... fliewatuet has posted an update. It seems that my muses have returned. Well, not really. They have rather been dragged out of their hiding place be the incredible ladies juno_magic and aranel_took and their recent InstantDrabbling sessions.
We had our company Christmas party tonight. Thanks to my 1 hour - 90 km (ca. 60 miles) commute (one way!) I don't get too many opportunities to enjoy a nice evening with my colleagues, so tonight was a nice exception :-)
Day #3: Didn't bother to post :-P But we went sled-riding with little fliewatuet.
Day #4: We made Christmas cookies and went to the Christmas market in the afternoon. Our Christmas market has a Ferries wheel and we took a ride. The wind was icy but we had a lovely view of the Christmas market with all the lights. And I had a good excuse to enjoy a mug of mulled wine afterwards.
I overslept, then listened to the traffic news on the radio and decided to go for another home-office day. And my muses granted me an idea or two for a drabble. Now I only need a bit of time to see where those ideas might lead ...
Today, I stayed at home and enjoyed the benefits of modern technology, i.e. internet, conference phones and instant messenger, which allowed me to avoid the overall chaos that hit the roads today in form of an unusual amount of snow (unusual for this part of the world) and the temperatures that went with it. Instead of freeing my car of four inches of snow and spending the better part of the day in various traffic jams (and according to the traffic news on the radio today, there were lots of opportunities to join one of those), I worked from my kitchen table, where I don't even have to stand up to make myself a cup of coffee, and had a bowl of Christmas cookies for lunch :-)
Yesterday morning, my alarm clock rang at the usual ungodly hour. As usual, I hit the "five more minutes button", but decide shortly after that that it would be a good idea to get up now. So I switched off the alarm clock (we don't want to wake up the little fliewatuet any sooner than absolutely necessary, no we don't), flopped back onto my pillow for just a second and promptly fell asleep again.
Of course, I woke up later with that distinct feeling of panic at having overslept. But one look at my alarm clock told me that I must have fallen asleep immediately after hitting the snooze button and that I had dreamed the rest. Because no five minutes had passed since the first alarm and the alarm clock was still in snooze mode ...
Given my luck, little fliewatuet decided to wake up just then, and thought it a good idea to join her mom in the shower ...
I think I need a holiday (to use good old Bilbo's words).