Sunday, January 10, 2010

Five more crows


Don't you love these five crows? We always had crows waking us up on Prince Edward Island. They're loud, insistent birds. My parents were married in a house called "The Crow's Nest" in Holland. It was down the path from my grandparents' house. That's really what I wanted to name this blog--The Crow's Nest-- but the name was taken. Now "The Crow's Nest" is a small hotel. I want to spend a night there this summer.

So I broke down the writing resistance this past week and wrote some scenes and thought to myself: what can be better than work that lets you sit in your study at a desk? Everything I love doing can be done at a desk. I wore my magic multi-colored socks. Magic socks are the solution to most any problem.

I can see the Bingham Copper Mines and the Oquirrh Mountains from my study window I have a tiny bird cage with a canary in it hanging from my desk lamp. I have three wooden artist mannequins and the snow queen on my desk, along with a bright red stapler and matching alarm clock. I have water colors and acrylics and brushes and books and canvas bags from various cities. I have a black antique rotating GE fan. I keep my pens in a University of Minnesota mug. I have computer paper and art paper.

I allowed myself one Dr. Pepper while I wrote. I don't smoke. I would be a better writer if I smoked. One Dr. Pepper a day isn't going to kill me.

Ann Cannon is having a follow-up operation on her wrist today. Everyone say this aloud: Bless Ann. Shout it!


10 comments:

EP said...

Yeah for writing!

Valerie Ipson said...

Yes, yay for writing! Your blog is delightful.

Jason Merrell said...

I love magic socks. Mine are green and magenta striped.

"Bless Ann!" I already shouted it. Now I've typed it for good measure.

erica spelman said...

Here's to a speeeeedy recovery for Ann!

BBB said...

Have you seen the movie Stranger Than Fiction? It's a personal favorite of mine. You're smoking comment made me think about it. You should check if out if you haven't seen it.

donnette perkins said...

I love the crows. Where DO you find the crows?

Angie Larkin said...

For the record, I like Five Crows better anyway. I hope your magical socks aren't the ones that have a spot for each toe - I hate those kind. My toes miss eachother when they are separated. I had a humdinger of a day today. I'm on a diet and I can't have chocolate, so I treated myself to two dang minutes of your blog. The baby is sitting on the counter next to me chewing on a spatula I'm pretty sure is dirty, but I'm going to read your latest posts! You are my own personal bon bon today.

Ann said...

oh look at you spreading the love

thanks everyone

surgery went well and i have drugs so life is good

Louise Plummer said...

No, my magic socks do not have individual toes in them, but I do have a pair like that: pink and orange. Toes do not fit as well into individual spaces as fingers do. I mean that little toe: so pathetic.

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