Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
Alethea & Athena

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It's the same old thing again: we worked all day. Okay, so we worked all day, we had Family Home Evening, and then Gaston and Alice stopped by and we went out for Joe's Italian Ice. Due to a lack of bedding, they're staying in a hotel in town (instead of with us) before heading back home tomorrow. They just got back from Europe. I'm telling this story all out of order. But that's all the important stuff. I think.

The original plan was to go to Disneyland, but A)after our trips to Japan last year, I can't see anyone possibly having the energy to go to Disneyland directly after spending three weeks on vacation in multiple foreign countries, and B)our passes are all blocked out this week anyway. And we're actually very grateful for that, because we want to get all our work done! In addition to translation a simulcast, we have two titles where our publishers want us to get ahead this month, which means they want us to translate two volumes of each of them in the next three or four weeks. That wouldn't be such a big deal, except that we have the final volume of Complex Age and another volume of an exceptionally time-consuming series also due this month.

And so we are busy. Of course, we're pretty sure that Gaston will want to come to Disneyland as soon as he's recovered from Europe, but we'll worry about that when the time comes.

And before I sign off for the night, I want to mention that, with the new "Beauty and the Beast" movie that came out, people have been mentioning, and I have been thinking about, the whole Stockholm Syndrome thing. Well, I have done some research (by which I mean "I read the Wikipedia article"), and I have some thoughts on the matter, but they're going to have to wait for such time as I have the time (lol) to write thoughtful posts about abstract concepts. But I wanted to mention it, because I don't want to forget to write it.

Today I'm thankful for getting our first draft of Complex Age mostly done (darn that Cospedia! we were so close!), having a lovely even talking with Gaston and Alice about their trip to Europe (they told us about Neuschwanstein Castle!), getting to have some Italian ice, having plans to go out for breakfast and hear more tales from the Old World, and knowing that Gaston and Alice aren't going to attempt a long drive in a post-many-hours-flight state.
Tags: beauty and the beast, friends, workaholism

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