Sadie is recovering rapidly–still snoozing away on the bed as I write this, along with Bear. I got up a while ago, expecting to take Sades down in the elevator for the customary backyard visit (Bear won’t set foot in the elevator unless you drag her, and gets lots of good exercise running up and down stairs to keep up with the action. Hmmmm…maybe I should teach Sadie to push the down button herself and take Bear’s route!)
I’m so into my new Christmas book. Writing it has taken longer than I thought it would–everything does these days, it seems–but I’m loving the story. I hope you will, too.
On the travel front, I’m off to Portland, Oregon this Thursday, to spend some quality sister-time with Sally Jean, do an interview and sign books at the show on Sunday. I’ll post the time later–if you live in the area and can stop by, that would be great!
Collage and polymer clay are consuming all my spare time. Nice change from the casino. Not that I’m over it–I’ve won either four or five jackpots in the past six weeks or so.
The weather has definitely cooled off, and though the trees are mostly Douglas fir around here, there are some maples and oaks. And they are glorious! Everything from yellow to crimson, blazing in the sunlight. I think I’ll plant a few maples down in the draw next spring. If the deer don’t eat them, I’ll have splashes of color to admire as I write, blog or sip wine on the back deck.
It’s a rough life, but somebody has to do it!