Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunday Update - Week 22

Hello again, everyone.  It's early and I'm only about a quarter cup into my coffee, so bear with me.

In the world of writing, I typed furiously on the sequel to Sleeping Ugly and then I hit a crisis of confidence wall.  I'll get back at it again once I figure out if I'm headed in the right direction.

Sleeping Ugly itself is with the editor, so I haven't been editing.

I've been reading like mad this past week.  If you stopped by yesterday you'll see something knew I'm trying where I list all the books I've read in the previous week, along with reviews and junk.  So, there are those books and I'm in the middle of Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters, which is kind of a historical mystery of sorts.  I'm not finding much mystery yet, but it's interesting.

All my plants have arrived and are in the ground, including some grape hyacinth bulbs my mom sent me.  (They just showed up in her garden this spring and they'd already had a major bulb multiplication by the time she found them, so she sent me about eight bulbs.)  Oh, and the anemone bulbs that looked like they were dead?  Two of them are coming up already.  I hope they're not the only two out of the 50 bulbs I planted, but if they are, I'm okay with that.  The second hydrangea I received looked on the hard downslope to dead, but the roots seemed like they were still alive, so I planted that sucker.  Now I'm crossing my fingers.  The first hydrangea is doing well.  One of my hollyhocks is blooming.  It's white.  Not the color I was hoping for, but hey, it's blooming!  Fingers crossed the others come up with some splashier color.

An itty-bitty baby bunny has taken up residence in my iris bed.  Twice now when I went to water in the evening, I've scared the poor little dear out of there.  And once mid-week, Hubs saw it hanging out by the car and when it got scared it ducked into the iris bed.  I guess I'll suspend watering of that bed for a bit, until the bunny gets bigger and more able to defend itself.

Speaking of bunnies and defending, I saw a big ass rat snake in the yard on Thursday.  It came into the yard, did some weird gyrations and beat scales back out of the yard.  I'm hoping the permethrin Hubs just sprayed for bugs gave it the willies.  I like the rat snake, but I like the baby bunny better.

None of the lady deer look pregnant anymore.  Now the wait begins.  I can't wait to see fawns!  Oh, and we have a skinny yearling buck again this year.  So we went back to putting out the goat food with the natural de-wormer in it.  He's already looking better.  Fingers crossed.

On the 'getting healthier' front, I did something active every day last week.  Only 4 days of actual exercise, but it's all good.  I did gardening and landscaping and cleaning and walking, too.  And I got down to 190.4 lbs.  I've been waiting to see that zero!  

Okay, thanks for letting me chew your ear this morning.  What's up in your little slice of the world?


  1. Stormy's two games were hilarious. It's "swarm ball" for the kids and herding cats for the coaches and parents. Every team plays everyone in the field and everyone bats around. There are no outs. If a kid "strikes out," a staff member rolls a ball out and the kid gets to run to first. Stormy hit farther than anyone on his team. The second game, the head coach asked him to play first. When the kids get the ball, they're supposed to throw it to first and then that kid throws the ball back to the staff member at home. It was fun.

    And that's pretty much all I've done this weekend. That and listen to books.

    Last week was sort of a hazy bust too. I'm in a weird headspace. Nothing bad, just...blah. I'm determined this week will be different.

    And I like bunnies better than snakes, too. LOLOL

  2. I love Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters - that's the first in her Amelia Peabody series. Almost all of those are great!

    Baby bunnies are cuter, but I'll take any non-venomous snake -- they eat mice, and bunnies eat flowers I'm trying to grow. My brown thumb doesn't need any help.

    Yay for flowers!!!

    Double Yay for SUII, SU and AWE!

    I managed to release Dead Wizard's Loot on Amazon, and get it up on Createspace - they got the proof to me faster than expected. Still suffering new-computer woes, internet this time, and that leaves me with nooooo energy to write. I get tired of staring at the screen with no words in my head. But with luck the internet password will get resolved tonight or tomorrow, and I can go on to my NEXT frustration. 8-o