Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday Update - Week Something or Other

It's morning and I'm a knuckle-dragging troglodyte right now.  Blerg.

As you know, I'm not currently writing, so let's move on.  I'm up to page 71 in editing and I have five and a half pages of notes left to go through.  I'd like to get that done today.  We'll see how it goes.  Right now, I'd happily curl up in a ball and forget that I have things to do.

Marketing fell apart.  Early Grave is still on sale, but I lost the will to market somewhere around Wednesday.  The cascading sale thing was a failure.  Eh, it was worth a shot.  We'll try something else next month.  Last night someone in the UK bought all three of the Model Curse books, so that was a happy surprise.

I read two awesome books last week.  One was Silver James' latest release.  Yay.  And the other was a new-to-me author.  Also yay.  

In baking news, I did Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies and something called Yummy Lemon Coconut Loaf.  Plus another batch of frittatas.  

On the activity front, I did something five out of seven days.  Two of the days were housework.  Two of them were working on the south plot (which we finished clearing yesterday).  And I got a mile long walk in on the other day.  I weighed myself last Sunday morning, before all the active stuff, and I was 182.6 - only two-tenths of a pound up from three weeks of doing nothing and eating like a cow, so yay.  I'll weigh myself later this morning and see if the week's activity made a difference.

Like I said, we cleared the south lot.  There's still some minor tweaking left to do - mostly pulling up Virginia creeper roots and shoots - but the big work is done.  While I was doing that, I found a bunch more garbage, including a pretty little butter knife.  It'll go with the fork I found last year.  I also found more interesting rocks.  I'm paying for that activity mightily this morning.  Yay Aspercreme.  

Speaking of rocks, I was doing some research and discovered we have scads of Mozarkite.  It's the state rock.  We also have something called Fortification Agate.  Cool stuff.  This lead me to looking at various ways to make my rocks pretty - tumblers and rock saws and junk.  Whoo that stuff is expensive.  Truly doing it right can take weeks or months.  Sheesh.  Anyway, if you're into rocks, here's a neat site.

The neighbor sent us a big tin of popcorn as a thank you for our help with their water situation.  Very nice of them, but unnecessary.  It's good popcorn.  I made the mistake of thinking the red popcorn was some fruity flavor - apple, strawberry, cherry - but nope, found out the hard was that it was cinnamon.  Red Hots type cinnamon.  Hubs can eat that.  

The world is further descending into madness.  I saw an old dude wearing two masks at the Wallyworld.  'Nuff said about that.  If you don't see the madness, I can't help you.

All the snow is gone.  We hit almost 70 one day last week.  There was like a 90 degree difference between the 16th and the 23rd.  We had a mild thunderstorm yesterday afternoon with some booming and loads of rain.  Crazy weather.

Well, for being a trog, this ended up being a long post.  Thanks for reading to the end.  What went on your world last week?


  1. You were busy. The weather is drunk. Rocks are cool in their natural state. Found items are also cool. Not a fan of red-hot cinnamon anything. The world is also drunk.

    My week? There was one. I got some words written. I won a flash fiction deal with 250 words out of the blue for a book that I hadn't even considered until someone asked me about Rook, after reading FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE. I'd also had one of those brief moments of inspiration where I wrote about 1000 words on a scene but didn't know the H/h or series. Well, okay, I figured it for a Nightrider book. Turns out, thanks to Rook being so damn pushy, it'll be his, hence the addition of the random flashfiction words.

    I played klutz. LG switched out the old florescent fixture in the kitchen for a new LED version. I helped hold the old while he unscrewed the last bolt, then eased it down and moved to set it out of the way in the library. I managed to hook the metal kitchen step-stool with a foot, trip, start to fall, and gashed the back of my hand on the edge of the fixture. LG was still on the ladder and could nothing. Just call me "Grace."

    Baseball on TV today at noon! Cowgirls on the radio in about an hour. OSU is currently sitting at #8 or #10, depending on the poll. OU is stuck at #2 behind UCLA. Don't get me started on the whole softball polling discrimanation thing. But that's today, not last week.


    Jake made friends with two OCFD firefighers at Wallyworld. I ordered two pairs of jeans. They arrived. They fit. They didn't break the bank. S'all good.

    Not much else happened last week. Life goes on. It ain't bad and sure beats the alternative. Here's to a productive week for all of us!

  2. Yay for editing! Um, what's marketing? I don't (and should) do that.

    I got more work than usual done this week.

    I'm still digging in the hole where I want to plant my crape myrtle. Which probably didn't survive the freeze. Sigh. Well, I'll have a place ready when another plant strikes my fancy! :-)