I am officially sick though perhaps not really sick. I just have a cold and it is in the latter throws of the duration but I hate being around people like me at work. You know those people. The red eyed, runny nosed and hacking cough people. I had the day so I just called it in, watched that October mist come down, sipped my hot chocolate and did something I haven't done in a long time. With the new blog post cursor blinking, I ignored it and instead just watched the two squirrels that recently showed up in my oak tree out front chase each other silly for over a half hour.
I thought about getting the camera out and taking a few pictures but didn't want to chance anyone spotting me out while I was sick. Besides, it was barely 40 and drizzling. Perfect weather for catching a cold or starting a fire in the fireplace. I'm glad that I had the presence of mind to carry in several arm loads of wood the day before. I have a big thick biography on James Madison that I am trying to slog through (read that the review on this one is not going to be the greatest) but I have a couple lighter fares still on the shelf, perfect for a day like today. So excuse me (sniffle) while I go sit by a roaring fire (cough) and read a good book while you all slave away at your day jobs. I'm feeling better already.