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Friday Summary

Where am I?

  • Pas de Chat finished posting this past Sunday. Still undecided on whether I want to spend time cleaning it up. My sister Tessa is willing to help out with cover art (and new cover art for Lucinda at the Window), but I haven’t touched base with her since Wednesday. She’s working on establishing a photography business, but is willing to provide a family discount. (And I might help set up a better website for her.)
  • My thoughts on two of the Nebula nominated novellas, including the winner, over at Reading Notes.

What else am I up to?

Oma’s memorial was Wednesday morning. It was less painful than I expected. Pastor Tim provided a lovely homily, my sis provided a beautiful photo for the service, and Elvis’s music had me bawling. Aunts Eileen and Leona, Cousins Tim and Mike, and Mike’s daughter came in *for the day* from northern Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa. They were a comfort to my grandfather. Currently, I’m doing okay, but I’m not sure if the ramifications of Oma being gone have entirely sunk in. While walking through Gordmans today I thought that I should report back on the interesting lawn ornaments, that Oma might want to check them out. And then caught myself.

Haven’t gotten back to work yet. I’m spending today at my in-law’s house. Eric and I took a trip to Ted & Wally’s and we’re going out to dinner with my sister-in-law and her family tonight, but mostly my potential work day has been spent catching up on a few things. Getting closer to normal. It’s been chilly and rainy here, weather I generally like. Yet, I find myself wishing for the heat and the dry. I’m sure I’ll regret that about five minutes after we touch down in AZ.

My mom gave me her Sony eReader. I’ve been having some fun with that, but it makes me want a tablet PC more.