Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie.

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I'm a retired teacher turned writer. Ferradiddledumday (my Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story) and Stuck (my middle grade paranormal novel) are available from Cedar Creek Publishing.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Glitchy Day?

Oh, dear. My horoscope for today doesn't look promising:
This could be a day of technical glitches and machine malfunctions. It is frustrating, to be sure, but you must admit that it is also a little bit funny, dear Virgo. Everything you touch, whether it be a computer or a washing machine, seems to groan and shudder at you before finally sitting quiet, broken. It seems today you have the opposite of the Midas touch. Don't take it personally. Instead, use it as an excuse to do something completely different with your day.
Aha! so that explains why all the digital clocks were blinking this morning! I thought it was just a brief power outage.

Gee, I was going to vacuum, do laundry, scan a bunch of old pictures, and format a manuscript today. Looks like I'll just have to return to bed with a stack of books and catch up on some reading. No point in doing housework if all my appliances will be glitchy.

This morning was bitterly cold. Thankfully, the low-tech ax I used to chop the two-inch thick ice from the horse tubs didn't malfunction.

If the heat pump should "groan and shudder" (which would NOT be "a little bit funny"!), at least I have a pile of cats—small, portable, cordless, self-contained heating pads—to keep me warm.

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