I really am behind and I apologize if I've missed something important on your journals, my friends! But I think the PMS was just bad last week and I'm only now coming out of the blahs. :)
Shoot, I had a three-day weekend and like 10 fics I wanted/needed to write, but only got 188 words written ("A Strength" for the 15-minute "58" challenge
). Now, I've gotten some very kind comments and inksheddings
made an excellent argument for brevity when necessary recently, but I'm used to having to force myself to stop writing! I would whine that quitting smoking has made me write less except I've actually completed two pieces since I went off the nicotine. So it's just me and my blah.
I went to Indiana to visit mom a couple of weeks ago. Mom is doing great! I drove her to a couple of her radiation appointments and got to meet her doctor and everything. And I met lots of women with no hair waiting for their radiation appointments and I was glad both because (a) those gals are the survivors, yay! and (b) my mom does not have to have chemotherapy and go through what they went through. Oh, and I shopped. A LOT. I bought three or four pair of shoes and three dresses and probably a dozen tops and a couple pairs of croppy pants and stuff for sharpeslass
('cause I'm a GOOD friend) and OMG, I love Von Maur so much. I wish they had one here. An interest-free charge, and their stuff is about Nordstrom-level nice without the Nordstrom hassle (driving downtown, finding parking, etc). sharpeslass
and I watched some nine episodes of Antique Bakery-- the anime. What a strange little show. The MELODRAMA! The PASTRIES! The GOOFINESS! And yet, it's somehow also manages to be touching at times. I read that they made a Jdrama of it, and removed all the gay. Wha? It seems the gay is the point.
EDIT: OH, and I forgot to mention that I've read Azumanga Daioh 1, 3 and 4 and I loved them utterly. They cracked me the hell up, so much so that I was laughing out loud on the plane. God, I love the teachers. And Chiyo-chan. And Sakaki with the Iriomote Cat.
Other than that, it's really freakin' hot outside. I guess that would be LAS VEGAS IN JULY, but still.
Hope everyone is well. :)