry for once?

Yes I am.  While I won’t reveal much right now, I am still going through some things.

 

Muse:  I’ll say!

Yes.  It’s been a little while and I am still going through some things.

Muse:  Kyle, I really miss you.  I know that you have been going through a lot.  I have been praying every day that you have been absent from this blog.  I always have it in my mind “When is he going to come back?”  What you are going through, I can say, is a whole lot.  Just know and remember this.  God’s got this.  He’s helping you through this.  Don’t forget!

I have not.  For a trial of this magnitude, it requires great patience on my part.

Muse:  I have been praying for patience.

I know.  And I thank you for that.

Muse:  Are you going to get your creative spark going again?  It’s only a matter of time, isn’t it?

I hope.  It’s all up to God’s timing.

Muse:  You are back at your office again.  Isn’t that great?

Yes it is.

Muse:  Don’t sound too excited!

It’s all the excitement I can muster right now.  Don’t you think I would like to sound 100% excited?

Muse:  That was more like 10% excited just now.  I know Kyle.  I know that you do.  Just know that we’re all pulling for you.

I know that you all are.  And in writing this one today, I don’t want to wait until I’m 100%. I want to get back to my creative writing prowess.  Don’t know when that will happen, but I want to get something out.  Anything.  Even if it’s not a work of art. I was given a gift of writing.  I don’t want to lose it.

Muse:  You still have it.  You just haven’t used it in a while.  And with what you have been going through, I’m sure that it has been a battle.

Yes.  Certainly one that I don’t want to lose.

Muse:  You won’t.  Now can we discuss the title?

Yes.  After work today, I went and got an oil change.  Tonight’s dinner plans include a long overdue trip to Panda Express, since there is a birthday card from last year to use.

Muse:  Sounds like a plan.  I hope you don’t mind if I join you.  I haven’t done anything with you in a while.  I know what you’re going through and you’re going to need your friends to help you out of this.  You will get there.  Just hold on.

You can join me.  It’s going to be my brother and I.  There is definitely room for a third person.

Muse:  Then it’s settled.  We leave when your brother is ready?

Yup.  That’s the plan.  (I can’t believe I am finally getting another one of these done.  The spark is there but it needs a fire to thrive.  Hope that I can keep this going once again…)

Muse:  (Don’t worry.  You will!)

So here’s a brief recap.  I worked today and had an oil change.  I will be having dinner with my brother at Panda Express.  My Muse will be tagging along.  That’s pretty much this day in a nutshell.

Today’s high is going to be 75 degrees and the silver lining is having a nice inexpensive dinner with my brother.

To those of you who like eating Chinese fast food, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  Congratulations on making another entry!  Yes, I know what you are going through but keep it going!  Maybe you will be able to get out of what you’re going through and really make some progress on these!  I hope that your brother ready soon!  My stomach is starting to growl and I’m feeling a little hangry…

 

Me & My Muse – Day 2893: Happy 62nd Birthday, Mom!

While I certainly wasn’t present on your birthday a year ago, I am most certainly present with you now.

Mom is at home and we’ll be able to celebrate her birthday as a family.  She is enjoying her new gift:  A Garmin Vivo Smart 4 Smart Activity Tracker.  I wished her a happy birthday and she has yet to open her card from my brother and I.  I don’t know if she’ll have cake, but I know that there will be ice cream.

Today, I will be going over to grandma’s with mom, dad, and my brother to join my sister, my brother-in-law, my niece, and grandma for a birthday dinner of pulled pork sandwiches.  After that, we will be going home.

So, you’re all probably wondering what has happened to me.  What has happened to Kyle and has he fallen off the face of the earth?  To answer the first question, I will get to that.  There has been a lot of personal things in my life that I have had to sort through.  I will certainly explain it in future posts.  And to answer the second question, no.  I did not fall off the face of the earth.

Another thing that you’re probably going to be confused about is the numbering of the entries.  Why am I skipping 255 entries? (Technically, it’s 256 since I left out an entry in December.)

Muse:  I was wondering that too.  Are you ever going to get back to that?  There are so many missed entries!

I know.  And wow, you’re very small.  Almost the size of an atom!  Fortunately, I can see you with my Creator’s Privileges…

Muse:  I know you have other reasons as to why you haven’t updated.  Just hang in there and know just one thing.  You ARE going to get through this…

I know.  It’s a process that I’m still working on.  So, what’s the plan to restore the Walker Estate and Me & My Muse?  The story arcs will be worked on and written and be separated by post numbers.  It’s a gradual process but it’s all going to happen eventually.

Muse:  Is there going to be a Tower of Muses?  The next one is in a week!

Not necessarily.  The priority is to restore this blog.  The short and choppy posts will be replaced by longer ones.  I may keep the older ones and use post the new ones as “B” entries.  That’s the plan moving forward.  Consider this a trial entry as I am trying to get things back on track.

Today’s high is going to be 88 degrees and the silver lining is it being my mom’s 62nd birthday.

To those of you who like celebrating special birthday milestones, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse: It’s your mom’s 62nd birthday today? Tell her that I said happy birthday, okay?

Muse: Also, he still is not aware of the truth.  I replaced his Muse at birth to save my twinnie!  I hope that we can get her back soon somehow…

Me & My Muse – Day 2633: Saturday GoodNES…

To cut a long story short, my friend Jeff is over here right now.  I will now call it a day.

Today’s high is going to be 33 degrees and the silver lining is Jeff being over today.

To those of you who like having friends over for the weekend, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  I’m glad you’re enjoying your time with him!  Enjoy it while it lasts!  That reminds me, I still have some company that’s over to tend to…

Me & My Muse – Day 2632: Starting off Rested

When you celebrate the arrival of 2021, go to bed at 12:30 a.m., and then get up at 8:00 a.m., you’re going to feel quite rested.

To sum up last night, I pretty much took it easy with my family and their friends.  My parent’s friends came over, along with my sister, my brother in law, and my niece.  It was a mostly chill evening and I enjoyed everyone’s company.

After that, I had some snacks and listened to some of my music and then watched a couple New Years videos on YouTube with my brother: The Final Countdown and Gangnam Style.

After that, I rang in the new year with me, my brother, my parents, my sister, my brother in law, and my parents friends. Me and my brother ran outside and honked the car horns, letting the entire neighborhood know that 2021 has arrived. After that, me and my brother toasted to the new year. We made a couple toasts, celebrating the hopes of my brother getting a new job, 2021, and new beginnings.

After the toast, I got ready for bed. It was getting late and I didn’t want to be tired the next day.

With this done, I will now relax. I will have some more snacks and try to go to bed early tonight.

Today’s high is going to be 32 degrees and the silver lining is being able to ring in 2021 with my brother last night.

To those of you who are enjoying the first day of the year, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse: Wasn’t last night great? My house is a mess from last night. Time to clean it up…

Me & My Muse – Day 2627: Christmas Aftermath

With Christmas being over, I will now share with you the Christmas that I experienced.

When I woke up, my brother was the only other person up.  I did my devotional and waited for everyone else to get up.

Eventually, my parents woke up.  We then had a breakfast and sausage casserole for breakfast.

After that, we started opening the gifts.  This is what it looked like before.

 

Muse:  Wow!  That’s a lot of gifts!

I know.  This is what it looked like after we opened them.

 

Muse:  That reminds me of the gifts that I opened couple days ago.  The tree looked just like that when we were done.

It always does.  But it was fun while it lasted.

After that, I took inventory of my gifts.  For those of you who are wondering, this is what I got for Christmas.

 

Muse:  That’s a lot of gifts!  For me, I got mostly books this year.

I know.  I’m guessing that you had a good Christmas.

Muse:  I did.  All the Intangibles came over to my house and we celebrated Christmas there.  Besides books, I got some jewelry, some lipstick and a couple of electronics.

That’s a lot of good gifts.  Moving on with the recap, I got ready and I took it easy.  Since white elephant was yesterday, we were able to do this.  Because of COVID, dad went over there to get the dinner and brought it home.  The dinner was prime rib, mashed potatoes, zucchini casserole, green beans with slivered almonds, potatoes, and apples, black and green olives and spinach salad with pepe, corn, craisins and feta cheese.  The desserts consisted of lemon pie, chocolate pie, rhubarb pie, and cream cheese pie.  I took a piece of chocolate pie, and creame cheese pie.

Muse:  That’s quite a spread!  The food that we had was a little different, since not everyone there liked Tangible food.

Well, that’s the gist of it.  Having shared that with you, I now need to get ready.

Muse:  I need to ready myself.  See you later!

I really need to get going so I can enjoy the rest of my day.  With Christmas over, I’ll be enjoying 11 more days of vacation (including today).  Today’s high is going to be 30 degrees and the silver lining is being able to enjoy this whole day and being able to enjoy my Christmas gifts.

To those of you who are enjoying your new gifts, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse: I may be a Hylian Muse, but I’m going to stay in this fairy form a little longer. Besides, I get to be a Hylian Fairy Muse! I got a lot of gifts this year! And with all those new books, I’m going to have a lot of reading to do. Tee hee…

Me & My Muse – Day 2626: Merry Christmas!

Once again, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.  This is, without a doubt, my most favorite holiday.  Christmas morning.  Now it may be early, but I’m up and ready to open my presents.  My parents may still be sleeping, but I’m excited.  If it’s any part of me that has never grown up, it’s the part of me that acts four on Christmas morning.

Muse:  For me, that just happened.  I am so excited!  Tee hee!

Twin Muse:  So am I!  Tee hee!

But for Christmas, how excited are you two?

Muse:  I’m very excited.  Tee hee!  Part of me wants to squeal with excitement, but I will spare you that since I don’t want to wake up your parents.  I’ll do it quietly instead.  *whispering*  Yaaaay!!!!

Twin Muse:  Oh come on, twinnie!  Everyone should be awake by now!  If you want to squeal with excitement, do it!  I know I’m excited!  YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!

I can see that one part of you hasn’t grown up either.

Muse:  Who EVER grows up on Christmas morning?  When I wake up on this day, I feel like I’m five again.  Adulthood can wait for one day, can’t it?

Twin Muse:  You feel like you’re five?  Come on, sis!  We’re Intangible!  We can change our ages to whatever we want!  Besides, I literally can’t adult today…*Twin Muse regresses to a five-year-old girl*  Yay!  It’s Christmas!  When are we gonna open up all the presents?

Muse:  *sigh*  If you want to be five, be five.  I am not changing my age…

Twin Muse:  Suit yourself!  *Twin Muse runs in a circle and squeals with excitement*  It’s Christmas!  It’s Christmas!  It’s Christmas!  Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!

As I was saying.  Adulthood can wait.  And I see that you’re cozy with your footie pajamas…

Muse:  I am, and I’m not taking them off.  They feel comfortable and they keep me warm.  You’ve worn them before so you should know, right?

Twin Muse:  I’m in mine, too!  They’re my Frozen footed jammies!  They’re my FAVORITE!

Right.  Getting back to what you said.  Adulthood can wait on Christmas.  Whatever memories I have had when I was younger, they all return on this day.  Now this may differ for some people.  But for most, they can feel some aspect of their childhood calling back…

Muse:  Yes.  And some people fight it and repress it.  They try to hide it, but this is unhealthy.  Everyone.  If you feel excited on this day, don’t hesitate to let it out.  Listen to your memories and set them free.  Remember your youth, and how fun Christmas was for you.  Your memories only want to remind you of this.  Listen to them and recapture the moment.  Take a step back in time.  Christmas only comes once a year!  Tee hee!

Twin Muse:  Or, if you can, change your age back to five!  It’s so much fun!  I can remember everything from kindergarten!

Muse:  Um, sis?  Tangible humans cannot change their ages.  They can only age one second at a time, but can never age in reverse.

Twin Muse:  They’re no fun!  They should learn to do this!  Now when can we open presents?  I wanna open presents!!!!

Muse:  They can’t learn it!  They are not Intangibles!  We are!  Now stop being silly and turn back to your adult age.

Twin Muse:  No!  It’s Christmas so I don’t have to be a grown-up!

Girls!  Let’s get back on track.  I totally agree with letting your childhood run free on this day.  But remember.  There is another side of Christmas.  A side that some people don’t pay attention to.  Christmas is not about presents and Santa Claus.  It’s about the birth of Jesus Christ.

Muse:  Yes.  I also look at the Advent Season when I celebrate this time of year.  We need to know why we give these gifts.

Twin Muse:  I like the story that mommy used to tell us about baby Jesus…

Muse:  Yes.  it’s a great story, isn’t it?

It is.  And we do need to know why we give these gifts.  What can we give to God what he doesn’t already have?  All we can give to him is ourselves.  And while we can’t give anything else to him, we give gifts to others to show our love and appreciation for them.

Muse:  I also think of the Charlie Brown Christmas Special.  It’s the only special where we hear the true meaning of Christmas.

Twin Muse:  Can we watch that?  I wanna watch Charlie Brown Christmas!

Maybe we can watch that later, okay?  And Yes.  We do hear the true meaning of Christmas.  Linus quotes the Christmas story found in Luke.  Matthew refers to the Wise Men delivering gifts to the baby Jesus.

Muse:  What were these gifts for, anyway?  I understand the symbolic meaning behind them.  I believe they were used to pay for the trip to Egypt.

It probably was, for they had to flee from Herod, since he issued orders to kill every firstborn male baby.  Jesus is the reason for the season.  He was born to be the perfect sacrifice.  To bear the sins of humanity so that we may live.

Muse:  It must have been a heavy burden to bear all that.

It was.  Today is indeed a joyful day.

Muse:  Should we make him a birthday cake?  I don’t know what frosting he would like!

Twin Muse:  Maybe we should ask Jesus what frosting he wants?  Let’s ask him!

I think he would be happy with any frosting.

Anyway, I want to wish everyone who is reading this Merry Christmas.  Whether you celebrate one side, both, or don’t celebrate Christmas at all, understand that this is a very special day.  Most importantly because Jesus was born on this day, both for you and for me.  And from this day, many traditions have developed.  The most popular one being the exchange of gifts.

The high today is going to be 25 degrees and the silver lining is celebrating the birth of Christ and the opening of presents.  My parents are still not up.  But when they are, it’s present opening time!

To all of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse:  Merry Christmas, Kyle!  My company just arrived so I’ll see you later!  Tee hee…

Twin Muse:  And I’m gonna open my presents!  Yay!

Muse:  *sigh*

Twin Muse:  C’mon sis!  I see it…That look…You really don’t want to be an adult today, do you?

Muse: *sigh*  Urghhh…I can’t…I can’t adult…today…

*Muse regresses to a five-year-old girl*

Muse:  Just for today, sis.  I’m gonna open all my presents!!!!

Twin Muse:  I’m gonna open mine FIRST!

Muse:  No you won’t!  I’m opening mine first!

*both Muse and Twin Muse teleport in a beam of light and run into the living room*