I haven't been able to think for what seems like months (although I think it's closer to weeks). I'm not sick, I'm finally getting enough sleep, but I have once again fallen into the "completely lost the ability to write" hole with no idea how to crawl out of it. I miss my characters when they don't hang around, even if no one reads them.
The dragon site I used to raise my dragons has quite suddenly closed, citing "unprofessionalism" and "sudden changes" in the Dragon Cave site. Since I just happily raise my dragons without paying any attention to the forums and the politics, I don't know what's going on. It does mean I'll probably be begging for clicks/views again here. Sorry.
I feel cold, which is odd considering it was 80F here in the Valley today, and it's still pretty warm. A storm is coming this week, though, dropping us back to springtime temps for a while.
Had a good weekend. Saturday we went out to the Tempe Street Fair, which was terrific until a little after noon, when it seemed that the entire valley had turned out to pack every square inch of space (apparently it was a very well-populated fair this year), and we really didn't so much shop the last few hours as we did just kind of fight our way through the crowd back to the light rail station (we parked up here and took the rail down to Tempe). I didn't get anything, and feeling like I'd missed something took me to Last Chance on Sunday, where I bought three more pairs of sneakers (I swear, I'm turning into Ellen Degeneres) and still haven't found the backpack purse I've been vaguely looking for for a couple months (since a backpack doesn't hurt my shoulder the way a normal purse does, since it distributes the weight evenly). Ironically, Barb did and bought herself one, but I couldn't afford one from the same artist; I did save her card, though, so I may order one of her bags in the future, because they are VERY nifty.
Some of the anti-health care folks are on television saying "The government can't force me to buy insurance, it's unconstitutional." Well, no, they can't -- any more than they can "force" you to buy car insurance. However, if you plan on driving a car, it's the law to have car insurance; likewise, if you'd ever like to go to a hospital or a doctor's office, I see no reason why you shouldn't have to have health insurance so everyone ELSE isn't forced to pay your doctor bills, as often happens when uninsured drivers get into accidents.
My eyes hurt. Probably allergies, I suppose.
We've been finding ourselves looking at dog rescue sites. Dang it, so many of them have such sweet faces, and some of them sound wonderful, and my heart is moved not only by the faces, but the fact that it's so hard for older (i.e., no longer puppies) dogs to be adopted! My resolve to not get another dog is crumbling. Dang it.
Good Passover to those who observe!
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