So, the dogs got me up this morning at 0430. Earlier then I usually get up. My back was, as usual, stiff, and they didn't want to be patient. When doggy bladders are full, doggies want to go... badly. Like me, they can be impatient. So they sat staring at me for 15 minutes while I let the heating pad get in its morning work and loosen up the sticky parts in my back. Mostly, they were very patient.
Thinking about my availability for my new part-time schedule, one change is going to be made. Saturday is going to be made unavailable. Right now there are only 2 days in which I cannot be scheduled. That's going to go to 3. For me, part-time is not defined as 5 five hour days.
While working on a new book, one of the things that happens is every new chapter gets printed off and put into a binder. That way notes can be made directly on the manuscript and there isn't a rainbow blizzard of post-it notes covering my desk. Three days ago there was a problem with the printer. Emails printed, nothing else. Can we talk about frustration? Nothing is more frustrating then having a routine crash. The problem turned out to be the printer had gone offline. I'm blaming one of the many Microsoft updates being done as they prep for Windows 11.