ugh. I just lost a

ugh. I just lost a lovely long post – the exercise that I was working on for Thursday – which was also a scene for my novel. serves me right, I guess.

writing from home again. we

writing from home again. we were entirely without internet at home for a while there – I don’t think I fully realized how lame that was. as much as I love the ultra-fast work connection, it’s nice to sit in my own kitchen and surf, read email, update my web site, etc.

I added some more photos to my album. there’s still no organization to that piece of my site, but at least I’m working on having some stuff there!

this format drives one to write the most utterly banal things: “tonight we had BLT’s for dinner. I toasted my bread, and added monterey jack cheese. the lettuce was not very good, and now my house smells like bacon.” but there it is. it’s sort of a fascinating experience just to be able to write this silliness and then see it on the web – and I will say that I’m fascinated by other weblogs that I’ve read. I dream of someone I don’t know reading these trivial ramblings.

ugh. the weather looks generally

ugh. the weather looks generally nasty – and I am wrangling javascript. I’ve never quite understood it all the way – so I always get bogged down when I try to figure things out myself. maybe I will go looking for some free script…..

random moment of blogging. still

random moment of blogging. still raining. feeling a little buzzed from sharpie ink (on a box in my office) and jelly beans. I need to pee, but don’t want to put on my boots to go down the hall. (this is a reason to miss UWPC – no one would blink an eye if I walked to the bathroom in my stocking feet.)

the most useless feature of my office are the cupboards – why did they do that?! I’d rather have a bookshelf, and put the extra desk under the window. bleh.

mom sent chocolate for Easter

mom sent chocolate for Easter – thanks, mom! (I think mom needs her own web page – or maybe not.) the rain is really coming down, which is a good thing. I lived through drought once, I’d like to not do it again.

rearranged the office a little

rearranged the office a little again. I think I liked it better the other way. mostly, I need to find a spot where I can do my stretches.

which reminded me to make an appointment with my doctor – I actually managed to get it right after my next physical therapy appointment. (the one problem with all this good care – the office visit fees are going to cost me an arm & a leg! and I really need that leg, too.)

the morning is a riot

the morning is a riot of little birdies between my house and the college. and all the trees and hedges are budding out, too. the grass is getting shaggy. actually, I need to fix my mower so I can take the grass in my own yard down a bit. so despite today’s grey skies, spring feels close on.

I always feel such relief at this time of year. not that I don’t love the brisk chills and downpours of winter (not to mention the occassional snow), but spring is always so wonderful – the light, the warmth (well, sort of), and more than anything else, the progression of green and flowers.

last night I actually did some work on Aila – pieced in the extra scenes, started on integrating them into the main narrative. also did some minor revisions, based on the notes I’d already made. maybe tonight I’ll have a chance to write some more of the missing scenes.