Well, I have now…

Well, I have now received more than one slightly chiding note regarding the use of term 'munchkins' to refer to readers who may be several decades older than me, and far larger and/or wiser. I will only say that it is intended solely as a term of endearment, not in any way as a diminution. I am exceedingly fond of my munchkins, and it is a great comfort to imagine you hovering out there in cyberspace. (like little disembodied heads)

I stopped by my post office box yesterday -- what treasures! A card from an unnamed senior gentleman, who avoided any mention of his name whatsoever, but did include a lovely long letter. Thank you. I suspect he is in Seattle, due to the image on the card, but even that is not certain. A card from Tim (no last name, no e-mail) in Hawaii, along with a little paper Hawaiian ornament; very charming. It is hanging in my sunroom, above my computer. And Chip and Shannon sent me a CD they burned of various bands and their bagpipe music. It's a little early to play that right now (don't want to wake downstairs neighbors), but I'm planning on working to it today -- thanks, guys! That P.O. Box was a wonderful idea. Who knew?

I'm going to need the support -- today is paper crunch day. I did finish my grading yesterday, and I got a decent start on the paper -- there are about six coherent pages. But I really ought to add another ten or so. I don't have anything else real scheduled today -- Paul, Marcia and Carol are stopping by for a brief lunch/exchange of gifts, and I need to clean up the apartment and pack, but basically, what I gotta do today is write a paper. I can do that, right? It'll sound semi-coherent, right? Fingers crossed.

I'm suddenly starving. I'm gonna go have some tea and munchies; will probably check in later...

11 p.m. Well, I didn't expect later to be quite so much later. I also didn't think I could fill so many hours with cleaning, packing, paying bills, etc. I *have* spent a little time writing my paper, but not enough. Once I finish this, I'll be going back to this. On the plus side, I finished going through the Spivak, which was dense, and I only have a little Bhabha left before I finish the critical analysis, and can just talk about my position as a writer, which should be much smoother. I hope. I'm really just procrastinating now. I'm gonna go back to work...

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