Quiet weekend after a family overdose; remind me never again to go on holiday without a car (mine or rental, I'm not fussy, I just want wheels). Working my way through laundry, otherwise taking a bit of the weekend off before the onslaught of the week and rather a lot of deadlines coming up.

Reading: Cryoburn - Lois McMaster Bujold (finished it, to be accurate - the advance reader copy that Baen has up for sale in eBook format). I love how Miles has grown up, and Roic too, and how the relationship between m'twisty lord and his armsman has developed. More than that would be spoilers, so I won't.

Otherwise vacation reading was more Ngaio Marsh and a couple of sale and purchase agreements with associated tax warranties and covenants. "Vacation" has a peculiar meaning when you're self-employed, and mobile broadband is a mixed blessing.
Knee is rebelling; the one not operated on. I'm hoping there isn't another epidural in my future - but definitely no running for a few days.

Reading: Miles in Love - Lois McMaster Bujold again. Comfort reading.

2:0

Sep. 4th, 2007 07:58 pm
Once upon a time, in an entry long long ago (30 March, in fact), which is now deleted, I made some over-optimistic remarks about continuing this blog as a WordPress site. I was a little enchanted with WordPress, and still am, but the lack of entries at that site told it's own tale - that being, largely, that I am still working more hours than is legal (since my esteemed employers haven't asked me to waive the Working Time Regulations. Go figure, a professional services firm that doesn't ask?!).

So I've come back here. Can't promise to post any more regularly than once every six months but, as I do read the Friends page to check people are still around, I suspect that I'm more likely to update this than anything else. On that note:

Reading:
Borders of Infinity - Lois McMaster Bujold
Decca - the letters of Jessica Mitford (very 'dippable')

Bought:
None - haven't been out today (lost my voice, so worked from home)

Cooked:
Eggplant & spinach lasagne (sort of. Shortcuts galore)

Work is what it is, and will be what it is for some considerable time. I have scaled back a lot of non-work activity, which not the option I would prefer (clearly!) but, as the mortgage and school fees need to be paid, it is currently non-work that has to suffer. Note 'currently'. I'm making (slow) moves to sort it all out, as this is unacceptable. I'm not the workaholic I may appear to be; I used to like my work and get some satisfaction out of it but, believe me, that's really not the case now.

Away from work, so far as is possible, I have had a photograph published which pleases me immensely. I have managed to get some travel in - San Francisco a few months ago, principally. A short (too, too short) visit with friends who came over at the end of July. M is taking me off for a long weekend at the end of next week (birthday and general you-need-to-get-awayness).

The 'to read' pile continues to grow, particularly since I discovered http://www.persephonebooks.co.uk/. Minimalist with a twist.

And the damned archairs I ordered four months ago still show no signs of arriving.
Read:
A Walk In The Woods - Bill Bryson - because he amuses me, but it's not so must-read that it annoys me when the train is so crowded that I don't have room to read, which seems to be happening more and more (have I mentioned how much I dislike public transport?)
Plus a lot of other stuff that I haven't kept track of, must do better ... but the list includes iPod Therefore I Am - Dylan Jones - and Through the Children's Gate - Adam Gopnik - plus dipping into The Silver Spoon (Italian cookery book, can't recall the author) and a flurry of Miles Vorkosigan.

Bought:
None, it's still January. But I did succumb to the The Burning Crusade, the World of Warcraft expansion pack, which will be interfering with reading on those few evenings when I'm not at Clockwork Orange rehearsals.

Plus I've discovered LibraryThing and will try to keep it updated as I go along (it syncs with Delicious Library, which I already use to try and keep track of it all)

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