Yesterday was a very busy and fun day. Uschi and I started the day with a stupid early trip outside for her to get her business done. I thought she was finally relenting and letting me sleep in a bit, but this trip was too urgent for that extra hour or so. Since Mother Nature insists on the relentless snow, this turned into an extended romp in the snowbank that is my backyard for the dog while I shoveled the porch steps, sidewalk and her relief area. I wasn’t around for most of the bouncing about, but I did manage a few cute photos. All this before either of us had breakfast, which ended up waiting yet more because I came back inside and fell back into bed.
Later we headed off to SWAG where we were joined by two new members including Jenn! Among the many things, both on and off topic, that we discussed was the idea of weekly Write-Ins. The idea is that these will be held in a bit of a round so that we meet in different places each week, specifically because we have members spread throughout the Capital District. I’m very excited about the idea even though I don’t tend to get much actual writing done at Write-Ins since I find myself socializing and/or being distracted by any and everything. However, the fact that these will be weekly brings with it an inherent level of accountability — even if I don’t make it to all of them. And I honestly find just being around other writers to be incredibly motivating and supportive.
After the meeting, Alice, Josh and I went out for dinner at Red Robin. It remains one of the few chains that I genuinely enjoy and we all left there quite full and happy. We then headed to my place and played a round of Zombie Fluxx, which seems to have a ton more rules than regular Fluxx but was still very fun. And then as a very fitting end to a pleasant day, we plopped down on the sofas to watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and Commentary! the Musical.
Unfortunately, all the fun and excitement seems to lose something in the translation to text, so here are a few photos I mentioned above of Uschi in the snow: