I decided that once all my guests had left Scotland, I would take a page out of Gawain’s book and have three days all to myself, mostly sleeping, before getting back to work. I would also read Children of God, since my experience with Mary Doria Russell dictates that her books be read without interruption. So last night, after cleaning my room spotless, I crawled into bed early and read, and slept in late this morning. I just looked out the window and it’s snowing. I think I’ve chosen a good couple days not to go outside.