The Groundhog should be shot. The Groundhog got it wrong. He lied! Poor groundhog – such responsibility to bear and he can’t even talk! Never mind that he’s annually disturbed from a nice winter snooze to suit our purposes. Perhaps this is his payback for years of abuse and who could blame him? Or perhaps it’s the fault of ever optimistic golf courses announcing they’d be open April 11. Oh, and the fact that I switched out my winter tires for new all season tires on Thursday would have nothing to do with it either. For those who live in my neck of the woods I don’t have to explain the lovely weather we’ve endured the past couple of days. Yesterday morning, I stood in the teeming rain for almost twenty minutes trying to hack off the coat of ice on my car. Only to sit for the next forty minutes in rain soaked jeans as I took a slow drive to work.
We love to blame don’t we?
But now the weekend has arrived and while it’s still dreary and damp out there I’m happy I can stay put, cozy and warm. Some chores beckon, but after that, coffee and writing are on the agenda. Unless it doesn’t happen and then I’ll have to blame the headache pounding away – a coffee and aspirin will hopefully put that to rest in short order.
I spoke of Pinterest last time and yesterday followed a link on Twitter to a commentary on The Creative Penn using Pinterest as a marketing tool for writing and publishing. Some helpful advice there and I’ll see what I can do to incorporate myself and Jamie Tremain into this new found and enjoyable internet tool. (Time I added the word Pinterest to my computer’s dictionary!)
Enjoyed the day with Pam last Saturday – lunch at Stoney’s was not a disappointment at all! Then stopped by for a short visit (tea and scones) with my sister and her husband. And we've diarized May 4 as our next day to hook up - the plan is to finalize our short story entry for Scene of the Crime. As well, this week we received back another instalment of review from our CWC mentor, AlisonBruce, so there’s discussion and revising to be done on Body Perfect. Hoping that Pam and I can do some online chatting later today.
Don’t forget to stay tuned for April 29’s interview between Pam and Barbara Fradkin. So there’s a reminder and if you miss it, you can’t blame me!
Have a great weekend - and cut the groundhog some slack - he's probably not happy either.