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October 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm #302000
CG did not have orchestra before school today — yesterday’s holiday meant today was jazz band instead. However, that did mean she got to do chorus practice today.
Kev left for DC, got there by noon, and is being treated very nicely with a two-room suite and dinner out at a fancy restaurant that’s like $100 a head.
Dental cleaning was a little odd. No hygienist. Instead, the dentist cleaned my teeth with what felt like a miniature Dremel. Got bitewings, too. Have a small cavity that needs a filling, so going back next Monday for that.
Then … well, I forgot that the school district is doing American Education Week this week, and today was parents’ day to visit 6th graders. So I went to CG’s science and math classes, came home while she had lunch, then went back in the afternoon for music, social studies, and gym. After that, sat in my car for half an hour and read while she did activity period (parents were not allowed to attend homeroom, lunch, or activity period), and then brought her home.
Poked at a SFWA thing, then took her back to school at 5:30 for the bus to tonight’s parade. Now just waiting for news that they’re back — but parade started at 7, with an estimated end time of 9, so not yet.
Going to go work on my Inktober drawing while I wait.October 14, 2019 at 9:17 pm #301997
CG was home.
Me, I ran errands. First, took Mom to Walmart for one of her prescriptions, stopped at Home Depot for some straw and bulbs, went to the dry cleaners to pick up Kev’s jackets, swung by the corner store to check out plants, then dropped Mom off at home.
After that, I went to the pet food store, then got groceries.
Ordered a new planner online, since my current one is full for weekly spans.
Encouraged CG to send e-mail to her band and chorus teachers, since she’s supposed to do something for both at a football game on Thursday, and I figure it helps if she knows ahead of time how to spkit her time and attention.
Hamburgers for dinner.
Did my Inktober drawing.
Wrote one SFWA post after taking off pretty much the entire three-day weekend from it.
Should sleep now. Gotta be awake to drive to the dentist tomorrow.October 13, 2019 at 8:59 pm #301993
Kevin picked CG up from Girl Scout camp.
I “hemmed” CG’s band pants (they have snaps on the inside to make the length adjustable) and gathered all her uniform pieces.
Kevin dropped CG at school to take the band bus to the parade. Then Kev and I did the weekly chat with T-Bug before we headed out to watch the parade.
Dinner was chicken Caesar salad.
Did my Inktober drawing, but I’m a few days behind on posting.October 11, 2019 at 2:57 pm #301977
Stayed up after CG and Kev left.
Baked blueberry scones and pumpkin scones.
Cleaned up the kitchen.
Boxed up some items for T-Bug (including some scones) and sent them off at the post office.
Spent entirely too much time and energy on a SFWA-related matter where I would have been better off keeping my mouth shut. Was really tempted to just log off the computer much earlier and go downstairs to play Diablo III. Running around killing things mindlessly would’ve been cathartic, but I didn’t, and now I won’t get the chance. Ah, well.
Going to go make dinner now (roasted chicken breasts, steamed broccoli, maybe some leftover mashed potatoes if we have them) and then do my Inktober sketch.October 11, 2019 at 3:16 am #301973
Yay for doing the job application and video interview, volunteer shift, appointments done, and new glasses for you and Tess! And hooray for writing going well!October 10, 2019 at 7:52 pm #301969
Hugs! That sounds like a lot to deal with!October 10, 2019 at 4:12 pm #301966
Got the trash out.
Went to the library because I had a book that I couldn’t renew.
Poked at the SFWA boards.
Gossiped about the Fireside novella cancellations.
Discovered a new site to spend time on with lots of good articles about writing: https://mythcreants.com/
Still need to do today’s Inktober drawing — after dinner, which is alphabet soup tonight.October 9, 2019 at 8:06 pm #301964
Got up to see Kevin off, then went back to bed until ~9:30.
Caught up on some SFWA stuff today, did the exec call, and poked at the discussion boards. Still have a couple e-mails to deal with.
Although CG was home, she spent most of the day sleeping. Think she just needed to catch up, but we were supposed to work on her room.
Oh, and there was a Girl Scout meeting, so took her to that.
Did my Inktober drawing.October 8, 2019 at 7:12 pm #301958
Thought I was awake, but my eyes kept closing, and the second time I dropped my phone, I gave up fighting and went back to sleep until 10:30-ish.
Wrote about 250 words on Maenad March.
Read more on the NaNo forums (which are much faster now).
Poked at email and forums.
Still need to do today’s Inktober drawing.October 7, 2019 at 7:22 pm #301954
Slept in until after 11.
Did pretty much nothing worthwhile the rest of the day besides keeping up with
Ordered pizza for dinner.
Kev went off to work as usual.
CG realized she hadn’t gotten her science homework done, so she worked on that and missed her bus, so I had to drive her.
Got recycling out.
Cleaned up the kitchen, including the filter screens for the vent fan.
Ran errands: dropped Kev’s jackets and one shirt at the dry cleaners, transferred money at the credit union, bought groceries.
Did a chunk of work on CG’s room. Still more to do, but she can see what I’m doing, and she’s slightly less stressed about what I might throw out. Slightly.
Poked a little at NaNo forums when they came back up.
Dinner was spatchcocked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, and steamed broccoli.
And did my Inktober drawing.October 4, 2019 at 6:40 pm #301942
Stayed up this morning and even took a shower!
Ran some errands: bought new gloves for T-Bug, dropped off a check for CG at her school, went to the post office to mail winter stuff for T-Bug (heavy coat, winter jacket, the gloves), and got gas for the car.
Did some more poking at the NaNo forums and earned a few more badges.
Picked CG up from school, then took her to a chorus performance at the Y.
Did the next Inktober picture.
Still tired and a touch congested, but not a bad day.October 4, 2019 at 3:38 pm #301940
Mac (High Sierra), Safari, I see the same thing Margaret does — if the focus is not in the reply box, the type looks darker:
October 3, 2019 at 5:58 pm #301929
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Wow, that cold really has slowed me down this week. Blech.
Got trash out.
Went back to bed for a couple hours.
Worked on finishing laundry.
Spent time learning all the ins and outs of the new NaNo forums (did the tutorial and the advanced tutorial).
Poked at SFWA discussion boards.
Cooked a pot of beans. Did tacos for dinner.
Did I mention I’m feeling very unproductive this week?October 3, 2019 at 10:39 am #301928
Hugs on the itchy wool blanket, late pick-up for your appointment, and Excel crashing multiple times!
Yay for remembering everything for breakfast, transit bus jostling your shoulder back into place, being told you’re doing everything you should, continuing to read, remembering what you watched, and catching up on your stats!
Good luck with getting the review up today!October 3, 2019 at 9:56 am #301927