I have one important complaint to make. It's COLD outside! Granted, about half of the country is suffering right now, so plenty of you are having to suffer along with me. The high today was in the negative single digits. The last time I checked the actual temperature before I went to bed last night, it was -14. The wind chill was hovering around -40. I've been through the kind of weather before, but it's more than a little unpleasant. It's the kind of weather that makes me consider moving to a warmer climate.
Either way, my muse and I are safely huddled away inside the house. She's even more sensitive about the cold than I am. Luckily, sitting in a warm house with a thick blanket and a hot cup of cocoa is good for the creative juices. I'm hoping the weather improves soon, but in the meantime, I plan to make the most of my forced hibernation inside my house.
My kids, of course, are being extra loud to make up for the fact that they can't go outside, but what else can you expect? They can also be a tremendous source of inspiration. I've come up with an astonishing number of ideas just because I was trying to figure out what they're thinking when they do something strange.