My gout has subsided enough that walking isn’t a painful thing. I’ve spent the week watching tv and reading. I finished the latest JD Robb book. It was pretty good. I’ve missed writing though. I feel like I’ve missed out on a good friend all week.
Vicki slipped and fell on the ice. She sprained her ankle, banged up her arm. She’s in don’t touch me and don’t move mode. Gotta love winter…
Today the plan is to get ready for Craft day tomorrow. I think I know what I’m going to work on. It is going to be one of three things. Hopefully I’ll decide before tomorrow. You just never know what mischief I’ll get up to.
I’m also hoping to have time at my keyboard with my story. I think I have the next chapter thought out. It is just a matter of getting it down on paper. I might even have two chapters in my head which is always a problem because I get to a point where the story takes over my dreams and all I can think about is the story.
Ken and I will be running an errand or two today. After the errands are done it will be back here to be cozy and warm in the house. Fireplace is going non-stop to battle the really cold temperatures we are having. There is snow drifting down but I think we are only supposed to get a dusting. It will be a good day to be home.
With luck, my gout will let me sit at the computer and get lots of writing done. Yes I’m likely obsessed with it but I’m going with that is okay because it isn’t hurting anyone accept the characters I kill off. So far those characters are bad guys but part of me is debating the death of one or two of my good characters in order to move the story along. This has to be done carefully. I don’t want to kill off just anyone and it has to be appropriately done. The right character at the right time in the right way. It will be a challenge to work out the details. I don’t think it will be in the next two chapters. I’ll have to see where they take me though.
Onward with my day I guess…
Old man winter breathes his cold breath and covers our land with snow. With ferocity, the snow blows across many states and pushes humanity into hiding. With the fierceness of the storm, I’m happy to sit in my office and watch the tree sway and dance with the north wind. In moments of quiet the snow looks almost beautiful but then the wind picks up again and whips it around like a wild fire. Though it hasn’t happened yet, the temperatures are supposed to drop below zero today. My fireplace will help keep the frigid cold at bay.
Somewhere on our street, a mere mortal attempts to slay the winter dragon with a snow blower to clear the deposits of old man winter. The north wind laughs at his foolishness for he will just blow more snow to replace that shifted away.
On days like this I’m grateful I don’t need to go out. I can sit in my cozy office with the furnace blowing hot air on my legs. I can wander to the fireplace and enjoy the flickering, fiery flames dancing in defiance of the north wind.
Hopefully once this all blows out, no one will be seriously hurt and winter will calm to the less ferocious state it normally employs.
Winter has definitely come with just having cleaned out from one storm and another on its way. This one promises to be several inches – they are calling for up to ten inches depending on where you are in Wisconsin and how the storm tracks. It sounds to me like a good day to stay in the house, sit by the fire and relax.
Leaving work the other night in the middle of the snow coming down, offered a bit of a challenge. Most people were doing what I call the winter waddle – widen the stance and shorten the step. Small steps to make sure when you put your foot down it doesn’t go whoosh out from under you.
A white cold blanket of snow covers most everything now. There isn’t any sign of green or brown peeking out to remind us autumn just left. Old man winter has definitely come for a stay. Temperatures have dropped to the damn cold range. Life has to go on though. I still have to go to work and earn a living. I have to run errands and get around. It is just a matter of leaving more time and being cautious. Oh and hoping the other idiots on the road are willing to do that too.