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Top of the gratitude list for today: being back! Ugh, but was that a frustrating, interminable, exasperating, no-fun week! There were some other good things, though I have to dig for them.

     Best of the lot: a surprise flower bouquet from coworker Shelley! She gave it to me because last week was 'Administrative Professionals Week.' It was such a treat, and so nice to have it at work--at home I can't really enjoy flowers and I have to guard them from the cats all the time. Such a beautiful arrangement, too!

     After getting my brains, appetite, and sleep patterns roasted by 70's early last week, the weather took a nosedive. It's just plain fun and special to see snow on the green grass April 26th, and to walk to the bus with frost and 28 degree temps (-2 C) April 29th. I am extremely grateful for any reprieve before the horrid summer fries my brain. Nice to have an appetite again too.

     My weekend plans I'd been so anticipating were utterly wrecked by my losing my driver's license somehow...the positive side was that I was able to get myself to the DMV after work Monday for a new one, there was no line, the employees were actually more than semi-civil, and it costs less than I'd anticipated. Feels good to not be driving illegally, too!

     The Red Cross lady called Monday and explained the whole apheresis donation process and I got to ask the questions I'd come up with during my online research. Got myself signed up for Wednesday evening--here's hoping my iron's high enough! (Quite excited.)

     Last and definitely not least, got chapter 23 of book 4 written. So six chapters added in a month's time (31,000 words) and very close to the end of what I 'know.' Good timing too, since May heat is going to put an end to writing season sooner or later.
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On April 30th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC), diapers4three commented:
Woohoo!
So glad you're back! Congrats on the writing!
On April 30th, 2008 11:01 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Re: Woohoo!
Thanks! Definitely glad to be back!
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On April 30th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
The flowers are so pretty. What a nice surprise!
Glad the weather has cool off for you. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Glad to hear you going through with apheresis donation.
Such good progress with book 4 writing.
On April 30th, 2008 11:02 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It was a lovely surprise! I'll have to try it out today or tomorrow, but it lasted longer than I expected, considering how warm it's been over there lately.

Thanks! I'm bringing along 'Sense and Sensibility' to watch.
Very happy with my book progress.
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On April 30th, 2008 06:31 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Welcome back! I'm sorry to hear it didn't go quite as well as you would have liked, though it sounds as if there was some good that came out of it.

There's some nice artwork in your workspace too, I see!
On April 30th, 2008 11:04 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I made it! ;P Got so bored Saturday after all my plans were ruined that I did some cleaning--there's a miracle!

Thanks!
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On April 30th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC), shanra commented:
Welcome back! Though I'm sad to hear things weren't as good as they could have been. *hugs*

Those are gorgeous flowers (and such a pretty workspace. Is that a t'DoL mousepad I spied? ^-~ *very happy and amused at that*)

And huzzah on writing progress! Can you do the plans you had on some other weekend as well? That'd be lovely if you could. ^-^ And I hope you'll be able to donate on Wednesday! (*pause* Which is... today, isn't it?)
On April 30th, 2008 11:08 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It's great to be back!

The flowers are wonderful. I wish I could have gotten them all to show up in the photo--there were magenta gerbera daisies on the right side. =)

Yes, yes indeed! After my t'DoL-and-Black-Prince mousepad got too unsightly, I ordered myself mousepads of 'Rescue.' =)

Thanks! Alas, the Expo comes but once a year, so here's hoping 2009 goes better. And yes, today! I'm getting excited!
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On April 30th, 2008 11:09 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
*hugs back*

There's something so odd about snow on bright green grass. It's unusual to have it 'stick' so late. Ugh, and rain is no fun for trying to dry things--hope your weather/humidity improves!

Thanks! =)