So it was a good birthday. There was hibatchi. I’m still stuffed to the gills. I got FLOWERS from my sweet hubby. Some sassy daisies in a smiley face vase. Had my ebook habit supported with Barnes and Noble gift cards, my food blogging and recipe endeavors furthered by a copy of The Living Cookbook (the world’s coolest recipe management software–thanks Pot!), a new iphone case that will transport me to the old west because it looks and smells like saddle leather–mmm, and got the sunrise alarm clock I’ve been wanting. I tried the latter out this morning. Hubby was like, “Did it work?” He’s been skeptical because I sleep in a mask. I, of course, didn’t answer because whether it works or not, I’m not a morning person and ergo I wasn’t coherent enough to answer. I actually feel awake now, which is often not the case, so maybe it helped?
I started reading Geist by Phillipa Ballentine this morning. It’s the first paper book I’ve dived into this year. Was print this small before? Because I don’t remember it being this small. Yet every other print book I’ve picked up this year has been tiny print. I’ve become so accustomed to being able to adjust the font size on my Nook that I think I’ve gotten spoiled. Not like I don’t see well, but being able to magnify it certainly helps save the eyes.
In random news, you can now subscribe to this blog via Livejournal (see the link over there to the right?). Thanks to Dana for setting that up.
On the ROW80 front I have nada to report. I figured out where I was going wrong in the scene I’m on, but I haven’t actually DONE anything to fix it yet. Yesterday was all birthday, Monday was hyper/distraction, and Sunday…where was I Sunday? Oh right, I was out of town. I won’t have anything to report THIS Sunday either because we leave in the morning for Texas to help dismantle my grandmother’s house, and I’ll be busy and away from internet, other than what I can do from my phone. C’est la vie. Once we get back, all the drama should mostly be over and we should be back to a routine. That will help. Meanwhile, today will be overloaded with trip prep around work–laundry, food prep, etc. May you all have better writing this week than I.