Rainy Days“May you live in interesting times.” — Old Chinese curse

It’s been a rather…interesting last couple of weeks around here. There were health issues with my father-in-law which led to my husband and I cancelling a mini-vacation planned for next month. We’d known it was coming but it was only this past week we actually said, “Yeah, not going to happen.” That I’m going to have to travel for business almost immediately after we were scheduled to return helped the decision somewhat. Still, as this event was something we look forward to each year, it wasn’t fun to actually pull the plug, no matter how much we know it’s the right decision.

I put my characters in situations like this all the time, making them twist. Somehow, it isn’t anywhere near as much fun in real life.

At the moment, it’d be real easy to let the rest of this post dissolve into pitiful whining which no one (including me) wants to read. The fact Los Angeles actually has wet stuff falling from the sky doesn’t help because the days are cold and grey. Cold for Los Angeles, that is; we’ve got a predicted high of 65 today so anyone who’s dealing with snow probably wants to bop me at this moment. It’s the type of day where I want to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot tea and a good book, snuggled under my plush throw with the cats curled up next to me. For a change of pace, I’d throw in a move and work away on my Ink Cardigan, which is slowly making progress. I’d like to get the second sleeve done soon because then I can knit the body as long as I like/have sufficient yarn for.

Curling up isn’t in the cards today, though. The corporate job beckons, which mean knitting is delayed until this evening. Lunch time will give me time for editing on Only in My Dreams, which is the writing project I’m focusing on at the moment. That’s if I don’t get sucked into finishing Level Up by Cathy Yardley. It’s a romcom with a heroine who’s a geek and game programmer, and the story doesn’t shy away from the fact that there is inherent sexism in that industry. But it’s not a message book and since it’s currently FREE on Amazon, you might want to give it a try. Trust me, that’s definitely making me look longingly at the couch, but I’m going to be good and head for work.

What’s your favorite rainy day activity?