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Happiness is:

     More tree-planting! This time, they've planted deciduous trees all over--lots of maples, and I think some ashes and even *amazed* some oaks. Wow--a 12 foot oak sapling can't be remotely cheap!

     The delight of getting to start reading a recently published book after waiting in line for a library copy for a month.

     That the long-procrastinated book 4 (and 5) research is making me sick...but I'm grateful it went MUCH faster than I anticipated. I providentially stumbled upon exactly what I needed within the first half-hour Thursday. Thank God!

     That I got started on chapter 27 Friday night...and my writing that evening took my 2008 total past the 110,000 word mark. Yippee--2008 is now in third place and I've got two solid months of writing time remaining!

     Finally, the rare blessing of a beautiful Saturday forecast in October (usually the loveliest days are always while I'm at work). I'm taking advantage of this treasure and heading a couple hours north to where the autumn color is already near its fullest. Photofest, here I come!
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On October 4th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC), brezzydal commented:
So glad to hear about all the trees being plant especially the maples and oaks.
Happy to hear your research went faster than you anticipated. Are you done with it?

You even starting writing on chapter 27, that is good news.
I hope you enjoy your outing and the colors.
On October 4th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It's neat! There's so many, between both sides of the overpass.

I'm done with the groundwork on the research, I think, though I'll have to be refreshing/reviewing it as I go along.

It was a splendid day! You would have enjoyed the drive and the park (Banning).
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On October 4th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC), silvanime commented:
Oooo... that's going to look lovely when Autumn rolls around. Uh, except I guess it already is for you. *facepalms*

Research that makes you sick has me a little apprehensive. I imagine it's going to make for some emotional reading in the future.

And congratulations on the word total! That's huge.
On October 4th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
The new trees? I'm wondering, since them being planted so late means they might not show much color at all this month, if they're stressed by the relocation. I guess I'll get to scratch that itch of biological curiosity shortly! ;)

I think so, unless I utterly botch it!

Thanks! It's a fair ways to go before I reach the total of my best two years, but I won't be disappointed if I don't make it. December is going to be a non-writing month anyway, with a two-week visit to my parents and beforehand/afterward preparations/catching-up. I'm trying to get myself to accept the fact early, so I don't feel frustrated on vacation (as invariably my 'muse' starts screeching at me to write!)