March 19th, 2011

daffodils

it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

Today, we compost the garden.

A lot.

I should probably take photos.

Then I try to get twelve pages of ad eternum written.

Less sore than yesterday, anyway. Today I notice that my feet hurt.

I guess I'm pretty physically fit, though, because there haven't been any overexertion aches: just the ones from impact (and those *expletive* boots.)
daffodils

so tell me now where was my fault?

That moon really is amazing--shadows like pools of ink-- and the garden did got composted.

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Composting, with supervisory dog.

(The town of Manchester ("City of Village Charm") has leaf compost for $6 a truckload for residents, by the way. You get it at the dump.)

The pages did not get written. Instead, I got kidnapped by family and had a very nice afternoon and evening.

I'm hoping that a couple of days off may help my brain get unstuck, at least, since I really need to figure out the climax of this book so I can write it. Maybe I could figure out some nice conflict to put in the front part....

Maybe I will get a nice cup of tea and try to figure out what happens now until I get sleepy.

Tomorrow, we may attempt kayaking in the ice-cold snowmelt floodwaters of Pope Park. If it's still underwater. Or we may try the bit of the Hockanum that is usually too shallow even for kayaks.

Tea today: Upton Tea's Duflating Estate FBOP. An Assam for hand to hand combat. As you can see, even I put cream and sugar in this one. A mouse could, indeed, walk across it with dry feet.

Teacup today: Darkover Grand Council XXXIII


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You get tea porn even though I didn't get any work done at all.


2011 bookkeeping

1) Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
2) Ben MacAllan, Desdaemona
3) Alex Bledsoe, The Sword-Edged Blonde
4) Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless
5) Kameron Hurley, God's War
6) Jodi Meadows, Incarnate (in draft)
7) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Scientific Detective
8) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Fossil Cave
9) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Automatic House
10) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Swamp Monster
11) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn on a Desert Island
12) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn on the Ocean Floor
13) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Weather Machine
14) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Universal Glue
15) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, The Thing Around Your Neck
16.) Peter Selby and Steve Slavin, Practical Algebra: a Self-Teaching Guide
17.) Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound
18.) Nnedi Okorafor, Akata Witch
19.) Geoff Ryman, Lust
20.) Patti Smith, Just Kids
21.) Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, The Tempering of Men (page proofs: the only time I'll probably every just sit down and read the dratted thing.)
22.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Smallifying Machine
23.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Antigravity Paint
24.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine
25.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Time Traveler
26.) John Long, How to Rock Climb
27.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book I: The Field Guide
28.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book II: The Seeing Stone
29.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book III: Lucinda's Secret
30.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book IV: The Ironwood Tree
31.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book V: The Wrath of Mulgarath
32.) Bernice L. McFadden, Glorious
33.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Invisible Boy
34.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Voice from Space
35.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Heat Ray
36.) Eric Jaffee, The King's Best Highway