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Good morning and Happy Monday. I just grabbed a hot cup of coffee from a freshly brewed pot, and it's already starting to perk me up. I made sure to get a good night's sleep last night as I had stayed up late the previous three nights, but had still gotten up early. In other words, I was tired and needed the sleep.
As I mentioned before, the weather has definitely gone to the colder side. We've only had a couple of light dustings of snow that melted quickly, but the cold wind is here. No matter how much I bundle up before going outside, I still get chilled to the bone. Is it any wonder then, that I've really had the urge to hibernate this year, more so than any previous year?
When the weather is beautiful, I get outside. In fact, when the weather is beautiful, I feel compelled to go outside. I just want to be out there, soaking it all in. Then, the weather turns cold, and I want to stay inside where it's warm and cozy. Nature Girl and I have started spending our mother-daughter Sundays enjoying time together indoors, playing games, watching television, coloring, and doing some cooking. We boil water in the kettle and make herbal teas and hot cocoas while we huddle up in slippers and comfy blankets.
Inevitably, I'll get more acclimated to the colder weather and will venture outside more, but for now, I'll relish some cozy time with my family.
I finally feel like I'm ready to start talking about that other book I've metioned...the one that is different from my other work. It's called Lola and the Machine, and, instead of my usual paranormal thriller, it's a dystopian/cyberpunk story with adult content. It's a longer story than my other ones, and will take me much longer to complete. Besides, I have some other work to finish (like The Box) before I can devote any more time to the project. But, I will, and I'll be sure to keep you posted along the way.
Now that I'm well-rested and I have that first cup of coffee in me, I am ready for Monday. I hope you are too, and that your week starts off great.