See this rocking chair? It’s one of a set. People have tried every year to buy the out from under my parents. Come to visit and you’ll see them seated on them, his king to her queen. Everyone comments on how they wish they had rocking chairs like these.
My father and I have this running joke. Christmas time I buy him a couple o books, hoping to find a couple of single titles. The only problem is, Dad only reads fantasy. The occasional sci-fi but mostly fantasy. Try to find single title fantasy now a days. I dare you. Then come back here and post the titles for me. PLEASE? Anyway, inevitably I find a series starter for him. He’ll come out of his den halfway through the holidays and glare at me. Muttering. I always ask what’s wrong and he always slams the completed book down on the kitchen table. ‘Another damn series’ he complains. So I trudge over to the bookstore or library to get him any available books. Sign up for pre-orders if there aren’t any. Which of course is too much fuss over him and ‘not worth it’. Silly man, doesn’t he know I’d cross the Desert of Broken Glass for him?
So, before everyone shouts and wags their fingers at me, I already know I’ve been absent a fair bit.
1. Cancer scares abounded. Still don’t know what exactly is wrong with a certain part of my anatomy, so I have to go for more tests, but we’ve eliminated cancer.
2. I had a birthday and it was ugly. My cousin’s wedding was on the day. Lovely ceremony. Hottest day and it was an outdoor wedding at 4pm. That’s when it gets the hottest around here folks. I know I like romance and all but I hate weddings. I’m horrible at weddings. I can only supress my evil side for so long at a wedding and then I have to leave. Because I want to continue to be a participating member of the human race, after all. And I was sweating buckets under my skirt. Not nice.
3. I got a new phone. I know, that doesn’t mean I can ignore my computer, but I take a long time figuring out technology. And I was fighting getting a new phone for so long.
Now, please excuse me, I have to get back to my writer’s block.