It’s the last weekend in May. In many places, it’s the unofficial start to summer. Around here, it means Lawyer Guy standing in front of a store with a fistful of poppies, handing them out, and hoping for donations. If you see a veteran out there today, stop to say hi. Take a poppy, and donate a dollar or more if you can.
In other news, I’m still fighting the respiratory crud. I’m sick of coughing and hacking. At least I’m mostly up and about so there’s that.
The weather has been brutal around here. Between the floos and the tornadoes, my home state can’t catch a break. My little corner of Okie-land is safe so far. We’ve had our share of rain but we’re on higher ground so no flooding though surrounding areas are, and the tornadoes have split around us. *knocks wood*
As most of you know, last week was a brutal one emotionally, too. We lost Cooper, our Landseer Newfoundland. He was 10 and we thought in good health. He didn’t want to come inside Tuesday night and since the rain had already come and gone and it was cool out, we decided to let him stay out. LG woke up and went out to check him about 2 a.m. and he seemed fine. I went out at 7 a.m. and he’d gone over the rainbow bridge. Boone is very clingy and my constant shadow now. I really thought, since he is older by a couple of years, that we’d lose him first. Actually, I thought we’d be saying goodbye to Adidas. She’s 17 and has had health issues. You just never know. I can’t help but be on the lookout for another Newf rescue. If you see one, let me know!
The writing is hard right now. The hero of the Red Dirt Royalty Desire due in 3 weeks is named Cooper, and his personality is loosely based on Cooper Dog’s. I find myself tearing up as I write, have to stop and regroup. Gotta get it done though. And yes, the book will be dedicated to him.
In good sports news, PISTOLS FIRING!!!! OSU Cowgirls defeated the #4 (and defending national champion) Florida State Seminoles at super regionals and are headed to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series! OU, the current #1 team in the nation, also won their super and so there will be two Oklahoma teams out at Hall of Fame Stadium! Woot! And I can’t forget the Cowboys! Cowboy Baseball took the Big 12 Championship. They’ll be holding regionals in Stillwater as they start the road to Omaha and the College World Series.
Reading/listening to Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series, still. I’m up to…I don’t know, #22? Something like that. Don’t freak. About half of those are short stories and novellas but I’m doing a chronological read-thru. I am taking a short hiatus because one of the books I had on hold at the library jumped into my queue. I’m currently listening to PRISONER OF NIGHT by J.R. Ward. It’s set in her Black Dagger Brotherhood world, but doesn’t involve any of the main characters, as far as I can tell. I’m not far into it because I’m trying to make myself work/write rather than hide/procrastinate.
Believe it or not, I watched something besides LIVE PD and sports on TV this past week. CBS has a new series, BLOOD & TREASURE. It’s…very much a modern homage to “Indiana Jones” with shades of “The Mummy.” Ex FBI art expert teams up with former lover art thief to retrieve Cleopatra’s and Anthony’s sarcophagi(?). I have no idea what the plural of sarcophagus is. Anyway, I’ll be giving part 2 a chance this week.
And that’s pretty much what’s going on in my weird little world. What’s up in yours?