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The Big Flake

Sticking snow here in NYC today. Coming down thick and fast. Husband called in sick to work, he has studying to do anyway. He has finals this week in Organic Chem and Diff Eq. He is rightfully nervous.

Hazel went out today in her maroon sweater. That is the one that Nodbear says looks ecclesiastical. Hazel does not like the snow falling on her back, but getting her into the sweater is not easy. She makes a show of passive resistance. (In a dog her size the passive kind is the only acceptable resistance.) Like most animals, she hates to have her feet touched.

Lately I have been reading a lot of rather dry non-fiction. I had a book about the history of the idea of human rights. You would think that would be riveting-- but somehow it was dull. And other things like that too-- dull. I am sure it is me, not the books. Have been a little down this week. That tends to leach the color out of life. But  last night I put The Dark is Rising on my Kindle. It is a Christmas story, after all. I am reading it slowly, with care, tasting the words as I go. They are delicious.  It is so well written, just as riveting as it was when I was 10. And  "kids" books seem to cost a little less in the Kindle store than fancy, so-called, adult books.

Quiet day today. I plan on reading, writing, tea...

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ba1126
Dec. 10th, 2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
"reading, writing and tea" Sounds like a perfect recipe for a great day!! Especially when you can sit and watch the snow come down and have the luxury of not having to go out in it!! Enjoy!!
pollyandr3
Dec. 10th, 2013 03:12 pm (UTC)
Hope your husband feels better soon! I know how it feels to be a little down and finding nothing interesting to read. However, the fact that you can write and read and relax freely without being criticized for it is a miracle in itself, well to me it is. I always feel like I am subject to being oppressed whenever I want to do anything for myself. The other half makes enough passive-aggressive noise about it, I just toss the book/movie/journal aside and go see whatever the hell he is fussing about. What a baby.. anyway, have a splendid day! I am glad our snow is finally melting here in Colorado! :)
eglantine_br
Dec. 10th, 2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
More snow tomorrow. Kids are sledding. Hazel is unwilling to walk further than the stoop. Going to be a long winter...
anteros_lmc
Dec. 10th, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
"This night will be bad. And tomorrow will be beyond imagining."

Gets me every time....
eglantine_br
Dec. 10th, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
Oooh. You know, I just read the whole thing last night and today. It was just as good as ever. Today I got the Grey King.
kcwarwick
Dec. 10th, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC)
I love 'The Dark is Rising' too. It is full of folklore.
eglantine_br
Dec. 10th, 2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, and so deftly made part of the story.
wellinghall
Dec. 10th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
I hope your husband feels better soon, and that he does well in his exams.
eglantine_br
Dec. 11th, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
I had to make a deletion. I wrote the reply to someone else by mistake. He is off at the tutor today-- I expect he will squeak out a passing grade, it is just that there is no time to let it soak in, he has to learn it fast and keep up, and he gets so tired.
pollyandr3
Dec. 11th, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it will be a white Christmas! I Don't blame Hazel, I don't like to get cold either!!
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