Today is one of those outrageously beautiful Indian summer days, all clear, deep blue skies dotted with cirrus clouds. As I walked into work the sun was low on the horizon, signalling the imminent arrival of autumn, currently waiting in the wings for our late summer to be done.
Of course, I can’t appreciate it. Because I’m shattered. It’s my own fault – I haven’t had books grab me like the Stephanie Meyers have for a couple of years now, and have therefore lost the willpower necessary to put them down at night. So, when I should have closed New Moon at midnight last night, I instead promised myself one more chapter… and each chapter drew me in further until, well, it was 4am and I was finishing the book.
And then I had strange, broken dreams featuring vampires.
Again, my own fault. I have been over-dosing on vampires of late – not deliberately, but between the Twilight books, Moonlight on Virgin 1, Being Human having just finished on BBC1, the Angel box set Kate loaned me and my anticipation over True Blood starting next week on C4… well, I often dream about vampires WITHOUT provocation, the last couple of weeks I really have been baiting the beast!
(Interesting side note (containing New Dawn spoilers – and if you have any comments please bear in mind I’m only at the end of book 2 so far, so no spoilers in return please!): I’m 100% ENTIRELY a Team Jacob girl. The thought of Edward being 17 forever and therefore never outgrowing the “teen angst” thing drives me insane. But then, I was always an Oz girl more than Angel, so I wonder if I’m actually just the playful wolf-type at heart – I can’t be bothered with all the brooding, soul-searching self-torture that comes as part of the “vampire” package… Of course, Mitchell is the exception, but then he doesn’t seem to brood as much as most – or even as much as George, his lupine companion. And he has great hair. 😉 )
Moving on, the sock dolls are taking over my living room. It’s amazing how fickle my addictions can be, and making these little fellas has quickly replaced my old fairy-making habit. As such, as soon as I have a working camera I intend to start listing them in my Feather Angels store on Etsy – along with my leftover fairies in time for the usual Christmas rush. I’m calling the sock dolls Toesles (as in toes). I’m quite pleased with how they’re turning out!