and I know why, too - but there's not much I can do about it.
on the plus side, I went to B&N with the gift card from my grandmother last night - got the chronicles of Narnia (finally J can read them!), the complete works of Shakespeare, and two wonderful erotic photography books. Did some sketches out of them last night in front of the fire, and was actually happy with them.
all right, time to go upstairs and see what I can do there.