Been finishing Divine Fire. Which means that all else sort of takes a back seat. The apartment becomes a mess and emails go unanswered. Even if the word counts aren’t high, I experience a level of distraction. There are a few things niggling at me that I should take care of, but they would take too much energy away from writing. Also I’m not reading, not exercising, and eating poorly.
Today was Eric’s birthday and we celebrated with dinner at Four Peaks with Ann, Jim, Mark, Trish and the girls. Ann made German chocolate cake that rivals her mom’s though it needs to sit in the fridge for a day or two and become more dense. Watched Gran Torino afterward. I found the movie to be disappointing. The dialogue was ham-handed and often un-needed. It’s perhaps the first Clint Eastwood directed movie that I didn’t like because it was poorly done.