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Not-at-all-daily: Photos, and writing.

I'm aghast that it's been a full week since I blogged. Is there a blogging equivalent to Hail Marys? Do I owe seven photographs of monsterus minimus in atonement?

Have a few; she's been uncooperative about taking photos lately.

And speaking of uncooperative, I asked her if she'd like to go to storytime today.

"We're not going to storytime," she told me, totally matter-of-fact. "I'm not going to behave."

So, we didn't.

She likes to help me get wood, though it's been so ridiculously warm that we don't have much need for it. It's still cheerful to have a nice little fire some days anyway.

Things have actually been going well - my silence isn't dire. I am spitting distance to done with Kickstarter rewards, have a show coming up this weekend, actual social things planned, and I've been spending my blogging moments on writing for Torn World. When I accepted that doing NaNoWriMo this month was stupid-crazy, I set myself a much more manageable goal of doing 30 bits of metafiction (or fiction) for Torn World instead. So far, I've written up 12 bit characters, 4 full characters, 5 articles, and 2 pieces of flashfiction - and I've got several other little things started. That's 23/30 finished, and I'm well ahead of the calendar. O.o I like the gaps that are getting filled in, and I spent a little time fixing the article outline. It's still a little sprawling, but more organized than it was, and I've caught a few things that got dropped off when I was still working out bugs in the inter-linking program. Today is Thimbleful Thursday, so I'll be trying to do that, too.

This is naptime, that fleeting freedom - off to work on orders (not Kickstarter!), and get ready for the show tomorrow, and then do Thimbleful. And wash dishes. And clean the bathroom.


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Nov. 14th, 2014 07:13 am (UTC)
Frustrating, yes - but I think I'd rather have that answer than promises of good behavior and then a meltdown when we got there.

(Possibly, my introvert self was just grateful for an excuse to stay home...)
Jenny Heidewald
Nov. 15th, 2014 02:16 am (UTC)
(Yesss, the staying home, my precioussss time at home...)
Nov. 14th, 2014 05:03 am (UTC)
Yay updating meta-information!

Oh, Guppy. You're so very two ...
Nov. 14th, 2014 07:17 am (UTC)
Another character sheet finished! And I'm staring at a monster article I started a looooong time ago on education and schools and guilds. I have not done my Thimbleful yet...

SO very two. And I can't figure out why she doesn't like storytime. She loves books, songs, other kids, puppets - all the things they have there! She even talks about storytime! She's disappointed when it's not happening! But when I take her, it's like the Worst Thing Ever, stop torturing me, Mom, I'm leaving without you now and if you grab me, I'll scream...

Nov. 14th, 2014 07:30 am (UTC)
Woot! ... and I'm so very, very behind. Hrm.

Is she up for answering questions like "why won't you behave at story time?" (She may "just" be testing what sorts of decisions she gets to make and/or can get away with forcing, rather than not wanting to go?)
Nov. 14th, 2014 07:39 am (UTC)
I'm a bit suspicious that she's about to make another big verbal leap - she's suddenly lost a few words and phrases she was doing really well with, and when we're talking, she sometimes looks at me with this THINKING look and struggles to explain herself - I think it's a temporary backslide as she adds a layer of complexity to her verbal skills/understanding, and that it's frustrating her. She's also making stride in independence - she wants to go upstairs by herself (which I will allow in small doses now!) and isn't quiiiiite so clingy.

I've asked her why she doesn't like storytime/why she doesn't want to behave - mostly she just pulls away and won't answer. Sometimes she'll get excited about it ("Maybe we'll make a cow!" - there's always a craft at the end) and promise to behave.
Nov. 14th, 2014 08:48 am (UTC)
Not being able to express oneself effectively is frustrating indeed! Hoping Ms. Guppy finds her way around that obstacle quickly.

Huh. Well, only going when she has agreed to behave is pretty reasonable, if it doesn't mess up your schedule too badly.
Nov. 14th, 2014 04:58 pm (UTC)
Luckily, our schedule is very flexible, and I'm terrifically introverted, so I don't really mind staying home. Especially since we have a playdate at the pool today. (She doesn't get to wiggle out of that one!!)

Also, let me know if there's some useful way to help you get caught up at Torn World. I won't be updating in December, so you might have a chance then to catch your breath?
Jenny Heidewald
Nov. 15th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
"I've asked her why she doesn't like storytime/why she doesn't want to behave- mostly she just pulls away and won't answer."
Gosh, sounds like me...well, not about storytime, but other things: Husband "What do you want for dinner?"
Sometimes it is a lot of effort to communicate. I hope she gets to her breakthrough soon. :)
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