Mydriasis Monday

mydriasis ~ morbid dilatation of the pupil of the eye

Last week was a little cooler, but the humidity was high because it was so grey and overcast. We got some rain, but not nearly as much as you'd expect for how dismal it was out there. And as you know, I don't do well in dismal weather.

So, to recap, I don't do well in grey/overcast weather, humidity, direct sunlight, or excessive heat. I like a lot of greenery around me and cooler temperatures. So where does that leave me? I think that would have to be another planet. LOL

Did everyone remember to go outside between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. to take a look at the meteors on the weekend? It was time for the annual Perseids meteor shower, one of the most spectacular celestial events of the year. So they tell me. I went out Saturday night (in between rain sprinkles) but it was too overcast. Last night I went way out in the back of the yard but didn't see much of anything except a bank of clouds rolling in. Maybe next year.

Remember how last week I mentioned the 14 simultaneous progressive stories my writer's group is running, and our desire to get more involved in NaNoWriMo? Well, one of the members is freaking out about it and sent out a mass e-mail outlining her proposed regime for the group. What she's proposing will suck all the fun out of it for me, so the meeting tonight may be my last one for the Scribes. Instead I'll just meet with our little off-shoot group of more serious writers. Frankly they're more what I want out of a writer's group anyway.

I've been toying with the idea of starting a new blog about the ups and downs of running my own, home-based business. I'd only post once a week probably, so it's not going to be a tremendous drain on my somewhat iffy energy. Maybe once I get organized I'll give it a go.

I'm sorry to say that this week was not nearly as productive as last week was, but that's just the way it goes sometimes. One of the pitfalls of working at home is it's too easy to slack off when the going gets tough and migraine wise, it was a tough week. If my head wasn't hurting too much to concentrate on anything, then I was feeling sick and queasy from trying to get rid of the headaches.

And as far as the weekend goes . . . about the only constructive thing I did this weekend was create a list of all the writing/editing projects I have on the go or would like to get done. I meant to get the list prioritized as well, but as usual I got distracted. :-)

Weather-wise, this week doesn't look much better than last week, but I have a brand new bottle of Advil and I'm not afraid to use it. :-)

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What’s Up This Week:
The schedule is up on the side bar, so I’m just giving the highlights here.

Tuesday On Random Thoughts I will be posting the fourth installment of Cheeses of the World, which is my favourite, Havarti. On Random Writings I will be doing another book review.

Wednesday (on Random Writings) Chapter Sixty-four of Shades of Errol Flynn and I think I've kept Jessica waiting long enough. Time for dinner. On Random Thoughts there’ll be a hunk and a hussy for your viewing pleasure. ;-)

Thursday we have Chapter Twenty-nine of Water (on Random Thoughts) where we see if Ravi gets into trouble for his little side trip in the caves.

Friday As far as poetry goes for Random Writings I'll once again be doing another re-post of something you might have missed, but I'll be re-writing the post so it'll look like new. Still haven't finished any of those new poems I've been working on. On Random Thoughts we'll see if I'm up for another new flash fiction.

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