In the High Peaks

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I've Returned--I Hope for Good!

I sustained a wee bit of an injury that has made life difficult enough so that I have not had the energy to blog. Posting mid-term grades consumed my time as well. Although I may not have been blogging, I was reading.

I have extensor tendonitis in my left foot, which seems to have happened while hiking. I did indeed fall that Tuesday morning but thought nothing of it. I picked myself up immediately and felt perfectly fine. I didn't feel any pain until evening. Strange! But I've been hobbling ever since, for the past 11 days. I start physical therapy next week, thank goodness, but you know how tendonitis is; recovery progresses very slowly.

I am nearing the end of Let It Bleed by Ian Rankin. How about you, Katrina? Rankin has me wanting to make a trip to Edinburgh. Indridason had me wanting to visit Reykjavik. Maybe I can combine a trip to both cities? I better save my pennies! I'd love to see how Edinburgh has changed since I last visited 38 years ago. The October issue of National Geographic Traveler has an article about Edinburgh. I want to visit Castle Rock! My subscription is digital. The photographs are so much more alive in a digital format, I have been amazed! I'm truly there in those photos! My subscription is through Zinio.

In other news, I just found out today that I have landed a part-time "holiday" job at a major bookstore, which, I was told at my interview, may lead to a permanent part-time position. How I wish! I love working in bookstores. I have loved every bookstore job I've ever had.

And The Small Room discussion. Tomorrow, October 31st. I must head over to the site that's hosting it and remind myself how to go about it all. I'll post again tomorrow when I get it straight.


  1. Ouch! I really hope you are starting to feel better :( Hopefully the therapy will help. My gramma has a lot of problems and physical therapy has worked wonders for her.

    Wishing you a quick recovery!

  2. I probably won't post about the book until Monday as I have one last short story to read for October, but I'll be around for the discussion tomorrow. I should really think about what I want to say now! I also started Let It Bleed today. It certainly grabs you from the first page, doesn't it? This is my first Rebus novel, so I'm very curious about him--I know he is a very popular mystery writer! Hope your tendonitis heals soon--sounds painful. I worked in a small independent bookstore for 10 years! I loved it--I worked there full time until I found a proper job that had insurance, but then I worked there part time. I'm sure most of my checks just went back into their coffers and this is how I have so many unread books now--I was constantly buying and ordering them!

  3. Judith,
    It's great to see you back.I've finished Let it Bleed and enjoyed it but I'm not saying any more until you and anyone else reading it is ready.
    I'll see you over at 'Slaves'later.
    Good news about the job,I hope it becomes permanent. I love the scent of new books!
    Poor foot, I hope it isn't too long in clearing up.

  4. Thanks to everyone for the good wishes about my silly foot! I'm an outdoors kind of woman, so I hope it's repaired before Gore Mountain opens for skiing. That could be soon!