Phew. Made it. It’s November.
The weather is getting colder and I can feel the dread of winter just around the corner. Trying hard not to think about that, with the beautiful sunny day we’re having outside, and that we just bought a new snow blower. Hoping that the whole seasonal affected thing will leave me alone more than it has the last three years. Hoping for a little more free time than we had in October.
We had quite the squadron of Trick-or-Treaters last night. Bryon decorated the yard in a Japanese ghost theme. He used the tori he made for AnimeIowa, and put up fluorescent ghost balls strung above a grave yard. The kids loved it. It sounds like you all had a wonderful time at World Fantasy, but I missed this last year, the whole Halloween gig. I put on my fox ears and Japanese temple outfit, and handed out cowtails. It was good. It was seasonal. It was real, a chance to connect with the real world. My town, anyway. It strikes me that it’s easy to become sort of myopic, being a writer on the Internet. That’s a lot of buzz. Tiny children taking your candy is a refreshing change of pace.
All right. Trying not to let what I suspect might be flu win. Trying to get a few evaluations in the bag today.