Friday, 20 January 2017

Long

Friday, 20 January 2017 11:14 pm
apollymi: Hicks, text reads "My hero" (Aliens**Hicks: My hero)
Long day has been long. [personal profile] katsuko and I did the catering this morning. It ended up taking two trips, but we got it all dealt with. We even had time for a quick, if disappointing, lunch before I dropped her off at work. I headed over to Panera Bread for hot tea until it was time to take Chloe over to mail a package. While we were over there, she mentioned that she hadn't eaten anything in a few days... and I pretty much immediately dragged her next door to the Mexican restaurant.

So, I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I'll probably say a hundred more times: sometimes my brain can't decide if I'm Team Mom or Big Sis or something with all my friends, both older and younger. Chloe is much younger than me; hell, she's younger than my sister. She's cool to hang with, but every so often, I just want to remind her take better care of herself. Eat real food, not just smoothies. Get some damn sleep. Move out of the crap hole you're living in. Yeah, I guess I am Team Mom or Team Big Sis or something.

I could fall the fuck to sleep right where I'm sitting, but I need to get some more words done for #365k/365Day. I'm running a little bit behind for the day, even if I am ahead overall. Overall, I'm at 24,028 words for the total. So, while I am ahead, I'm trying to stay ahead.

Also, Chloe made the best damn face when I mentioned the #365k/365Day challenge. Like 'why would you do that to yourself'. Because I'm crazy. I am a crazy, crazy lady. Obviously.

So, here's a random list of some of the various things I've researched over the past week or so:
*History of icing (for cakes)
*What kind of food was served at dinner parties in the 1850s
*If someone is sick or bedridden, will a priest deliver Ash Wednesday ashes to them?
*When did people start using iodine for cuts and scrapes
*Opium and laudanum in the 19th century
*How domestic violence in the 19th century was handled
*Best handguns for left-handed shooters
*Spanish diminutives for various names
*...and some very, very raunchy French


Seriously, my research is all over the damn place... and I love it. I've been getting AO3 comments on the amount of research in Monstrous: After Midnight, and that makes my damn day every time. Especially when it's coming from archaeologists and anthropologists. And somehow I continue to be unable to spell 'archaeologist' unless I spell it the British way. WTF, brain?!

And this is hella long, so I'm gonna stop while I'm behind. Later, all.