posted on December 02, 2011 12:33
My goodness, what a week.
Pasadena looks like a tornado hit, and in a way, it did. We had a wind storm with reported winds in the range of 100 – 140 miles per hour. When I left for work yesterday, I drove out of the garage and said out loud, “What the hell happened?” There are downed trees everywhere, including a select few that are still in the streets. I’m impressed with the city, though; they’ve worked mighty hard to get the worst of the damage cleaned up within 24 hours. There’s just so much to clean up, and we’re all battening down the hatches in case the wily winds throw anything else our way.
Welcome to winter in California, where I know I’d rather have snow than the destruction that we had over the last few days.
Thanksgiving was a rollicking good time, and included a few shots of gin with 7-Up chasers, so it was all good. It was the most relaxing and stress-free holiday I’ve had in a while, and given all the ups and downs of this year, it was nice to look forward to Turkey Day instead of dreading it.
In the meantime, I’ve been working like crazy, on a bunch of things that I can’t talk about just yet (but if you can cross your fingers and toes, that might help!). Add that to a couple of migraines, a few other maddening frustrations, and I’m feeling pretty worn out at the moment. Very much looking forward to the weekend and getting my body and brain back to normal.
But, alas, no rest for the weary. I have lots to do before the end of the year, including figuring out what I’m writing for/using as application materials to apply to a few writer’s workshops. I also have a ton of short stories that I’d like to have wrapped up before the end of the year and other assorted writing projects that I need to work on. And, of course, getting ready for the holidays and my impending 30th birthday (woo hoo!).
I hope you all have a very lovely and productive weekend. Keep the wind on your back and the sun on your smiling faces.