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My mood is better than it was earlier in the week although I wouldn't say that I'm exactly sane yet. 

I'm happy with the President's announcement yesterday where he came out in favor of gay marriage. Yay!
I'm cranky with the reaction from so many religious conservatives.  Boo Hiss!
But it cheers me to see the support, especially from people in my generation and younger.  Yay!

I've read two cozy mysteries so far this week and am part of the way through my third.  Fluff reading, yes, but that seems to be what I need right now. 
I've also started a book on the myths and legends of Ancient Egypt, definitely not fluff reading, but also seemingly just what I need right now.  At least it works to keep me interested while at the gym. 

I am getting to the gym although not every day like I want.  I skipped yesterday as I intended to get some of the grass cut.  Unfortunately it started raining about 30 minutes after I got home while I was still eating dinner.  So no yard work last night.  I don't know yet if I'm going to hit the gym or try again on the yard after work today.  If I go to the gym I can read.  If I go home I can get at least some of the grass cut before it gets out of control again.  decisions decisions.

Work is work and I don't really want to discuss it right now as it takes up far too much of my time as it is.

I'm still slowly working on the painting.  I'm nearly done with all the "stained glass" color, although only some of the panes have turned out the way I wanted them to - some aren't translucent enough so there may be some over painting in my future.  Once I get all the panes done I'll start working on getting the translucence and depth I'm looking for, ink or paint in the Latin script, age the entire thing, then do the leading.  I'm leaning towards more mixed media than all acrylic for this one.  We'll see how it goes.  Even if the end result sucks I'm having fun working on this one and I consider that a success.  I'm also taking pictures of my progress that I'll try to start posting this weekend. 

I also picked up a copy of the Indianapolis Art Center summer class schedule.  I'm not sure if I'll take a class or not but I want to see if they have something that interests me.

So yeah, things are OK.  I'm still feeling kind of 'off' but better than earlier in the week.  Maybe partly hormonal?  Who knows. 
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Or until statements post correctly in the nightly cycle. Depends on your perspective.

Sunday ended up being an 18+ hour day and quite a bit of it was hell. Still, once all was said and done the upgrade went live. Unfortunately that was not the end of the story. While many, many things are going well there are the usual after-implementation issues to deal with. In this I have gotten lucky - the majority of my systems are running as expected/designed and aren't affected by the other problems. /sigh of relief.

I was able to take part of the day off on Monday (after working that morning). Once I finally went to bed I slept for 12 hours straight. I am still a very tired puppy though. Very much a Zombie Mythicalgirl these days. Thank goodness next week is an extra long 5-day weekend. My big plans include (wait for it)...sleep! I know, I am such the party animal.

In non-work news I finished season 2 of The Tudors. Overall I was not as impressed as I was with season 1. Season 2 was enjoyable but I found myself getting just a wee bit bored with Queen Anne. Henry's Great Matter was far more interesting in the years before he married Anne. Plus I'm definitely Team Katherine and I missed her having screen time. Can't wait for Season 3 to come out so I can get it on my Netflix.

I'm also a little more than 300 pages in to River Of Gods by Ian McDonald and loving every freaking word, man! I've had this book on my shelf since 2007 and have just never gotten around to reading it. What was I thinking? I am so glad I decided to finally pick it up. I'm a big fan of McDonald after reading Desolation Road. Add that to this being a story set in and about India (Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra is one of my favorite books) and I'm pretty much in heaven right now. I can't wait to finish the 250+ pages I have left but at the same time I'm dreading it being over. I will definitely be picking up Cyberabad Days next.

OK, I need to go brush and floss before I head out to my dentist appointment. Hopefully the next post will be a book review or something fun and have nothing to do with work.

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