Still Sniveling

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 082021

Yes, I’m still sniveling about the cold. It was so cold Saturday night that I woke up shivering and had to pull the comforter over myself. Then I snuggled up to Miss Terry and tried to warm up. That helped a bit, but I was still cold. I think it’s time to give some serious thought to turning up the thermostat.

When I got out of bed yesterday morning I dressed in sweatpants and sweatshirt and my fleece-lined moccasins, and I’m glad I did because it was still breezy and the high was only 63 degrees. A friend in northern Ohio sent me a message telling me I was a wimp. Yes, I’m a wimp. I never denied it.

I spent most of the day working on my newest Big Lake book, first making corrections to some chapters Miss Terry had already edited and proofread and then knocking out another chapter. I also did some research on a couple of things for the book and found myself going down a rabbit hole that I had to withdraw from quickly or I wouldn’t have gotten anything else done. But in the process I came up with some good ideas for a future book in the series.

Besides listening to me whine and snivel about the cold and editing and proofreading, and everything else she does to keep our home running smoothly, Terry has also been turning out some delicious meals for us. Saturday night it was her amazing pan-seared tuna accompanied by baked potatoes. Forget that weird stuff that you get in a can that they call tuna. These were real tuna steaks that your taste buds will love you for.

Last night it was her homemade pizzas, pepperoni for me, and pepperoni and a lot of other stuff for her. No thanks, I don’t care for all that vegetation, just meat and cheese, sauce and dough, and I’m a happy fat man.

Occasionally I tell you about TV shows and movies we have been watching and enjoying, but we watched one a few days ago called Savannah on Amazon Prime that was an absolute waste of time. The premise of the story was good, about a highly educated white man whose best friend was a former slave, but the storyline was so convoluted and kept jumping back and forth so much that when it was over, we both agreed that that was two hours out of our life that we’ll never get back.

Something that we are very happy to see coming back is the Secrets Of The Zoo and other various shows about zoos around the country. It’s very interesting to learn about how they care for the animals’ needs and conduct breeding programs for endangered species. If you’re an animal lover, you’ll enjoy them, too.

I’m not sure what’s on the agenda for today since it’s still going to be cold out, and I’m still a wimp. There are a few errands I want to run sometime this week but I will have to poke my nose outside first and see what it’s like out there. The great thing about being self-employed and working from home, having a job like mine, is that I can set my own schedule for the most part. It’s a pretty darn good gig!

Congratulations Max Stuckey, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Birdsongs, the first book in my friend Jason Deas’ excellent Benny James mystery series. We had 33 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon! Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day – People do not decide their futures. They decide their habits, and their habits decide their futures.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “Still Sniveling”

  1. For decades i said that i was a wimp when it came to cold weather. Then a couple of years ago i found out about Reynauds disease, phenomenon, and syndrome. Turns out that i am not a wimp, i have a medical condition. 🙂

  2. You and Miss Terry did better with Savannah than we did, Nick. About an hour into it we just could not take anymore and gave up. The best part of it were the courtroom scenes with Hal Holbrook as the judge but the rest was dumb. And how did a former slave look to be in his mid-30s at most when the story started in 1919? Just dumb all the way around.

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