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standing at the edge of the precipice eyes pinned open half gone - Ambar
December 18th, 2001
02:49 pm

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standing at the edge of the precipice eyes pinned open half gone
Yesterday I realized with some horror that I haven't been reading. Not reading? Might as well say I noticed I hadn't been breathing lately, and it disturbs me. Yes, I've been reading LJ and my email (goddess help me) and so forth, but I haven't been reading books. Even though I picked up an MFK Fisher at Bookbuyers when I was last there.

So yesterday I let the vague nagging feeling of wanting to get out of the house lead me, although I procrastinated until nearly 8pm. An errand to OSH first, and then with nothing better to do, I closed out the local B&N. (That seems nearly to define "no life" as I presently know it. Sad.) Picked up a copy of Falling Free, since I'd not read it and no Bujold is bad Bujold, right?

So today I woke up, realized I had BOOKS to read, and promptly retired back under the covers with same.

So now it's two in the afternoon, and since I had lunch for breakfast, I decided to have breakfast for lunch, so at least I am fed. But mostly I direly want to get out of the house for a while, preferably while not also being tempted to spend money (in the Holiday Retailing Season? fat chance). The most sensible solution -- drive into the BA for a couple of days -- is nixed by my having made vet/groomer appointments for three of the felines, which require me to have their lovely whiskery faces at the vet's by 9 tomorrow morning. (And two of them will doubtless require daily or twice-daily antibiotics for the next 10 days, and how will I pull THAT off, if I'm so fortunate as to be trying to commute into the BA? Don't ask. I have no idea right now.)

Also I am fidgeting because I pinged the startup people (who initially promised a concrete response Friday afternoon, ha ha) and was told today was an all-day planning meeting & expect some news this afternoon.

Twitch. Froth. Expensive !@#$ home network; I should switch ISPs. Or call the first consulting job, who has been sending me plaintive emails. Or... any number of things I have no desire to do, really.

Current Mood: frustrated. moody. explosive.

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From:lothie
Date:December 18th, 2001 02:55 pm (UTC)
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MFK FISHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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From:ambar
Date:December 18th, 2001 03:03 pm (UTC)
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With Bold Knife and Fork. She prints a recipe for pumpkin dumplings/gnocchi, which are utterly low-carb (if one replaces the 1-2T flour with bake mix or similar), and I am currently restraining myself from making them, on the grounds that I want to get out of the house, or off the computer, or really just stop with the cooking and cleaning for now...

Ambar, what passes for incoherent around here has an awful lot of syllables
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From:lothie
Date:December 18th, 2001 03:23 pm (UTC)
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Oh my. I so love her.
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From:elflet
Date:December 18th, 2001 11:59 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear, that sounds yummy (and not a kitchen in sight).

- elflet (who is getting pretty good at translating French menus)
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