December 7th, 2009


up too early.

I woke up at 4:30 this morning, which isn’t in and of itself unusual. My complete inability to go back to sleep was, though, so after an hour of lying there wide awake I just got up. Consequently, before 8am I’ve edited a short story and reduced my inbox from over 1350 messages down to 16, partially based on the decision that any email over a year old could be summarily deleted because I was obviously never going to answer it.

An hour and a half ago I thought, “Hey, I could make bread and it’d be ready by 9:30am!” and went to do that. Unfortunately, it appears our oven isn’t working. I figure it must have something to do with the power outage that melted the freezer, but everything else on that wall, including the stovetop, is working, so I don’t think it’s a circuit breaker and I have no clue what to do to fix it. So no bread.

I guess I’ll go do some yoga stretches, and shower, and go to the post office to find out what package we missed. It seems likely I’ll need a nap by noon, but I might as well be effective in the morning hours.

eta yay ted fixed the oven and is making bread!
eta 2 went to the post office to pick up package (french language editions of HANDS OF FLAME! yay!). went to Mom & Dad’s to pick up cats. have now had 2nd breakfast of oatmeal & fresh raspberries. all this and it’s only 10:40am!

miles to Minas Tirith: 81

(x-posted from the essential kit)

calendar sale!

In honor of the upcoming holidays, there’s a Special Sale Price on my 2010 Ireland calendar! The price has been reduced from $25 to $20.95 (which, somewhat oddly, is the lowest price I seem to be able to set it at). Everybody always needs a calendar, right? It’s a sure-fire gift! :)

Apparently one good thing about getting up at 5:30 is that if you take a 2.5 hour nap starting at 11:30, it’s still only 2pm when you get up from it, which makes the day not feel wasted. I’m going to go work on my beatsheet for WORLDBREAKER, which shouldn’t be too hard as I think most of the thinking parts of it are already done, and that should let me get started on writing it tomorrow. It’s going to be another one of those Nanowrimo Is For Weenies couple of months, as the book needs to be turned in by the end of January. (actually, the whole first half of next year is going to be like that. let’s not think about it, shall we?)

Right. This is a lot like faffing around, and not much like doing the beatsheet. *gets to work*

miles to Minas Tirith: 84.3

(x-posted from the essential kit)