Saturday, February 28, 2009

Another Week and a Couple More Books

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals
There are some things that are simply true, like the above picture. Those of us who have animals truly understand just how it is: It is not we who own the animals, it is the other way around! They own us!

Everything is slowly but surely filtering down into a system and routine for work. The evenings are still weird, but slowly plans are forming and life is proceeding as it should, just somewhat slower than what I would normally prefer. Still, I am pleased with how work is going and how I am easing into my own place there on the outside as well as the inside of me.

Books and reading are becoming my savior for those almost-quiet moments at work. This week I began and finished J.A. Jance's second J.P. Beaumont detective novel, Injustice for All and have begun Hellboy: Emerald Hell by Tom Piccirilli.

This book isn't as good as Bones of Giants because the writer believes himself to understand backwoods Louisiana folk. Yeah, he needs to do just a little bit more research, still, the writing is solid and I am finding myself enjoying it as much as is possible, which is a good deal.

Tomorrow Lent officially begins with Cheesefare Sunday and then with Forgiveness Vespers tomorrow night. This particular vespers' service is important to me, and helps me prepare myself for the next 50 days. Will I make it this year? Who knows. I don't. I have to get myself prepared for work and that means actually preparing my head and body as well as my clothes and food.

This past week has proven problematic as far as sleep is concerned: Sleep has either been difficult to achieve, difficult to keep, or just plain bothersome. It could be I am truly adjusted to the schedule I have to keep now and can add a little extra time into the evenings where it was previously impossible. If this is the case, then I can actually let myself stay up longer and prepare differently in the evenings with a little writing or something of that nature.

Not blogging has really been difficult on me. Normally blogging the day would let me be at peace and order thoughts and the events of the day (yeah, I know, I've said this before), so I am now thinking that I may just start taking the laptop to bed with me and using a small table to write - laying down and typing just doesn't work for me and my weird, arthritic body. Once the office is put to rights it will be easier to just slip into there and do a couple of updates/blog posts and then just head right on over to my bedroom and to bed. If I can do this and still make it into bed by 10:00 p.m. I think it would still be good for me and my body.


Tom Piccirilli said...

Ah, but does anyone really understand backwoods Louisiana folk, no matter how much research is done?

best, Tom Pic
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Henrietta Handy said...

Yes, exactly - just as most people do not understand good ol' Kentucky mountain folk: You just have to sort of know them.

Today I reached the point in the novel where the hidden village/town was discovered and fell in love with the place and its magic music. Coming from the hills of Kentucky I could almost hear the music in my head - a strange mixture of bluegrass and creole music.

And, sir, I am humbled you even read my blog, any entry, and excited. Thank you for receiving my opinion with peace and grace.