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23 February 2019 @ 05:32 pm
 
Celebrated the completion of the heavy-work second draft of the January book by going to the Huntington Library with a friend this morning - long walk through the Rose Garden (everything snipped off short for the winter), the Japanese Garden (koi the size of submarines gliding through the ponds), the gorgeous Chinese Garden, and the cactus garden (plants which not only obviously come from another planet, but which I've SEEN assaulting Lady Scientists in '50s s-f films). Tea in the English Tea-Room.

And the acquisition of a new cat, a "dilute" Siamese named Yuki who looks like a sepia ink-wash sketch with Paul-Newman-blue eyes. We'll see how this works out with the other three; fingers crossed. Since the received widsom is to leave him in isolation from the other cats and introduce them slowly, I'm in for a night of listening to him crying in his prison in the upstairs bathroom (with a plushy little bed, dishes of dinner, infinite quantities of toilet paper to amuse him, and a little heating-pad because it gets frakkin' cold up there).

I'll give the manuscript a day or to to cool down before I go back to it. LOTS of work yet to do.
 
 
 
ravenclaw_ericravenclaw_eric on February 24th, 2019 04:19 pm (UTC)
The Huntington Garden's a beautiful place; I liked it a lot when I was there. My brother, sister-in-law, nephew and I ate lunch at the Chinese area.