Just a quick one.
It's been a busy week; lots of extra work at the hotel and or other businesses I support. Made an extra $300 that is sorely needed, and my hotel paycheck should be a little fatter as well at the end of the month.
Dad was released from the hospital Wednesday, but I haven't spoken to him since he got home. I'll be calling him tomorrow.
That lovely lilac soap I talked about last week- it smells very nice, but to make it they apparently just ground up the entire lilac bush and mixed it into the soap. When I unwrapped it, I noticed lots of bumpy bits in it; I figured they were extra-soapy beads or something. But no. As it turns out, they are purple seeds in the soap (I have no idea where they come from!) and the bumps are completely indissolvable; I truly think they may be bits of stick. Showering with it Monday, the soap left a deep scratch six inches long on my leg. So, now it's at the sink and is just used for hand washing, and I don't scrub very hard in case there are more surprises lurking within. (This is what would happen if Stephen King made soaps.)
To my surprise, I slept very well today. After work on Friday, I got home and was in bed by about 2:30 pm. The office called me at 3:30 pm (You're computer is flashing like a strobe light! Erm, shut it off then?) and woke me up just as I had hit an extremely deep sleep and dream state which I drug myself out of when I heard the phone, and then could not return to. I sort of managed to doze for another 30 minutes, then Ike pooped, and that's a smell that can wake the dead. After that, I never did get back to sleep, so at 6 pm I just gave up and got up.
I expected to be extremely tired during my night shift, but actually, it wasn't too bad. I got home around 7 am, and went straight to bed. I woke up at 9:30 ravenously hungry, so I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in my zombie like state and went back to sleep, and slept until 4 pm! That's unheard of, and felt fantastic.
I've been working hard this weekend on Universe in the Red; I really want to finish it soon. I set up my laptop on the coffee table so I could work on it there, and did so while I watched Doctor Who- The Awakening.
I'm not impressed at all with 2-Entertains disks, to be honest. They're obviously not configured for widescreen (which I can live with) but the quality is poor for a standard DVD. Even after upsampling. The extras, however, are where these discs really shine. The one that really stood out for me was a deleted scene, showing Tegan and Chameleon together! I'm guessing it got cut due to time restrictions, but I wish it hadn't been, as it kept poor Chameleon from being forgotten about until he suddenly returns in Planet of Fire.
I got three more chapters laid out and a few others redone while watching. I realized last weekend that I'd organized it all completely wrong (it's an anthology) and now I'm trying to make it flow properly.
So, back to work. I'm going to work on it tonight, and then tomorrow I'll set up shop in the living room again and work on it some more. I think next I'll watch the Doctor Who TV movie.