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Nothing's as Simple as it Should Be

Foodie Friend wants a cape before Halloween, and I have the skills, so we went to a fabric store to buy a pattern and fabric. I've made capes and robes before without patterns, but a pattern means he got to approve the look ahead of time and it should go relatively quickly, which, with autumn things to do and several short stories to finish and NaNoWriMo coming up, is a good thing.

And I determined his computer, though it's newer than mine, also does not have any form of SD slot, which I need to empty the micro-card that is now in my phone full of pictures. Hopefully the laptop that my kid's Dad got her will be able to let me transfer the photos to a USB drive.

I also got a submission into a contest on time (assuming I did the conversion for time zones correctly) and did other writerly correspondence and work.

And I fed and petted the feral kittens who still need homes. Today both purred at me.

We also got the first significant load of leaves on the roses, though naturally, just as we got outside it started to rain. Not much, thankfully, but still, there was wetness.

Tomorrow, there shall be Fireborn in this journal. Poor Orchid!

And tomorrow, I shall look at the sparkly dragon story to make sure the character's voices each work, and are consistent, and there are no eggregious typos or grammos, and whether I need to fix anything else to make the story hang together right.

And I shall finish cleaning herbs off the dining room table, wash it, and lay pattern pieces on cloth. And gulp big-time, like I always do when cutting into whole cloth, and then cut. Pin. Maybe even sew. I'm so casual about most sewing things; why do I always feel daunted when faced with whole sheets of brand-new cloth?

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patesden
Oct. 26th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
Sounds like you're going to be ready for NaNoWriMo in no time--and for winter.

I got lucky this year and have no feral cats in my garage or wood shed. It's hard to get those guys calmed down.
wyld_dandelyon
Oct. 26th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
I actually enjoy the process of sitting still and slowly luring them closer and closer with the food, then using the food to bribe them to let me pet them, and eventually pick them up. It's very meditative.

As for NaNo--November is saying, "Ready or Not, Here I Come!"
cflute
Oct. 26th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
There are many inexpensive multi-card readers that will take various types of cards such as SD and XD, and the reader plugs into your computer via a USB connection. If there's a Radio Shack or Best Buy or possibly even Target in your area, they'll likely have such.

Most laptops that I know of do *not* come equipped with card readers. If your kid's does then great. Otherwise, if you can scrape up the $10 or so for the multi-reader - or find a local geeky friend who has one - that's the way to go.
wyld_dandelyon
Oct. 26th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
She thinks she has a card reader, and though she's not sure which size, the card came with adapters for the other two sizes. She also has a digital camera that may have an adapter in the box with it, though I don't know where she put it.

If she's wrong (and she's usually correct about things she's certain of), I'll try to find a geeky friend before spending money, under the circumstances.
red_trillium
Oct. 28th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
We got lucky with our laptop having an SD reader, although I understand there are readers available that you plug into USB ports. I sadly know nothing about them to be able to help with with suggestions for this.

Sewing. I'm bad at sewing. I took home ec in high school and had to do some. I did enjoy making stuffed animals though, that was kind of fun.

You've been busy. :)
wyld_dandelyon
Oct. 28th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
I need to get more efficient!

I should share pictures of bears I've made sometime. (-:
red_trillium
Oct. 28th, 2009 08:16 am (UTC)
I made a couple critters but don't have them anymore except a pitiful brown rat-thing. That you can barely tell is a rat.
red_trillium
Oct. 28th, 2009 08:17 am (UTC)
PS- Sorry, tired! I'd like to see your bears if you get a chance to post them :)
wyld_dandelyon
Oct. 28th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
Oh, no need to apologise!!! I figure craft projects will likely take the place of garden posts, come winter.
red_trillium
Oct. 29th, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
Yay! :)
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