Friday, December 22, 2006

Preparing for travel

I'm awake way too early in the morning right now, but we have a 7:00am flight, so I don't have much choice.

Suitcase was packed last night. Carryon bag is mostly empty and surrounded by yarn on the couch. My first KnitPicks order arrived a few days ago and I want to play with all of it. I had already bought the pattern for Eris, now I have the yarn, but I'm not sure where I'll put it in our luggage. Well, yarn is squishable, isn't it? There's always room for more!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

White stuff

It snowed heavily enough yesterday that they sent us home early around three. This had the unfortunate effect of clogging all the roads on and near the base so that it took me nearly two hours to get home. I spent at least thirty minutes just trying to leave the parking lot. In hindsight, I would probably have gotten home about the same time if I had stayed at my desk for another hour.

I had a dental appointment this morning. It's the first time I've been to a dentist in several years, but my teeth were in good condition considering that. I do have a couple of tiny cavities that will need to be handled after the holidays, but fortunately they are small enough that they won't need to use the drill. From the dentist's description, it sounds like he'll be using a tiny sandblaster instead. Exciting!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I've started a talkcast

I decided to try out Talkshoe. I actually had a live listener while I recorded, which I didn't expect since I just decided to do it on a whim. It would be nice to have something a bit more interactive, but I'm two timezones away from many of the folks I'd want to have on the show. Perhaps if I scheduled it on Saturdays? I'll have to think about it before I set up a regular schedule. Until then, I'll just be using Talkshoe much as I used Audioblogger in the past. Come and listen, see what you think.

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Saturday, December 02, 2006


During the long holiday weekend, my husband suffered from a draining cold and kept himself going through sheer force of will. Yesterday, it hit me. Fortunately, we aren't entertaining anyone this week, so I'm hoping it won't last as long for me, since I can devote my time to doing nothing. It's odd, I'm not particularly stuffed up, but I'm curiously fatigued. This morning, I sat on the couch with the cat and watched Howl's Moving Castle. We'd already watched it last night with subtitles, so this morning I watched the dubbed version. I prefer the original voices, but the American voice actors did a pretty good job too.

It's almost one o'clock. Usually I would head off to my knitting group now, but considering I haven't changed out of my pajamas and robe, I don't think that is going to happen.

My husband just called. He said he feels like he is being hit with a second round of the cold. Unfortunately, he has some meetings today, so he can't just rest at home.

I feel fine as long as I do nothing, but get tired very quickly when I start moving around. Looks like I have a good excuse for a day of sloth!