It's June? HOW IS IT JUNE? Ok, progress update on the Banshee novel. I'm at about 50k words, but more importantly I have the remaining chapters plotted and synopsis-ized out. That sounds like I didn't do much, but it means I figured out exactly what happens for the rest of the story, how it ends,… Continue reading Wait, WHAT Day Is It?
Shhh…don’t say spring, you’ll scare it away.
I love winter. I do. I generally don’t fuss overmuch during the snowstorms we inevitably endure in March, or the below zero temps in February. Winter when you live next to a golf course is blessedly uneventful and almost silent, but for the owls hooting from the abandoned woods between tees. However, we’re a week… Continue reading Shhh…don’t say spring, you’ll scare it away.
I Shouldn’t Watch PBS When I’m Sick
I’m pathetically ill with a bad cold this week (currently my chest and belly muscles HURT from all the coughing). No it’s not covid. Just a cold, and I’m a giant sad sack of runny nose and cough. Idleness and TV and maybe cold meds have me going weird places with curiosity. I need some… Continue reading I Shouldn’t Watch PBS When I’m Sick
The Strangeness of Grief
A couple days ago SK and I attended the funeral of an acquaintance of mine. We were not close, but our paths crossed in more than one circle and many of my close friends are close to her husband, if not close to her. I've known her for...goodness, nearly 25 years now, and we only… Continue reading The Strangeness of Grief
Well, if I'm being completely fair, 16.5 since it's just about lunchtime. Also, weekends and holidays don't count, so 16.5 business days if we're being sticklers for accuracy. Today I told my team so it's official: March 10th will be my last day as the ScrumMaster (ScrumMistress? ScrumMa'am? ScrumPerson?) for the process automation team at… Continue reading Countdown: 16
Not What It Looks Like
Every other month I get a suspiciously obfuscated slim package in the mail. Every time, I wonder what sort of magazines the post office thinks I'm ordering. I thought only certain inappropriate magazines get sent in ominous black privacy plastic. So it's INTERNATIONAL porn. How fancy. (What the PO workers think, probably.) I don't know… Continue reading Not What It Looks Like
Greetings from FFS Minerva
Someone is very cabin-feverish in this house. Maybe more than one someone, but Minerva is the only one with crazy eyes. So far. This post is just a relatively boring midwinter hunkering update. SK and I were in Florida at Disney World two weeks ago for our honeymoon, and it was hilariously different from the… Continue reading Greetings from FFS Minerva
Seasons Greetings from The In-Between
Sauna steam: outside air is below zero Fahrenheit and inside is about 140. 100% the best present SK and I got ourselves this year (besides wedding rings, of course). Not to be confused with The Upside Down: there are no Gormegons here, but there is a horde of D&D players in this household, so it… Continue reading Seasons Greetings from The In-Between
Missed Deadlines, Holidays, and a Cookie Thief
I had a plan, a well laid out plan that had reasonable daily and weekly goals, to finish the cancer book by today. I have not finished the cancer book by today. I'm frustrated as hell about how the last few chapters are going, and frustrated with myself for not finishing (yet) again. Writing is… Continue reading Missed Deadlines, Holidays, and a Cookie Thief
Update From the Thick of It
First, why the hell is WordPress asking me if I'm a night person or morning person instead of the usual "type here to start a new block" instruction? That's fucking weird, WordPress. No. Second, I know I haven't done a real post in a while, but instead of excuses I have real reasons. SK and… Continue reading Update From the Thick of It