Kevin's party went well -- made lots of Sri Lankan food to feed the math people. :-) Got to retest some of the recipes, yay! Some of these I haven't made in a long time -- and there's still a few of them that I just have as recipes from my mom, that I haven't made at all. Need to do that soon.
There's other work going on -- the SH manuscript is revised and done, I think. Just waiting on Zak to send in the planet image (Zak, if you want, just post the url here in comments -- I can't imagine any of the journal readers will bother going there), and for Steve to tell me if they'll be doing layout or if they want me to. I'm not sure whether to ask them to lay the book out in Verdana, which is what we use for the site -- Jed, will that look good in print?
Lots of book-stuff in my head! :-) We've got cascading release dates too (sort of like cascading action scenes, but possibly better), with the SH book aiming for World Fantasy at the end of October, the cookbook aiming for a Christmas release, and my Silence and the Word aiming for Valentine's Day, I think. Fun!
Other than that, it's mostly been lounging around here, cleaning up from the party, catching up on tv, trying to recover from a cold we both picked up somehow, and re-reading Octavia Butler, in preparation for trying to draft that colonization story. Jed and I spent a few hours discussing the collab on Sunday; one of us should start drafting soon. There's an odd pressure to getting the start of this one right -- more so than with a regular story, since the collaborator will be trying to follow your lead. Weirdness.
Lastly, I must I must write a dang editorial for SH, covering all kinds of stuff. This last weekend was crazy with guests and party planning, but it's coming out this coming Monday for sure. So say I.