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So when do I get the bread of idleness?

Holiday time is over. Back to real life.

Morning started with Lyra yelling at me until I woke up. Then she jammed her head under my chin and started her butting/rooting/mewling/drooling. She also worked at my neck with her sharp baby claws. She misses her mom-cat, and she has become convinced that she can get cat milk out of my neck if she tries.

Husband got up at 5 am and turned on the light.

I got up and fed the animals, and walked Hazel. She is easy in the morning, she just pees in the gutter and checks out the trash. 

Then I dragged 50 lbs of laundry across to the laundra-mat. I was able to read while I was there. (Having another read through of Ralph Roister Doister-- the language is strange enough that it is work, and the first time through I did not get the jokes,)  And it was quiet and warm with that sort of background machine hum which is very soothing. And it sounds dorky, but i like to watch the laundry go around with the soap.

Then dragged laundry --clean now-- back across the street and back up the stairs. Realized I  had dropped dirty socks on the way down, picked them up to wash next time. At least it was not underwear!.

Then off to the ATT store to sort out daughters phone, and to buy an Otter-box because I gave her mine. that went well, I was able to pay bill while I was there.

Grocery store on the way home. 6 big boxes of food for delivery. Bread and cake to carry home by hand.

Food has just arrived. Now all I have to do is clean the kitchen, and clean out the refrig. Then I can put the laundry away, and start a nice leg of lamb, and then-- I can write! 

I can feel Kyd and Marlowe in my mind now as companions, as I feel Horatio and Archie, at all times. So that is a good sign. They are getting realer, deeper, if that makes sense. I was worried that it would not happen, but there they are.

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anteros_lmc
Dec. 28th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
Busy day! I have days very like this :)

I can just picture Lyra giving you your wake up call. Few things are as irresistible as a cat trying to get you out of bed.

Realized I had dropped dirty socks on the way down, picked them up to wash next time. At least it was not underwear!.
I did that once in my old flat, and it was underwear, tiny black sheer underwear. My neighbour across the landing found them on the stairs and sent her 12 year old son over to return them. She must have been killing herself laughing. I had friends over when he came to the door and they just about ended themselves. XD

I can feel Kyd and Marlowe in my mind now as companions, as I feel Horatio and Archie, at all times.
That is a very good sign. I hope they will leave space for Horatio and Archie too!
eglantine_br
Dec. 28th, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, Horatio and Archie are quite comfy in there. They are not going away anytime soon.

This is kind of a dull post, I think. We all have our shopping and laundry, after all. But sometimes it is good to write down an ordinary day, perhaps it will interest historians of the future.

Now I am off to poke garlic holes in the lamb...
vintagehearted
Dec. 28th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
Once the holiday season is over and life is back to "normal" I definitely want/need to read your Kyd and Marlowe adventures.

It's always a very satisfying feeling when characters become real, even if they are based on real life or already existing fictional people.

And you just reminded me that I need to clean out the fridge as well. And do the laundy. How odd that life appears to stand still for a couple of days during the Christmas season.
julian_griffith
Dec. 29th, 2012 07:18 am (UTC)
Oooh, Kyd and Marlowe have set up housekeeping? Excellent sign. Thorne, Rockingham, and Caroline have been fully present for ages, James and Faiza moved RIGHT in, but Mimi and Olivier still wander in and out sometimes.

Edited at 2012-12-29 07:20 am (UTC)
amaraal
Dec. 29th, 2012 10:26 am (UTC)
It doesn't feel strange to me writing about ordinary things you do. When you tell them they sound so funny :) Losing socks on the street, but thank God no underwear! And if - pf! I wished people would lose more underwear - everywhere :)

You, sitting in front of the laundry machine - very contemplative. I love things like this, too. Let's call it 'laundry-zen' or something. Your mind, not really occupied, can drift of and then...

Yes, Archie/Horatio or Holmes/Watson over here. Sometimes I see them so clearly - I really think they are real... @_@

I had to LOL about Lyra :) She drools? Awwwwww... baby claws :) A kitten would be great.

Have fun with the lamb and keep on writing!
serge_lj
Dec. 29th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
What is this 'real life' you speak of?
el_staplador
Dec. 30th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
Happy writing!
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