Notes from Birthday Month

It’s birthday month on the blog and things are looking up with my revision. o/o/

Also, my nieces just turned 7… my father will shortly turn 75… and next week, I turn 40!

I’m certain it never occurred to me when I was a kid that someday I would be glowing with happiness to be turning 40. It makes me feel like a kickass archer in a skintight bodysuit (?), surfing through life. (—–> That’s my Indonesian cover for Graceling, published by Gramedia Pustaka Utama ^_^.)

Some nice things: Vicki Lee’s, the bakery/café in my new neighborhood, has a breakfast muffin with a soft-boiled egg inside. I meant to take a nicer picture of it, but I accidentally ate it first.

Also, I continue to enjoy the Summer of Darkness app.

Also, one month in, I think it’s safe to say that my many plants have survived the move. Moving is really hard on plants. On the one hand, they don’t run around the new home freaking out and peeing on everything the way pets do, but on the other hand, they may very well drop dead. On my first night in the new place, I heard an enormous crash and ran into the living room to discover that my poor corn plant (which is basically a tree in a pot) had given up and toppled over. We’ve since repotted it and it’s doing wonderfully now…

My peace lily was in absolute despair for a few weeks after the move, drooping so dramatically that I began to think it was a goner. Then I moved it to a cooler room (my plants are adjusting to no longer having central AC), and it perked right up within an hour.

In the meantime, I don’t think this philodendron has noticed that we moved.

I expect my posts will continue to be somewhat random and pointless until I’m done with this revision; possibly until I’m done with the next one, too; possibly until the book is through copyediting. But I’ll try to pop in with nice things now and then. :o)