Work progresses on my…

Work progresses on my paper -- very very slowly. It's interrupted by various things, including grocery shopping and finishing Mad Ship. Hobb really does a good job of incorporating surprises into the text, more so than anyone else I've read recently. You think you know what's happening, what's going on, and then something else just happens -- out of nowhere, but also quite reasonable a thing to happen, and it changes everything. Impressive how she manages that.

I've also started putting up Xmas ornaments. Started and finished, in fact. I decided not to do a tree this year -- just too much trouble, and it takes up a lot of space in my little apartment. But I love my ornaments, and I couldn't bear to leave them in a box. So while I was at the grocery store, I picked up some ribbon, and used that to string up the ornaments around the place. I really like the way they ended up; red and gold in the living room, blue and silver in the dining room, green and gold in the little hall leading to the bedroom. Most pleasing.

Anyway, back to the slave mines. On the plus side, I've also paid bills and cleared away all sorts of little items that had been hanging around on my desk. It's amazing how writing papers gets so much else accomplished in the house...

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