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Christmas tree is improbably still up.
Weather is delightfully cold and it has been snowing all afternoon. :)
Shoulder still hurts, but slightly less. Slow healing is better than no healing.
And now to work on sewing some flannel pajama pants. The actual sewing is easy. The drafting a pattern is maybe not so much as it is a skill I am still mastering. But it's good practice! That's what I keep telling myself...
Eight days and the Christmas tree still stands. I'm starting to think that the cats actually approve of this one.
And we have discovered our new favorite holiday dessert. Hot chocolate floats. Take a normal mug of hot chocolate (preferably made with milk of some variety) and add a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream. It is sinfully delicious.
Finally broke down and ordered a bread box. The Tupperware bin I'd been using kept all the moisture in so the bread kept getting moldy, and the smell bothered me so much that I didn't bake bread at all last week. Kidlet was sad getting GF bagel sandwiches all week, but that's the only kind of bread I can buy instead of make myself, so he had to put up with it. This was one of those times when I really missed being able to just buy bread. But gluten free bread at the store is mostly made from sadness and disappointment. They're the first two ingredients right before rice flour and corn starch. :P
captain yesterday wrote:
Tiny T-Rex (opening the broiler on the stove for the first time): excited gasp, complete with jaw drop. You mean it's NOT for clothes!!
lol. I had a similar reaction the first time we had a stove with a broiler drawer (as opposed to just broiling in the main oven)...only in my case I was trying to figure out where the heck I was going to store all my baking pans since that's what that drawer is usually for. :)
It has been five days without the cats knocking over the Christmas tree. They have, however, started stripping the ribbon off of it, so I think they're working their way up to it now.
The kidlet still had a migraine today and I was not totally over mine either, so it was a quiet day spent napping and in his case doing homework. I finished some Christmas crafts and wrote my two pages. That's my post NaNo resolution. Obviously I can't keep up with the 2000 word per day pace year round. I am not a fast writer normally. So I'm writing two pages a day, which is about 600 words since I have small handwriting. It's a lot easier to finish things when you work on them in more months than just November. ;)
Thinking about going to a mall tomorrow to admire the Christmas decorations. I've already done all my Christmas shopping. except for the people who I get gift cards for and I think I might send Amazon cards to some of those. Then I don't even have to mail them. I am so lazy about stuff for extended family. But then, I'm the black sheep, so I can get away with it. :P
It has been four days without the cats knocking over the Christmas tree! We're not quite sure what to do with ourselves now.
Today it had something to do with my having a terrible day-long migraine and one of the kitties decided she was going to nurse me back to health by laying on my lap and refusing to let me get up. As soon as the migraine let up a little she got up like, okay, human, you're better now. It was very sweet.
It has been three days without the cats knocking down the Christmas tree! Another new record! :)
Starting to entertain the faintest glimmer of hope that this tree might last more than one year. It is more substantial than the trees I usually buy. But there's still a lot of December left for the kitties to dash that hope along with the tree, so I am not yet entertaining actual optimism.
YES. ALL...WELL, PROBABLY. IT'S HARD TO TELL WHAT DESTRUCTION IS THINKING. HE IS, HOW DO YOU SAY IT...AN ODD GOOSE? NO, THAT DOESN'T SOUND RIGHT. I AM SURE IT IS SOME SORT OF AQUATIC BIRD...AN ODD SWAN? CRANE? SEAGULL? WELL, SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES. EVERYONE ELSE IS DEFINITELY ON BOARD EXCEPT FOR THE BRIEF PERIODS OF TIME WHEN THEY GET A LITTLE ....OFF. TOO MUCH TIME IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO FEAR CAN DO THAT TO ANYONE. AND I'M SURE THAT LUMOS AND ESPERANZA WILL BE VERY SORRY LATER. WELL, LUMOS WILL BE VERY SORRY LATER. THERE'S NO HELP FOR ESPERANZA. SHE IS THE SORT OF PERSON YOU NEVER INVITE TO PARTIES.
We have made it exactly two (!) days without the cats knocking down the Christmas tree! Woo! New record!
Not very futuristic I must admit. Eh, you've gotta have primitive folks around to impress with your sweet futuristic selves. What's the point if there's no one to be awed? ;P
Oh, and it has been exactly one day without the cats tipping over the Christmas tree. If we can get to two, it'll be a new record! But it may just be because it's only been up for one day and they're working their way up to it. Although I did put all their favorite ornaments on the bottom branches to distract them with cheap baubles I don't mind if they destroy. Their favorite are colorful plastic balls I bought at the dollar store fifteen years ago...I'm starting to think those ornaments are actually indestructible. Pretty good for a dollar. :)
Sorry things aren't working out so great for you right now. :(Here's hoping that things get better for you soon.
I can't remember the last time I posted. Most of November is kind of a blur. So...November Summary!
NaNoWriMo! Yay! ....got the flu the first week. Ugh. But kept writing! Got a little better for a few days....got a nasty sinus infection that hung around for two weeks. Ugh.:( Still kept writing! Had to stop posting to my PBP because I was kinda a wee bit delirious...for a week or so. :( Still kept writing! (Revisions are going to be interesting....) Then Thanksgiving. Two full days of cooking for a from scratch feast because when you have food allergies pre-prepared food is something that happens to other people. Wednesday I hurt my arm. Late Wednesday evening I was trying to write with my sore arm which I had kinda dislocated my elbow earlier and had to stop writing after a thousand words because I was in crying pain. Took Thanksgiving off of writing. Managed to muddle through the cooking without being able to use my left arm. But all of the food turned out! That never happens! Still couldn't move my arm on Friday so I took another day and binge watched Gilmore Girls (Yay!) while making crochet snowflakes because crochet only uses one hand. Still couldn't move my arm on Saturday so we went to the movies. Sunday I was starting to think that I might need medical attention, but when my husband went to give me a back massage to see if it would help, he discovered that my elbow wasn't the only thing I'd dislocated. Which totally explained the pain. You should have seen how queasy he looked when I made him hold my arm so I could pop it back into place. After that I was still in pain but had mobility in my arm again so I knocked out the last five thousand words of my NaNo novel (WOO!). And then I put up all the Christmas decorations yesterday and did the grocery shopping today. Neither of these things were very good for my shoulder and I am having trouble keeping it in place. May need to consider using a sling for a couple of days. (I have loose ligaments. My joints dislocate so often it's not even a thing anymore. But I can get some nasty muscle injuries if they aren't popped back into place promptly. Three days out of socket was especially bad.)
And as a special bonus: Movie reviews!
Moana: A+! Loved it! It was fun and funny and the soundtrack rocks. We've been listening to it on repeat since we saw the movie. My thirteen year old son who hates Disney movies really liked it and wants to go back to see it in the theater again.
And now to catch up on my poor neglected PBP...
Freehold DM wrote:
According to google it stands for god only knows. Which does work in context, so is probably correct. :)
Anyhow, I hope you're feeling better soon, TS, and that whatever it is isn't too serious.
Woo! Four thousand words completed today! And now I'm caught up to where I wanted to be at this point in the month. Plus I passed the halfway mark, which is always a good feeling. The middle might not actually last forever even though it feels like it will.
Also good advice. I don't spend nearly enough time describing the scenery. It's a real weakness in my writing and this is an excellent opportunity to work on that. :)
Meanwhile, I got my thousand words for tonight and it's time to go fall into bed. I'll need my rest since I'm trying to double my normal daily word count tomorrow to catch up to where I wanted to be at this point in the month.
gran rey de los mono wrote:
This is...surprisingly good advice. And my main characters just got separated, giving me an excellent opportunity to carry out this plan. Excellent! :P
Shopping is only super fun when you are shopping for yourself. I worry too much when shopping for others to allow it to be fun.
Oh, so much this. The only person besides myself that I can shop for and have it be fun is the kidlet. Because I know what he likes so there's no guess work. Everyone else....well, they pretty much end up getting gift cards for all occasions.
Well, I made it out of bed. And I put on pants. Granted they're yoga pants, but I didn't sleep in them, so it still counts! And then I went to the yarn store and bought some gorgeous wool. Only a little for small projects. Good wool is too expensive for big projects. I always use acrylic for things like sweaters. And socks. Cause nobody wants difficult to care for socks. You just want to throw them in the dryer, not have to hunt through the wet laundry for them so they can be hung up to dry. And now I am enjoying my two dollar latte at espresso royale (yay, Wednesday!) and attempting to write my 2k words for the day. So, you know, adulting, for certain extremely low values of adulting. And I'm making lasagna for dinner tonight, so that's also a good thing.
More rambly stuff:
I have chronic depression and anxiety, which I manage with medication, for the most part. But we're currently working on getting the right dosage, and it's that time of the month which tends to make my symptoms worse. Add in staying up way too late last night watching the news, because stress and lack of sleep really help so much. </sarcasm> So I'm a mess, and it's basically time for a mental health day in which I try to do things that remind me that life isn't completely and totally awful and also help keep me centered and calm. Like knitting. That's how I meditate. Well, that or walking. I don't sit still well...ADHD in action.
And I finally finished doing all the setup on my new computer. It's as awesome as I was hoping it would be now that I'm getting used to it. It's a bit weird to be using a laptop again after using only an iPad for so long. But it can definitely do a lot more. And it'll be able to do even more once I get all the software I'm looking at, but no new word processors until NaNo is done. :P
I voted this morning. Late enough that most people were at work, but early enough to be before lunch, so the lines were really short.
And then I came home and ate Nutella straight from the jar. Oddly enough these two things are unrelated, although chocolate certainly also helps with dealing with the stress caused by all the nastiness surrounding the elections. :)
Yeah, he's dressed as the eleventh doctor from doctor who. :)
5 foot seven last we checked. He's probably grown since then. That seems to keep happening. Probably a side effect of the vast amounts of food he consumes. :PI used to think people were exaggerating how much a teenage boy can eat...and now I know better. :)
And then this afternoon we carved pumpkins. Badly, and over a very long period of time. Pumpkin carving is not our talent. Heck, half the time was spent getting the kidlet to stop complaining about how slimy the pumpkin guts were. :P
"I can't," Ginni said, smile faltering. "I haven't been released from the infirmary yet. I'm only being allowed to wander around because my doctor is kinda encased in a cocoon right now," she added with a grimace.
Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
Sex Ed usually falls under Gym, which means it's Nanami Tanaka... Oh gee...
Lol. Actually she's probably a good person for that. Very sex positive, culturally speaking, and willing to force others to be tolerant if necessary. :PBut she's also one of the youngest teachers and fairly pretty as well, not to mention naturally flirtatious. Which makes her a terrible choice to teach sex ed. Then again, Ryo has demonstrated on many occasions that he is good at making terrible choices. ;)
Raven Moon wrote:
To make the shield just cut a piece of cardboard in the right shape. Spray paint it blue. Put gray duct tape on the outside, to get the silver edges. Tape a couple of recycled straps on the inside to hold it on the arm. It may take a few hours at most.
A couple refinements since spray paint (or any paint) can be problematic around tiny humans: Buy a couple of sheets of blue duck tape and place on both sides of cardboard shield before adding edging out of silver duct tape. Extra bonus, this reinforces the cardboard and will make it fairly water resistant. The straps can be made from folded over duct tape as well. Alternately you can probably find a toy shield at the dollar store. You can use the duck tape trick to cover over it's existing design. Or not. Some kids don't really care about the details that much. :)
It does get better eventually. The thing that made me feel better when I was first learning side kicks was when one of the masters admitted that he still doesn't like side kicks. It was like, okay, yeah you have to learn them, but you are not required to like them. :P
Image Cleric (Divine Gunslinger) 16/ Vigilante (Blitz) 16
"That is sooo not what happened," Andromeda sputtered. "Jasper threw Vashti at you. I just shot you. A couple of times. But you were trying to do something universe endingly stupid at the time, so, there's that.....You know that actually sounds worse. I probably should have just let your joke stand and not corrected it....Ummm.....nice to meet you, Tybalt. Sorry that I'm made of awkward. I swear I'm not a psychopath," she said with what she hoped was a convincing smile.
Over the radio: "Fido to Boss. Something is wrong at base. It's blocking radio signals in the area. Grunt and Spitfire already went in to investigate. I've parked the shuttle near town. The interference doesn't stretch this far. Phoenix and I planning to go in on foot, in a manner of speaking. The field doesn't stop telepathic communication though, so you should still be able to keep in contact with us that way."
I finished my sweater-coat last night. It started out as a cardigan, and as I worked I kept making adjustments to the pattern to make it smaller. I still ended up with an extremely roomy sweater-coat at the end. Apparently the pattern was made for giants. :P