My vacation with my love was wonderful and now that we’re apart I’m missing her terribly.  Hopefully we’ll be back together by this weekend, but if not, then week after — I have two days I’ll be working in her vicinity and if everything goes right we’ll have 4-5 days together.

Meanwhile here I am in Chicagoland.  I got off work and brought my mini-supercomputer to my favorite coffee place to work on a manuscript, but alas, all the tables next to the fireplace are taken, and it looks like the people are there for the long haul.  The temperature has plummeted here and it’s supposed to snow before midnight, and my feet are freezing from sitting next to a window, and I’m totally coveting those fireside tables.  They’re so cozy.  

I want a fireplace.  The next place I move to will have one.

I’m so cold I’m thinking of packing up and going to the Chili’s across the parking lot, because I’ve never been in a cold Chili’s.

That sounds weird, doesn’t it?

Surrounded By Beautiful Redheads

I’m on vacation for the next 9 days.

I drove down from Chicago last night and am now on Lady Savina’s farm.  She has a multi-page “honey do” list for me.  For anyone else in the world I would be resentful, but for her, I’ll do anything.  I’ll even climb under the kitchen sink and willfully destroy her plumbing.

I keep telling her I’m not a plumber, but okay, I’ll give it a try.

Her eldest daughter just got a new horse named Joy.  It’s a beautiful brown arabian with a white star on it’s face.  I’m saying it because I don’t know if it’s a he or she yet.  By the end of the day I’ll know.

The youngest daughter is 6 and keeps picking up a guitar and writing songs.  The amazing thing is that she doesn’t really know what she’s doing — she’s just strumming without chords — but her lyrics rhyme and they’re all about the power of being a girl, and the amazing things she can do.  You can tell she has some strong positive influences.

Just now I got a text from work.  They need me to do something immediately.  Hmm.  So much for vacation.

Hope all is well with you!