Posted on | 2 months, 1 week ago, in the early afternoon | 3 Comments
I’m back from NOLA! Actually, I’ve been back for a couple of days, but you know how it goes. And since almost any recap of New Orleans will boil down to “what I ate” and “what I bought/wore,” you can click here to see a few pictures. Each one worth a thousand words, or so I’m told.
Anyway, the pics almost entirely sum up the mini-adventure, except that I somehow neglected to nab a selfie with Victoria Schwab – who accompanied me on a very soggy sight-seeing morning through the French Quarter on Saturday. And SPEAKING OF MS. SCHWAB: Happy book-birthday to her, for Vicious debuts today! High fives on that one, ma’am.
So yes, I’ve been home since Sunday afternoon – but things have been pretty packed over here, thus my failure to provide an update.
Off the top of my head, in the last two days I’ve chased down (via shouty phone calls and emails) a set of receipts and paperwork re: a billing SNAFU at the hotel; filed said receipts and other assorted bits of paperwork; made an appointment with a new eye doctor as I’ve had a recurring infection for a couple of weeks now, and anyway I need a new prescription; took two (bought in NOLA) dresses to a seamstress to have them tailored a bit; made a Walgreens run; went grocery shopping as I desperately needed pretty much everything; did I-don’t-know-how-many loads of laundry; cleaned the house; and took the kitty for her routine Little Old Lady Cat checkup at the vet. Never mind the half-dozen time-sucking Really Important Other Assorted emails that required my attention upon my return.
And boy, are my arms tired.
IN OTHER NEWS. Long-time readers may recall that I have a (signifcantly younger) brother who is basically the kind of guy who will take over the world if you give him a case of Red Bull and an internet connection. He’s been in D.C. for the last few years, but it looks like he’s moving on up! Or out. Or over, as the directional case may be. Long story short, he’s headed for San Francisco to take a different gig within the Uber transportation company.
I very much hope that the city is kind to him, and I hope that my SF local peeps will find him as much fun as I do.
Hm. What else? Let’s see. The next few weeks will be eaten up entirely by Maplecroft revisions, for I owe a draft of that project before October 15th. I have a complete Draft Zero, yes – but I’d very much like to produce a Good Draft One rather than subject anyone to the horror that is my preliminary effort…much less a very nice editor. Editors deserve better, they do.
So that’s what I’m up to for the next little bit. Forward progress on Princess X can and will resume once I’ve handed in Maplecroft, but no sooner, I’m afraid. Yes, I’m running a little behind this year – but only a little. It’ll all be fine. I bet.
Right. Well. Thanks for reading, everyone.