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To cap off the week

The cabinets are in. They look mighty spiffy. Now we need the countertops and floor - but oh, it's looking so good! Of course, there still aren't doorknobs, so Sam can just push open the back door and walk in - we blocked it with a box of cookbooks, which has made him VERY unhappy. "What? I can't just walk in and out as I please? What horrible punishment IS this?"

I spent the day moving things around a little to make it easier to get by for the next few weeks - moved the microwave, got to the coat closet (as it's suddenly getting a little cold in the mornings, and I wanted my jackets), did some cleaning, etc. Some accomplishments there. Went out to get a present for our nephew, who will be turning five this week - I chose the My Father's Dragon series, since I think he should be old enough for it and he LOVES dragons as well as books (he wanted to read since he's been big enough to toddle around with a book in hand). Both Barb and I adored those books as kids, so we hope he will like 'em, too. It'll be a few years before I'll send him Narnia and Harry Potter, unless his folks or doting grandparents get those ones for him first.

I had to stop and get a mailing box, since my empty boxes are buried in the back of this room, and has anyone else discovered Ferrero Rocher DARK ("Ferrero Rondnoir")? I had to TRY... now I have to stay away from them at all costs, since I think I could eat one of those big boxes all without stopping. But on the whole I've been good - since getting back to my workout, I've dropped all the weight I gained caused by 3 months of overtime, a Vegas vacation, and surgery. Now I'm back where I was before and ready to get that snail going on the downward slide again.

Allergies have been doing me in, though; I took antihistamine last night and as a result slept until nearly ten this morning; managed to finally crawl out of bed and did get some stuff done (as already chronicled). Also wiped out a week's worth of the NY Times, cleaned out my email, and wrote of some character information for the lady of Sean Patrick's life through the 60's and 70's.

Why is it my female characters are so difficult to define when my male characters come to life so easily?

I was watching the exact, perfect sweater jacket I'd been looking for on eBay, and then forgot to sit on the end of the auction. I lost it. I'm so dumb. I did find a pretty decent pattern to knit my own - but I don't know if my knitting is sufficiently advanced to accomplish the pattern. I'd have to read the instructions, but it's one I have to order. On the other hand, it's not really expensive to just get the PATTERN. *ponder*

I need a ring box that will keep my silver rings from tarnishing. (Great gift idea!)

Foot is nearly healed, but I still can't wear most shoes. I tried to put on my wide leather sandals this morning but I couldn't slide it on; probably could with nylons on, though. Mostly, it's healed, though. I can walk well. So there's that.

And I still haven't heard back from the most recent submission on my book, which I submitted over a month ago. *sad face* That was one of the reasons I NEEDED to check that old email box from my desktop computer - to see if there was a response sitting there (there wasn't). Ah, well.

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fenchurche
Oct. 22nd, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
The cabinets are in. They look mighty spiffy.

Pictures! We want pictures!!

I chose the My Father's Dragon series

Huh. I wonder how those slipped past me... I've always LOVED dragons and I don't recall ever running across that series.

Now I'm back where I was before and ready to get that snail going on the downward slide again.

I haven't weighed myself lately, and I'm somewhat scared to do so... I only recently started going out walking again (it's been a little over a week since my left arm started moving normally and without pain while I walk) and for the first week or so after the surgery I indulged a bit in food I wouldn't normally eat that often (Ben & Jerry are the disciples of the devil for creating Creme Brulee ice cream. And Oatmeal Cookie Dough ice cream. And Cinnamon Buns ice cream), with the justification that I deserved a tiny bit of food-related happiness because of the pain. Thankfully, after that first week, it hasn't been as much of an issue... but, still, no exercise generally means weight gain for me.

Foot is nearly healed, but I still can't wear most shoes.

Yay to being nearly healed! Recovery time sucks, though. It takes much longer than it seems like it should.
sillymagpie
Oct. 22nd, 2007 07:17 am (UTC)
I wish you hadn't mentioned creme brulee ice cream. (Munches on a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich.) Haagen-Daaz is also the devil. Darn my fondness for ice-creamy goodness!
wildrider
Oct. 27th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
Oh, if you haven't read My Father's Dragon (and its sequels), then you MUST, you MUST! They're a quick read, since they're just about 1st-grade level (or thereabouts), and just as charming and wonderful today as they were when I discovered them in childhood. They're written by Ruth Stiles Gannett and are, thankfully, still in print.

Creme Brulee ice cream? Thank goodness I've been avoiding the ice cream isles...

I tried a few shoes with stockings tonight and was able to wear my Mary Janes, which is good, it means I can wear my full flapper costume at the Halloween party tomorrow (at least for a while!).
sillymagpie
Oct. 22nd, 2007 07:16 am (UTC)
Why is it my female characters are so difficult to define when my male characters come to life so easily?

That is strange. I have no idea.

Yay for cabinets!

I am also losing weight consistently. Yay!
wildrider
Oct. 27th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
I've always wondered why it's so much easier for me to come up with believable male characters than female... note almost all of my gaming characters, as well as my fiction!

ljs
Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
Hurrah hurrah for new cabinets and for the weight loss too!
wildrider
Oct. 27th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
I'm getting all eager now!!!
cornerofmadness
Oct. 22nd, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
yay to the cabinets

Why is it my female characters are so difficult to define when my male characters come to life so easily?

I KNOW! It's the same here. You'd think it would be the opposite what with us being female and all
wildrider
Oct. 27th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
I've always wondered why... Cody was the first female I ever created who REALLY took off on her own.

cornerofmadness
Oct. 27th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
the one in the vampire novel I've been trying for years to sell took off but the rest have been a battle
wisemack
Oct. 22nd, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
I'm with Fen - we need pictures of the spiffy cabinets. ;)

Walking well is good, dark chocolate anything is even better, but allergies suck big rocks through a teeny little hose. *is sympathetic*

And I thought of you when I saw the new EW with Carrie Underwood on the cover. Seems she's all mad that people don't think she's "country" enough. To which I say: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
wildrider
Oct. 27th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
Go agitate at rahirah - my little computer can't handle the camera software (or the pictures). She's got the disc space! We have been taking pictures, though, so as soon as she's ready to set up the "before, during, and after" shots, we'll do that!

I don't know what's in the air lately. I keep feeling like I'm getting a cold, but it never becomes one...

Carrie Underwood, ha. Seek out the lyrics to Robbie Fulks' Countrier Than Thou, it always gives me a kick (he sticks tongue firmly in cheek and makes fun of us "that's not country!" sorts)...

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