Doing a bit better on the Dvorak now. I only have to backspace every other word or so.
Adults grouse about daylight savings time, especially now in the spring when you basically lose an hour of sleep. Reflect for a moment on how that seems to a five year old girl who did not understand that her mom couldn't repeal the whole thing. Then on what it's like to be a vulnerable male within earshot of those tears and unable to do a thing... and the poor kittenlet has a cold anyway and was home from school,
I rediscovered Prismacolors today and last night, completing a major piece that turned out pretty well for something that's basically illustration and calligraphy. Ought to get Vel to scan some of the cool things in my sketchbook and maybe put them up on my Author Site.
This has helped with the frustration of the Dvorak retraining. I still need to do a story for Dstar, something a bit longer and more elaborate than the ones I wrote before coming down -- but I am not rushing myself.
I have been sleeping a lot -- when not having trouble sleeping, that is. It's weird. A lot of the perpetual stresses of my life are beginning to diminish. I'm living in a good place and my health is gradually on the mend. Purr! Vel just gave me a chocolate straw -- waferish light cookie rolled around a soft chocolate filling -- it was great.
And the result of landing in a great situation? I wind up getting all fried about all the deadlines I messed up in 2002 when for most of the year I was just not firing on all thrusters. Going nuts getting caught up. Including getting around to doing the Dvorak thing because there will be no better time than now to put up with the inconvenience of being too slow for words -- literally.
During the March Madness every hobby I ever had was screaming my name. And today I finally took a little time out to mess with colored pencils because my laptop was at 65% Undefragged last night so even typing practice was right out of it. And I did this art project I had been putting off -- it seriously helped ease my mind a bit. One by one I am catching up to all the things I thought I could do... and I am getting them done. Not all at once but definitely steady progress.
And in a week or two my backup computer will be online on Linux! Another long put off thing slowly coming into focus...