Kevin leaves around dinnertime for a week-long conference in the Bay Area. I've spent the morning so far watering plants, cleaning up, making tea, changing my mind about what should go in which kitchen drawer... I plan to keep the rest of the day similarly mellow. We'll buy groceries, unpack some more of the upstairs, hang up some clothes, put away some toiletries. Maybe we'll find some missing items in the process. Maybe not. It's all good. :-)
Tomorrow I do go back to real work; I have detailed revision notes from my editor on the novel now, which I haven't even looked at yet. So I'll look at those, I'll do some revisions. I might try to write a new story for the next AE anthology too this week. I'm probably feeling too much of a homebody to go work in a cafe, but maybe I'll invite some of my friends who join me with their laptops in cafes to come work at my place instead this week. That sounds good.
Also, catch up on seriously behind SLF (membership renewals) and DesiLit (writing up meeting minutes, inviting authors) stuff. Sigh. I guess I am still pretty behind after all. It's just that none of these have really imminent deadlines.
One quick q -- any suggestions for bookshelves that are a step up from IKEA, but not too expensive? Simple styling, cherry or other dark-ish wood preferred. Not pine.