Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

Monday list, photos, weekend and plans

Am in a wretched headspace the last few days, but am determined to wrestle out of it.

Blackrail is up at Torn World! http://www.tornworld.net/storypageview.php?id=400
Jarl sends his first blackmail demand to Bai... This section ties it in with the City of Lights storyline and sets up the next scene quite neatly. Like I'd planned it or something!

Took Guppy to the pool for swim classes on Saturday! It was decidedly a mixed bag - she was variably upset and crying, but I don't think it was the water, just the echoing noise and So Many Other People and Babies! She would cry, then splash a little, then hug me, then cry, then splash and little and reach for other babies, then her face would crumple and she'd cry. We'll do it again so she gets comfortable with it. Afterwards, we showered and dried off, and she was happy-babble-y in her carseat while I was getting dressed. It helped that the locker room had quieted down by that point. She continues to sleep like a champion, 9-11 hours a night. She'll wake up a few times (5 or 6 times last night, actually, but most nights just once or twice) and babble, maybe give one or two short cries, then go back to sleep on her own; I haven't had to get up in over a week now. BLISS.

  • Vacuum
  • Laundry
  • dishes
  • Letter to insurance (oh, yay! Found out I can procrastinate longer on this...!)
  • Return radio
  • Photo of the day
  • Art: contest piece (Clifford?) - well started
  • post auction thingy
  • Renew EMG domain
  • Invoice client for July and August - priority
  • Wack some fireweed
  • Take care of baby
  • Follow up on stair rail
  • Arrange water
  • Measure fuel
  • 30 minutes writing
  • Work on Sketch Fest site -super boring stuff, but slogged through...
  • Work on client site

    And, I am repeating these reminders, since I know people often miss things posted over the weekend:

  • EMG-Zine is collecting for its LAST two months! Our remaining themes are 'Wolves' and 'Stars.' Submit artwork, fiction or poetry, and we're always looking for awesome non-fiction on the topic of art, writing, and the business of. We pay in credits, which can be spent at Sketch Fest, and we accept previously published work! http://emg-zine.com/guidelines.php

  • The deadline for the latest Torn World contest is the end of the month - illustrate a character from our database who has no art yet, write a story or poem highlighting one of Torn World's unique features, or invent a book that might be found in one of their libraries! New members are welcome to submit - start here to get acclimated to our world: http://www.tornworld.net/settingpageview.php?id=54

  • Sketch Fest - this Friday!! http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/

  • Tags: guppy, lists, photos, writing

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