It’s been a long, tough haul so far this winter. With Hubs laid up following his back surgery and a long recovery facing both of us, I’ve had to shoulder the load (literally) both inside and out.
This past week, I’ve found time to work on my planned historical novel for the first time, but now must stop to inhale all the comments on the fourth Rhe Brewster mystery from my editors and begin the (hopefully) last serious rewrite. The cover is close to being finalized, but I need a new author picture – Hubs, aka Photo Op Pop – will do the honors. And I need to get the ISBN numbers…you all know the drill.
We did have some lovely snow about a week ago. More inches than we’ve had in several years, and it was so wonderful to be out in it, enjoying the total silence except for the falling flakes. It all melted completely in about five days, with much warmer temps, bright sun and then rain.
I found myself shoveling for the first day or so, though, and the shoulders and back are not what they used to be. Do any of you wish you had enjoyed your younger, thinner, more fit self at that time? I would love to go back for a day and experience it! Aging is something we seem to think will happen years later, and then suddenly it IS years later!
Finding things to take the edge off the drudge work had been difficult. Your blog posts have helped and Garfield has kept me laughing. He now has more toys than my kids did
when they were young. We also have a set of DVDs of the Brother Cadfael Mysteries, thanks to a close friend. I enjoyed them many years ago and seeing them again has been a treat. Derek Jacobi is such a good actor. Of course, I’ve read each and every one of the Ellis Peters books on which they are based!
I’m back cooking full time again, and of course there are a few pounds that have crept onto my middle. No idea where they came from…maybe at night under the sheets?
Anyway, the good thing is that spring comes early here in the South, so I might be able to get back in the pool as early as the end of March. I did last year and the swimming improved my outlook. What do you do to raise your spirits?
Well, enough of the blahs. Counting down the days to March!