There is too much. I shall sum up.

Last Wednesday, early, O! early, Steve and I left the Cat Farm in the capable hands of the housesitter, and started out for the Albany-Rensselear train station. The first couple of hours were somewhat of a strain on my nerves, as the driver.  It was raining, slightly.  Just enough, in fact, to encourage the snow to sublimate, creating the ever-popular Snow Fog, which is an interesting and rather pretty weather phenomenon, so long as you don’t have to drive in it.

But, drive in it, we did, and eventually arrived at the train station, parked the car, gave our luggage into the hands of the baggage checker and boarded, all in good time, and so off we went to Minneapolis and MarsCon 2017, where we had a terrific time.

Mickie Erickson is a Hero of the Convention.  She provided transportation to and from the train station, schlepped boxes, and made sure we were more or less on a even keel throughout.  This involved not only physical stamina, and a whole lot of patience, but the power of will to get up at 6:00 am on her day off to get us back to the train station for our return trip.

We arrived back at the Cat Farm this past Wednesday, and got back into the social whirl of doctor’s appointments, and gym excursions, with sides of doing the laundry and catching up on email.  Yesterday, I got out the manuscript of Neogenesis and am giving it a cold(ish) read.  So far, so good, and a pleasant surprise to this fond author.

Despite the thaw which was underway last week, it turns out that winter is not yet done with us.  The weatherbeans are calling a snowstorm starting Tuesday morning and continuing in to Wednesday.  In the meantime, just to get us ready, the temperatures have taken a nose-dive back into the low teens for daytime and below zero at night.

Variety is good, I guess.

One thing I did discover on our recent trip is that — the holes in my ears have entirely closed up, which means I can no longer wear earrings.  Not that I was wearing earrings much, obviously.  So I am faced with a dilemma.  Do I get them re-pierced, and if so, do I go with the conservative one-hole-in-each ear, or should I do what All the Cool Kids are Doing and get multiple piercings in one ear — say three in my right ear, in which I shall set three diamonds, each symbolizing a decade of being a published writer?

Or should I, as Steve suggests, Respect my Immune system and acknowledge that I am so old that I’m cool even without earrings?

First World problems. . .

So!  What did y’all do while I was away?

Oh.  Today’s blog title comes from The Princess Bride.

Here’s your link.

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5 thoughts on “There is too much. I shall sum up.”

  1. I think one of those dragon ear cuffs would be very appropriate. Bling without having to re-pierce your ears

  2. Hmmm….well do you have earrings you love? Do you feel better when you wear earrings?
    I discovered lever-back earrings some years back and love them. My hair hardly ever gets wrapped in them and the earrings rarely fall out. Additionally, I had a high earring hole close partially…I went to a local tattoo place and the piercer put an earring in it for me and it healed properly for the first time ever. So if you decide to re-pierce…I would go with a professional piercer. They do regular piercings, too. You do not have to have your nose or a giant plug. So do what makes you happy. I love earrings because to me they are a little bit of art that brightens my day….but to each their own. Enjoy it, whatever you pick!

  3. Ah, tattoo parlor! I couldn’t begin to imagine where I would get my ears re-pierced, if I decided to do that. The original holes (piercings, duh), were done in the jewelry department at the Hecht Company department store on York Road. The deal was that you bought a pair of gold-or-silver studs for, what?, ten dollars?, and they pierced your ears “for free.” The tech used something that looked for all the word like a single-hole paper punch, and inserted a gold. . .hole keeper in each, which you wore for two weeks, turning them a couple times a day, until the scar formed.

    I used to wear earrings every day, like putting on my rings. I started skipping when I couldn’t reliably manipulate the tiny bits (old fingers).

  4. Natalie beat me to it but you are definitely one person who could shine with some nifty dragon jewelry. Just try googling dragon ear cuff and you will see all kinds from the cute to simple, to elaborate to hideous…..very educational.

  5. Delurking to add one other option — clip ear rings. I wear clips. There are several different styles of clip mechanisms, some of which are very comfortable. You can find some really nice ones, usually in antique stores; it gives me a reason to wander around antique stores.

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