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Monday Mumblings Has a Sinus Explosion
It's a no-pollen day here, but my sinuses are calling fake news. 

You read the first part right. A zero pollen day in North Texas. There's still a fairly significant fungus count, which is probably the thing that's making the sinuses go crazy. I shall spare you the description of the crazy. You're welcome.

Had a good - if kind of crazy - weekend. Paul took Friday off (so no entry here) and we took Daenerys to the vet for a med checkup. She's proba...
10/18/2021 3:10:16 PM
Monday Mumblings Has A Site Update
I took a few hours yesterday to update the Post Cards section of the Nostalgia area. 

I really needed to clear my brain after one project and before digging into another. Not to mention that Saturday I realized that an event is happening a week earlier than I'd thought, and so I have a truckload of work to do now!

You may not see me much online. In the meantime...
1/27/2014 9:44:00 AM
Monday Mumblings Contemplates The Creative Life
Today's musings come courtesy of John Scalzi, who yesterday posted his periodic notice that he does not work for free. Also read the follow-up

Now, I'm not in Mr. Scalzi's work and financial position, but he has some excellent points that apply to anyone in...
12/10/2012 4:39:00 PM
Monday Mumblings Is Back From FenCon
This will be short. More later as I am totally exhausted.

Apologies to everyone who caught me out of sorts this weekend. I am experiencing a perfect storm of eye issues, stress, and allergies. Any two of those I could deal with. And I might have been able to deal with all three if the allergies hadn't made a sneak attack on the good eye. I only realized what was going on when I was slammed with a sinus headache on Friday.

All in all, it was probably a ...
9/24/2012 3:27:03 PM
Monday Mumblings Has The Concrud
I'm not taking care of myself as well as I should. But hey, between Chicon, a deadline, busted A/C, and other fires, that's no surprise.

I'd planned to get rest this weekend. Honestly, I did. Then the FenCon web site went down. Not just us, but the entire shared hosting server. The hosting company fixed it as soon as they could, but that was a wakeup call to put the things we use at-con on a backup server. So I did that.

Went to visit an outpost of Spe...
9/10/2012 9:27:28 AM
Monday Mumblings Updates Schedules And Has A New Mug
First, the schedule updates.

I'm going to ChiCon! I won't be on panels, but I will be working the Hugo Awards Ceremony. I'm told I'll be part of the on stage crew, so if you're not there, watch the live stream. I also plan to attend the SFWA business meeting Saturday at 9:00 AM and help with the LoneStarCon3 and FenCon parties on Friday night. It'll be a busy weekend. If you want to try to...
8/27/2012 10:30:28 AM
Monday Mumblings Has A Tummy Ache
I'm not sure if it's the heat or something I ate over the weekend, but let's just say I've had a tummy ache and leave it at that, shall we?

You're welcome.

Naturally, being under the weather makes me particularly cranky, so I'll try to spend this post talking about good things.

Well, that does it. See you next post!

Wait a minute!

Just joking. 

...
8/6/2012 6:30:10 PM
Monday Mumblings Wilts In The Heat
It's 100.7F on the front porch, 103F on the patio, and 105.8 at the local Weather Underground station. Any way you look at it, it's hot.

Ventured out in the heat yesterday for a lovely family dinner at Herrera's to celebrate my sister's birthday.

Ventured out today to get groceries and hit a couple of thrift stores for some hat making items. Spent the rest of the weekend...
7/30/2012 4:00:24 PM
Monday Mumblings Demands Better Working Conditions
In other words, it's summer in Texas.

It's even too hot for my walkies most mornings. Pity, because I lost another half pound last week. (Yes, I am on the slow weight loss plan. I didn't put it on overnight, after all.) What's a girl to do?

But the working conditions this week have less to do with the heat and more to do with noise. The neighbors to the home office side of the house are having some work done on the exterior, and some neighbors across t...
7/23/2012 10:16:08 AM
Monday Mumblings Needs To Issue An Orange Alert
Well, what else do I do with the weekend flea market find?

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Pardon the crappy cell phone picture. 

Yes, it's an Ericofon! So we can now call for an Orange Alert or take a call from SMERSH. 

Paul's been wanting one of these for years, and every time we spot one it's either badly broken or very o...
7/9/2012 10:54:31 AM
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Monday Mumblings Has a Sinus Explosion
10/18/2021 3:10:16 PM

Monday Mumblings Has A Site Update
1/27/2014 9:44:00 AM

Monday Mumblings Contemplates The Creative Life
12/10/2012 4:39:00 PM

Monday Mumblings Is Back From FenCon
9/24/2012 3:27:03 PM

Monday Mumblings Has The Concrud
9/10/2012 9:27:28 AM

Monday Mumblings Updates Schedules And Has A New Mug
8/27/2012 10:30:28 AM

Monday Mumblings Has A Tummy Ache
8/6/2012 6:30:10 PM

Monday Mumblings Wilts In The Heat
7/30/2012 4:00:24 PM

Monday Mumblings Demands Better Working Conditions
7/23/2012 10:16:08 AM

Monday Mumblings Needs To Issue An Orange Alert
7/9/2012 10:54:31 AM

Monday Mumblings Is Exhausted
6/25/2012 10:23:00 AM

Monday Mumblings Had A Great Fall
6/11/2012 9:26:41 PM

Monday Mumblings Has Spoilers And A Rant
5/7/2012 7:11:34 PM

Monday Mumblings Is A Day Late
5/1/2012 10:07:21 AM

Monday Mumblings Has A New Pair Of Shoes
4/23/2012 9:27:05 AM

Monday Mumblings Has A Creative Spark
4/16/2012 9:34:41 AM

Monday Mumblings Takes A Bowling Lesson
3/26/2012 2:06:04 PM

Monday Mumblings Watches The Storms Roll In
3/19/2012 3:49:32 PM

Monday Mumblings Puts The Plants Out
3/5/2012 8:22:03 PM

Monday Mumblings Is Under The Weather
2/20/2012 8:29:17 PM

Monday Mumblings Takes A Rain Delay
10/10/2011 8:35:14 PM

Monday Mumblings Returns From The Road Trip
8/29/2011 1:43:32 PM

Monday Mumblings Ponders Jury Duty
8/22/2011 7:54:50 AM

Monday Mumblings Checks the Heat Index
7/25/2011 2:06:55 PM

Monday Mumblings Ponders the Debt Ceiling
7/18/2011 7:16:58 AM

Monday Mumblings Misses the Weekend
7/11/2011 1:30:53 PM

Monday Mumblings Tries for a Three-Day Weekend
7/4/2011 10:05:06 AM

Monday Mumblings Sleeps In
6/27/2011 10:36:24 AM

Monday Mumblings Ponders the Messy Desk
6/20/2011 2:49:02 PM

Monday Mumblings Polishes the Brass
6/13/2011 6:48:10 AM

Monday mumblings Shops 'Till It Drops
5/30/2011 11:37:14 AM

Monday Mumblings Comes In From The Rain
5/23/2011 12:07:57 AM

Monday Mumblings Tosses A Few Links Your Way
5/16/2011 1:33:13 PM

Monday Mumblings Sprays The Cat
5/2/2011 6:36:53 PM

Monday Mumblings Watches the Clouds Roll In
4/25/2011 2:48:13 PM

Monday Mumblings Gets A Hardware Upgrade
4/18/2011 12:49:40 PM

Monday Mumblings Just Lost A Blog Entry
3/14/2011 12:25:18 PM

Monday Mumblings Has A Conspiracy Theory
3/7/2011 11:23:16 AM

Monday Mumblings has its cheese moved
2/28/2011 8:04:27 AM

Monday Mumblings Contemplates Millard Fillmore
2/21/2011 4:32:15 PM

Monday Mumblings buys some fabric
1/31/2011 7:02:35 PM

Monday Mumblings is looking for the license number of that truck...
1/24/2011 12:51:48 PM

Monday Mumblings tries to return to whatever pasees for normal around here
9/27/2010 1:33:38 PM

Monday Mumblings Crawls out of Tech Hell and Goes to the Airport
5/24/2010 11:12:30 AM

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