Tolkien, artist

Day is Not Going Smoothly

 For some reason, even though I was up at 3:30 am as usual (yes...I know I'm crazy).  

I didn't get to writing my blog until almost 5:30 am. I got tied up on my Live Journal and Dreamwidth accounts, as well as some of the writers boards that I belong to, and just didn't get my act together. Shame on me.

Green Spiny Lizard

My LC writer's board just awarded me the title "Devil Lizard"
because I passed my 666th post. I'm hunting for an appropriate
spiney lizard photo for a new avatar. Maybe this guy?

But one of the best things to come out of my latest 24 hours of immersing myself in my writing and with my on-line writing friends are book recommendations, and I ended up with several that sounded interesting yesterday. I'll drop by Barnes & Noble today and read a few of them for free on my Nook. I'll figure out which one(s) I want to buy from that. I'll NookBook them - it's really all I read now-a-days. It's just so convenient - everything I want to read in one small package that goes with me where ever I go. I can do my research, and then switch to my latest novel, and all I need to do is tap the screen. It comes close to my personal definition of heaven. I really need to get more of my favorite fanfic onto it. Maybe I can find some time this week to begin converting a few pieces so that I can do that.

Breugar the Artist

I think he knows a lot more about what he is doing
artistically than I do, although digital art might
mystify him also.

Today is my day off and although I have errands, I purposely left today wide open so that I can continue working on the letters I need to send to the IRS and my sketch to painting Photoshop workshop that I'm trying to work through. Of course I'll also do laundry. I should actually do some housecleaning, but call me lazy - I really make a lousy housekeeper. REALLY lousy. I need to get my act together and do something soon, though, because it is starting to drive me crazy and that means my DH has been on the edge for at least a month. He has less tolerance than I do - LOL. Have a wonderfully creative and productive day!
  • Current Location: Curling up in a corner
  • Current Mood: confused confused
  • Current Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter": Finale
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I am a very bad housekeeper. I always prided myself on the ability to pull it together really fast at the last minute. Entertaining a lot helped when I was younger. A reason to do it. (Cleaning ladies helped also--I would have to straighten up because the cleaning lady was coming to clean!)

I like the lizard's face.

Edited at 2011-04-13 12:15 pm (UTC)
My Mom always had cleaning ladies, and they were marvelous. But I really don't like outsiders in my stuff, so I'd rather have a dirty house. I actually made money as a college student by housecleaning, so I do know how to do it, I just would rather spend my day off doing art, writing, and today, writing letters to the IRS (sigh).

- Erulisse (one L)
When I tell people I'm not a perfect housekeeper, what I'm meaning to say is that I'm on a first-name basis with each and every dust-bunny in the place, and more than capable of sitting down and having a conversation with them. In fact, the latter happens a whole lot more often than my taking a broom to them does.

Bad arms/shoulders doesn't help - and hubby does kick in and do things that I can't, whereupon I gets me tukus out of the chair and start helping him (out of guilt.) But folks that come to visit me better come to visit me, because my house is less than immaculate - and I don't care, because it means I have a life outside of cleaning!!

(I also have an OCD SiL who obsesses over housekeeping - and she drives me nuts!!)

Have a good day, 1L. Gonna friend you in LOTRO today sometime, so I can look for you on Sunday...
For many years I have told people that my dust bunnies are writing their own versions of Belva Plain. They are, after all, into multi-generations behind my couch.

I could use a SIL like yours, if she would help me to clean. I usually get the house fairly well in shape a couple of times a year, but that's about it :-)

I look forward to meeting you in LOTRO. We'll see what the time differences do to us :-) Or we'll figure out a different time to play together. We'll make it work :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
I think it is impossible for creative people to be organised with housework because it is so boring.

I bet someone comments that they find it easy lol

Hugs Binky x
I agree with the boring tag. Of course, if business continues to go down the tube as it has been going, I'll be out of business by the end of the year and I'll probably have a clean house again. Then I can do my artwork, read my books, and generally be happy, if poor :-)

- Erulisse (one L)