February 20, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Mardi Gras
Sunny and a little warmer

I’d like to say I had a really productive day yesterday, but . . .

I caught up on some email stuff; I put gas in the car; I drove to Trader Joe’s to get cat food and a few other things; I went to CT and did 3 loads of laundry at my friend’s house; he hasn’t felt well lately, and his dog desperately needed some active play time, so I did that; I cooked us all a nice, big dinner; and I read the March issue of Vanity Fair.

I actually enjoy doing laundry – good thing, because it’s part of my work in the theatre. In fact, I’m so fussy about the way I like my laundry done that I don’t let anyone else near it! Although I’m grateful to have laundry in the building, hauling it up and down four flights of stairs is a drag, AND paying $1.75 per load to wash and at least $1/load to dry adds up. So, whenever possible, I haul it over to my friend’s place (only three flights of stairs to the car) and cook for him in return for letting me do laundry in a pleasant, clean environment.

I can’t wait to have my very own laundry room – you would not believe how many detailed sketches I’ve drawn – it’s not just going to be a laundry room – but a laundry OASIS. And yes, you’re all invited to bring your laundry over, throw it in, and we’ll relax with a glass of wine and some tapas while it sloshes around in the machines.

Today, I’m back to the theatre, just for day work, and then I can come back and relax.

I’m still feeling that adjustment bump between the theatre life and the writing life (what I consider my “real” life).

Oh, and the big thing I did was to take Artie’s advice and get Firefox. The IE7 upgrade that was forced on me was getting on my last nerve. Every page “could not be displayed” at least five or six times before I got it, and I was OVER it. I’d used Firefox when I stayed at Artie’s and it runs much more smoothly.

Got some work yesterday done on The Project (as soon as a name’s been chosen, I’ll let you know). I have to take some photos for it later this week.

This morning, I put in a batch of banana bread first thing, so it could start baking while I did my yoga. Yum! The entire apartment smells lovely.

Managed to ease back in to Changeling a bit. It still feels a bit odd, because of the time away, but I’m just going to push through. I’m now behind on my personal schedule for it, which is frustrating.

The phone consultation didn’t happen yesterday – typically Mercury Retrograde. Will give it another go tomorrow.

Now, to slather some butter on warm banana bread, and then head off to the theatre . . .


Chasing the Changeling — 25,592 words out of est. 45,000

The World Meter account was suspended again, so no wordbar for me today. Oh, well.

Published in: on February 20, 2007 at 9:04 am  Comments (12)  


  1. oh, thanks a lot – now I’m hungry and I just ate!
    And, btw, sounds like a very productive day to me!

  2. p.s. A story for the wylde women came thru this a.m. hop over to my web and have a read.

  3. I did my research and just found out when daylight saving is in New York this year … 2 days after my birthday. :o)

    You enjoy laundry? Let me know when you’re visiting the UK. I’m sure I can find you some, although I can’t promise an oasis of a laundry room (tis only a wee house).

  4. THAT’S not a productive day? Okay, you are either:

    1) O.C.
    2) On Speed, or
    3) the QUEEN MOTHER of Time Management!!

    Can I have your energy and drive for just ONE week? Heck, a day, even! I’m in awe of you!


  5. I enjoy Firefox, as well. Sometimes I’m forced to use IE7, but not often.

    Your laundry oasis sounds lovely. Mainfloor laundry is a must for me. Though going up and down stairs *is* good exercise.

  6. And yes, I hear you on the Laundry Room thing. I think people will flock from all over just to see it someday! It will be amazing, I’m sure!

  7. I despise laundry facilities. That’s why the very first appliances I purchased when I moved out was a washer and dryer. HEAVEN!

  8. Yum! Warm banana bread with butter – heaven! Strange that I hate bananas but love banana bread!

    One apartment complex I lived in didn’t have a washer and dryer in the building at all – I had to take it across the parking lot. Try doing that with a two-year-old who you’re trying to potty train! Yeah, it wasn’t fun. I thank God those days are over!

  9. Mmmnn, banana bread! Do you use pecans in yours? I would love an actual laundry room. Our house has a inset/closet with bi-fold doors.
    I wish I could get as much done per day as you do!

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  11. Yoga, warm banana bread, and a word count that keeps growing…Your house is a wonderful place to be!

  12. Sounds like you’re getting tons done!

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