Daylight Savings Time has struck.Dip pen and sepia ink

I’m tired.

I’m a little time-confused, or rather my body is.  It isn’t sure when to sleep, work, get up, eat, etc.  Thankfully the tummy can help out with the eating part, of which I am thankful

So far today I’ve made a list over two pages and have nearly everything marked off!  *gasp!*  Of everyone I am the one most surprised.  There is still a mite left to do, but there isn’t going to be much left over from this list to go onto tomorrow’s list.

One very wonderful thing about today is the back door being open.  The dogs are running in and out to their pleasure and JOY!  Soon, though, I’m going to need to close said door because it’s getting cooler as it draws closer to evening and my body can’t take the cool just yet.  Tomorrow it’s supposed to be around 75°F or warmer so the door will once more be open and we all will be enjoying it more.  (Because it’s supposed to be so warm tomorrow I’ve asked  the Occupational Therapist to come tomorrow instead of Wednesday.  I want to get as much work done on the good warm days now as possible.  Thankfully she agreed!)

In other wonderful news, one of the Christmas presents The Husband gave me for Christmas would be worth lots more money than probably what he spent on it:  It is the dip pen holder in the picture.  It has a rubbery feel to it and makes writing very comfortable regardless of whether it is only just a few minutes or over an hour!  Writing this novel would be ‘unpleasant’ considering my arthritic hands, but the holder gives my hand wonderful grip, is lightweight, and the color isn’t boring.  The color really does matter after a while.  The only other pen I’ve used to give my hand comfort to this degree is the old red and cork one in this picture.


Unfortunately, this pen is still packed somewhere in the den.  It won’t be there forever, of course, so I’m very glad the new pen is working out as well as it is.  And, just in case you’re curious, the ink is sepia colored Winsor & Newton brand for fountain and dip pens.  It came in a set I caught on sale at Michael’s here in Lexington. Already the purple is gone because Willie caught it with his tail when he was a lot smaller of a puppy.  Hopefully I will be able to luck up on another set on sale sometime soon.

Alright, my break is over – back to the ink mines!


About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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