Of Chicken and Cats

12,884 Days Alive

2 Bowls of Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Eaten

1 Attention-Seeking Cat

So! I had my date (thanks, MJ!) with MJ today. We spent the evening at my place.

We went shopping, first, for ingredients. Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. I should have added broccoli, but didn’t think of it until after we were at my house. MJ mentioned it too, but I think he enjoyed it as it was. At least I hope he did. He said he did; but anxiety brain is a bitch and I worry he was just being nice.

We watched a couple episodes of Lucifer after dinner. That was fun. I really like the show. And we had Moon Drop grapes for dessert! They were excellent. I don’t believe I’ve had them before.

Oh! And because I cleaned as I went, there weren’t a ton of dishes to do! I really do hate doing dishes. Thank the Gods for the dishwasher.

Spock really liked MJ. Like, really really. And he doesn’t usually like dudes. So I guess that’s a good sign. Heh. Cat litmus test passed!!

In other news, I haven’t touched Sparrow’s Seaside Blanket in almost two days now. I’m so close to finishing. I really need to get back to it so I can finish my other projects I have on the hook.

I also haven’t touched my NaNoWriMo pre-plan in a day or two. I should work on that. Novels don’t write themselves, ya know. I’m hoping out of this NaNoWriMo to get a finished rough draft or zero draft of Moral Fable. Time will tell if I can hit 50,000 words.

I should make soup this weekend. Maybe loaded baked potato soup with bacon. I’m in the mood to cook more, lately. I also really want to get a slow cooker so I can make bbq beef or pot roast. Mmm!! Maybe I’ll see if the budget can fit a decently sized crock pot next paycheck.

Speaking of spending money! The holidays are coming up. I’m… mildly dreading them. Halloween/Samhain is going to be fine. I’ll spend it with Meg, J, and Mel. But Thanksgiving… eeehhh. I don’t know what I’m goo to do. And then I have no one really to buy gifts for this year outside of my immediate social circle? And even then, I can likely make things for them that will likely be well received. I don’t know. I feel like I should have started shopping earlier.

I mean, I have a ton of things I’d like to get off my Amazon wishlist. The most of which is a Kindle Paperwhite. But I don’t have a spare $200 just laying about that I can make that investment. With the 8,000 ebooks I have, I need the larger storage one to be able to read as much as I’d like. The Fire I have doesn’t work and I read too fast for my phone screen to really work for me for long term readings. And nevermind trying to do research with books on my phone. I spend twenty minutes flipping through tiny pages! It’s so frustrating. But hopefully by Yule I’ll be able to afford a new ereader.

But now I sound like a whiny, materialistic wretch to myself. Ugh. I just want to have a happy holiday season. I mean, I don’t expect a frickin’ Hallmark movie moment with snow and hot cocoa, but something nice would be … nice? Maybe I’ll take myself to the tree lighting thing in Wesley Chapel. I love the Barnes and Noble up there.

Anyway. Enough being maudlin and moping about the holidays. I’ve got a new friend in MJ, with the potential for more. So I should celebrate the positive. Not whine about things I can’t control.

I’m going to chat with MJ for a bit before my brain shuts off for the night.

Take your meds, folks.

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