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09 November 2007 @ 11:51 pm
Ted is best.  
I had a little book-related meltdown last night, resulting in Ted actually reading the HoF manuscript up to about page 290. The last book Ted read in manuscript form was HEART OF STONE, five years ago, after which he decided he didn't like doing that because the books changed too much in detail from manuscript to publication, so this is a fairly major event. Usually when he helps me with plot stuff he just works from what I've told him, but this time he thought he needed to actually see where the book was.

Then we went out to lunch and hashed out a final third for the book. I think. I hope. A lot of the hashing ended up being stuff that's in the synopsis, but it was a matter of sort of getting it all to fit. I'm working on notes now, and attempting to scrape enough braincells together to actually write something after that.

I had forgotten how much I just want to hibernate in the Fairbanks winter. It's getting dim by this time (3pm) and I'm ready to just roll up in the covers and conk out until the sun comes up again. DO NOT WANT.

And holy moly the cars seem unnecessarily large here! And I have become accustomed to recycling, and it bugs me not to. I have a reusable bag that I carry all the time in Ireland and I haven't been carrying it here and mngh, I have to start, because it really bothers me to be collecting all these plastic bags. Really bizarre! My mindset, it has changed!

Mmm. We are having Thanksgiving dinner tonight, since we won't be here for Thanksgiving-actual. The house smells wonderfully good. Yay turkey! :)
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
irishkate: writingirishkate on November 10th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
hugs - hang in there. Rooting for you (or is that routing?)
Michael Curry: altonmcurry on November 10th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
Ted rulez! I'm glad he was able to help you move forward.
SaffronRose: Marina photosaffronrose on November 10th, 2007 06:44 am (UTC)
some of my recycling started because I could get money for it (aluminum). I started recycling MUCH more once I had to pay for garbage collection AND the drunken hill of a driveway we had was hell to negotiate with a wayward trash container. I found all the things I could recycle or send out for reuse, and the things I could keep for reuse (you should see my collection of canvas bags in my car) so that I didn't have to make that trip up or down the hilly driveway. My family largely thinks I'm nuts, but we send out far more for recycling than most families in the neighborhood, and rather less trash. The proportion of trash to recycling would differ were my aged inlaws not living with us.

I take my own travel mug all over the place and know how many ounces it holds. We reuse sturdy plastic cutlery for parties. Can't do squat with paper plates covered in food remains, though.
xnamkradxnamkrad on November 10th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
Seems you have been assimilated - resistance was futile.
allaboutm_eallaboutm_e on November 10th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
Sending appreciation for Ted, and wondering if you might want one of those lights that simulates natural daylight to help offset Seasonal dimness?
Mary Annepers1stence on November 10th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
Mmmm.....Ted's Mama makes a pretty decent Turkey Day meal, IIRC... :)
sammywolsammywol on November 10th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
Ysarn Draxysarndrax on November 13th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
I forgot you were going to be in town! How long are you staying, I am coming up to Fairbanks this weekend. Do you all have time to meet?
kitmizkit on November 19th, 2007 09:46 am (UTC)
Re: AK
We missed each other by just a couple days! Sniff!