Let's just get started, shall we? No time for preamble today. . .
this Instagram video yet, you might want to click on it for a view of my terrace garden in the pouring rain yesterday afternoon. I'd have thought the skies might be rained out by now, but nope, there was more Wet coming down in abundance this morning. And our weather forecast suggests the only break we can look for now is that next Wednesday it might be only cloudy all day rather than rainy.
True that, darling. True that. . . .
And if the weather ever changes here, cycling is a reasonable substitute for running and makes a nice cross-training balance as well. . .
But that's a big "if."
5. And in case you're interested, my personal writing project continues, and I've found a reader for my emerging draft, someone with considerable experience as a (published) writer, and as a teacher of creative writing. We've set up a schedule that should result in my amassing a book's worth of chapters over the next year. My partner already has a contract for hers, while I have no idea what I might do when I've completed that first draft. But at least I'm daring to commit to the process, which is a big enough step for now.
5b, if I can sneak that in, is that I posted another belated, catch-up, too-slapdash-because-I-don't-have-enough-time posts on my Reading Blog, in case you're looking for a few new titles.
Now, if you'll excuse me, we have our first adult overnight guest coming this weekend and we have another opera to attend tonight (the last one in this year's Opera Festival, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, The Marriage of Figaro, with costumes by Canadian-international fashion star, Sig Neigum. I'm also determined to finish that promised garden post (the photos are all loaded but we need some words. . . )
And you? What are you up to? Or have you a comment about any of my Friday Five? Or perhaps you have a random Friday One or Two or Three of your own. The mic is all yours now. . . I'm listening.