I’m nestled on the sofa, a hot mug of coffee just a stretch of the arm to my left. Wedged tightly beside me, her long gangly limbs taking up the length of the furniture, is Heidi, the lazy short haired German pointer, whose soft snoring acts as an accompaniment to the heavy rain that beats against the window. It’s peaceful within, a little oasis of calm. The wind whistles and howls down the chimney but the fire burns brightly. There’s a storm brewing, they say the weather forecast is going to be bad for the rest of the week. I hope so. I welcome it.
I welcome the rain and the storm clouds. I welcome the fact that I am forced to remain indoors. Me and the dog, in our own lazy bubble.
It forces me to focus on the things that bring me joy – writing; I have a pile of editing to do (re-discovering characters I wrote over two years ago and finding out what they have got up to in my absence) and who knows how the weather will inspire me? Maybe I’ll scribble a piece of romantic fiction for someone to read on another rainy day with a side order of chocolate? Or there’s the mound of books on my Kindle to dip into and a pile of library books requiring my urgent attention.
If that doesn’t keep me happily absorbed there are movies and box sets to catch up on not to mention the final few episodes of last season’s Walking Dead.
An evening of blissful occupation stretches out ahead of me so let the rain fall and the wind blow.
From our place on the sofa, Heidi and I, we’ve got it covered.
This is a guest post by Fiona Cooke Hogan ( View Bio)
Author: Crystal Gard
I’m a 30 year old Canadian with 3 adorable cats! I’m an avid reader, scrapbooker, blogger, crafter including jewelery making , mixed media art, and watercolour art, among many others and of course cat lover!