WC on Sunday morning: 1,257

WC on Monday night: 1,130

 Total so far: 48,640

 Music: Christmas Adagios, a collection of beautiful classical pieces, some choral some instrumental. There are two Ave Marias, one by Pavarotti and the other by Leontyne Price. Also Vivaldi’s Winter Largo, which breaks my heart every time I listen to it.

 Sunday morning I wrote early because I met my friends Renee and Kimm for coffee at Epoch, a coffee house I had never been to but which is one they like. We talked for hours, about girl stuff, books, girl stuff, etc. We tend to only get together at cons, which means sometimes that we don’t actually hang out in Austin, but only in Houston or Dallas, so this was a refreshing break, not to have to drive 200 or so miles to drink coffee.

Today it rained and rained and rained, which we need because we’re in a drought. I don’t know if I like living in a drought-prone region. I’ve been here for a long time, so you think I would be used to it. Central Texas has water issues and thank God for the recession, because it has slowed the rate of growth, but in a year or so it’s going to start right up again, and we’re going to run out of water.

Today, however, there was an inconvenient amount of water, especially when I had to run errands during work, and I got soaked and spent the rest of the day wet and cold and as soon as I got home I got into my winter clothes — yoga pants, long-sleeved tee, and oversized denim shirt that I’ve had since my son was born.

And I wrote, and now it’s late and time for bed.

I will try to get back into my blog routine — I think I missed a writing lesson — this week.


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