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My mind isn't so much fragmented as mush at the moment, it's been kind of a long week, but I've fished out a few bits and bobs to share. For more end of week shrapnel head on over to Half-Past Kissin' Time!
On Tuesday I had my 3rd singing lesson and my teacher said nice things to me. So I guess I'm not completely delusional and there might be some point to this exercise. Who knows, one day I might even be fit to be heard in public. I'm really enjoying the lessons and the practicing, if I practice when the kids are at home Tom often plonks himself down beside me and joins in.
The first five e-ARC (electronic Advance Reader Copy) chapters of Lois McMaster Bujold's new Miles Vorkosigan book (due out Nov) are online at Baen. I've given in to temptation and started reading but I know I'm going to regret it when I get to the end and then have to wait.
I'm also reading Mrs Darcy vs The Aliens and so should you.
Mrs Darcy vs The Aliens is a slightly demented sequel to Pride and Prejudice, although it has been described more accurately as "not so much Pride and Prejudice's sequel as its bastard offspring following a drunken one-night stand with the X-Files."
My 11 year old daughter has a friend staying over tonight. After dinner they watched a movie, then they took themselves off to bed and when I went at 10pm to tell them it was time for lights out I found the room dark and silent. Caitlin was still awake enough to whisper "good night" but only just. I'm not sure this is normal behaviour for 11 year olds, I'm pretty sure I'd have been going strong till at least 11pm under similar circumstances at that age.
I have embarked on a campaign to get my house under control and I'm keeping myself on track with the project by posting my progress daily. Here's my decluttering for today:
The kitchen dumping ground, this is where all the stuff that no-one knows where it goes ends up. Plus there's the tupperware cupboard which, of course, explodes into chaos as soon as someone uses the third item since the last it was beaten into submission.
I decided that the first thing I should do was to alphabetise the spice rack. No, I don't know why that seemed important, but it did forcibly bring to my attention the fact that I have a habit of buying cloves and chili flakes as though they're going out of fashion.
Sadly the rest of the kitchen still looks rather more like the first photo than the second, but hey! there's always tomorrow.