kiya: (pondering)
( Aug. 13th, 2017 10:51 am)
Travel plan sorting, notes for self.

Mostly only interesting to me )
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Summary: business setup stuff. Roomcleaning stuff. Stuff stuff. )
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kiya: (writing)
( Jun. 14th, 2013 05:46 pm)
I have so much stuff to write.

* Monstrous theology poem
* Auto-invocatory poetry
* Whatever other poetry I need for my homework
* Opening post for Patheos gig
* Possibly contribution to magic-and-disability antho Alas, book announcement, not CFS, but that's off my list at least.
* Elizabeth's piety survey
* Polytheistic ethnography survey
* Stuff
* Things

What have I successfully written? Fanfic for [livejournal.com profile] jenett.
kiya: (just let me eat my waffle)
( Apr. 18th, 2013 10:52 pm)
Current and lapsed projects.

Trying to sort this out. )

That should keep me busy for ... a decade or two.
kiya: (acol)
( Mar. 9th, 2013 03:54 pm)
Trying to organise brain for con...

(Do not have appropriate userpic for AUGH.)

Mostly interesting to me. )
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kiya: (Default)
( Dec. 17th, 2011 10:45 pm)
Sugar cookies
Pretzel cookies
Molasses cookies
Cucumber dip
Onion dip
Mulled cider
Eggnog
Assemble veggie plate
Assemble cheese plate
Assemble chips

Tidycleanage: living room/dining room
Tidycleanage: mudroom
Tidycleanage: kitchen
Tidycleanage: upstairs hall bathroom

Swap towels in the bathrooms

Move St. Mary of Egypt
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Assemble shopping lists
Shopping run: sodas and the like
Shopping run: other snacks and so on

Clean most relevant bathroom
DIning room table, redux
Signs?
Clear pathways in mudroom and kitchen
Move stuff from kitchen to shrine area in bedroom
Slay boxes in mudroom
Start laundry from boxes
Move laundry to dryer
More decorations?
Make pretzel cookies
Prepare snack plates
Continue cycling dishwasher
Call mother
Call father
Oil head.


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Sugar cookie dough preparation
Assist with [livejournal.com profile] teinedreugan's oatmeal-date cookies as needed
molasses cookies
eggnog
cider
snackable veggies
dip
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Hokay.

Put sealant coat on the kids' menorah.
Get the kids' menorah set up in the window.
Put the leftover crafting supplies in the basement.
Clean up the mess from making the kids' menorah off the dining room table.
Get the dining room table cleaned up.
Move the booze from the random basement room.
Put the booze in the liquor cabinet in some sort of sensical way.
Cycle remaining dishes in the kitchen.
Strip my/KJ's beds and put the sheets in the wash.
Put the sheets in the dryer.
Remake my bed.
Remake KJ's bed.
Deal with the fivetwo crates of kitchen stuff.
See about moving that chest into the seating area in the kitchen somehow.
Work on assembling shopping list for Massive Cookie Preparation Extravaganza.
Start diaper laundry.
Move diaper laundry to dryer.
Put KJ's new books in the catalogue.
Cycle the rest of the remaining dishes in the kitchen.
Cycle the unpacked stuff through the dishwasher as appropriate.
Find a place for trivets to live.
Work on seating in the kitchen seating area.
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I've been following bits of the Wiscon/Elizabeth Moon debacle, as one does, though Wiscon is a con I have actively never considered going to, and the last couple of days I've been pondering picking up The Otter and Saint Jude again. I think I need to do some hefty revisions to get it back on track, but ...

... I started writing this thing years ago. And one of the things that's important about it in this context is that the Otter is a Sufi, more or less. (A chance-encounter-converted-this-species-to-Islam sort of Sufi.) And it's a major part of her character, but it's not, in the grand scheme of things, important to the story; she's just a Muslim character in spaaaaaaaaace. (I'm not writing it to write a Muslim character, y'know, it's just that the character I'm writing is.)

But I'm left with the sense that somehow this book needs to be written so that it might be out in the world. Because I'm more than a little agitated by [livejournal.com profile] james_nicoll being able to rattle off more than one "Scary scary Islam!" SF title when asked. So I'm not writing it to make a political point, but I might finish it to make a political point. Or something.

A bit of the draft, in which Otter quotes the Qur'an. )
Hokay. I have the first draft done.

At this point I have sufficient structure in place to go review my reference books to see where I am missing critical things and flesh out what I have into a form sufficiently close to final that I can submit the manuscript. (As opposed to the first time I read half these books, where a fair fraction of what I read was "I should probably use that somewhere but I have no idea where", and thus shaped what I was doing without providing concrete detail.)

I did a pass through Reading Egyptian Art last night and tweaked a few things, and then I put the book away. And today I did a scan through the heaps of books I have everywhere and pulled out the ones I don't need anymore and put those away too, so now I have a short shelf of books for review and a much cleaner side table.

Thus what remains for the revision pass is behind the cut: )

Sixteen books. A four of fours; how pleasant. Completion of completion. Some of these will be really quick; some will take a while, but that feels eminently workable.

"Let there be, let there always be neverending light."
kiya: (order)
( Jul. 2nd, 2010 01:26 pm)
I suddenly can't remember if I checked [livejournal.com profile] wordweaverlynn's tickybox for "make lots of lists"....

Packing notes, just for me. )
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kiya: (headdesk)
( Jun. 29th, 2010 11:22 pm)
Organising my brain )
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kiya: (new perspectives)
( Mar. 15th, 2007 07:57 pm)
Just trying to sort out what needs to be done to get life arranged the way I want to do it.

Sort of a to-do. )
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kiya: (snakie)
( Dec. 11th, 2006 12:10 pm)
Must organise brain.

Cut for being boring. For my reference. )
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To-do list )
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Have-done list:

  • First-pass processing of house listings information
  • Empty dishwasher
  • Refill dishwasher
  • Run dishwasher
  • Cleaned gunk out of bottom of scrying bowl (I hate the texture of steel wool. Gives me the creeps.)
  • Organised meeting up with [livejournal.com profile] yezida and confirming how to get to where I'm staying this weekend.
  • Mailed parcel to my mother
  • Got guesting gift
  • Got prescription refill
  • Remembered to eat
  • Vacuumed rug
  • Emailed buyer's agent with results of first-pass processing
  • Emailed complicated query to [livejournal.com profile] ardaniel
  • Put green back in my hair


... why do I feel like I accomplished utterly nothing today?

To-do list:

  • Make food for retreat weekend
  • Pack for retreat weekend
    • Clothes
    • Medication
    • Journal
    • Other default stuff & scrying bowl

  • Work out travel schedule for tomorrow
  • Uhhhh ....


Will be away for the weekend, which means those people who are waiting on hearing from me will definitely be waiting a bit longer, because I'm crazy.
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kiya: (watcher)
( Jun. 20th, 2006 07:27 pm)
- Tuned guitar. (And the heck is with that second string tuning off the fourth fret? The others all tune off the fifth. Harrumph.)
- Packed OED (in two boxes [livejournal.com profile] keshwyn got from [livejournal.com profile] jducoeur).
- Filled the second box which was not entirely full of OED with 'misc reference', which included not only stuff like The American Boy's Handy-Book and The Chemical History of A Candle but Atlas of Middle-Earth and The Dragon-Lover's Guide to Pern. Exceedingly misc reference, in other words.
- Stripped bed and washed sheets & a couple of random towels.
- Packed boxes marked 'Classics', 'Hardcover fiction' and 'Trade paper fic' as part of clearing some shelves in the green room (marked off to-do).
- Was awfully amused to find that as things sit at the moment, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish appears to be shelved next to Chaucer.
- Contemplated guitar names.
- Fed and watered kibble monsters.
- Watered plants.
- Overheated myself something fierce. Ugh.
- Accumulated some awfully random links:


Need to do list:
- handweights
- dance vid
- eat
- remake bed
- clean catbox
- work more coherently on guitar tutorial thing
- uhhhh
Lists, to-do and have-done )
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kiya: (fuzzy gears)
( Feb. 13th, 2006 01:36 pm)
Thing I forgot to complain about yesterday -- I went and looked at one of those silly quizzy things because [livejournal.com profile] shaddragon was procrastinating up a storm last night, one that purported to determine what sorts of men one found sexually attractive. It had no geeky boys at all on it. And definitely no geeky boys with nice shoulders. It is, therefore, defective. (It is also defective for other reasons, but that is the primary mode of its defect as far as I'm concerned.)

To-do. Boring. )
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