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Listening to: The Hamilton soundtrack (all the time) and a thunderstorm (right now).
Watching: Liberty’s Kids on YouTube (Dash and Mabel). Torrential rain (me). At other times, The Crown and Orphan Black.
Playing: Jacksmith on Coolmath Games (the kids, on devices). Seems to be good.
Reading: The Hammer of Thor (Dash, by himself, though he’s heard it before); Harry Potter book 1 (Mabel, by herself, she’s heard it before many times; we’ll see if she sticks with it because she has a history of starting books and never finishing them). I also just finished reading Charlotte’s Web to Mabel, which at 8 she’s finally the right age for, given that Fern in it is 8 and also that we’ve started it twice before but it never held her interest. We’ve started The Long Winter by Laura Ingall’s Wilder now; I was warned that it’s fairly traumatic so we’d taken a break from the Little House books for a while. It’s nice to go slowly through a series instead of blazing through it (like we’ve done with all the Rick Riordans). Personally I’m between books at the moment, though I did treat myself to the new editions of NODWE and Hart’s Rules, for professional development reasons.
Looking forward to: The Oscars. (Ok, fine, mostly just me.)
Drinking: A nice cup of tea. At other times, white wine because the weather’s so unseasonably warm.
Wearing: Sandals. In February. Which is all wrong.
Eating: A fancy macaron my husband brought me because he went to the mall and I didn’t.
Working on: Final layout for the print version of book two. Yay.
Permanently frustrated by: The mess.
Enjoying: The cats.
Not enjoying: The fact that one of the cats may have ringworm but I can’t bring myself to isolate him in the basement or keep him away from his brother so we’ll probably all get it. I tried to at least keep him out of the bedrooms, but Mabel doesn’t want to sleep with her door closed so they get in anyway… (NB Ringworm is not a worm. It’s a fungal infection. We are treating it topically and waiting for lab confirmation before getting medication. I am over-optimistically hoping it’s some other little random patch of ick.)