Flour and salt have been added, dough has risen and been folded down (thank you Silpat, though my own hands remained as sticky as ever - I have no luck with flouring them) and is now back in the fridge for another day. Final steps of actually making loaves and baking them will happen tomorrow.
The Epiphany story skirts around the idea of forming an outline. I'm continuing to feed myself fic in the hopes that I can at least get the outline done today if not the story.
Thanks to the magic of cable modems, I'm backing up a scary amount of data on my computer. Once the new computer gets here I'll be committing a lot of this stuff to CDs so I won't have this problem again. I hadn't realized how much crud I'd accumulated over the months of not having a working CD burner. Erm - oops?
Mac sits on my lap and greets you all. Especially eliade
who he remembers has a catless lap and that's always a sad state of affairs.
I forgot to mention before that writing the Spike/Angel snippet for Kita helped to reawaken some of my long lost Spike love. Weiner!Spike of the latter years, esp s7, plus sadly the craptacular way he was even more weinerized in fanfic had almost stomped my Spike love to the ground and destroyed it completely. But now it's waking up again. I even had a dream last night of Yenta!Spike leaning in the doorway of Wesley's office, rolling his eyes as he pointed out that he
, of all people, would know Angel's taste in boys and if Wes thought that it wasn't
for pretty little British intellectuals with violent streaks then Wes had another thought coming. Wes then got all proper and flustered and Spike sighed, saying he wished the two of them would just shag
already and stop annoying everyone about it.
Such is the power of my subsconcious to support my OTP, even in full face of all the ho,yay that shall, by Spike's mere presence on the show, increase exponentially between Spike and Angel.
I was fully prepared to bitch and moan about National Novel Writing Month - and I may yet still do it - except now I'm vaguely tempted to try it since I've got a few submission guidelines I've been holding on to and lord knows it would be as good an excuse as any to type something out - like that AU that's so AU it's not even fanfic anymore that I keep thinking about. We'll see. On the other hand I'm flexible, perhaps I'll both
attempt it. 8)
Finally, in other news I keep forgetting to mention, my boss has now repeatedly pointed out to me that in the grand scheme of things he doesn't much care how much I'm in the office if he's
away, and any days off I might take during such times won't subtract overmuch from my formerly agreed on two weeks. Basic reason being he's hoping to encourage me to take vacations whenever he does, instead of doing all my time off when he's still in the office.
I'm still going to end up taking time off regardless of his vacation times, since conventions don't exactly put themselves on hold until he goes off on cruises, but this does increase the amount of time I can take off in general which is a happy thing. There's a vague chance now that I'll be able to go to Los Angeles next month to visit the hobbit child, and then the boss is taking off a buttload
of time next February and March thanks to his upcoming wedding. As those are the times of year when flights to the UK become very cheap, you can guess what I'm thinking of doing. 8)