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February 1, 2018

Okay, let's start month 2.

I am still recovering from the flu.  I hope that this completely clears up soon, but right now ... well not as 'ugh' as it has been, but still not great.  Why do I get the feeling that 2018 is going to be one of those 'May you live in interesting times' curses.

Teddy Bears

February 2, 2018

Somehow, during all this yucky stuff, I managed to get the rewrite of Rat Pirates done.  I also got it formatted.  There's something to be said for formatting -- it doesn't really take a lot of thought if you get the pattern down.

That left a spot open for the next upcoming book publication.  I decided on something odd.  I'm going to get all the Elsewhere serials into one book.

I I hope it goes well.


February 3, 2018

We went for a little ride and we found eagles!  I got some great shots.  It was nice to get out (still sniffy, but not so horrible), and just see things again.  And then we found the eagles.

You don't get this lucky very often!


February 4, 2018

Feeling better.  Also, Tales from Elsewhere is going very well.  Talking Edmond cats are fun.

I'm watching the Marvel movies again, too.  I needed the distraction, especially now that I'm feeling better.  I hope it keeps going this way.

Oh, and the new Devlin's book is moving along as well.  Just kind of fun.


February 5, 2018

And today I fell on the ice.

Not serious, but you know, I'm starting to get really nervous about this year.


February 6, 2018

I am stiff and sore today from the fall.  I'm also paranoid about even stepping out on the enclosed porch.  It's just that kind of year so far.

I need to do the final touches on Differential Equations and get it published in February.  Rat Pirates will be my birthday release.  See, I do have plans.  Need to get a cover for Rat Pirates done, though.  Need to get moving on all kinds of things.  Wish I wasn't quite so sore right now.



February 7, 2018

While I was so ill, I fell behind on this journal but I should be all caught up again.  Having pictures and word counts from every day helps me remember what I've been doing -- which was not much for at least a week there.

I started a course on Paleontology yesterday, too.  This is interesting!  It's probably just the sort of thing I need to get my brain working again.

Other than that things are as boring as usual.


February 8, 2018

Wow Snow tonight.  More than I expected.  I got a couple good pictures, but I'm not going out in it very far.  A couple more weeks of this and we should be hitting warmer weather, right?

I can dream....

The course on paleontology is just what I needed.  My brain is kicking back in and I'm starting to feel as though I'm getting excited about stuff.  Good!

More snow

February 9, 2018

We have more snow tonight.  We couldn't get this back in December for the holidays?  Ah well, at least by getting it this late we know it won't sit there on the ground for more than a month or so.

I crossed the 100k mark for the year so far.  Much better than I could have hoped in writing.  Working on Tales from Elsewhere has been a lot of fun.  I've got quite a ways to go still, so I hope it stays that way.

How can it go bad with a talking cat, right?


February 10, 2018

I woke up with a horrible side ache.  I just hope that the stuff that put me in the hospital back in October is not rearing up again.

I spent most of the day in bed, but I'm determined to get some stuff done.  Russ is off with friends right now, but he brought me a cute little singing stuffed puppy.  That cheered me up.

Other than that, not much going on.  Trying to get a bit of writing done and then I'm going to maybe play with my Design Cuts stuff and sort some of it out.  That should be fun.

Okay, off to work.


February 11, 2018

Snow, snow.  Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow.

For a winter that started out so warm and dry, it has certainly taken a turn for the cold and white!

But that's okay.  By this time next month we'll be looking at the end of it all.  Can't complain too much.

My back is really giving me trouble today, though.  Hope this doesn't last for long.


February 13, 2018

Back is a bit better today.  Slept pretty well, too.  Got writing done.  Worked on learning more of Adobe Bridge.  Realized I will hit 50 novel publications this year.  Yay!

I am doing the Introduction to Paleontology course at Great Courses.  Really good stuff, too.  It's good to be back to doing learning stuff again.  I stopped in October, more or less, and just didn't pick stuff up for various reasons.

So, learning things.  Doing things.  Hoping back clears up.  It's all looking good.

Winter Tree

February 15, 2018

I need to make more space for myself at the new house.  I feel as though I am stuck in this one place, with so little of my things here that it isn't really 'my' place at all.  I would like to feel more as though I could move things around a bit, find stuff that would help with my work.  I want to not feel as though I'm just intruding.

Blah.  In a mood, I guess.


February 16, 2018

Looks as though we might have some icy weather in a couple days.  I don't know if it will happen, but of course it will be Sunday Night/Monday Morning if it does, just to make certain that everything is messy for people going to work.

Tales from Elsewhere has pretty much taken over my brain right now.  That's okay -- it is fun to work on.  Maybe that's what I need through the winter, right? 


February 17, 2018

One of those days where I'm getting things done, but it just doesn't feel like it.  A little something here, a bit more there -- it does add up, but right now it feels like too little of anything.  Then I can't get one program to run to do some catch up work with it.  Sigh.

Russ is off in Omaha tonight with friends.  I don't expect him to be too late getting back.  In the meantime, I've done some work on the kitchen and generally looked at what it will take to move my desk over by the windows.  I want to see out.  There is a whole new view from here.

The problem with the view, though, is that this house has very old windows and the glass has started to warp in places.  That makes it really hard to get any pictures.  I might set stuff up for birds in the backyard and maybe spend time on the deck.  We'll see.

Spring thoughts.  That's okay.  It is not that far away.