And when the rain beats against my window pane, I’ll think of summer days again

Last Wednesday, we left home early, having been promised thunderstorms and construction to slow our journey to Albany. Needless to say, the day was bright and sunny and the construction was all scheduled for night.

Last night, we returned home, riding one great, long thunderstorm from the Maine line to our dooryard.

In between those two travel events, there was a con! If you ever get a chance to go to ConQuesT — do it! Really. We had such a good time. The con was welcoming and friendly; we had work, but not too much work, and — it was just lovely. All that and a fruit and cheese plate in our room to welcome us, too! *Sigh* I love me some fruit and cheese plates.

Today was spent sleeping late, doing grocery shopping, resurrecting Steve’s suddenly and senselessly dead computer, catching up on bidness email. I am, yes, behind on all my email, including bidness email, which goes to the top of the to-do list for tomorrow.

I will tell y’all that, while we are away, the news came down that Audible will be publishing in audiobook format, all fifteen Liaden Universe® novels,  from Agent of Change through Dragon Ship.  We’re going to be putting those Weird Word Lists into immediate use!

To recap, this is the state of the Do It Now List:

1. Bidness email
2. Do laundry (started!)
3. Write short story
4. Check in with Madame the Agent re missing paperwork
5. Edit short story
6. Get proposals in shape and send to Madame the Agent
7. Pay quarterly taxes
8. Record weird words
9. Finalize Carousel Tides t-shirt details
10. Start already with writing Carousel Sun
11. Blog post re why SF isn’t about “the future”
12. Write another short story, wotthehell
13. Sign the 1,000 sheets of paper that arrived while we were away
14. Make hotel reservations for Boskone
15. Do not buy this

Oh. And somewhere in there, the existing bathtub will be removed from the bathroom, and a shiny new shower will be installed.

So! Did y’all do anything exciting while I was away?

3 thoughts on “And when the rain beats against my window pane, I’ll think of summer days again”

  1. Nu, what’s wrong with silks from utsav? I have bought a few of their scarves for cool evenings here in the mountains of southern NM. Granted, my usual couture look is jeans and a polo shirt.

  2. There’s nothing wrong with them. However, that lovely item of clothing is what I call “con clothes” — as in, the only place I will wear it is at a convention. And for that use, I can’t justify the expense.

  3. I see your point. I was active in the SCA at an early age and loved the clothes, as well as my armor. Con clothes were fun, too; but then i hit 40 and came to my senses. That was 20 years ago, alas.

    Oy. Where did the decades go..

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