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Journal SolemnDragon's Journal: folding, knotting, writing. 10

When you fold someone an origami bookshelf, be aware that it takes a lot of miniature books to fill it.

Also be aware that having written one funny story about a teacup dragon, it will be expected that you will write many, many more.

And that it's very hard to tell a story in eight VERY small pages.

On the bright side, i've filled one of four shelves.

I haven't been doing any real writing lately. I'm FINALLY coming out of my flare (after a month! )Blinder is actually at home in the evenings now, which helps, because we can split up things like housework again, and i get more rest.

Yes, it turned out that the yoghurt i was eating to control the colitis had gluten in it, thus making everything worse and prolonging my autoimmune flare. Oh, the excitement. I'm feeling much better now.

In fact, i got a 25 minute workout running (on the machines) last night. There's an "interval training" cycle on the elliptical, i'm thinking i might see what it does, after i'm back into a routine.

So, since i'm back, maybe i'll start telling stories again.

In the meantime, i'm still knitting the same shawl. Blinder wants me to knit a blanket. Should i knit it in panels, and sew them together? Or try to knit a huge thing? I think panels. First i have to learn to knit a buttonhole to finish the shawl with, and i wish i'd put in a bit of shaping. Instead it's just a big rectangular thing that i'm going to block out as a shoulder-hugging shawl. But it will be good and warm, and that's what counts. I wish i'd gotten enough yarn to make a matching hood. It's a nice yarn. After the shawl, blinder wants me to work on the blanket. I told him he'll have to go with me to choose the colours.

I don't like most of the methods i've seen for buttonholes. I may have to knit some experimental ones in the friendship scarf for a bit.

(Pancho, drop by to knit soon, i kneed some knitting company. And bring that purty lady of your'n, we like her. )

And that's the news from the lair.

How y'all?

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  • Yoghurt with gluten in it?!

    Anyway... good for you for exercising! Intervals are great (I'm an HIIT addict). I say go for it... and let me know how it works out for ya :-)
  • by nizo ( 81281 ) *
    How y'all?

    Suffering from art apathy and dealing with computer issues at home (almost all fixed). On the upside, I start a fiction writing class in two days :-)

    • I start a fiction writing class in two days :-)

      Sweet! You know, with your art abilities and writing abilities, you should do illustrations for your stories! Good luck and I'd love to read your work.

      • by nizo ( 81281 ) *
        I am betting I will get quite a bit of good info from this class. And yeah I have thought about combining the writing/drawing. I still have a glimmer of a dream of writing/publishing/binding/illustrating my own book; i.e. a one man book show. Not really to make money, but just because :-) I also have some ideas for some kids books; still not there as far as the drawing skills however. Man I so want to be drawing right now, instead of debugging broken Microsoft problems. I was working on a drawing this morni
        • i know what you mean; i'd rather be creating than "working" any day of the week. I've been knitting socks for Ben at work, which garners much curiosity from some co-workers (as I'm knitting them toe-up, both at the same time, on 2 circular needles). The other day, when I started writing again, I didn't want to stop, but I had to shower and go to work. I love when words come through my brain in that SoC kinda way and move themselves through my fingers to the keyboard. I used to write -- literally put pencil
  • Hmmm. I have a new(er) car after my old one was totaled. Now driving a 2004 Nissan Sentra. It's a nice car and I'm getting used to foreign things like a trunk and cupholders, but it isn't my old car. The upside is that it only has a fraction (1/16 to be exact) of the miles of my old car. This should ensure I don't have to have a lot of expensive work done for a while.

    I got a new job. It is 4.2 miles, or about 15 minutes if the traffic is normal, away from my house. Tech support for a local Indian bingo h
    • all i can say to this is that BBB can talk trash with the best of them; on those few occasions that he's mistakenly sent his replies to me instead of the kiddies in question (let's face it, we allow our tanks a LOT of leeway, because we don't expect their combat to take laser focus. I mean, he kills like the black death and attacks like a horde of locusts; i've never seen so much deadfulness in one place before. We kind of expect to have a few stray cussbullets sent our way in the course of a day's gaming)
  • Sandra Boynton []. She seems to do quite well in 8 pages- thanks to this book Christopher's first utter crack-up joke was the word "oops".
  • Not that anyone would be particularly interested, but I am still alive and plodding along here. I am becoming increasingly frustrated at work because I am having to spend more and more of my time troubleshooting broken hardware and fixing systems that I never knew we had and I haven't had a chance to do any work for my second client. But I do what needs to be done, so people turn to me to get things done, 'cos no-one else seems willing to do what's needed.

    At least I get to pick up my "new" car tonight/tomor
  • ... you ought to spell-check, so you get words like leisurely [] right.

    Regards, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spelling Nazi.

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done. -- James J. Ling