We are actually having Real Weather! (This doesn't happen all that often in Southern California.) Thunder and lightning last night and fairly heavy rain that lasted almost two hours. Of course, the downside is that it's now humid...like, really, really humid, which is atypical for SoCal. I feel like I'm back in New Orleans. It's overcast, which is helping keep the heat down, but it is muy
sticky out there. We may get more thunder and lightning and rain tonight. (I'm glad I forgot to water the lawn yesterday morning.)
I've decided I really don't like this haircut. I always do this to myself -- I let it grow out, decide it's boring and needs an update, get it cut, like it for about three days, and then start hating it and hoping it will grow out quickly. The problem is that my hair isn't perfectly straight, and it isn't curly. It has just enough wave to be temperamental (and let's not even get into the frizz factor with the humidity we're having right now). With a layered cut like this, the only thing that seems to work is blow-drying the snot out of it and then beating it into submission with a flat iron. It looks halfway decent then, but I really don't have a half-hour every day to devote to the subjugation of my annoying locks. Meh. I'm about to go out and buy some clip-in extensions. At least that way it will be longer.
Work is still sucking ass. Met with the interim director of Community Services (the previous guy retired a few weeks ago). He sympathizes with my situation but has to "analyze all the ramifications" of moving me from the Pit of Hell before he makes a decision. Heck, if he drags it out long enough, the little darlings will be back in school and we won't have an issue anymore (well, it will still suck in the late afternoons, but two hours of hell is a lot easier to deal with than six or seven). Needless to say, this has me quite depressed, and the hormones aren't helping, either.
Thanks to aronwy
, I came across this great explanation of point of view from Jeff Gerke (aka Jefferson Scott, who apparently is a Christian speculative fiction author). I would never have come across the link without her referencing it in one of her own posts, because the chances of me going out and reading or writing Christian literature are roughly the same as me dyeing my hair blonde, wearing a pink suit, and selling Mary Kay door to door. However, he does have a lot of good writing tips. For those of you who care, I have his ruminations on p.o.v. behind the cut.