Sunday, December 31, 2017
Usually on New Year's Eve we play games and eat appetizers and ring in the new year as a family, but Martini's at a friend's house, Mimosa is giggling over something on her computer, Husband is simultaneously engrossed in a documentary about Batman's co-creator and a new book on his smartphone, and I just want a hot shower and a warm bed.
Tomorrow, my one and only goal is to sit in my comfy chair and read my six excellent library books . . .
. . . though I should probably go to the gym. I'm working onsite at Coldwater Creek for the rest of the week; tomorrow is my only chance unless I work out at night after a long day hunched over a desk (Coldwater Creek is NOT set up for proofreaders! I may have mentioned this), which: ughy pew.
It would also be fun to go to Mahoney's Garden Center, where I reliably find an awesome Christmas ornament for the annual Betsy-Tacy Ornament Exchange for 50% off! And we really need a new Christmas tree stand; I am getting too old to lie on the floor with Li'l Martini, twisting twisting the four screws with pliers . . . and I've also got some things to return at Kohl's . . .
But sitting and reading will happen! Lots of it! The perfect way to "ring in" the new year, if you ask me.
Happy - yawn - 2018, my friends!
Saturday, December 23, 2017
For my part, we are dealing with a family issue that is taking up most of my available bandwidth, and I'm also editing like a crazygirl. My new client Coldwater Creek wants me onsite a lot lately, which is fun but also a little challenging; they are not well-set-up for a regular proofreader, and I am always achy after a day leaning over a flat desk, and they are also an hour away — I think of them as an occasional client rather than a regular gig (but haven't quite broken that news to them yet . . .). Also, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has hired me for three books, which means three big fat paychecks, so exciting!! and then I have all my usual clients — busy busy!
But I'm on "vacation" now, which is lovely. Today there was absolutely nowhere that I had to be, and I reveled in staying home. We're dining on Trader Joe's appetizers, which smell so good, and the four of us will watch Arthur Christmas, one of our favorite holiday movies, as soon as Li'l Martini gets back from his pet-sitting gig.
All is basically fine. I love Christmas, and the family issue is working itself out, slowly, slowly, one day at a time. All will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of things will be well.
Man, I'm hungry! Hurry home, kid! (though the streets are a tad icy. Be careful what you wish for, mama).