Monday, February 25, 2008

Readin', recyclin', and roastin'

I am totally enjoying my day off, thanks! I'm actually getting some things done, so my lack of motivation didn't hold true for today. The third load of laundry is in the washer, I got the recycling out to the road, and the beef roast is cooking away in the crockpot. I still need to fill the bird feeders, but at the moment, I'm lost in Stephen King Land.

Specifically, his latest, Duma Key. Oh BOY, I am loving this. I like Edgar very much, and things are really getting...odd...for all involved. There have also been a couple of phrases that I loved so much, I marked them in the book (something I rarely do). First, this one, after Edgar sees an expression of "sweet delight" on someone's face, and would have liked to draw the expression: "I'm not sure we see the simplest emotions in our art, although we see them all around us, every day." I'm not sure why I liked that so much. Maybe because it's a reminder of the little things we see each day that can never be captured, whether in a drawing, a painting, or a photograph. We have to try to hold them in our minds and memories.

The other is this: "I guess it gets cold everywhere. I bet it even snows in hell, although I doubt if it sticks." Kind of a bleak sentiment, but with a touch of humor. Love it! That's especially apropos for today, because while it's supposed to get up to around 40° today and rain this afternoon--melting what little snow we have left on the ground--it is supposed to turn to snow tonight, and when the winter storm is all said and done tomorrow afternoon, they say we'll end up with 4-8 inches of the stuff. <sigh>


rdautumnsage said...

I'm normally the one who loves snowfall, cold temps...but seriously enough already. We have another 6 inches and it's going to be on going for the next few days. I think I'm getting cabin fever being stuck inside so much. On another note the Cardinals are gorgeous agains the snow laden branches. (Hugs) Indigo

luvrte66 said...

Indy, when our friends from California were here last year, they were so excited to see our cardinals, because they don't have them out there. We see the cardinals so often, so it was fun to see our friends so excited about them! I'm with you, though, I never get tired of seeing them, because they are so bright and cheery, especially against a snowy background. I also love it when they sit high up in the trees in the summer and start singing--they are so loud!