December 18th, 2009


[links] Link salad stumbles in to another Friday

Table of Contents for The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2010 Edition, ed. Rich Horton, Prime Books — In which my story "On the Human Plan" is included.

Friday grammar quiz — Courtesy of The Grauniad.

Folland Midge — A curious photo from x-planes. (I blame @warrenellis for my current fixation with that site.)

Galactic Tide May Have Influenced Life on Earth — Would that be spooky action at a distance?

A Titanic wink confirms otherwordly lakes — How could I not post a headline like that? Plus cool moon news. Our solar system keeps getting more and more exciting.

?otD: What do you want for Christmas?

Body movement: n/a (will walk this afternoon)
Hours slept: 7.5
This morning's weigh-in: 225.0
Currently reading: Finch by Jeff VanderMeer


[personal] What's next

shelly_rae takes the train home to Seattle this morning, and life officially goes back to more-or-less normal here at Nuevo Rancho Lake, at least until chemo starts on January 8th. Life being more-or-less normal, calendula_witch arrives later this morning by plane from San Francisco. We'll spend some time recentering, then at a family Christmas party tonight. Tomorrow we're off to Seattle for tbclone47's birthday party, where we will see markferrari and shelly_rae, along with many other dear friends.

calendula_witch flies home on Monday. I follow next Saturday, the day after Christmas, accompanied by the_child. We'll get to meet calendula_witch's mysterious aunt from foreign parts, which will be good fun, and bomb around San Francisco. the_child comes back home the 30th, I return on the 3rd, then we begin the slide home into chemo land.

It will be a good Christmas, and good end to the year. I'll be cherishing all that for the New Year, because kicking cancer's ass through chemo is going to take every ounce of good I've ever had in my life. May all of you have a holiday season as joyous and filled with love as mine.