Something Monday This Way Comes

funny-pictures-i-know-those-feels-monday-catWe could run and hide from it, but why would we want to avoid it? If Monday wasn’t Monday, then Tuesday would get the bad rap. And we’re used to Monday being…well…Monday.

So how was your weekend? Our weather did a 180 and when we went out for dinner last night to belatedly celebrate The Only and Baseball Boy’s anniversary, we didn’t even wear jackets. Crazy. But this is Oklahoma. Our weather is always bizarre. Saturday, Lawyer Guy decided to run errands with me after lunch and we ended up in Office Depot. OD is the Place of Evil for me. Shinies. Everywhere. I didn’t escape unscathed. I found a new desk chair. Not that I wasn’t in desperate need of a new chair or anything. The old one was ten. And two rollers didn’t roll anymore (dog hair clogs that not even needlenose pliers could remove) plus the fact that both arm rest pads were held together with camouflage duct tape. I won’t even discuss the padding on the seat. Anyway, early birthday present to me so YAY!

I also read. A lot. I finished Anne Bishop’s WRITTEN IN RED (more about it in Wednesday’s Words), then started and finished Cecy Robson’s latest release in her Weird Girls series, CURSED BY DESTINY. The last book in this series left me both pissed and heartbroken. I know, it’s a weird combination. I laughed more reading CURSED. Oh, don’t get me wrong, there was lots an angst, action, and arrogance–on the part of the alpha characters. I’m currently reading an older anthology, FOUR DUKES AND A DEVIL with shorts by Cathy Maxwell, Elaine Fox, Jeaniene Frost, Sophia Nash, and Tracy Ann Warren. It’s not bad. A quick read.

Have I mentioned my massive TBR pile? I have 89 paper books (and more coming when they’re released) and probably that many unread on my Kindle. In order to clear space, I’m reading one Kindle book followed by one paper. That way, I clear those shelves and can either send books to the local VA hospital for their volunteer library or I can do giveaways here and on Facebook. 😀 Anyway, RED was a library book, CURSED was digital, and the anthology is paper. So far, so good. I guess that’s another resolution I made. 😀

Curious about the shows I DVR’d? Of course you are! 😉 First, KILLER WOMEN, a new series on ABC. It’s about a female Texas Ranger and runs 8 weeks. I like Molly Parker (the character played in kick-ass glory by Tricia Helfer) and her sexy DEA FWB, Dan Winston (played by Marc Blucas). The reviewers don’t like it. Which means I enjoyed the hell out of it. 😉 The other new show I wanted to see is CBS’s INTELLIGENCE, with Josh Holloway. It’s different. It got rave reviews. Based on the premieres, I’m more likely to keep watching KW than INTEL. We’ll see what happens next week.

So what did y’all do this weekend? Fun stuff? Lazy stuff? Good stuff? Let’s talk about the stuff today! *pours a cup of coffee and settles in to visit*

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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10 Responses to Something Monday This Way Comes

  1. Liza says:

    Well I found Vivan Arend’s Six Pack Ranch books and am now trying to get them read as fast as possible. Her Thompson and Sons series that starts next month is a spin-off and I’ve already read book 1 in that series (Rocky Ride in Marked anthology). Went to the movies with family yesterday and pretty much read the rest of the weekend. Did watch the Golden Globes last night and though Tina and Amy were awesome.

    I have Killer Women on my DVR and hope to catch up on it this week. I watched Intelligence and enjoyed it…of course Josh Holloway might have a little to do with it. Think it has an interesting premise, but think it will be tough to survive going up against Castle and The Blacklist on Monday night. So basically my DVR will be working OT at 9:00 tonight to record all 3. 🙂

    • Silver James says:

      *sticks fingers in ears* Lalalalalalala. I’m not listening to any book recommendations. Nope. Not gonna… *goes to Amazon* … *adds them to wish list* 😛

      Josh is always worth looking at. 🙂 I liked it, but I’m not going to miss Castle to watch it. Just sayin’. I think you’ll enjoy KW but let me know! I love talking books, movies, and TV. 🙂

  2. OMG, it was gorgeous this weekend. What a total change from the weekend before. Sheesh. It felt good to actually get outside. Heck, it felt good to be able to drive to Walmart. (Which proves how long I was cooped up. LOL)

    Yay for the new desk chair! And for the reading! I know you have a massive TBR pile, but I read something the other day I thought you might enjoy: Haunted on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase. Over the weekend, I finished The Picture of Dorian Gray and read The Bad Luck Wedding Dress by Geralyn Dawson. TPODG was okay. I didn’t like it as much as I’d hoped to. TBLWD was cute and fun and different from my usual reads (in that even for a historical romance, it wasn’t a period I usually read being old west and all).

    The rest of the weekend involved baking (Peanut Butter Bars… yum) and tromping through the woods (yay). I didn’t do much writing, but I’m okay with that. I’ll get back at it today. Other fun stuff: I saw two bald eagles and three roadrunners. It’s so cool that eagles winter down here. And the roadrunners always make me smile. =o)

    • Silver James says:

      I love my new chair. I feel all ergonomic in it. I can lean back (for full back support), my keyboard is now at the right height for my carpal tunnel-shoulder-neck problems, and I can prop my feet up on the foot stool under the desk so all the blood isn’t pooling in my feet. Life is good!

      We’re starting to get eagle pairs here. They and the hawks stay year round so it’s always fun to watch them. Missouri weather isn’t quite as crazy as ours, but close. Spring will be wild. 😉

      I remember you talking about HAUNTED. It’s added to the wish list, too. *tries not to look guilty* … *checks to see if it’s available from library*

  3. jblynn says:

    ROFL — Love your post title!
    I too can OD at Office Depot.
    I want to watch both of those shows, but haven’t yet.

  4. I think I can relate to OD problems. Luckily for the Hubster, I very rarely get to go in there. Boy, it sounds like you got the ergo down pat. I need to look into doing that. My birthday is come up, hrmm *thinks about that* I can’t ever seem to get everything right as far as comfy for periods of writing. I do love my keyboard but thats about it.

    I read REASON TO BREATHE by Rebecca Donovan. It was really different…and of course its just the first book in the series. I love series, but it’s starting to wear on me that EVERY time I get a new book its a series. But of course I will be reading the others. It’s a very different kind of book. Extremely emotional. I really enjoyed it.

    • Silver James says:

      I think every writer I know needs a 12-step program when it comes to OD. 😉

      Series seems to be the thing. I keep saying I’m going to write a single title stand alone. Yeah. Been saying that for 20 years now. 😆 I get frustrated with series when the books only come out once or twice a year. I prefer to wait until the series is finished, even though I usually get hooked before that happens. 😛

      Having a good desk chair is paramount if you spend more than a couple of hours at a desk working on a computer. I have an ergo-split keyboard and getting it set the right height with my chair and monitor is a really big deal when it comes to my energy and comfort levels. Now I just need to get to work and…you know…actually WRITE! 😉

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