We weighed the kittens for the first time in almost three weeks. Jinksy weighed in at 10.5 or 10.6 lbs, and Claudia...seems to be holding steady at 9.7 lbs. That just seems odd. O_o
My head is chock full of things I'm meaning to blog about, which I guess is what happens when I get behind on absolutely everything. As soon as I post this, I'm going to start a rewrite. It's due in a week, so thank goodness my editor said we can push it to a week from Monday if need be. Casual Job wasn't so heavy this week, but the hours were at odd enough times that finding useful stretches of time at home for rewriting just didn't happen. :/
And I've been completely exhausted, frankly. Nothing bad has happened, but I'm just...burned out. The feeling at Casual Job is that this stint of work may finish as soon as late next week, or possibly the week after, which would be a really
short spring session (and my wallet will not be at all happy if that's what happens >.<), but I can't help thinking how nice it'd be to be able to get caught up on things and maybe even get ahead on my freelance work before going to Toronto next month.
Once the session ends, we get twenty days of work at normal hours
--I usually opt for 9 AM-4 PM--and while ostensibly that means "four weeks", my boss is great about letting me come and go around traveling and meeting my freelance obligations. (Really, my boss is just plain great. He and my boss back at Casual Job: Ontario Edition are by far the two best people I've ever worked for.)
No new Elementary
last night makes me sad, but OTOH, so many of us having today off--oh, precious four-day weekend!--mean wildpear
could come over for a few hours and we could hang out properly, while scruloose
and Kas went to her place and hung out with her husband. (Even Friday nights aren't ideal for this, since wildpear
and Kas get up horrifically early on Saturday mornings to hit the market.)
We fit in three episodes of Elementary
, starting with "M", and if you're into the show you know why I'd gotten all fidgety about not being able to manage any watching time with her at all for a couple of weeks, having stopped right before
that episode. Oh, Elementary
, with your complex and genuine human relationships! And we still have nearly half of season 1 left to go. I keep wondering if we can manage some more this weekend, but it may not be all that plausible.
All of us (and here "us" generally means me, scruloose
, Kas, wildpear
, and wildpear
's husband) have Monday off except for Kas, who reminded me that he never gets to bed until fairly late anyway, so there's talk of watching Pacific Rim
on Sunday night in lieu of our usual episode or two of Avatar: The Last Airbender
. Getting through ATLA is also desirable, because it's so good (we're about halfway through season 3--and if you're keeping score, scruloose
and I have both seen it [this is my...third time through, I think], but it's new to the others), but having time to all watch a movie
while working around Pumpkin's bedtime and whatnot...? That's a rare commodity, and wildpear
& husband haven't seen Pacific Rim
commented on the fact that I tucked a blatant Pacific Rim
reference into "Where You End, Where I Begin", which in retrospect is a telling detail about how long it took me to write that story. ^^; I haven't seen the movie since it was in theatres, despite having the discs. And since wildpear
& husband's tech setup has Blu-Ray [as does Kas'], that means we even get to break out the Blu-Ray version of the movie instead of the standard DVD.)
I think my ambitions for the four-day weekend exceed the actual available time, never mind my energy levels, but basically my hope is something like: 1) get enough sleep to feel rested, 2) put a really good dent into the rewrite I'm starting today, 3a) read for fun, 3b) reread the manga volumes for the series I'm taking over for VIZ for a couple of volumes (a series I love and haven't read in ages), 4) see Pacific Rim
, 5) write a few blog posts, 6) get wordcount on fic, 7) hang out with scruloose
, 8) organize the living room bookcases...
...and I think the list is longer, actually, but I need to stop there before I start quivering with horror.
One of the things I'd kinda like to post about, but realistically don't have much to say
about, is that Easter weekend is the time of year when I'm most aware of--and feel worst about--the fact that I don't have much spiritual/religious practice these days. Most years I toss around the idea of going to church services for Lent/Easter or Advent/Christmas, and it so rarely happens. (I am clearly not at Good Friday services right now.) This year is unlikely to suddenly turn into an exception on Sunday, especially since it's our week to have a playdate with Pumpkin on Sunday morning, and scruloose
has been handling that without me since Casual Job started (in the name of me getting some downtime and more chance to get rewriting work done). Other than having seen her when a bunch of us went for dinner last Sunday, I haven't really seen Pumpkin in ages, and if it feels like a long time to me, how much longer must it seem to a five-year-old? :/
I know there's no real answer to "I feel bad about not doing [x]" other than "so go do it", whether [x] is "spend more time with beloved but admittedly exhausting tiny extrovert" or "go to holiday services...somewhere". It's a simple equation. But that simplicity doesn't actually translate into "it's easy".
(And I think that's going to have to count as "posting about not going to church on Easter", because I really do need to get to work and anything else in my head on the subject would need picking apart. *sighs*)