30 November 2012

Fragment Friday

1.  After getting 189 spam messages in one day on my blog, I went to the "Prove you're a human" protocol. The zombies have fallen back - to regroup no doubt.

2.  Poem A Day Challenge is over. I ended up with 38 poems, some good, some meh, but at least I have more raw material to work with. Now on to my favorite part - editing. Any other writers like the editing part more than the get-it-on-paper part?

3.  I hate this time of year because I have my lights set to turn on at 4:30... and it's already too dark before they flip on. Counting the days until it's light in the afternoon again. I know, that's a long way off. What do you do to make it through the long dark days?

4.  I had fleeting thoughts of putting Christmas decorations up (don't worry, it passed) then I realized my kids have pillaged all my decorations for their own houses. Must be a boy thing, because I certainly don't remember making off with my mom's decorations. Oh, wait... she bought all mine for me...

5.  We finally cleaned off the kitchen table because you can only stack books so high before they tumble over into your dinner. My bookshelves are full. What do I do now? *Eyes the clean kitchen table and package containing new books*


12 comments:

Carla said...

Build more bookshelves? :-)

Someone I used to know worked for a while in Tromso, northern Norway, where they know a thing or two about long, dark winters. He said all the locals made a point of furnishing their homes with bright primary colours, so at least indoors is cheerful, and also made a point of getting out into what daylight there was at any possible opportunity. I've also seen floodlit cross-country ski trails around some villages in Norway, that are lit up one or two evenings a week so everybody can go for an evening ski in bright (if artificial) light - not that that is much help to you in Wyoming :-)

Zom-Bee said...

I passed your test...hello humans!

Gabriele C. said...

4.30 isn't so bad. When I lived in Stockholm, the sun was down at 2. And a lot of the public buildings had light in the sun's UV spectrum. You can buy those lights for private households, but they're pretty expensive.

Congrats on the poetry challenge.

One Minnesota Writer said...

All right - congrats on the completing the PAD! And sorry about the zombies.
Now, as for the winter darkness, I absolutely love my sip-wine-and-cook-then-eat-with-whoever's-around method of coping with winter dark. I consider this the cozy time of year. Works for me.

Constance Brewer said...

Carla - but where would I put more bookshelves? :) We try and get out during the day to be in the sunlight, but during the workweek I'm trapped in an office. I found music helps drive the gloom, back too.

Constance Brewer said...

Zom-Bee -

Okay, you passed the first test, now prove you don't want to EAT humans...

Constance Brewer said...

Gabriele - I have a couple of light bulbs that mimic sunlight. They are nice to turn on just before it gets dark. They were pricy, but worth it I think. And I couldn't imagine the sun setting at 2 pm. Ack!

Constance Brewer said...

Kathleen - Zombies, can't live with them, can't use them for target practice. Oh, wait...

I noticed we cook a lot more in the winter - and drink a lot more wine and beer. :)

Zom-Bee said...

Only if they have whiskey in them,like your apple pie.

That's why I prefer to dine on Skid Row....everyone is already marinated.

Constance Brewer said...

If you have dinner at my house, everyone is pre-marinated!

Split Pea Traveler said...

Pre-marinating everyone before dinner does wonders for my cooking! ;-)

Glad you got the Zombies under control. They are a crafty sort though. Beware!

Constance Brewer said...

Pre-marinating is a very good idea! I approve. Let me lead the way...

Zom-bees are difficult to banish completely. But they do like beer and are then rendered pretty harmless.