Sunday photos: rainbow

I’ve been back at work for a week now, and I don’t feel I’ve got much done. It’s partly that I go in later because I don’t need to give my son a lift to school, but it’s mostly that Christmas in Spain doesn’t finish until January 6th, when the kings bring presents to good children. As a result, I worked a three day week, and some of that was taken up with shopping for presents and food. We also had a storm, which kept me home on Thursday. It’s the same storm that’s dumped large amounts of snow on Madrid and brought it to a standstill.

It was nothing like that bad here, just lots of rain and wind, which got on my nerves.

Oh yes, and I got a wee bit distracted by American politics. I don’t think “insurrection” is the right word. An insurrection is bottom up, and this was planned and fomented by the president. This was an attempted coup d’etat. I get the impression that about 75% of the mob were wide-eyed, gullible people, who honestly believe that the election was somehow rigged (probably by invisible space unicorns) and that they could “restore” deomocracy by walking in, sitting down, and praying. It’s like they haven’t quite understood the difference between a Hollywood film and reality. Also, nobody who mattered would get hurt and they have a scarily long list of people who don’t matter. The others were full on fascists who could care less whether Trump or Biden got the most votes because they don’t believe in democracy anyway. These were the people with Camp Auschwitz T-shirts, guns, pepper spray, and cable ties of the sort that make good handcuffs. I can’t be sure, obviously, but I think they were planning a massacre. I’m glad it failed, but I doubt that they’ve finished.

On a happier note, I’ve been working my way through the tutorial for some writing software called Scrivener, using the free trial period. It seems like a lot to get to terms with, but I’m getting an idea why some writers love it. As I go along, I’m pulling in my notes for the next murder mystery, tentatively titled “Pinch Me”. That’s sparked a few more ideas, which is nice. I really hope I can get it written faster than the previous one.

And next week I have to get serious again about my agent hunt.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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