We weren't sure we could do it, but we're going to get My Little Monster in by the original deadline! Not that it really matters, since the editors at Kodansha have their hands pretty full right now and they're probably not going to be able to get to it until after our extended deadline anyway. But! it's one less thing on our to-do list, and that's one less monkey on our backs. Although we do still have to give it another read-through, just to make sure all of the changes still work together and stuff. And next week, it will be all [unnamed project] all the time!
But oh man, this volume of My Little Monster. It needed so many notes! And it was a little frustrating, because a lot of the notes are the kind of notes we have to write for every series, like, "A yukata is a light summer kimono..." Doesn't everybody know that by now!? In fact, we stole the note on yukatas word-for-word from our yukata note in Say I Love You. We didn't even bother noting most of the food because either it had already been noted earlier in the series or we Googled it and there were multiple millions of hits so we figured if somebody didn't know what it was, they could find out without too much trouble. There were some less common notes, too, though! Fortunately, they didn't usually take too long to look up.
Anyway, this weekend is the big stake event that the choir is singing for, so we were looking forward to being done with extra choir practice for a while...but this morning we got an email suggesting that the choir might be needed for the Sacred Arts Festival, and I really wish I could remember when that's supposed to be. (I guess we could Google it...) It's a really cool idea, though. We're not sure exactly how it works, but it involves going to different houses of worship all through the city, and seeing what different religions are like. So while people are going through the stake center to look at LDS stuff, they want some kind of musical thing going on, and one of the acts that had agreed to do it can't, so the stake choir might have to step in. On the one hand, that would be pretty awesome. On the other, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!
We'll see how it goes. In the meantime, at least we think we can legitimately look forward to having a slightly lighter work schedule next week.
Today I'm thankful for finishing our second draft of My Little Monster 9, getting to listen to the rest of this Polar Bear's Cafe CD while we update LiveJournal, the hope of a lighter workload next week, getting to try PB&J Poptarts (verdict: we should have let them cool more; we could barely taste anything through the heat!), and plans to have a yummy pizza for dinner tonight.