Friday Fretting

I am out of town taking care of another family member recovering from surgery. All is well, not to worry; she came through the long procedure well and is fairly comfortable, thanks to medication. (I am pretty sure BH is taking advantage of my absence to finish the basement. This should be interesting.)

I am kind of in limbo right now…. trying to develop the new story, but feeling unsure about so many elements… waiting for the last reader comments on my historical so I can do the last “polish” revision…. starting to think about the speeches and workshops I’m giving this fall, but not quite ready to write them yet…. still very confused about how it got to be August.

But you know what is helping to ground me? The NFL preseason has started. I don’t even care that the Evil Empire beat the Colts last night. Football means autumn means apples means bonfires means chili means color means rightness. Autumn is my time of year and it’s coming. I swear.

Back to my chicken soup and TLC duties!

PS – I’ll give the hint I promised for the TWISTED teacher contest next week, when I get home.

8 Replies to “Friday Fretting”

  1. Fall is my favorite season too. I think October might be my favorite month. It’s making me all happy inside to think about fall during this disgustingly hot day 🙂

  2. First of all, I didn’t even need to click the link to know that Evil Empire of Football = Dallas Cowboys. And I’m not a huge football fan!

    Secondly – ahhhhh, autumn. Yeah, I’m ready for it too, although it means the students will be descending upon the campus again before long. Autumn also means MORE KNITTING – yay!

    Finally, and apologies if I missed this, can you tell us anything about your historical? Is it fiction or non? I enjoyed Fever 1793 so much, and it would be great to read another historical fiction novel from you.

  3. Mmm, autumn. My favorite season too, for the reasons you mention and more. And you live in a great part of the country for it, with the mountains and maples and centuries-old architecture. 🙂

  4. Aw, damn, and you live someplace that gets a real autumn too. I envy you. All we get around here (Texas panhandle) is something like “Diet Summer”) and then it gets assfreezing cold with unpleasant sleet.

    Enjoy autumn for me. Maybe someday…

  5. Autum

    Autumn also means……

    school supplies and the smell of Scotch Tape.
    apple pies
    raking leaves
    turtle necks
    wearing warm pajamas again
    crisp autumn days with blue skies that go on forever.
    Halloween candy
    Charlie Brown
    crackling fires in the fire place.
    Pot Roast
    football games,
    pumpkin picking

    It can’t come soon enough for me! I am more than ready!

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