Radiogurl a la Carte

Sunday, Jun. 20, 2004

The child and grandchild are on their way back to the Phoenix area. I've got my room back and got my house back. There are still a few odds and ends here that I'll have to put away, but in general it's better now.

I need to find a nice big steamer-type trunk that can double as a coffee table, then put the stuff in it that doesn't fit anywhere else. There are some antiques stores around here that have all kinds of stuff, but trunks are not cheap, especially the kind I'd like to have. Though I found one online that I might actually consider ordering - it's a lot less than I expected!

The weekend is nearly over, darn it. At least I got some sleep, finally. I now have to try and get myself back into something approaching a normal sleep schedule. You know, at least a good solid two hours a night, every other night. Normal, in other words.

Now if 00 and Pipeboy get their own place, I'll be set. Might even be able to paint again. At least I hope so! As it stands I plan to do some drawings and scan them in, just for the heck of it. Got to get some more drawing paper though - all I have now is my oil canvases, graph or lined paper, and typing paper. Not impossible to use but not really best for drawing.

Not a lot going on other than the momentary reprieve from kids, which is its own kind of luxury.

I finally got around to adding another chapter to my story, but need to get back to it on some kind of a regular basis. I think I'm down to one faithful reader now - understandable given how lax I've been about adding to it over the past few months. I just want to finish it now. It's become a challenge that taunts me.

Finish me already. Can't you even finish your own story, one that you've been working on for FIFTEEN YEARS???

But the good news is that it's getting there, slowly but surely. It ought to be, the darned thing is pretty close to novel-length already! If I were planning to publish it, it wouldn't need a lot more in terms of content, though it would certainly need to be fleshed out more.

Still, it feels nice to know that I've added to it considerably from where I dropped it a few years back. It's also been modified significantly since I originally began it, and I much prefer the updated version. My strong suite is suspense, and this version is much darker than what I wrote before. I like to mix in moments of humor - the more warped the better - and I'm overdue for that facet in the current writing.

For now I'm going to sign off and call it a night. I slept in fairly late today but also went to sleep at the time I'd normally have been waking up. If I'm lucky I'll be able to go to bed at my normal time and sleep through until morning. If I do I might have a shot at recovering a near-normal sleep pattern again!

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )