Apparently this April is the third-wettest in Portland history. Delightful! If by ‘delightful’ you mean ‘soul-crushingly awful and also kind of cold.’
I like the rain. I have always liked the rain. It’s soothing, and makes the air smell lovely, and all the colors look richer afterward.
But seriously, Portland: IT IS APRIL. ENOUGH WITH THE WATERWORKS.
I’ve been searching for a way to carry around my iPad without looking like a complete tool, and I think I’ve finally found a solution that’s both practical and freaking adorable: the iPad Clutch from Happy Owl Studio.
Looks like a cute little purse, right? BUT THEN:
*Happy Owl Studio is not in any way sponsoring this post. Although if they wanted to send me swag, I certainly wouldn’t turn it down. Hint.
Yes yes, rotting my child’s brain, tech taking over the world, gamma radiation turning us all into spiders. I KNOW.
I’m beginning to think raising a techie kid is as controversial as raising him atheist. Which we are also doing.
Wanna talk about how we co-slept?
So here’s the stats, for those of you playing along at home:
Word count as of yesterday: 19,087
I’m still ahead of schedule, but the last couple of days have been slooooow going. It’s not that I’m getting bored or anything, but I think I need to do a little bit more work on my time management skills. Today, for example, I’ve had my writing window open since I booted up my computer* but I keep clicking over to the “work” window. Which – I’m at work. I’m working. I get that. But when I can’t focus on writing or working, nobody wins.
But the bottom line is, the book is coming along FABULOUSLY and I feel crazy good about it.
*Yes, I actually had to boot up this morning. My laptop is all good things, but the ONE problem I have with it is its tendency to freeze the hell up and not respond to keystrokes.
“I’ll get you something at Powells,” I said. This is what he picked.