Saturday (2/19) The Child and I went to the Asian Celebration. I wish we had gone a little earlier, because I like the performances. The Child was mostly interested in the food... which was difficult because the food area was very congested and food purchases required standing in a long line to get vouchers (one per dollar) and another long line to actually purchase food. We saw our Kung Fu friends perform, and they did a really nice job.
Then we drove up to Corvallis to have a Very Last Minute, Hastily Arranged Birthday Gathering for my sister, Julie. The gathering was very laid back and it was a nice time to visit.
I'm fighting off some congestion, so I felt a little tired in the gym. I've had some dreams, but I don't recall them very well.
Writing: This week in writing I'm working on a 3000 word short for On the Premises. I've won their contest twice in the past, and I'm trying to keep in mind what worked in those pieces in terms of world building and punchiness as I write the current piece. I've got the story's outline, and various scenes, and I need to finish fleshing things in while focusing on the stakes and not getting bogged down in details.