Blue Skies and Sad Hearts

Today has arrived on a cloud of sorrow, although I know of no reason why it would. I’m trying to work through it with typical Saturday chores and cooking projects – laundry, chicken broth, yogurt… and an uncertain plan for dinner which may be nothing more than a late lunch. We want to take a long walk, and will need to leave about 4 or so. But I’m not going to eat afterwards at 7 or 7:30. So if we have “dinner” around 2 or 3, then walk, we can just have a light snack when we get home. Plus I think there’s a beer around here with my name on it.

I’ve been taking a break from writing, despite the several stories that are sitting around in their skivvies. I’ve been empty of ideas for the path forward, but I think I can sense the beginnings of a few glimmers. I want to tread carefully. I’m afraid that if I jump on them too fast, they’ll skitter away to hide under the bed, right in the middle where I can’t reach them. So I’m biding my time, peeking in on a glimmer now and then to make sure it’s still there, and has it gotten any bigger? Stories are fragile things. They don’t always take shape according to rules.

Really, it’s not a day for sorrow. Autumn in this place is bright and shiny, with a cool, fragrant touch to the warm days. I’m going to be out in it and that will be Good. And tomorrow, we have our first batch of pumpkin pancakes, served with warm maple syrup and black forest bacon.

Goodness abounds. I’m going to take a deep breath and see if I can grab hold of some.

What are all of you up to for the weekend? Share the cheer!

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6 thoughts on “Blue Skies and Sad Hearts”

  1. Same old song for me. Lots of work both inside and out. But I’m happy when I’m working so I don’t mind. The only downside is that I don’t get much time to socialize on social media.

  2. Hope you feel like writing for us again soon!

    I had a great weekend…drove 204 miles to Appleton, WI to stay at the Holiday Inn (free!) where my friend works. Then we went to Green Bay for bingo and gambling at the casino. We split anything we win and we each had a grand total 0f $553.00!! Also got some Christmas shopping done 🙂

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