December 23rd, 2007

Halloween Cat

Been a While

I hadn't realized quite how long it'd been since I last posted. I've had the odd thing to say, but never seemed to have any time to come sit down to the computer and do it.

Let's see - Tivo is up and working, although I haven't figured out how to make it do all the things it supposedly can do.

I spent every last cent I had this weekend finishing up shopping and such, including the postage for all the boxes that I spent all week trying to get into the mail. Most everything went out on Friday, and just the boxes to my Mom and aunt & uncle alone were $19.51; I haven't gotten the total for the rest of it (one of the few perks of working in the mailroom, the ability to fill out a requisition - or ten - and be charged after the fact).

Since we don't get tomorrow off, they did give us an extra two hours of personal time which can be used any time between now and the end of the year, so I scheduled it for New Year's Eve.

I haven't been sleeping very well; I am delighted that my cat loves me, really, I am, but couldn't he love me during the day as well as at 4 in the morning? And more, he's learned to operate the iHome clock radio/iPod dock - because the buttons are on top, he steps on them and turns on the music at all hours. I had to move it from his path (there is nothing that will keep him from getting on the bureau in the first place).

Took off a good part of the week before last, and got a lot of stuff done around home, but for some reason I just don't come in here as often - once I "finished" NaNoWriMo, I stopped hanging around the computer, and other than getting this desktop up and working (at long last!), I haven't been using it like I used to. I do have the wireless keyboard working, but I haven't installed PhotoShop or PowerDVD yet (so no new icons, although I need to make a few from the Simpsons Movie and Scrubs); I am hoping that once the new year comes in, and things can settle down, I can see if I can get my mind organized back into some semblance of order. Again, I think I like having a living room that's for, you know, LIVING in.

Getting the desktop back does remind me, though, that the last place I sent my novel to was back in AUGUST - and I can't help but think that four months is too long. But I'm not sure about sending it on to the next one on the list until I hear something. Argh. Besides, I'm going through an intense "I'm sure it's crap" feeling, considering all the mistakes that beta readers are finding. I really screwed the damned thing up with those most recent edits.

What rahirah said about Sweeney Todd.

I've gained ten pounds since my surgery. After New Year's Eve, I hope to get back in shape.

Let's see... tried a few new cookie recipes this year, so hopefully everyone who gets 'em likes 'em. I still have a few presents I'd like to get for folks, but seriously - I am BROKE. They'll have to wait until January or February, depending on emergencies, payoffs, etc. I have overspent just a little, but nothing at all like I used to do - this time I reached a stopping point, something that actually CAN be paid off in a few months (instead of five years plus lawsuits and bad credit problems).

And that, I think, sums up my generally boring life, since I can't remember half of the other stuff I'd meant to post but never got it written down, so it's gone.

Ideas for articles I thought about writing: Confessions of a Speed Addict; How Does 'Happy Holidays' Lessen Christmas?; Do Americans Know What the Word 'Moderation' Means?

I don't know where my creative mind has gone. Hopefully I'll find it again sometime.