WIP Meme

Nov. 8th, 2014 09:48 am
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Nope. No NaNo writing progress yesterday, despite the best of intentions. I'm hoping today... Let's face it, I probably won't "win" this year either - but I'll keep chipping away at it. I really wanted to get a good start on the first part of this novel, and NaNo is a good reason to do so.

Errands to do this morning, but I'm hoping to spend the bulk of my time this afternoon writing. The way this is going, I'd need to score at least 3500 words each time I sit down, as Wenesday, Thursday and Saturday seem to be the only days I can really get the peace & quiet I need to concentrate. I'll try, but I've decided I'm not gonna stress over it. If I make it, I make it; if I don't, I don't.

And, just for the record, I hate the LJ interface nowadays. Things that I used to be able to nest simply don't nest anymore, such as the fact that I wanted to put a lj username in the cut textbox. But will LJ allow that anymore? *N*O*.

*sigh*

Anyhoo, I snitched this latest meme from elfscribe5 this morning - results under the cut )

You'd think I start things and never finish them. In the above cases, you're right.

Hopefully more later. Have a good day, folks.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
and she managed to give me over 1000 words on my original sci-fi/fantasy novel. This is great news, as poor Idago has languished untouched for almost four months now. What's even better, she's starting to visit me during those not-quite-asleep hours either late at night or just before getting up, giving me more clues as to where to take things as Peter and his crew of cast-aways begin to try to make lives for themselves on this crazy moon world where things are definitely not what they seem.

And now off to spend some online time in LOTRO for a bit this morning with a high-level European friend. This afternoon, with any luck, Idago will grow a bit more.

Yay for visiting Muses!!

:D
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Yeah, I know I haven't posted at all this year. Bad Aeärwen! I'll make that up to you now by yakking, complaining and ranting about my New Year so far.

All kinds of news, musings and fussings under the cut, for those interested. )

So there you have it. My 2014 so far. Never a dull moment around here, I swear!

Have a good week, folks.
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I'm sitting here, looking out my wide-open back door at an absolutely gorgeous morning. More nattering about nothing major under the cut. )

So, all in all, I'm in a pretty good place in life. I'm looking forward to seeing Squeek in a little less than a week, and getting to know the Eugene, OR area better. Gonna be taking lots of pictures, so may spam you all when I get back... (not sure if that's a threat or a promise; guess you'll have to stay tuned...) :-D
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Well, the Week From Hell™ is officially over. Even better: I survived.

Mostly. )

Tonight, however, I intend to try to get a full and decent night's sleep with no performance jitters hanging over my head like a sword. There's a Christmas program (mostly carols, nothing really fancy) to help put together, and I'll be helping our play producer come up with music for a completely new production to be performed in May of next year. Plenty of time to relax for a bit.

Finally.
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I dunno why he pulls this at this time of year...

Ranting about Men, Sick Men, and their ideosycracies under the cut )

And it's still raining - that makes two solid days of it so far. I'm tired of it - even though it means that we will definitely have green hills for Yule/New Years. Heck, we had greenish hills for Thanksgiving, and that hasn't happened around here since the first few winters I lived here 46 yrs ago.

*sigh*

The Universe can smile on me again anytime now.

Please?
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Where did the year go?

semi-maudlin ramblings under the cut )

Eh. I guess this is what happens when I don't post in here for a couple of weeks, huh?

Sorry about that, folks.

Corking

Aug. 29th, 2010 09:52 am
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My mom, rest her soul, thought up the concept of "corking". Her explanation for it: "a wine cork serves a useful purpose just by doing nothing but sitting there." That's what I've been doing a lot lately - and I'm trying to become a little more actively useful.

I've rediscovered my love of beading, thanks to a gift necklace given to my daughter for which she wanted matching earrings and a set of old (as in heirloom) earrings for which she wanted a necklace made to match. So... I now have two bracelets and a string of what I call "happy beads" (very shiny & sparkly, and all different colors) to my own name.

I also have some ideas for some bas relief pieces that I'd like to do, and Hubby presented me with two pieces of scrap wood on which to practice. My dad had an old Dremel that I'll use along with a chisel, as soon as I have the design penciled onto the wood.

Add to that the need - and finally the ambition - to start arranging music for the Theosophical Temple in Halcyon that was requested of me a while back. The Guardian handed me this sheaf of hand-wrought music & invited me to modify it for the little choir. After a telephone call this week to make certain how much latitude I had in messing with it (after all, if it was someone's sacred cow, I'd better preserve as much of it as possible, yes?) only to be told "nobody's heard this stuff for ages - call it 'creative license'," I'm about 3/4s done with the new arrangement of the first piece. With luck, the choir will start rehearsing it later this afternoon.

And finally, I'm slowly getting back into the habit of doing light housekeeping, a little every day. I'm certain our horrible dust problem will ease when we have new carpeting, so I'm also chipping away at going through books & stuff that has accumulated over the last 20-some-odd years and throwing everything away that really has no intrinsic or sentimental value whatsoever. I'm no longer keeping stuff just because Mom gave it to me, you see. And so my house is starting to reflect my changing attitude.

Corking is OK, when it's all one has the energy for.

I'm glad I'm finally moving on to something else.
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...and #1 son, JJ, has discovered that Mom (that's me) is only going to let him spend $100 on fireworks. Personally, I'd just as soon he didn't waste the money; but it's his money to waste, and he does love to set the stuff off at the end of the driveway each year. He may be missing his brother when he does it this year, however.

I'm also coming up from another attack of whatever the hell it is that kicks my digestion into spaz mode. Usually it only takes a day to get over, but this one is a little worse than that: it's been three days now, and I'm only barely back to eating "normal" food. I may have to be very careful when I eat peppers. I know I'm allergic to cayenne (that makes me deathly ill) and jalapeños make my mouth burn and my lips swell; but I'm starting to think I may have to take it very easy when it comes to simple green bells. That SO sucks!!

The plumber made another appearance here this week, and except for replacing any leftover cast iron plumbing under the house, I think we've just about fixed all the plumbing issues around here. Leaky faucets, toilets, replumbing under the kitchen sink (getting rid of a garbage disposal that hasn't worked in years and is no longer wanted, as we now compost) and removing a non-standard gas line out to the old greenhouse (which we've decided to demolish when we get our next dumpster.) The next big-money item to be tackled will be re-carpeting the living and dining rooms. Our current, 40+ year old carpet is literally falling apart and too fragile to vaccuum anymore. That will come sometime in the next couple of months, methinks. I'm getting tired of living in a place that looks ratty because of the floors.

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