Sunday, December 19, 2010

Notes on a winter week

Brief notes this time due to difficulties with my arm:

1. Talking of which, had a bit of a relapse with the arm over the w/e probably due to trying to do too much on Friday. Have tried to ease it down this weekend.

2. Think my new St John's Wort/Passion Flower pills might be working as I felt confident enough this morning, in spite of health problems, to change my earrings for the first time in a year. Well, gosh. Not sure that will happen again for a while though.

3. Winter has revisited us - so I'm absolutely dreading the journey to work tomorrow already. Hope K can get the car out of the road as I really don't want to struggle with walking and trains.

4. Rather disappointed by Strictly Come Dancing. Pamela should have won - especially as hers was the only showdance worth watching and the only one that was actually a dance. A very disappointing final.

5. A Dangerous Man gained a 5-star review at Goodreads, so many thanks for that, Marsha.

6. I'm struggling on slowly with the edits to The Gifting but I can only do a few pages before my arm starts to give me grief. The last couple of nights have involved some very broken sleep so I am hoping for a full night's sleep tonight, please God.

7. We've put an initial deposit down on a new-build property in Guildford, but we still have to look at part-exchange possibilities and timings, so it's all up in the air at the moment. In the meantime, the flat remains on the open market.

8. The Sunday haiku is:

This winter garden
rises to embrace my skin,
silences the sky.

Anne Brooke


Miss Havisham said...

Perhaps you need to give yourself a break - rest up your arm(s).

Maybe you can find someone to help you do the editing?

Best wishes x

Anne Brooke said...

Tee hee, I wish! But it's an author's job to approve or query the publisher's edits - I wouldn't want to give the task to anyone else! :))

Megan said...

another gorgeous haiku Anne.
Get better soon!!
Megan xx

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, Megan! Hope you're having a good week :))