sunny, mild, temps 23
Gorgeous September day. One of the trees outside our window has started to turn. Each autumn is different in Quebec. Some are exceptionally colourful - others almost dull. Depends on all sorts of things...like precipitation and temperatures. I'd say more, but I'd just be making it up. Not sure yet if this fall will be stunning, but the tree outside the window sure is. And when the light catches it, it's like being in a glorious, cheerful cathedral.
Like so many others around the world, we're thinking of this anniversary. September 11th. And how it changed all our lives - but mostly the lives of the families of those lost on that day - and subsequently. All over the world.
We're having a quiet day. Beginning to think seriously about what to pack for a two month tour that takes me from Arizona to November in London. Long underwear and a bathing suit. And perhaps a few other articles of clothing. I think we should start a whole line of Author Tour clothing. All made of cardboard. Disposable after a couple of weeks - biodegradable - and then you pick up some more.
Or, better still. Edible. So that on long plane rides we can nibble at our sleeves. And that way, at conferences and events, you can tell which authors have been on the road for a long time. Those with gnawed dresses and socks, or standing only in the underwear, but having a trace of a tie attached to their cheek, have probably been out for longer than is good for them. We could call the clothing line, 'Good Taste' - or 'Tastes Good'.
The dry cleaning went in today. Am trying to decide if I should take my sweats - for relaxing in the hotel room when I'm not working. A luxury, to be sure, since sweats are bulky. I bought on pair of sox designed to be quick drying, for overnight washing in the sink.
somehow, doing my laundry in the hotel room at night isn't quite how I saw my publishing career going. But I have to admit, a two month tour bodes well for the success of the books. It better- or I'll eat my hat.
Be well today.