Catching Up

I’ve been away from the blog for several days. I didn’t realize how long until I went to Starbucks yesterday and noticed that they had the cheery red holiday cups, and cheery green holiday brownies (imagine a fudge brownie with Andes mints on top. Mmmm. Delicious.) I treated myself to a peppermint mocha and one of those brownies, and went home to curl up in bed and read and write. Mostly read.

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My skin itches. I thought it was poison oak rash caught from one of the dogs, but it’s not, however, a witty and engaging doctor has given me antibiotics, lovely cream, and tiny antihistamines that still knock me out, but seem to not be as harsh as OTC benadryl. Still, I’m crabby and befuddled, and not in the mood to talk to people. There’s more, but it’s not for public consumption. Except the assurance that I’m not contagious.

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This year’s NaNo project isn’t going well. I know what I want the story to be, and it’s refusing to let me do that. Not sure if it’s too close to home or not close enough. Whatever. I’ll eventually finish. I always do.

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The weather was warm for three days, now seems to be cooler again. At least, when I went outside earlier there was a bite in the air beneath the balmy sunny day. Jeremy told me he was fighting the urge to put up his Christmas tree NOW, and I told him I was fighting the urge to hang my Christmas lights. Thanksgiving’s only a couple weeks away – I think we can both hold out.

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Speaking of Christmas. If you’re not already on my Christmas list, or if you are but have moved, and you want a card from me, please send an email to melissa AT missmeliss DOT com with your name and mailing address. Use “Christmas Card” as your subject, please.

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I owe some people some art. Am working on it. Really.

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Carry on.

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