Friday, January 24, 2014

In Which I am Cold and Curious

Oh my stars.
It is really cold in here. My nails are painted with Essie "Wicked" and I'm wearing an owl necklace and my hair is warm on my neck and around my face and I'm curling my toes under my feet because it's just that cold.

Not like you cared. I just thought I'd tell someone.

My Lair is a beautiful Lair.

This wall seriously keeps growing

My Lair is a messy Lair.

But I feel like it could host penguins, it's so cold this morning. We've been having snow. Not a lot of snow but more snow than we got last year (which was none). We've also been having fires in the woodstove. I always feel like you've got to have the touch of the faerie-folk in your fingers to be able to make a fire; I can't make one very well. I am good at resurrecting coals, but I generally just gape at the grey ashes of fire-undone and wish for a blaze. Imagination helps not at all in these scenarios. Anyway, we heat our house with wood and my Lair doesn't get any of that heat and that's why it's so chilly in here. It does make for a good exercise room, though, being quite chilly and unheated.

Being cold or tired always leads to funny thoughts, it seems. The other night I was tired and making cinnamon rolls and it's my maxim always to scrub the sugar and cinnamon into the dough by hand and it just felt so good under my palm that I just stood there scrubbing and getting sleepier by the moment until Mom came into the kitchen and laughed at me.

It is always funny to me to think of what you guys think of me. What I mean by that is, I wonder if I am anything at all (as a person) like the Rachel Heffington you occasionally view in your mind. That being said, (and me being a proponent of getting to know people as people, not just as their career choices) do you have any questions for me personally? We always have gobs of fun doing the little Questions About Our Books, we authors, but what about Question About Us? We don't usually answer those. I mean, I know how it goes. One of my writing-blog acquaintances (Rebecca Williams) whom I actually met in real life (entirely by chance) is probably walking around like:
"Yes. Rachel Heffington. She's the one who almost plowed into me at the PHC coffee shop, right? Yeah...she has a cat named Nickleby, right? And she's plump. Or wait. Skinny. Or...I don't know. And didn't she say she was an introvert? Or and extrovert? Oh who cares."
Well. If you do have questions about Me, why don't you leave them in a comment below and I'll do my level-best to answer you tomorrow or the next day. It gives me laugh to think I'm probably quite different in real life than what you think. :)


Anonymous said...

I literally laughed aloud when I read my wonderings about you, Rachel! But to be hoenst, I remember you quite well from our meeting (serendipity!) ;). I was also tickled to meet your brother Daniel at the GenJ SAT in Sterling and inform him that I had run into you at PHC, and asked him about your book, Fly Away Home! That was so much fun! It has been a delight to meet one of these writer-bloggers in real life!

Livia Rachelle said...

Whenever a question is asked all answers (in this case questions) magically vanish :/
Well, that can be made into a you have problem with magic like Lord of the Rings? Do you like Disney? Absolute favoritest forever and ever books (excluding Christian fiction romance)? My sisters and I just took quizzes to find out who was our true love Disney prince and our fictional city of birth.
What are your convictions about staying at home? Favorite music? (if you like it...I am not the biggest music person)Movies, t.v. shows. I know you have probably given all these answers on your various blogs before, but I love read Q&A posts and am trying to get the ball rolling to more creative people :P

Esther Brooksmith (wisdomcreates) said...

I would be curious to know whether you view yourself as an introvert or an extrovert. I'd like to know if a typical week sees you more at home or more away. Are you the big-spender type or the extremely thrifty (I think I already know the answer)? Do you have/work in a garden? Do you have any other animal friends besides your cat?

Esther Brooksmith (wisdomcreates) said...

P.S. I like your wall!

Emily Chapman said...

When it comes to the little particulars like cold feet and messy Writer's Lairs, I somehow find it most interesting and amusing...

Oh, and questions about you as a person? Challenge accepted.

:: Are you a competitive person?

:: Do you find yourself to be more soft-spoken or loud and bold?

:: Do you prefer dogs or cats (or rabbits)?

:: Your favorite quote from The Princess Bride?

:: Fuzzy socks or bunny slippers?

:: What is your favorite black and white movie?

:: Does your wardrobe have a tendency to whisk children to Narnia?

:: If you had to choose between never reading a non-fiction book again (not including the Bible) or never reading a classic again, which would you choose? (I'm cruel, I know.)

:: If you found a Gregory Peck look-alike, what would your reaction be?

:: Can you fake a British accent?

:: When did your love for the 40s and 50s begin?

:: How many siblings do you have? Could you introduce them to us?

:: Do you like living in the South?

:: Which Austen character are you most like?

:: Favorite thing to order at Starbucks?

:: Has Peter Pan ever forgot his shadow at your home? (It happened to Wendy once, but in my case, he lost his footsteps.)

Okay, I'm done. ;) Have a warm day, full of hot chocolate and cuddles from The Cricket!
- em -

Elisabeth Grace Foley said...

What's your favorite season of the year?

Do you like classical music? If so, what composers/eras?

Can you draw?

Have you seen Cranford?

Do you play any musical instruments?

orc blogger said...

Does PHC stand for Patrick Henry College?

Rachel Heffington said...

Orc Blogger, it does! :) I spent a considerable chunk of time there this summer working for GenJ and visiting my brother who works for GenJ on campus. :)

orc blogger said...

Neat! Yeah, I know quite a few people who go to PHC.