went out for a really nice evening with Carrie last night. it helped a lot and she gave me a lot of inspiration about writing, which I've always been pretty nervous about. maybe it's because of the genre I like. that and I don't write very long things, and it's rare enough if I finish something in a satisfactory way.
so I signed up for NaNo.
my mother is losing the secretary of her school, which, saddoes. her secretary is brilliant. so now the big plan is that I'll apply. I promised I'd apply. we'll see how that goes.