If I'd been certain that I could write on LiveJournal from work without jeopardizing my job, I'd have gushed madly about it this morning.
Braille: The learning continues. I'm working on the first set of Grade Two letters, which is simply the letters themselves, without the use of any affixed indicator dots. The way it works is, the Braille symbol for W, just by itself, can symbolize the word 'will.' If you add a dot to it in certain positions, that changes the meaning of the letter to 'write' and also to 'work.' It's like shorthand. I don't know how blind people remember all this.
I'm continuing to practice my 'Braille with lines' system because it allows me to practice and is so much less tedious than making endless dots.
Dinner: Chicken Cordon Bleu. Yummy!
The Pope: Looks like they haven't selected a new Pope yet. Not surprising, since today was the first day of the conclave. I think it usually takes the College of Cardinals about two weeks or so.
My latest set of icons is done and is up at aerdens_icons. It's of Gibson Girls.