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Merry Monday - Progress

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I'm steadily making small improvements on my living space. I have the urge to paint. Mostly, I want to paint over the mural I started in my living room, so I can have more wall space for art. That sounds funny probably as I'd be painting over art to hang other art. The problem is that in one spot I used oil paint. I'm not sure if I can just strip that section? It's a small wall, so wouldn't be too disruptive in my already messy living space. It's slowly getting cleaner in here. One small corner at a time. I decided to break down the cleaning task into smaller pieces like shredding, clean shower/tub, dishes, stove, etc. This is helpful and less overwhelming.

I also want to paint my kitchen cupboards a light blue, but I need to finish fixing the drawers and use wood playdough on a piece that needs repair before I can even think about buying the paint. The kitchen is ultra tiny, so it needs to be a very light colour.

I started a course in trans-media. It's intriguing. I'm looking forward to learning all about it and seeing what I can apply to projects someday. Basically, as soon as a story is told using more than one medium, it is trans-media. Once a movie gets made from a book or a series of books is written based on a video game. Things like that.

My thread has arrived for my sewing business. I need to start that this week, but there are more pressing things being the cleaning and the school things.

On the school front, I need to do the next stage of OSAP application. Hopefully that will be easier than I fear it to be. As it has me going to the post office, I can return my post office box keys. Also, I think the knowledge gained from the course I mentioned above will help me in school.

As far as martial arts goes, I have much more learning ahead and I'm excited about it. Oh, and I really gotta stop playing with weapons in the house. It's never good to have glass raining down from the ceiling.

My script is plodding along. I am paying a lot more attention to movies and trying to infuse some artistic elements that I pick up on into my work. I do need to read more scripts though. I need to read more in general. I should dust off my Sony e-reader and put the PDFs on there as I don't like reading on a computer monitor or phone, but I don't want print them out either. Screenplays are interesting in that most are not exactly how the movie was produced. I meant to go to meet the Ottawa screenwriters but shyness, a lack of funds, and wonderful news made me stay home.

What wonderful news? My novel has made it to a second reading stage! What does this mean? More waiting. It's the closest I've been to publication yet and without getting my hopes up too high, I'm excited about it!!!

Fitness wise, I have been forgetting to put my Fitbit on for the last couple of days. Oops. I've started a plank challenge to continue the work of fixing my posture. Right now, 40 seconds is so hard, I can't see how I'll possibly make it to 300 seconds someday, but I think I can always take extra time at the lower ranges if needed. If it takes me more than 30 days, so be it.

Right, better get on that OSAP thing. Schools like money for some strange reason. Something about teachers wanting a salary and a building that needs maintenance or something like that.

Salut,
R~

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