Doing OK

It’s been a while since I posted, and though I don’t have a lot to say, I thought it would be good to check in with any readers still out there.

I’m doing okay, been a little sick but not the flu, been reading every day, watching it rain most days, was watching some football, though that’s about over. In November I read, as usual, a goodly amount of Sherlock Holmes stories, mostly recent ones, though I did re-read – in December – Holmes for the Holidays, which is a favorite anthology. I also just read some pulp railroad novelettes, and am re-reading some Nero Wolfe.

I’m skipping the Grammy Award broadcast just now, choosing to write this and then return to Wolfe and Goodwin (in And Be A Villain).

Monday, after an appointment to get new reading glasses, I’m hoping to get out into the garden as there is work to do there, spreading compost in the beds and, even in winter, pulling weeds. That’s it for now. Be good.

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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10 Responses to Doing OK

  1. tracybham says:

    It is good to hear from you, Rick, and glad to here you are doing OK. I hope to be rereading some Nero Wolfe in February.

  2. Jerry House says:

    Good to hear that you’re doing well. If you need any practice pulling weeds, I’ve got a whole back yard of them.

  3. Glad to hear things are looking up for you! We miss your reviews on your blog. Hopefully, you’ll share your views of what you’ve been reading with us. Our weather-guessers are predicting the Polar Vortex will return in February bringing arctic temperatures. I’ll be reading more during those chilly evenings!

  4. Glad to hear you are doing generally OK.

  5. Thanks for the check in Richard, hope all the sickness is gone soon. We’ve had a few really gorgeous spring-like days here in KC this January, but today is back to the near-freezing temps for highs that are much more normal. Hard to go back to winter after that Spring tease.

    Looking forward to the Super Bowl, and I always miss football when it is gone, but I’m also looking forward to a few months where Sundays involve a break from having the television on all day.

  6. Patti Abbott says:

    I too have not been much in the mood for posting. Nothing in particular. Just this old world is getting down.

  7. John says:

    Been wondering about you out there. Glad you to took the time for an update. Hang in there. Good luck with the winter gardening!

  8. Good to know you’re feeling okay if not great. 🙂 That’s kind of how I’m feeling these days. Not happy times in our country at the moment, but we trudge on. Harder if you’re older and are viscerally aware of history. Weeding isn’t much fun – try to think of something more cheerful to do.
    Nero Wolfe is a start. Since you’re reading Holmes again, have you tried Laure R. King’s THE BEEKEEPER’S APPRENTICE?? I’m very fond of that series – the first few books of which MUST be read in order, by the way.

  9. Jeffrey Meyerson says:

    Normally I check the blog most days, just in case, but obviously I missed this one. Glad the eye surgery went well and you’re feeling better. There is a lot of flu going on, down here as well as in New York, but we’re OK.

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