Thursday, April 12, 2007

Other plans

Have you ever made one set of plans, only to find when the day arrives that the plans you've made are utterly impossible to carry out? Or that, at the very least, they'd be ridiculously impractical to adhere to? Of course you have. We all have. And that's what I'm facing as I wake this morning to the sound of ice pellets hitting our windows. A winter storm. In spring. Sheesh, only in New York! Oh, right. And the rest of the northeast, too! :)

So the dilemma. Mickey and I were planning to picnic in Central Park. It's part of his get-your-mind-off-the-cast-on-your-arm plan. Because, you see, the cast comes off next week but I'm a hairsbreath away from hacking it off myself, I'm so frustrated. Hence, the plan. But today things won't be going according to Mickey's fine plan, not unless I relish the thought of getting cold and damp--which I don't. So we'll have to make alternate plans.

Perhaps a picnic in our apartment? With the heat turned up really, really high so we can wear next to nothing? Yeah, right. Not feeling so romantic with this dratted cast. We'll probably call in for take-out and settle in with a couple of good books. Not a bad way to spend an icy day. Not a bad alternate plan, especially considering the great selection of new books available at Cerridwen Press and Ellora's Cave. Some of the writers here at the goddesses have released some great titles lately, with more to come. Have you checked them out? Recently I've read a lot of books by fellow authors. Some have made me laugh, some have made me cry and all have entertained me. We write a whole range of stories, so there's always something to please every taste. If one doesn't suit your fancy, try another. We've got a bunch!

Yes, today I'll find a new book or two to read from the EC/CP selections and it will be a good day, I know it will. Plans are meant to change, we're meant to adapt and me? I'm always meant to read. :)

Wherever you are, whatever your weather and whoever you plan to spend it with, I hope you have a great day today. And thanks for stopping in.

4 comments:

Elissa Abbott said...

Nina! I didn't know you're in New York! I work in midtown. You should go hang out at the NY Botanical Gardens, in the big greenhouse. It will nice and warm and lush, and not too many people, either.

We should have a spring-is-never-going-to-come NY Goddesses night out or something.

nina nash said...

Elissa,

You're too funny! I would love to meet you sometime. :)

And you're right about the greenhouse. Why didn't I think of that one?

Hope you had a great day!

sue said...

Don't feel bad Nina. We have snow and ice too. I'm going to stay in tonight and read Violet Moons! HA!!

I've got Overlord's Vessel too. Bring on the snow I say!!!

Bronwyn Green said...

Hang in there Nina! Hopefully the reading will distract you. You should do something really special to celebrate when you get that cast off!

Hugs!