A pretty nice weekend:
I finished my 15th anniversary 'Oldest Words' essay (that Shanra already found and commented on!) and started drafting notes for a 'chapter 2' of inspirations. The more I get down, the more I think to put down--this is fun! (The essays are all accessible through my 'Beginnings' hub page; 'Oldest Words' is at the bottom.)
Got to use my new dishes for the first time this weekend. I'd been casually keeping an eye out for 'dream dishes' over the years, and recently realized that it's been almost 8.5 years since I moved into my apartment, and I still hadn't found them. So I got proactive and hit eBay; my first purchases came while I was in Florida. It will be fun adding to that small beginning throughout the year (The 'pattern,' Mikasa Ultrastone Grey, can be seen here)
While killing the last few minutes waiting to pick up my prescription this morning, I came across a $5 DVD rack at Target. And what did they have but 'Sense and Sensibility'! What a find! I love that movie, but my mom isn't nearby to borrow her copy anymore.
Last and loveliest--I now have two readers in book 1, thanks to Shanra starting up today. *hugs for both* And, great progress with 'Nothing Gold' edits. Sure, I didn't get as far as I wanted this weekend (I blame Daylight Savings ;) but I should be able to start getting some of it up on LJ for the dedicatee shortly. Hurrah!
I just realised that this weekend has been so flat out that I haven't got to the last chapters you sent over! I shall have to "pack" them with me to take while I'm house sitting.
Sense and Sensibility! That's a great movie. I love Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. Plus Hugh Laurie cracks me up. He's Sahaquiel's favourite character in the movie.
Sounds like a great day, all in all.
Have fun with that! Personally, I'm glad my housesitting days for my parents are over. It was always crazy bouncing between two places, especially when I had my own dog in the mix.
Fraid I don't know, or care to know, anything about actors. Just the characters.
It was pretty good. The pain didn't slow me down too much.
(I have sneaky ninja skills like that, as they appear to say nowadays. ^-~)
Ooooh, that's a lovely plate. ^-^ I hope you'll be able to find all the dishes you want through the year!
Yay! I'm glad to hear that you've made such good progress with 'Nothing Gold', even if it's not as far as you'd wanted. Progress is progress all the same. ^-^
(You must have, you found Alyssa's story list! ;)
Thanks! It's just a matter of patience, since they're all about on eBay for better prices than at places like that site.
It certainly is! And I was reminded myself that I could put my monitor down and do verbal edits on the floor if I need to this week, to help with the pain. Might get my cat Arun confused, though, since he likes to cuddle during verbal edits.