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The pervasive brain fog from the past couple of weeks has lifted noticeably, and yesterday I was not only able to get a huge chunk of work done on my Big Bang, I was also able to sit down and read for a good length of time. Not being able to concentrate on anything longer than an essay or short short story was frustrating as hell, especially as the recent fog hit me about 2/3 of the way through the most excellent Rivers of London.

Again, thank you so much for the book, [personal profile] incandescens! I'm just sorry it's taken me this long to finish it. To those of you on my flist who have not heard of this book, I highly, highly recommend it. I'll have a more detailed post once I finish it. What I will say is that it's a wonderfully snarky police procedural that, while having a supernatural bent, is firmly grounded in mundane, everyday life. For me, that combination is like catnip.

Also, the SPNJ2BB mods were kind enough to grant me a one week extension on my Big Bang, so I could finish up the edits and get this beast coded and ready to post. Yesterday, after I fleshed out a couple of key scenes, the story officially crossed the 100K mark. Erk. I'm not sure if I'm proud or horrified. I'm also a little nervous about how it will be received, because the whole thing is firmly in John's point of view, and I know that fandom tends to have, well... strong opinions on the subject of Sir. Anyhow, the beast goes up August 2. Eee!

Weatherwise, we should be getting a break in the heat tomorrow, when we're expecting a high of 93 degrees. And yes, that counts as a break in the heat. The cat, of course, loves this weather and wants to be a snugglebug. The good news is that the plants I was worried about seem to be pulling through okay. The weeds are still thriving, but it's too damned hot/humid for me to go out and deal with them. I've got that on the docket for next weekend, or perhaps during the week next week if the weather cooperates. If I work in half-hour increments, I could probably get the worst of it done before the weekend even gets here.

Speaking of weeds, I have a few 'volunteer' redbuds from my tree that have set up in the mulched area around the A/C. There is also what appears to be a holly in my side garden. Given that Mama Redbud is looking kind of scraggy after some branches had to be removed to get them away from the power lines (the people who planted it years back fucked up the early pruning, so she has the proportions of a lollipop), I'm going to move the healthiest looking volunteers to safer locations and nurture them along as potential replacements for their parent. I'll also see if I can coax the holly into domestication.

Off to do a grocery run before the weather gets too vile.


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