Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday Update - Week 21

Okay, so between the extra coffee in my coffee and the early external interaction, I'm more awake than usual when I write the Sunday Update.  Let's see if that helps...

Writing:  I got the 2nd round notes finished for Sleeping Ugly.  Only 8 pages worth this time.  Then I took Friday off.  I meant to work my ass off on Saturday, but I started a book Friday afternoon that sucked me in and made me not want to do anything else.  I finished that and got to work last night.  Almost two pages worth of notes are tackled.  Yay. 

Reading:  The book that sucked me in was A Grave Mistake by Alexander Tarler.  So totally different from any other zombie story, which is why I bought it.  (I don't usually get into zombie fiction, but the premise was worth the chance.)  It reads more like a fun fantasy novel and the necromancer and his zombies are the heroes of the piece.  So cool.  It took me about 24 hours to read.  (Not all of them, but throughout the course of one evening and the next day.)  I didn't read anything else because I was focusing on getting the editing done. 

As for the early external interaction, I had a PM from the author of above novel waiting for me when I woke up this morning.  My first thought was 'ut-oh, I wonder what I said that would make him PM me'.  My second thought was 'I'm going to need more coffee before I reply'.  After I got the more coffee, I read what he wrote and replied.  It was all good.  He seems like a cool guy.  A young writer.  And he said my review and my comments helped him, so it's all good.  I hope he does well. 

Gardening:  My anemone bulbs came in.  They looked like rocks.  They might be dead, I think.  I planted them anyway.  If they don't come in, someone is getting a terse letter, lemme tell ya.  I also did some more weeding, because weeds don't stay weeded.  On an up note, my roses are still blooming like crazy and so's the hydrangea.  Plus, my hollyhocks have buds for the first time.  Yay!

Exercising:  Did 6 out of 7 days again of active stuff.  Only 4 were actual exercising.  The rest were cleaning or gardening.  No weight lost last week, but I'm holding steady considering how naughty I was with my eating habits.  Going back for seconds, even when the food is healthier, is a bad idea.  But the cheesy salsa chicken was so yummy, I couldn't help myself. 

Cheesy Salsa Chicken

1 whole chicken breast
mild think-n-chunky salsa
colby-jack shredded cheese

Place breast in baking pan.  Cover with salsa.  Sprinkle cheese over it all.  Bake at 375F for 30-40 minutes or until juices run clear.  (Which is kind of hard to see with the salsa all over it.  You kind of have to take it out and cut it in half and make sure the meat is white all the way through.)  Cut in half and serve.  (Hubs didn't eat all of his half, so there was my second helping.)  I served it with Uncle Ben's Ready Rice - Pinto Beans and Rice variety.  So yummy.

Okay, there's probably more, but I'm tired of being social and I have stuff to do this morning.  Ta-ta for now.

How was your week?


  1. Yay for so few edits! And for a good book! I'll watch for Tarler. And thanks for mentioning my book last week - I got distracted and forgot before I got to Comments.

    I got a fair bit written this week, and none of it's backed up. Just occurred to me to email it to myself.

    The new tower arrives on Wednesday, so I hope to be back in business soon. After I figure out how to move my internet... No wireless on the new one, and my broadband antenna thingie is ancient and no longer supported. Hmm. Off to order a new one, if I can figure out what it's called. :-)

    1. Sorry about not approving this comment sooner. Blogger changed and stopped emailing me when comments come in. Derp.

      I think you might really enjoy Tarler's book, Deb. I'm not sure if it's available in print or how any of that works since he's actually a Swedish author. And you're totally welcome. I'm loving your series!

      Yay for getting words out! Ack, back it up!

      Yay for a new tower! We're hard-wired to the router, even though we have wifi. I'm just old school that way. I hope you find a new broadband antenna thingie.

  2. I'm playing a lumpkin this weekend. Tomorow I'll work. The cottonwood is "blooming" and that stuff tears up my sinuses. Ugh. Freaking female cottonwood trees should be banned and any that are alive should be cut down. Seriously! Not only are they bad for the lungs but they clog up the AC condensers.

    Did a lot of sports watching. Super regionals. Only one team I was rooting for made it into the WCWS. Go OU.

    The hummingbird stopped in to say hi.

    It's freaking hot. I'm staying in under the AC. Because also cottonwood.

    I need to sleep more. And write more. Next week. ;)

    1. Ack, allergies. I'd be a lumpkin, too, if those were bothering me. :hugs:

      Go OU!

      Yay for hummingbirds! And for AC!

      You'll get there. Allergy season won't last forever. :hugs: