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Today's goodies:

     Getting a phone call from the Red Cross asking me to schedule an apheresis donation always makes me happy and excited. Time to start popping those iron pills!

     I'm glad I didn't plan to do any writing these weeknights, since I had to pound on some data entry this afternoon, and a double dose of keyboard banging afternoon and evening really wears out my hands. Also once again grateful for how much farther I can push myself since learning to be ambidextrous with the mouse. Right hand at work and left hand at home, and I can do so much more than in the years when I was just straining one hand.

     Got chapter 33 verbally edited (nothing like verbal edits to get Arun running for cuddle time!) and pdf'ed for the ARG!. I'm glad to have a three-day weekend coming up, since thanks to my super productive writing weekend last weekend, I'm now behind on the editing side of things, with two chapters outstanding rather than one. Still, I'd much rather have that problem than the 'stuck' one!
Emotional Status:
tired tired
Reaching My Ears:
Arun purring/trilling
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On November 20th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Do you use a special mouse for your left hand? Most of the ones I've come across curve slightly, which makes it tricky.

Arun sounds like he must be in heaven right now. He's going to enjoy the weekend.

Good news about the Red Cross. How much notice do they usually give you?
On November 20th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
My mouse at home is perfectly symmetrical, so there's no trouble switching it.

That depends! Editing is good, but I don't like him trying to crawl all over me when I'm writing. I've started shutting him out of the room when I want to focus.

When they call, they usually have openings pretty close, but I pick one more like 4-6 days out so I can boost my iron levels before I go in.
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On November 20th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
How often do they call you to give? I have never been call after I gave that time.
On November 20th, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
They seem to call about once a month, but they also know when I've done a whole blood donation and don't call right after that. They seem pretty organized, but the St Paul office is one of the major hubs.