This just in from the other room: “Can Liam have a piano? As a surprise? As a present, maybe?” He’s probably going to be disappointed when we take him to the book store for his weekly Yay Liam You Passed This Week’s Potty Goal! surprise. I guess I’m back to keeping an eye on the local on-line classifieds for an apartment-size piano.
Things I forgot to include in the monthly post at the beginning of the week:
New food: Pepperoni, which he calls “pupperpony”.
According to Liam, sheep say “Baa-hah-hah-hah!”
Often heard saying: “It’s sew keyoute!”
Best new experience: Escalators. He was unsure about elevators a few months ago, got used to them, then tried an escalator at the book store last week. Best Way To Get To Another Floor Ever! (It took me six to eight years to be comfortable with escalators. Yeesh. This kid has no fear.)
Total word count, hearthcraft book: 38,473
New words today: 1,167
Today’s topic: Bread and scones. Those words were like pulling teeth, I tell you. This was not an easy day.
I have thrown up my hands and walked away from the computer twice today. This last time I did it because the computer thought it would be a good idea to rename the drives, and then told me it couldn’t find any of my music because the G drive had mysteriously become the H drive. Apparently my computer has previously nicknamed my printer the G drive, so when I turned my printer on for the first time since adding the external hard drive to the family it remembered that the printer existed, shuffled everything down one step, and the poor hard drive got bumped. I tried turning the printer off and restarting the computer, but no luck.
So it came down to renaming my drives, or rebuilding the media library again. I chose option B, because I’ve done it before and nothing blew up.
But before I restarted it, I practised the cello some more to calm myself down and change my headspace. Spiegel im Spiegel! Go me!
Yet still, no actual new words in the book. It seems to be either feast or famine when it comes to actual production these days. It’s a low-energy day and I’m trying to cut myself some slack, but it’s hard when the deadline is muttering in the distance and I have to handle those pregnancy copy-edits next week or the week after that. I’ve been listlessly reading through the existing document today, trying to find something that my brain jumps on and wants to expand. Recipes. I should do recipes. Right. That is what I will do for the next hour, before HRH and the boy get home.
Win some, lose some.
I had a lovely lunch out with Marc. Then I got home and discovered that I’d been shipped the wrong replacement battery for my cell phone, and the company’s return policy is only valid within fourteen days from the ship date… which was fifteen days ago. I’ve sent them an e-mail; we’ll see what they come up with.
Now I have to try to do something about this book.
– done a load of laundry
– practised the cello (that second movement of the Gounod symphony, and my fifteen minutes stretched to twenty before I deliberately stopped because I could have gone on but I really don’t want to push things and ruin it for myself, and why is it always that I can play things perfectly well at home?)
– handled the day’s news and correspondence
– actually put make-up on for the first time in ages, because Sandman7 will be here in a few minutes to pick me up for our lunch date. Yes! I am leaving the house! It is so exciting!
– made an optometrist appointment
– tried to make an appointment for a haircut, but was foiled
– opened the hearthcraft file and messed about, but no new words of reportable consequence yet, only resequenced ones
Not bad at all. I’m trying to feel better about all the other things that have been accomplished instead of fixating on the no-new-words part.