Yes. I no longer can compose an entry unless I’m given the freedom of writing an incoherent list. My apologies. I’m happy to report that I’m past the rough of last week.
I just have some little whinging to do: maybe you all can help me out a bit.
1. Somehow during my writing session yesterday, I inadvertently turned on the formatting in Word, so that I now see every hard return and there’s a dot for every space, etc. I don’t have any idea how to turn it off. It’s not incredibly annoying, but I’d like to know how to make the CHOICE of seeing the mark-up. My geek/techie status has just lost all credibility, I know.
2. In a similar vein: any body got any opinions about writing a dissertation in Word? (I know, probably a good number of you will tell me to get out while I can.) My main concern right now is that for some arbitrary reason, I’ve created separate files for each chapter. So, when I streamline it into one, I’m just praying that, say, all the footnotes decide to get along and change their numbers accordingly. I’ve checked; the disses in my dept have footnotes that run through the entire text; they don’t reset to #1 at the beginning of each chapter.
3. H is turning 11 in a handful of days. She is bugging me to let her shave her legs. This is a cultural practice that I don’t particularly care for; I am hit-or-miss about whether I manage to keep my own legs smooth (more often it’s miss, esp in the winter). I’m holding her off, but I’m really not finding a good argument (to her mind, anyway) for the prohibition. It is dangerous-ish? Ah.
4. Dunkin Donuts has pumpkin muffins, which are really REALLY scrumptious…