Somewhat ironically, even though I’m trying to cut our expenses by eating at home more (we eat out far too often), I have been buying bread from Panera instead of the grocery store, and it’s more expensive than our usual Orowheat 12-grain, but it’s also fresher, and the loaves are larger. Plus it makes me happy.

Today’s purchases were tomato-basil bread (great for sandwiches) and the stuff they call “French” bread (not to be confused with a baguette), which is a buttery white bread designed to be toasted.

(Those who know me will no doubt raise their eyebrows at the notion of white bread entering my home, but be assured, this is white bread in the way that a brioche is white bread, not in the way that that Wonder-bread stuff is white bread.)

My flash-fiction exercise for this week (250 words with the title “Punk”) can be found at my new fiction site, The direct link to just that piece is here.

It’s been a lazy, rainy weekend, and somehow it’s fitting that just as the long weekend ends the clouds have broken, and we have a clear sky to watch the sunset in.

Sleep Disorders

My sleep cycle is completely confused – it began last week, when I had a horrible cold, and was exacerbated this weekend by the lack of a schedule, and reacting to Fuzzy’s odd on-call hours – the dogs don’t settle into sleep when he’s awake at odd hours, and their wakefulness translates into MY wakefulness, as they don’t want to be separated from either of us. If we lived our lives within five feet of each other all the time, at least they would be happy.

So, Saturday we slept late, and then Fuzzy was informed at 1 AM Sunday morning that he had a 4 AM maintenance to perform. I watched the sun begin to lighten the sky before giving up and going to sleep, and Fuzzy crawled into bed sometime between eight and nine. I think.

Today was a day of puttering at the computer, and watching the rain. Quiet, but enjoyable. I took a break at five to make meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and then we went to Starbucks.

I came home and, with some encouragement from Ms. Eclectic, installed WordPress on one of my other domains, and I’m now posting my fiction there. It still needs much tweaking, but if you’re curious go look at MoonChilde – I still prefer MT, really, but for what I’m doing a one-click install was easier than all the usual configuration. And it’s good to learn new things.

It’s a hair before 4 AM now, and I’ve resolved to get to bed while the sky is still dark, so, goodnight.