Okay, I'm not sure I have that much to talk about today. I'm going to try to make it to 750 words, but we'll have to see. There might need to be some copying and pasting going on to get me to that goal. But again, we will just have to see, won't we?
I got up at 6:30 to make sure Katsuko got off okay, which as ever she did, minus the bit where her car window was completely frosted over. But she got the ice scraper out of my car and put it to use and got to work on time--and even a wee bit early as usual, at 7:30 when she was due in at 8:00. Once I got her text saying that she had arrived okay, I laid down on the couch to sleep for a bit. When I woke up, I gave the kitties their second breakfast and eventually made myself a little bit of food as well. I debated on laying back down, but eventually I decided against it. Instead, it seemed like a better idea to try to make it further through this The Mummy
series of fan fictions I've been reading since I've been back in Decatur. I just made it to the second story about an hour ago. (Each story is over 100,000 words long, and there are five stories so far. The fifth one isn't finished yet. However, as it stands right now, the entire series is over 630,000 words long. That's... impressively long. The stories are well written as well, though they could benefit from a good beta reader with a strong grasp of grammar. I tend to forgive small mistakes in long, interesting stories, though... so long as it's not PWP stories. This is probably why I fell out with Laurell K. Hamilton: she could benefit from a good editor/beta, her stories have turned PWP, and the stories have gotten less and less interesting over the years.)
Hmm, 330 words... I'm almost halfway to my goal for the evening.
Katsuko came home from work. We relaxed until 6:30 or so, until construction ended for the day, and so we did the grocery store run because we were out of cat food. Letting these three fur babies run out of dry food would be tantamount to suicide. I also got the kitties some treats, because they've been out of them for a while, except the "nerve pills" or calming treats. But of course, there is a flaw to us only having the nerve pills: Jimi, the one who need them the most, won't eat the nerve pills. He doesn't care for them in the least. So I picked them up four flavors to have on occasion: chicken and cheese, beef and cheese, catnip and chicken, and chicken dental bites. Because I'm not crazy enough to try to brush the cats' teeth. Besides, they seem to like them well enough.
Hmm... 490 words. I'm running out of things to say, but maybe I can stretch another 250 out of somewhere.
Usually by this point in the year, we are preparing to go to The Melting Pot on New Year's Eve with roguegambit
and Husband of Rogue. Of course, there are two flaws in that for this year: we are not in Tallahassee this year, and we are broke this year. I still don't have a job, and Katsuko's job is seriously not paying her enough. I just sent her several jobs to apply for, and I think she applied to all of them. We must remain hopeful. But back on the topic of New Years Eve, I have been scouting about how to make a vegan fondue, so we might just do that this year. Maybe I'll make that, and we can sit around and watch Forever Knight
or Sleepy Hollow
or something equally interesting. Lord and Lady know we have enough things queued on Netflix to last a short lifetime. Depending on if Katsuko has to work the next day (and if she does, at what time she has to work), maybe we'll even go through quite a few of them.
But mostly, I think we are wanting to rewatch some key episodes of the third and final season of Forever Knight
. Because we have a couple of Heartbreakers stories to write ("Dust to Dust" and "CSI: Toronto", namely) and catching up on the series in question would not be the worst idea. I mean, I have all the episodes, after all. Amusingly, I do still have all the episodes as I taped them on VHS when they originally aired, but I also now have the entire series on DVD and it needs a watching or two. Some of my favorite episodes aren't from Season Three (namely "Curiouser and Curiouser" and "A More Permanent Hell"), but I do have many I love from Season Three ("Black Buddha", "Sons of Belial", "Fever", and "Ashes to Ashes").
And that's me well over my 750. I think I'm going to try again on a hot bath, see if it helps my back any. Later, folks.