Happy birthday to tidesong!
Hello to new readers audacian, bookbogan, fjm, promethean_age, and re-found 'townie friend sabrinageek!
I could breathe all day yesterday. Progress! Am achy because I'm out of Celebrex; I have an appointment with a new doctor on my birthday. Which could mean two and a half weeks of argh, but I'll poke the primary care doctor (he who will not prescribe Celebrex) for alternate solutions if I must.
I will be in your fair city March 17-18. Anyone got a couch for me to crash on?
Child is still not turning homework in. She pretty much has two days to get her act together, or she's not coming to Boskone. (Which means Adam wouldn't get to come. Which sucks.)
And it's homework she's done. So. We're making sure she *does* the homework, we *review* the homework, we make sure it's in her backpack... but then she doesn't turn it in, and I am at a loss as to what to do about it. I don't know what else *we* can do. Its all her. I'm going to remind her that Explo's financial aid department will want a copy of her progress reports (coming out Friday).
The post is trucking along well. People are indeed being excellent to each other. Many's the time I've seen a comment that needed a supportive response and before I could get there, someone else had popped in and said what I was going to say. Is a good community.
I know my LJing has been very perfunctory lately. I miss this being a community. Party in my comments every day, 'k?
An Interesting Trough
I have found a new interesting thing as a writer: between the "ZOMG awesome news!" and the ability to tell people what the awesome news is, there is a plummet in mood. A trough. I don't know if this is a common thing, or just my aversion to keeping secrets showing up in a new and interesting way. This time, it's working in tandem with my lengthy recuperation and confinement, but it happened with the ChiZine sale, too. I am reluctant to squee without contract in hand.
The ability to empathize with others is partially determined by genes, according to new research on mice from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).
Writing time. Late lunch with swashbucklr. Movie tonight.
(I am actually leaving the house! For the second time in two weeks!)