What does this keep happening? I mean…I just woke up and it was Monday and now it’s Monday again! *flail* So, stuff happened. For once. Yeah, yeah. You can stop laughing now. Let’s start with the family. Stormageddon is turning 5 this week. His party was Saturday. Ninja Turtles and dinosaurs. Fun times. Nothing like a horde of kids running around with turtle shells and pool noodle numchucks. And the dads. They got in on the action too. 😆 A good time was had by all, along with nachos, pizza, and green cake! Okay. the icing was green. The cake was chocolate or vanilla, depending on your flavor choice. There was also some sort of green punch. My contribution to the green theme was limes in my Route 44 Diet Coke from Sonic. Stormy even helped clean up after the party–which was held at his Big Daddy’s American Legion Post. BIG open room for kids to run amok, including a stage area with carpet. Stormy ran the vacuum up there. His parents need to encourage that at home. Just sayin’… 😉
My local RWA chapter met on Saturday, at the Post, all day Saturday. Our speaker turned up sick–it is that time of year, so we ended up just visiting and brainstorming. The morning critique crew also so a short Q&A on character emotions, based on a movie they’d all watched. I was busy setting up our new projector screen and projector for the program, which wasn’t needed. Ah well.
TV is mostly baseball and reruns/DVR. Still boring. LIVE PD is on hiatus until the end of the month but when they come back, OHP is being featured. Yay. Hometown heroes! As I’m typing this, I currently watching “The Zoo” on Animal Planet. Kinda cool look behind the scenes at the Bronx Zoo.
Writing is still mostly an exercise in frustration but I’m about to hit that damn wall and either break through or climb over on the RDR book that’s got me tied up in knots, and not in a fun way. 😛 I actually got a new opening written. We’ll see where I go from there on the first chapter. For like the 20th time. *sigh*
I mentioned baseball. We’re getting closer to opening day. Yay! Interesting side note. Rick Ankiel was a hot shot pitcher for the Cardinals who lost his stuff. It was heartbreaking to watch. The guy was a hellava athlete, including hitting–unusual for a pitcher. The Cards turned him into an outfielder, with the help of Jim Edmonds, their star center fielder. Rick eventually retired but now he’s trying to work his way back into the majors–as a PITCHER! I’m crossing my fingers! He’s a super good guy, was a hella-talented pitcher, and here’s hoping his comeback is a rollicking success.
Reading. Yeah…I picked up another Lani Lynn Vale series to listen to–from the library. Her books aren’t technically correct when it comes to things military, LEO, or fire service, which is crazy given her heroes all have those backgrounds/current employment. Drives me crazy. But I still listen. It’s like a trainwreck. Or something. There’s a lot of emotion in her books and she’s not afraid to push the no-no buttons when it comes to killing off characters. I started to say critters but I don’t remember if she’s actually harmed an animal. I’ve listened to a lot of her books and they do tend to sort of blend together. I shouldn’t admit, given what bugs me, that I do like the books and feel compelled to see a series through to the end. As long as they pop up in my library, I’ll probably work my way through her entire list. 🙄
And on that note, I’m putting this to bed, feeding the dogs, and will see y’all once daylight hits. And now…coffee!