Wednesday, October 27, 2010
It was a gorgeous fall day and, after tending to the goats, I took a book out to the deck to enjoy the sunshine and cool breeze. Haven't done that in ages. It might have been a mistake, though, as I really got into "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," and three hundred pages later, realized I had done little else all day. In late afternoon, my neighbor called me to come get a bin of grape stems for the girls. He does this every year after the crush. The stems have a high sugar content and the girls come to the fence and yell as I fork over their treats...not too many at a time. I'm going to be extra careful this year, as last October I was up in the truck bed doling out the goodies, slipped, landed on the ground and heard and felt my tailbone snap. Not an experience I'd care to repeat. It would make it hard to sit and read, and I've got a good book to finish.
Re. the stats: I would love to hear from other readers...to make a connection. Writing is self-satisfying, and knowing there are readers is unbelievably gratifying, but statistics are so dry.