Outside my window… quite sunny, but I can see a few high clouds, too. Snow due in late tomorrow.
I am thinking… about a possible resolution to the dilemma I posted about concerning my novel — if I can just get over that hump, the rest of the thing is practically written.
From the learning rooms… I have finally received my course materials, and am waiting to hear from my instructor about how she would like to proceed — i. e., if she wants to work with the first two books in the series, or if she will help me with the third.
I am thankful … that the writing muse hasn’t deserted me entirely. I sometimes go for years without any viable story lines, and then suddenly POOF! It comes roaring back.
From the kitchen… I’m glad I saw this — I had completely forgotten that I wanted to make chicken in the crockpot tonight. Done!
I am wearing… brown skirt and deep red shirt.
I am reading… The Company, by Robert Littel, for about the fourth or fifth time — this work of fiction about the CIA from its inception to the end of the Cold War is great for getting into the mood for my own books.
I am hoping… that we don’t get too much snow. I don’t usually mind winter (too much — at least it’s better than broiling in summer), but the two-footers in January, back to back, coupled with sub-zero temperatures, have about done me in, and I am ready for Spring. This past weekend I got rid of all my wintry floral displays and bought some new daffodils made of silk, which are now gracing the file cabinet in my living room. (All my floral displays are silk. Real flowers cringe when they see me coming.)
I am creating… ahem. I will assume you are all sick to death of cryptic references to the Work in Progress.
I am hearing… just the hum of my computer. That’s something else I am ready for: birdsong.
Around the house… today is the day I clean my son’s bedroom, currently my stitching room. Of course, it doesn’t need *much* doing to it, but like everything else in this house, it accumulates dust at an astonishing rate.
One of my favorite things… Bach. With the parish office “on standby” for the week, while Father is on vacation, I may actually get in a little (really bad) piano playing.
A few plans for the rest of the week… It’s time to look at new computers. We’ve had this one for almost five years, and it’s gotten so sluggish that I’m afraid of a crash.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…