We are continuing to clean the house. Today, after doing laundry and cutting up all the ingredients for beef stew, we cleaned out the refrigerator. It looks a lot better now! We have a lot of glass bottles for recycling since we finished that chore.
It's another busy semester for my brother and I feel very sympathetic. I know how it feels to be stuck with impossible coding missions! The whole family is praying for him and we just sent him a package of goodies for encouragement. We included a card that I decorated with copious amounts of ridiculous stickers - Ben Kenobi, Lisa Frank animals, cats, samurai, and multi-colored stars. I hope he was as amused as I was!
Work seems to be picking up these days. We are working out the kinks in the prototype and working to streamline our workflow. I am really hoping this project turns out well! I am getting really excited about it.
Oddly, I have been dreaming a lot lately. Normally, I only dream a few days every month, but for the past two weeks I have been having many memorable dreams. They are quite exciting, too. Last night I was tracking down a pair of murderers through a snowy forest with the sheriff and some others. When we were almost caught, two of my companions disguised themselves as a 1920's poster, frozen in motion. It was neat, but a little unrealistic.
Finally, I have been working on an old story of mine. It's no where near a clean draft form, but it is 80 pages so far. It's fun work and I enjoy toying with the various scenes and elements. This is the first time that I have put all of the pieces of that story together into one single file, and it is coming together rather neatly. Some of the characters are developing in interesting ways, too. I am not looking to complete it any time soon, but it is fun.