Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Ground Hog's Day!

Yay! Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. Neither did Buckeye Chuck. That means spring is around the corner. Of course, if you look outside my house today, it sure doesn’t look it.

We’ve been iced in! At least, that’s what it feels like to me. I’d take some pictures, but that would mean I’d have to go back out in that crap, and I’m not about to do that.

I don’t know what I was thinking when I went down to the mailbox to get today’s paper and yesterday’s mail. Neither were down there. I was surprised I was able to open my mailbox at all, and that I didn’t fall walking down there (but came pretty darn close).

Yesterday I did fall. Not very graceful, and my wrist is feeling it today, but at least I did it without anyone watching! And I was being SO CAREFUL. I don’t think there is such a thing when it comes to ice.

One good thing today – work is closed. So I don’t have to go out driving in this mess (because I had so much fun sliding all over the road on my way home yesterday).

With an empty day ahead of me, I can only hope I get lots of writing done. But being stuck on a scene, I’ve realized I made a wrong turn somewhere and will need to re-think my story. I hope it comes to me soon, because I’d hate to waste such an opportunity. I don’t get many days like this.

So, what do you like to do on an unexpected day off, when it’s impractical to go outside?


Erin Kane Spock said...

In the summer it gets into the 110-120 range and you just sit in front of an air conditioner in your underwear and pray that the power grid doesn't overload.
During these times I read, write, supervise my daughters playing in the bath, and eat Popsicles.

I honestly cannot imagine how terrible it must be for you right now. Good luck.

KAK said...

Oh, I'll take any excuse to curl up with a good book...particularly, since my TBR pile has overflowed from the table and is now building small huts on the floor. Doh!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Reading sounds good. I have piles of books everywhere, too (most from the RT convention I've never gotten to). But now my daughter has visited and we'll probably end up watching Buffy (I think we're in Season 5 now). Guess that's not a bad way to spend the day, either!

MengleOh67 said...

I generally just spend time with my kids and try to get some writing done... Although I'm glad you mentioned the RT convention because it reminded me that I wanted to spend part of my refund to join RWA so I think I will go and do that now before I forget again!!

Stay warm!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Hey Mary!
Glad I could help with the reminder. And since you write paranormal, you might also want to think about joining the Fantasy Futuristic and Paranormal chapter (on-line). They're a pretty awesome group!

Linda Leszczuk said...

I had no trouble getting to the mailbox. Slid the whole way - never took a step. Of course, like you, the mailbox was frozen shut and no mail. Unfortunately, closed schools meant watching the grandkids so I had less writing time. Other the other hand, the WOWA meeting was rescheduled so I can go now. See you there.

DL Hammons said...

I read...and posts! :)