Tis the Season of Mondays

How can December be half over? How can Christmas be TEN days away?!?! *FLAIL* Why am I asking rhetorical questions?

So, it’s Monday once again. There’s been a week since the last Monday. Stuff happened. Just like stuff will happen this week. Looking back, the big news is I FINISHED MY WIP!!!! Facebook peeps are aware. I figuratively typed THE END on Saturday. I let it sit until this morning. Today and tomorrow and maybe Wednesday are edits and then it’s off to my editor. I hope to have the cover art soon. A designer is doing all six covers in the Operation Alpha: Tarpley VFD series, along with a logo. I think the release date is February 18, 2020. I really like Pops and Elena and I have my hero and heroine for the 2021 set of books so yay.

In other news, I did the Jammie carpool gig several times. I enjoy spending time with Stormy and he had dinner with his Big Daddy and me twice. Fun.

I cleared off all the “ghost” shows on the DVR. I’m a sucker for them but I’m also pretty picky about what I watch. I’d DVR’d GHOST HUNTERS and GHOST NATION. It was fun because both groups went to new places. I still have a bunch on there but I’m making headway. And as always, LIVE PD and Real Crime Thursday. Also FIRST 48 is coming with new episodes in the new year. Yay!

I cut my hair. I do that about every 6 weeks. I wish I had the nerve to just get the clippers out and “shave” the back. I don’t. But it’s short from the scissor cut. And yes, I do it myself.

The Toyota commercial of the families asking strangers to help make a yellow ribbon from construction paper squares to welcome home a group of returning soldiers at the airport makes me all sniffly. I’m a sucker for homecoming stories, especially if kids and/or dogs are involved.

Speaking of, I can’t mention Walmart outloud anymore. Whenever I do, Jake gets all excited and runs into the Florida room and sits beside the hook holding his service dog vest. I made that mistake yesterday. I just needed to run in to get dogfood and I asked LG if he needed anything. I went to grab my purse and there was Jake. So…being the dog mom I am (and a totaly sucker for his Emmett Kelly face), I put him in his vest and we went to get a bag of dogfood. Then we stopped at Starbucks for a puppacino. I also order one for a big dog. The gal at the window asked how big. I rolled down the back windo and said, “About 100 pounds.” Instead of the usual tall cup of whipped cream, they brought out a giant “glass”–even bigger than my venit frappucino glass. We took some home to share with Boone. 😂

Listened to a fun little Christmas novella by Vi Kreeland and Penelope Ward, THE CHRISTMAS PACT. It was free with my Audible subscription. Great “meet cute” premise–two people in the same company with almost the same name: hers is Riley Kennedy, his is Kennedy Riley. The authors are new to me and I enjoyed the story. The JR Ward audio book WHERE WINTER FINDS YOU dropped. It was awesome! I also found a new-to-me paranormal series, Asa Maria Bradleys’ Viking Warriors. Interesting take on Norse mythology with nanotech and super soldiers.

I’ve done something to my left shoulder. It hurts like a mudder unless I constantly move it around. I can’t tell if it’s ligaments and cartilege or if I’ve popped it partially out of socket. I hope it fixes itself soon. The good news is, I can still type.

Navy beat Army. 😟 Bowl games start fairly soon though I only care about the OSU/Texas A&M and OU/LSU, which both happen after Christmas.

I keep thinking I’ve forgotten something I meant ot mention, but I can’t remember. I obviously need more coffee. It IS Monday afterall. What’s going on in your world?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tis the Season of Mondays

  1. Go, you!! I know this has been a particularly hard book journey for you, but you’re nearly at the finish line. Yay! Yay for a haircut! I need to do that, too. LOL about Jake and the Walmart word. Call it’s Sam’s Place or something when you’re talking to LG and not planning on taking Jake. Gah about the shoulder thing. Getting old sucks.

    Stuff was done and things happened. News occurred. Errands were run in advance of today’s craptastic weather, so I have no need to go anywhere until the ice melts or the roads have been cleared later this week. I started a book I was really looking forward to, only to have it be a total disappointment. Blerg. I hate DNFs. I made another batch of pumpkin pie bread, which turned out yummy. Christmas gifts arrived at their intended locations as far as tracking knows. I just need to figure out what to do for dinner on the big day. I’m half-tempted to just do an appetizer-palooza and call it good. I’m so glad you got my card. Yay!

    • Silver James says:

      Ooh. I like the appetizers idea. Sort of an American version of dim sum–lots of variety in small portions. Yum! Not sure what we’re doing. I suppose I should push on that. Sorry about the book. DNFs suck!

      We got the cold but ice all landed east of us–literaly JUST east. Chance of snow later but not near like what Kansas City got. Hunker down and stay warm!

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