The river used to be full of geese, but most have headed South. That means it is getting closer to winter. There are still some that will linger and try to tough it out, silly birds. It is getting cold out there birds, head for the beaches, and I don’t mean ours. True, ours are still ice free, but this is a time limited thing. They forget where they are sometimes.
It seems strange to hear that there is snow South of us, but that is about the case of things. Personally, I hope we don’t get too much this year. The rivers are running high, as are the lakes. Under those conditions, if we get a lot of snow, things will get pretty tense in spring.. . yes, there is nothing like going a quarter of a mile down the road to see the river lapping at the other side of the highway. When it does that here, I know that further upriver, there will be miles of land under water.
I am nearly prepared for winter, but not ever ready. I think time does that to a person. When I was a child I loved winter and would play in the snow for hours. If it was going to be -40 it was no big deal, you dressed for it, and moved around a lot. We would come in cold, but happy. Now we look out the window and shiver at the thought of poking our noses out of the doorway for a little fresh air… and boy can the air be fresh at -40. Pushing that thought aside for now… it is too early in the year for that type of thing.
Well, I went to see the dentist on Wednesday and it was an interesting trip. Yes, I lost a tooth. It nearly popped out, it was so happy to leave home. I have one more trip and then I am finished for the year there… I owe him my next six paychecks after this. It was funny in some ways because the Hygienist kept popping into the room to check on how I was coming along with my next book, while he was trying to work. How am I doing, you ask? Well, I am typing. The typing amount has risen to over 63,000 words. The written amount, I am not sure, I will guess at over 90.000. ‘The Phoenixes Choice’ is a busy book, but that is nothing unusual. I am half way on ‘The Siren Connection’. If all goes well, I should be finished both writing and typing by the end of next week, which means I will be reworking the rough manuscripts. That should take a week, and they will be ready for the editing pile. You know what that means for December… you guessed it, I get to do some reading of my own. I have put aside twenty six books. (wish me luck on that.) If I get bored, I can always rework the manuscript I called ‘Equals’.
Thena and Tath are all for helping me with the reading. They have been extra good this week, all things considered. I think they have been feeling my pain with me. It has definitely been hugs for mama. They have even been fluffing up the blanket that I use to read with, in anticipation of December. Yes, there will be layers on that chair, with them on top.
Well, it is time I took off again, not like the geese. This girl has 4 chapters she plans to type out today and, if I don’t do it, well there is always tomorrow. As ever, it never stops. Until next week, have a good one…