Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million


I'm really tired today. Not the kind of tired that comes with lots of labor, or staying up too late, or sleeping poorly. That other kind of tired. That kind that sits in your brain, and comes from looking at a list of things to do that is too long and too ambitious. The kind that comes from rejections and failures looking more important and larger than the successes and compliments. You know the kind, probably. I've got that today, bad.

I haven't done diddly today, and part of my tired is guilt, even though I've made it a mandate that I don't HAVE to do ANYTHING on weekends. My brain wants to point out my list of things to do, and the emails in my inbox, and the boxes stacked up waiting to be made into beloved t-shirts. (I can't actually MAKE any shirts right now - my whole last batch of dark shirt transfers was bad! Un-useable! The company is great, and is sending more asap, but asap is still about a week in transit. So, more delay on shirts. THAT guilt is not helping me in the slightest.)

I'm ahead of schedule on my wordcount, so that's okay, and I guess I did get a story for Kaz edited up and sent in, but that only makes me stop and think about fanclubs in general, and how invested I really want to get in them. (Not very, I keep coming back to.)

Fantastic Portfolios meanders forward. Janet's going great guns on the coding, I've finalized the grading scale, basic structure document, and we're making inroads on the logo and design. Our theme is chosen! More will be public soon, I promise. I've learned a ton designing the forum and playing with the code.

I'm ordering a Mustek scanner for myself, and a color laser printer. I thought about how much I'm bleeding out the veins printing invoices on my Epson, how nice it would be to be able to do color proofs of the calendars that weren't $1+ a page in draft mode (practically!), and together, shipping included, they are less than the all-in-one I was so hip about over the summer. Besides, I really want to be able to print out stories, and it's just not economical on inkjets. I'm a little iffy on how thick a stock it will take, but would get it even if it didn't become my card printer. I shopped around for several hours and this definitely looks like the best bang for the buck, reviews are good, it has some of the best print quality available with a laser, and it has the features I really want. I think I'll have to kick a plant out of my studio. I can even upgrade it with a duplex feature in the future, if I need to.

Funny how shopping makes me feel better. Maybe I'm a girl, afterall...

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