There's just something odd about having three Amazon orders currently or soon-to-be en route when none
of them are books/DVDs/music/etc.2)
I think I'm in the process of declaring Tumblr bankruptcy for the first time since signing up two and a half years ago. I've kept up with it during previous bouts of Casual Job, and I kept up with it when we were in Japan for three weeks and constantly on the move in one way or another.
The "keeping up with it in Japan" thing turned out to really not be a good move in the long run. I've always been very resistant to the idea of not keeping up with everything, but since then there's the additional layer of "but if I could do it then
, surely I can do it under any circumstance I can imagine
!" Which is silly, and also, I intellectually know that missing several days of Tumblr posts is not in fact going to have a negative effect on my life.3)
Why have I not been on Tumblr in a few days (and counting)? Gosh, self, maybe it's because right now I'm working at Casual Job, doing freelance stuff, doing a bastardized version of the December posting meme, and still hoping to get a few fic things finished before Yuletide.4)
That said, it sounds like this stint at Casual job is going to be much
briefer than usual (probably only through next week, which will make it two weeks and a couple of days instead of the usual autumn 5-7 WEEKS), and next week's hours are probably not going to be too bad. I have now said to both scruloose
and my boss that at this rate I'm going to lose my right to feel grimly proud of not only enduring Casual Job's usually-murderous hours but also enjoying
the actual job despite them. So far I haven't worked more than eight hours in a day. It's bizarre.
And 5) wildpear
& family are home after a week and a half away, which despite Casual Job consuming most of my evenings felt like a really long time
, since she and I have gotten so used to hanging out, just the two of us, regularly/frequently again in the last...year or so? Wow, not even that long, I don't think. It's a little hard to be sure, because a) it was before she read Newsflesh
(and I know exactly when that was, since reading it was her birthday present to me
*g*), and b) it's not like we ever often went more than a week or so without seeing each other. It's just that since Pumpkin was born, it had almost always been either in groups or with both of our husbands and Pumpkin.
Anyway! They're home, and since work didn't run too late last night and she's usually not free until later in the evening, it worked out that she could come hang out for a couple of hours last night. We were more in the loop with each other's lives that we have been the other times one of us has been away, because we're both making a more conscious attempt to email and because we were both doing wrisomifu
, but it was good to actually sit down and catch up properly.