Today was a wee bit dreary; overcast, cooler & windy, all with the distinct flavor of fall in the air. It boggles the mind how we of the Midwest can experience triple digits one week, then near freezing temps the next.
Couldn't say how many chubby squirrels were scampering about, seemingly all over the place, industrially gathering/burying their winter stash of walnuts and such - but they were everywhere so of course we drove carefully as to not hit one of the tiny stinkers.
Well, the squirrels aren't the only ones preparing their winter stash. Personally, I dread each upcoming winter - those endless days of snow, ice and gray skies that go on forever. This year, I had planned to buckle down and write my own fool book, but my hands are giving me trouble so my typing is less accurate and more tedious than in the past. Since I somehow managed to snap a tendon two Christmas Eves in a row, needless to say I'm a bit apprehensive as to what finger emergency might belay me this time around.
But, prior to the tendon fiasco, I've had my right arm go completely dead - possibly something in the elbow akin to tennis elbow? Honestly, I don't rightly recall exactly what the doctor said as it's been a few years. However, the upshot is that I have far less dexterity in my grasp where handling small objects - like change or tweezers - is sometimes awkward. And my right hand has chronic numbness when upright, like attempting to weld a paintbrush.
So. Either I'll write really slow, periodically and in short sessions or I'll just curl up, read and dream of what might have been ;)
Probably the latter, as like our squirrely little friends, I, too, have been preparing my own winter stash. OF BOOKS!
And since I'm a voracious reader, it takes real dedication to keep my TBR stash in decent shape lol. Plus I'm guilty of having several books going at one time, depending on what captures my interest at any given moment.
So anyway, due to the incredibly epic deals at Walden's/Borders, rummage sales, splurges and lucky wins - I've amassed a nice little (?) pile of maybe 70ish books - each of which are tempting me to start them NOW and the heck with ol' Man Winter.
I'm trying to hold on, but the ink beckons ... ;D
How about you guys? Got a winter stash piling up that you're gleefully rubbing your hands together about??
And if so, what book are you most tempted by and why?
[mine was The Scorch Trials - no way I could let that one stand idly by lol]