Little bits of yesterday and today. Lunch with Roshani at Sen Sushi was delicious as usual, and a good chance to vent / decompress.
Mostly this month I’m living in grubby gardening clothes, but I took a shower and dressed up a bit for lunch, just for a change, and was pleased that my gorgeous earrings by Ana Constantinescu matched my dress so nicely, in blue and gold — and I only realized after I took the photo that they also matched my deep blue wall and gold blanket. Um, I am just very on theme, yes?
I picked up an intro to polymer clay work; the plan is to try it with the kids sometime this weekend. I’m tentatively planning to make little mushrooms for the Patreon treat boxes — we’ll see how they come out. I haven’t worked with polymer clay before, so it’ll be an experiment. I’m hoping for adorableness that one could nestle into a little houseplant. We’ll see.
Most significant, though, after something like 2-3 months of not writing, I started writing again this morning, editing on the cancer memoir. Why I’ve been so avoidant for the last few months, I have no idea, but it’s a relief finally breaking through. I’m going to go swim now, but when I come back, the plan is to just plow through until I finish. Hopefully this weekend. I’m leaving the file open on my computer, in case that helps. I’ll take every little mental trick I can at this point.
I honestly have no idea whether I’ve taken so long that we’ll have to push off the publishing date (originally scheduled for October) — will have to talk to my editor and see. Hoping she’s not too annoyed with my delays. Sometimes, though, we just do what we can. Trying to be gentle with myself.