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Dec. 16th, 2007

So much stuff

I've been dismal at keeping in touch with the flist this week, so I do apologise. I've spent most of the week trying to catch up on work I missed while I was away. (Someday I'll have a real vacation, not one where everything needs to be crammed into the days after I come back. I suspect a month off would do it. A month off, wouldn't that be dreamy?)

Nonetheless, I wouldn't have traded last weekend for the world. I decided it'd be a good idea to recap a bit of it -- I had some good times I want to remember and a few pictures to share with y'all. Holly came from Miami FLA )

Came back to work work and more work, but still, it's been a pretty good week. Yesterday I received some amazing news -- one of my stories was nominated for a Men of Middle Earth Award in their "classics" category. I'm gobsmacked! Not only is this my first nomination ever, but it's for the very first fanfic I ever wrote. And yes, the story's entirely predictable with hideous clichés, but still! Giddy!

And I've made some tremendous headway with Architects of Memory and I just posted another exciting chapter. Woot! After so much buildup, it's finally all falling into place ... and hopefully avoids being predictable or clichéd. *hopes*

I've also found a new knitting project: the storm water shawl. Some day soon this will be draped over ME! I'll have to go buy some yarn first though, and I'm not headed anywhere for awhile. It's snowing now. Except it's not snowing so much as blizzarding in every direction at once. It's like those first few seconds in a snow globe when everything is swirling around too fast to see the figures inside. Hi, that would be me!

*waves frantically tho no one can see through the white*

Dec. 5th, 2007

Almost out the door

Things I've done today:

(1) Packed (twice, since my brother said it was 60 in Miami but when I've checked weather.com it says it'll be in the 80s all weekend).
(2) Sent the critters off to stay with the ex (who's probably plying them with treats to win their love right now).
(3) Printed off about a ream of fic to read on the plane (including Written by the Victors and The Price We Pay For Wings -- yes, I'll be a slobbering mess).
(4) Burned a ton of CDs for the brother (I need to show him there's more up here than Arcade Fire).
(5) Swapped out the Canadian bills in my wallet for greenbacks (they don't just look different -- they feel different, too!).
(6) Called the taxi to pick me up at 4:30 am (*headdesks*).

This time tomorrow, I'll be slurping down my third mojito and drooling over the beautiful boys of Miami Beach, far far away from the snow!

Y'all be good while I'm gone. I'll miss each and every one of you!!