I finally caved in and turned on the heat. It’s 58 F in here, and that’s too cold even with my robe, pajama pants, and thick socks on, and a blanket wrapped around my shoulders. I was trying to be frugal, but I feel like a damn popsicle. So that’s enough of that.
Didn’t do much of anything yesterday except mess around with Quicken and LiveJournal, and run out for a few groceries and some DVDs. We had nachos for lunch and pizza for dinner, and we watched “Elf” while we ate our pizza. (It was cute, but not highly recommended or anything. “Harmless,” as my mother would say.)
I guess I really needed a do-nothing day.
Talked to my parents last night, and they had a pretty low-key Thanksgiving, too, eating dinner at a local restaurant with just my sister, whose two children were with her ex-husband and his family for the day. My brother and his girlfriend were with her brother’s family, and of course, Karsten and I stayed here, so we were all scattered. But we’ll be together for Christmas, which is now less than a month away.
Speaking of that, my shopping is almost complete. How’s yours?
I do still have to bake a bunch of earth-shaped-cookies-on-sticks for my coworkers. (Which means,
Why earth-shaped cookies? ‘Cause the name of the product I work on is Atlas (Atlas 2, to be precise in a way no one but our team cares about), and the earth is a better cookie metaphor for Atlas than a big book would be. I mean, I could try to find an Atlas-with-the-earth-on-his-shoulders cookie cutter, but I doubt anyone’s ever manufactured one. (And to construct a home-made version might be asking a little too much of even Karsten’s creative talent.)
Anyway, that’s not happening for another two weeks. And in the meantime, there’s today to figure out.
I’m certainly not going shopping. I’m all for Buy Nothing Day, but my reasoning is more selfish than that: I hate dealing with insane crowds.
Now that I’ve had my do-nothing day to unwind, I’ll probably try to write as many songs as possible today and this weekend. I’m way behind on NaSoWriMo. Here it is, the 26th day of the month, and I’ve still only finished 8 songs. I’ve started at least 20, but I’m only counting finished songs. Clearly, I won’t make the 30 songs in 30 days goal as I originally planned, but hey, I got 8 finished songs out of this effort already, and that’s way more than I typically finish in a month. I do want to see how close to 30 I can still get. I’m betting 14 at the most, but 15 is probably a good secondary goal.
So yesterday was Do Nothing Day, and today is Buy Nothing Day. What should Saturday and Sunday be? Now that I have the heat on, I suppose Wear Nothing Day is feasible. Eat Nothing Day is out of the question — I’m too big a pig for that, and I’m already eagerly anticipating eating bagels this morning as soon as Karsten wakes up. Type Nothing Day would be annoying, so forget that. Any other ideas?