Thursday, our car engine blew up. I had to spend some, if not most, of the money I'd been saving for Squee Weekend to buy a SUPER CHEAP car - about $500 - as a replacement. I also got only 4.5 hours of sleep before heading into work and was understandably crabby all day, lol.
Friday night, my beloved bookcase fell apart. Luckily I had taken all of my stuff off it so I could move it to another location in my room, but it was kind of the last thing I needed. I fell asleep fighting tears. I'm also way behind on my Conspiracy Challenge, in part because I haven't felt like writing.
But on a more positive note, I did absolutely nothing today. I pretty much napped all day and just lazed around, and I really needed the relaxation. Also nothing terrible has happened, so hopefully the Week of Things Breaking is over. I think my motivation to write has returned and I plan to get some writing done! I have a pretty bare outline for my fic and I'm hoping I get inspiration to flesh it out some - especially John and Rodney's relationship, but so far no ideas have come to me. It's very weird to have the plot-y bits all figured out (usually my weakness) and have the romantic bits not. My work is usually 95% McShep fluff, lets be real.
Squee Weekend approaches and I'm getting excited and nervous. I want to bring my laptop this time but it's my baby, so I have questions. I usually bring only a small duffel bag that I bring as a carry-on. It fits in the overhead compartment and allows plenty of ro om for other people to store their things (at least, I've never had a problem in regards to room for myself or others). Can I just put my laptop in my carry-on duffel? I don't see why I couldn't, but I keep having these images of being told I can't and then having no way to a). safely bring my laptop on board without checking my luggage, which I've never done before (mostly because I'm poor and never had a spare $25 for it, though I do this time) or b). have a way to get it home.
Last night I read this great gen fic. "When John is severely injured by an unusual weapon, it may be that only a family member can save his life. And that means David Sheppard must come to Atlantis..."
I love outside POV fics AND stuff where people first learn about the SGC and all it entails, so it was great getting to read Dave's reaction to everything. I confess most of the gen fic I read tends to focus on John and Rodney, since they're my two favorite characters (and also because I can fool myself into thinking it's preslash) but this wasn't like that at all. It was very much team!fic with John at the center. I think you guys would love it :)