My Facebook account has been deactivated. I told my Goblin I was seriously thinking of giving it the chop (intending to think about it a few more days and go on there one more time) and he went away and chopped it. So it’s done…or undone rather. So you haven’t been unfriended – I’ve been de-Faced!
Dancing the Maypole: I’m on chapter 44 and the word count is about 124,000. I suspect I have another five thousand words to go. I feel like I’ve been inching up the last twenty feet to the top of Mt Everest (wearing my pajamas), climbing a sheer wall of ice with two handfuls of chopsticks…the ground so far below, if I fall I’ll have endless minutes to ponder my failings before landing as the latest human Popsicle to decorate the mountain. I’m sure I’ll get to the top…eventually… I’m probably missing something and the characters are all rolling their eyes in exasperation.
This week I’ve developed another cold, but I’m sticking to my healthy food and starting to look visibly less fat. This afternoon the sun was bright and lovely so I wrapped up and went out for my ten minute walk (which is inevitably half an hour or more). It rained the other day so there’s finally water in the stream bed behind my house. With the sun shining on the water I was hoping to find a few interesting pictures. I was standing on the bridge not feeling very inspired by the scene when I turned and saw a lady with a pushchair (stroller) approaching the bridge. To make room for her (it’s a little foot path bridge) I moved off and stood looking down at the water from a perspective I wouldn’t have thought to take and noticed a couple of stepping stones. Risking my weak ankles (and feeling like a fat ungainly mountain goat) I clamored down the five or so feet of steep grassy bank and arrived at the first stone with all my bones and dignity intact (until I bent over in the middle of the trash ridden stream and pointed my camera at the water – I suspect I looked rather odd). On first glance it didn’t look very inspiring. It wasn’t until I started snapping shots and looked at the images on my camera (colours blending enhanced by ripples of reflected light) that I realized I’d found something magical. They look like water colours.