Trying to keep myself busy so that I don’t focus on my mood–currently free-floating glumness which I’m positive is totally chemical in nature. So:
Books read: Slant by Greg Bear, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.
Reading: Slippage by Harlan Ellison
Movies seen in the theater: Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle, The Pirates of the Caribbean, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Movies seen at home: The Man Who Would be King, Key Largo.
And to get my mind off not producing any new word count, I’ve spent the last couple days updating our various websites in my free time: Musta-lay-day Grove, our homepage, and my writing page (again). I think I’ve re-set all the attbi.com references to comcast.net now, and for laughs and giggles, I played a bit with the scroll bar appearances and how the links looked. But what the hell is Bravenet doing? They’ve totally re-vamped their counter structure and I hate it. I’m giving them a couple days to see how it ends up being, then I think I might have to go looking for a new counter provider. Damnit. Oh well, only so much I can fume about a free service.
There’s a Dragon*Con staff meeting this afternoon. The last one before the convention. I think we’re still down a staff member, number-wise. Hope we can recruit one then.
Saw my rheumatologist for a follow-up yesterday. He’s pleased with how I’m tolerating the Methotrexate and wants to start weaning me off the Prednisone. The man takes “weaning” very seriously. I’m currently on 10mg/day and he wants me to drop 1mg every four weeks. At that rate, it will be ten months until I’m off the damn stuff. But at least it’s a start.
He also thinks I should see my GP about the mood issues I’m having. Since I tolerate meds so very poorly, he’s loathe to prescribe something to counter the side-effects of what I’m on without me consulting with another doctor. Sigh. I can’t keep the names of all my doctor’s straight anymore!
I’m terribly behind in writing “thank you” notes to all the (30+) critiquers that I got for my last offering on Critters. Hmm. When is too late to send a belated “thank you note”?