Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dec. 16

I'm knocking out a cozy mystery for the fun of it. Yesterday I got pages and pages of info and schedules and stories for my MA Residency in January-less than a month away. There's a lot of work in my inbox including a book to read. It is cold and dark. We are averaging 9 degrees F for high temperatures. (I don't know how to do the conversion to C for those of you who are metric. But it is cold!) Even with four to six inches of snow on the ground, little dog managed to find someplace to rub dirt on the very top of her head last night. So she had a late night bath and blow dry and shivered until bed time. Today she is soft and smells of coconut creme rinse and is sitting in her chair beside me with her nose tucked under her arm. I'm negotiating last minute Christmas bits: forgotten cards to be mailed, packages to be tracked, thank yous to write. Our live Christmas tree is already starting to droop. We could buy it later but they are all cut at the same time so I doubt buying it later would make it last longer. I water it and talk to it and tell it it can make another nine days.
How are things with you?


  1. All well here Nancy after a tense week with my Dad being ill (he's rallied again, Thank heavens). But a lovely day all round - seeing sunshine after a few days of unusually heavy rains (welcome after a bad dry spell). Snow sounds lovely, and little pooch sounds adorable. Good luck with the work for your masters in January. :)
    Judy(South Africa)

  2. We're not that cold, but we had our second December snowfall this morning - and in 16 years, I've never seen it snow here ONCE in December!
    And Nancy, you can enter your book trailer in the contest. Doesn't matter who made it, just that the author is the one to submit it. So leave the link and let me know the month & year of release.

  3. My tree is drooping too and I've watered it almost constantly! Grrrr.

  4. Hi Judy, happy birthday! So glad your Dad is doing better.
    Hi L. Diane, I'll get right to it. :D
    Hi Talli, sad isn't it? Still I prefer live trees, even droopy ones.