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First Friday of 2009:

     Haven't shook this dratted cold yet, but I'm glad I'm sleeping better than I was earlier in the week.

     Yesterday I enjoyed rewatching my 1996 Dr Who movie (that had been at my parents' for two years). Since the movie is set around Dec 31, 1999, I like watching it at this time of year.

     A new year means breaking out the new 2009 calendars at work. Got a Friesian calendar from CafePress, which I'll be happily drooling over this year. And made a single-page year-at-a-glance calendar using the Forest-Lord image from Nam's roulette commissions--I'll be enjoying that too!

     Very happy with the amount of year-end reports progress made today, though since my boss is off I can't finish them until she's around to answer questions. Should certainly make the 10 am Monday deadline, however!

     Above all, I'm grateful for prayers answered yesterday. After being pinned by terror of what finishing chapters 38 & 39 of book 4 is going to cost me emotionally this month--paralyzed by fear and unable to start from mid-morning to late afternoon, I finally broke through, thank God! and made some good progress on chapter 38. Maybe I can finish the chapter Saturday...(tonight is food shopping as I can delay no longer and the cats are down to the last crumb!)
Emotional Status:
hungry I earned mozzerella sticks!
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On January 2nd, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC), shanra commented:
*pokes cold* Go away, already. You've been bothering Joelle long enough now.

Sorry that's still lingering, me dear. Though I'm still sniffly if that helps any. (Misery loves company and all.)

Huzzah for story progress and breaks! I hope it won't be as bad for you as you fear and that you'll be able to put those chapters behind you very soon!
On January 3rd, 2009 02:02 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Thanks...but I think it's really gotten fond of me! ;)

No, I'd rather we both got better!

I am so looking forward to reaching that finish line, regardless of how brutal it is to get there.
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On January 3rd, 2009 11:16 am (UTC), shanra replied:
It'll disappear eventually.

Also, I saw a book on the yearly reading polls going around and found one I thought you might be interested in (well, going on the title). Didn't spot it on your book list, so thought it worth mentioning. ^-^ It's The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs.
On January 3rd, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I believe I read a review on that book in one of my magazines a year ago (or so) but thanks for mentioning it!
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On January 2nd, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC), silvanime commented:
Calendars are awesome! I love putting up new ones, or even just turning over to a new month.

Very pleased to hear that things are making progress with the writing. It can be hard to face up to something you dread so much... even if there are mozzerella sticks to help you along the way.
On January 3rd, 2009 02:06 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
They are a lot of fun! Taking down the old ones is fun too, flipping through pictures. It was fun watching my coworker Kathy drool her way through my Friesian calendar, too. I like my engagement book for the same reason, because I get a new picture every week. I haven't got any for my apartment yet, but once the one in the mail arrives, I'll have fun taking down and revisiting the one you so kindly gave me as a gift in 2007.

Mozzerella sticks and Spicy Cider don't quite even the scales, alas--but at least they're some consolation! =)