Welcome to the Sunday Update - where I tell you what happened around here in the past week and then you tell me what happened in your world. (But remember, no matter how much life may have trampled on you in the past week, I'd like for you to try to come up with at least one positive thing that happened. Even if it's just 'the tides are still coming in'.)
I'm really trying to have these things scheduled, but by the time I finished writing last night, I plum forgot. So let's see what bleary-eyed, pre-coffee B.E.can come up with.
I saw a red-shouldered hawk off the back deck yesterday. Hubs was out there and heard a commotion. When I stepped out, he told me what he heard and we could both hear a grey squirrel shrieking (they make horrible noises sometimes). So I scanned the woods to see if maybe Mittens had come back and either got a squirrel or scared it sufficiently so that it was now warning every critter within a mile. That's when I saw the hawk perched low on some dead cedar branches. I figure it must've missed and what Hubs heard was the bird and the squirrel kicking up leaves.
Also, when I was on my way home from Walmart, I saw an adult bald eagle and an immature bald eagle doing a little aerial acrobatics. Almost as cool as the other day when I was just starting to cross the nearby bridge when a pair of adult eagles swooped up from the river and over my car.
Other than that, the Walmart trip was uneventful - which is always a good thing. I even got a super-efficient cashier who zipped through my cartload of stuff in record time.
On the writing front, as of last night I'm over 50K. In fact I just shy of 51K. Woohoo. I told myself yesterday morning that if I put my head down, I could conceivably make 50 by the end of the day, and I did it. That puts me at almost 17K for the week. I'm pretty proud of the fact that I cranked out that many words in 22 days. Puts me at roughly 2350 words a day. Sure, they aren't exactly new words, but that's quite an accomplishment. And hey, my fingers haven't fallen off yet! Yay!
In kitchen news, I made No-bake cookies. I had to substitute evaporated milk for regular milk in the recipe, but they still turned out okay. I'll post the recipe later this week.
In reading, I finished Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith, sucked down Beyond by Maureen A. Miller, and read just about half of Kristen Painter's Last Blood.
That's about it for my updates. How did things go in your week?