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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
6th-Jul-2012 10:35 am
Hey y'all. Catchup time.

* My poem "nameless" will be in the inaugural issue of Through the Gate! Yay!

* Things are slowly but surely getting done around the house; I've been doing a lot of evaluation of what has to get done and breaking it down into microtasks, because half of the household gets very overwhelmed when not presented with small steps.

* I tried out all of the paint colors we have samples of in the craft room this morning. Surprisingly, my favorite seems to be Sparkling Apple, which looked so neon in the jar that we automatically rejected it for Elayna's room - but on the wall, it is just bright and fresh and I kinda love it. I'm sad that there really doesn't seem to be a place for the charcoal paint I really like, but it's definitely Sparkling Apple or Palace Purple for the craft room. I'm hoping to sway Judah to Palace Purple for the bedroom, instead of Butterfly Garden, which comes out more lavender than purple.

* I know, no one but me really cares about the paint. It just feels like tangible and exciting progress to me. Plus it's less expensive than the next round of improvements will be (window treatments and lighting).

* I still don't know what my huge resistance to writing bios is all about, but I have got to suck it up and write my Pi-Con bio; the one on the website is a few years out of date, and the con is next month, and yeah. The good thing is that doing an updated bio will give me one to send to Through the Gate, so that'll be two things off my to-do list!

* Adam and Elayna are touring Framingham State this morning, and they'll be continuing her job search this afternoon - she's applying at our library's cafe and a few other places. Obviously she's most interested in the library gig. Judah is picking up some chairs I found because I win at Craigslist; they will go in the game room. We will pretty much have a revolving door of family all day - I'm hoping that after Judah drops off the chairs and Elayna goes off to interview, I'll have some uninterrupted time. I think I can finish my not-a-ghost-story today if I have an hour or so without interruptions, and I really do need to clear the decks of short fiction so I can get back to work on Cicatrix first thing Monday! Provided everyone's schedules don't change on me again. Oh, summer, I do not love you.

* This weekend we are maybe going to the ICA, and definitely touring Mount Holyoke, seeing Magic Mike, finishing weeding the backyard plot, and doing a bunch more around the house! You?
6th-Jul-2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
I bet charcoal would be a great accent color to the sparkling apple, like for trim or an accent wall.
6th-Jul-2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the poem!

Good luck getting you time. These last two weeks have not been easy for me, either, though being at work on slow days sometimes kind of counts. Not that with a holiday in the middle of the week, there have been slow work days, this week, but what the hey.
6th-Jul-2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
* I know, no one but me really cares about the paint. It just feels like tangible and exciting progress to me. Plus it's less expensive than the next round of improvements will be (window treatments and lighting).

lol - and yet, it was that paragraph that had me bringing up painting around here (we can't do much unless we buy, but *STILL*.
6th-Jul-2012 05:39 pm (UTC) - Queit weekend
Friday night - household chores and laundry.
Saturday - rest, maybe cookies, and LARP
Sunday - More rest.

Radiation treatment is finally catching up to me so this weekend is definitely a stay home topless under a fan thing.

I like the green paint btw and agree the purple palace is more purply. I still have a kitchen and a small bedroom to paint so I feel your pain. I had to get a new curtain rod after A cat pulled down the spring loaded rod.

6th-Jul-2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
Paint is a big commitment!
But isn't it great to make a room all fresh and clean and pretty shiny!?!?!

Consider asking a good friend to write a draft of the BIO for you.
take on old one, an old resume, whatever... and let them take a first pass at it.
CORRECTING it will get you so much closer!
13th-Jul-2012 03:51 am (UTC)
I don't know if you sew, but if so- I made a LOT of curtains for our house that were simple quilting cotton, threaded onto rods via a casing. I lined most of them with unbleached muslin, and they are still going strong after 20+ years. And they can easily be washed and ironed!

ETA: And: you can get quilting cotton to match ANYTHING in terms of color. :)

Edited at 2012-07-13 03:52 am (UTC)
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