It's been a kind of stressful day, just in that I took someone in for a surgery. It was outpatient, performed at a clinic and it ended up going well. But, still. (And, yes, I get that it was more stressful for the person actually getting the surgery than it was for me.)
I popped into work for a tiny bit, even though I had officially taken the day off. (Yes, I have a problem)
Then, while the surgery was happening, Pic and I spent the day in the waiting room, looking through her Where Is Strawberry Moshi? book and reading and discussing Time's cover article on Barbie's new body shapes. (The article is behind a paywall now, but if you have a subscription,which I don't, here it is.)
Pic colored (the people at the desk were wonderful and had large coloring sheets available) and played with her dolls. I slooowly worked my way through some essays in The Stone Reader. (I was a little afraid the book wasn't for me, but if I skip around, I'm finding essays I like and can't wait to incorporate into my work.)
Then there was running around and getting home just a bit before it got dark, which is imperative for me and my eyes.
Now: Pajamas. Podcasts. Maybe reading some articles. Importing my newly acquired Take Your Hat Off When the Flag Goes By!* CD into my music library. (Cannot wait to introduce this to Pic. Hello, nostalgia. Of course, when my sister and I listened to this when we were little, we had a cassette, not a fancy compact disc.) Oh, and I'm about to watch a hair tutorial video on the YouTube. Because I'm hip like that...and because I might one day actually do something with my hair that isn't winding it into a bun and securing it with a jaw clip. (I totally just had to look up that term for the clip, because I just call it a clippie...because I'm five. By the way, the Nordstrom site doesn't seem to have these in their hair accessories. Shocking. At least not in the first images I just scrolled through. Nordstrom was the first site that came up when I searched "hair clip.")
* I linked the commercial here, because it gives more information than either the publisher's site or Amazon. And, well, because then you get to hear song snippets.
Bookwise: Pic and I finished Ramona's World last night. We'll start Ella Enchanted tonight. I've never read it and I hope we like it. (I just read The Princess Diaries for the first time last weekend, and I was kind of glad I read it on my own first; I think I'll wait a little on sharing that one with Pic.)