Being back at work definitely ate into my blogging/fanfic time. Jeez, it's hard to believe I can be so busy, and then I wonder what goes on when I'm *not* there . . . it's mysterious.
Great two-hour meeting in the Mayor's office this week . . . 'brainstorming' with staffers . . . running into three members of the Council while we were there, including Sam himself. (I think he was just checking on the room to see if he could use it. He has it decorated a lot nicer now, the corner small conference room that used to just have a round table in it. Now it has a huge redwood coffee table and couches. That's the room where I had my first-ever hot flash, the worst I ever had, just a few weeks after my surgery, when Vera was still mayor but on her way out.)
Everything is pointing to our office move a few months away. It's going to be a considerable amount of work for me, readying us to share our space with the new owner (for a month!), preparing us to move to interim space downtown (!!!), then to our real 'home' at the park (hopefully by Martin Luther King weekend). Yes, I'm going to still take my two weeks in November, no matter how crazy things are.
Today I started reading 'The Violent Years,' the 1960 abridged version of Melvin Purvis' book, 'American Agent.' I tried to concentrate on it while I was getting a pedicure, but that's not exactly the best spot for reading. Still, I can already tell I'm going to enjoy it. Yes, my Public Enemies
fascination continues . . . today I finished the Dillinger hidden objects game so I could screencap the characters and their hilarious dialogue.
I also threw out more than a hundred magazines today. I finally parted with some that I've held on to for years. (I could easily turn into one of those people that lives in a rabbit warren of paper, with little paths to my chair, TV and bathroom.) I am determined to simplify my life!
Tomorrow I must write! I need to work on Part 3 of "Stubborn," as well as my sequel to "Jayee." Oh, and since our writing group meets Monday, I'd better finish my story for that!