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"I'm definitely going to invest in a cardboard [Joelle]. I'm serious. Maybe I'll get three of them."

     So said one of my coworkers last week; it so tickled me I had to write it down. (Everything functions properly when I walk over and stare at the equipment.) It was wonderful to be back to work. I used to live for three-day weekends (the rest of my life until this year) but with my depression, they're not terribly pleasant. No distractions from my miserable thoughts, no one to talk to, no rambling conversations to listen in on and ocassionally interject something into. Work is a wonderful distraction.

     "I think I'm going to need some of those cardboard cutouts too." That was another coworker this morning, when her pc started acting up again the moment I walked away. Oh, that place is a blessing!


     And another treat for me when I dropped by my FictionPress page and decided to check my statistics on a whim. Apparently somebody out there paid attention to my announcements, as all the latter chapters of Hope's Passage had an extra hit on them. I'm guessing they decided to save it to their computer to read at leisure instead of worrying about my pulling the rug from under them. I checked the 'watch' listing too, to find a handful of new folks that I didn't recognize from last time. How they find that story, and what they think of it, are mysteries I shall never fathom. So many 'mute' invisible readers! Perhaps that's what it was like to be published before the internet and Amazon reviews--only figures to tell if something was liked, but not much in the way of words. Ah well, it amused me, somebody out there pays attention to my FP page and announcements!


     I won an auction on eBay I was pretty excited about...AND I got an e-mail that my Burpee petunias have finally shipped! Hurrah! Hopefully I can finish up my garden planting this weekend!


(Got something else nice to post about, but that will be separate)
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On May 29th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC), wispywillow commented:
^_^ that is funny! but isn't it wonderful when people say things like that: it makes you realize how much you're appreciated. it sounds like you work with a good group of people; I'm glad you have them to help distract you as you work through this dark period.

*shuffles feet* If i may ask, where is your portal page? I had been in the habit of reading off your FictionPress page, but since that is coming down...
On May 30th, 2007 01:45 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It's a great group, and the two 'difficult' personalities work under Greg, not me. One of them just lost her father; I never realized until I read the newspaper article they were passing around today just how renowned he was as a Cambodian musician.

My fault for not being clear, since it's got different names on my bio page and sidebar links. It's right here.