Monday: Day 7 of My Typical Life

I’m a writer. I’m a hermit by nature. I don’t like people. You have to adult around people. And brain. I don’t do either of those well. Since I live pretty self-contained anyway, this isn’t a big hardship on me. Except Lawyer Guy is home. All day. It takes some getting used to.

Moving on. While I’m not making light of the world situation, y’all have to remember–I’m former military, law enforcement, and fire service. My sense of humor treads on the dark side. Like M*A*S*H. Goodness, the theme song for that show was “Suicide is Painless.” Dark humor, remember? Luckily, I passed it along to my child. Only is the one who shared today’s meme with me. I laughed. Because I write thrillers and paranormal and if you’ve read SEASON OF THE WITCH, there’s a murder of crows in that book. So…

Moving on again. TV. Should I admit to binge watching on “Paranormal Caught on Camera,” “The Unexplained Files,” and whatever the new one on the Travel Channel that’s hosted by Robert Englund of Nightmare on Elm Street/Freddy Krueger fame is? I refer you to the paragraph just above. Also, LIVE PD is in reruns, America’s Top Dog finished last Wednessday–congrats Kai, but I was rooting for Mattis because he was the old man of the group. Mattis did come in 2nd, so that’s a win in this old lady’s book. America’s Most Wanted was new with the 3 hosts contributing via computer from their various homes. Smart. The Masked Singer provided excellent entertainment but the reveal didn’t mean that much to me. Bella Thorne was the Swan and I admit, I don’t know much about her.

I did a little writing. Very little. My mind doesn’t want to settle on one thing. I thought about doing something for my readers–like a brand-new serial story that would come out once a week or something in my newsletter. Then I remembered I haven’t done a newsletter in like a year and don’t have that many subscribers. And I’d have to write the darn thing. And edit. And I do have projects I should be working on and…coffee. I need coffee. And the dogs want out. Or in. And the birds are singing and…it would require braining and adulting. I refer you to the first paragraph.

My wow moment of the week: Stormageddon turned 6 yesterday. SIX!!! How is that even possible? Sadly, his parents had to cancel his party with promises of a big one once the ban on gatherings is raised. He picked out his “birthday cake” for the drop-by/drop-off presents that is happening at his house today (which is when I wrote this). He wanted a “cookie cake”–one of the big chocolate chip cookies the size of a pizza. And he picked out St. Paddy’s day colors and decorations. I love that little dickens.

Now is a good time for comfort reads. What’s your go-to chicken soup book? As y’all know, mine is NAKED IN DEATH, the 1st book in the Eve Dallas/In Death series by JD Robb. I’ve embarked on a relisten of all 50+ books and novellas because…comfort read. Yes, she’s a futuristic homicide detective. Yes, there’s death and destruction. Yes, I’m weird because this is chicken soup for me. And for the final time, I refer you once again to the beginning of this dissertation.

That’s about all that’s going on in my world. What’s going on in yours? Here’s hoping this finds you healthy, safe, and at least partially sane. I’m good as long as I have coffee! 😉

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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6 Responses to Monday: Day 7 of My Typical Life

  1. Veronica says:

    Thanks for being entertaining

  2. :hugs: You’ll get used to LG being around. And I’ll get used to having the Kid around again. We’ll roll with it. OMG, you have to laugh. And it’s not making light of the situation, but it’s so necessary. That’s why they call it comic RELIEF. I already got dressed down for being ‘insensitive’ for my Kung Flu post… Insensitive to who? David Carradine? Oh, grasshopper, you tore the rice paper again.

    You watch whatever makes you happy, darlin’. I spent the weekend watching BBQ Pitmasters and Mike Holmes. No Live PD makes me sad. Yay for Kai! Yay for Mattis being in 2nd!

    Yeah, right now, writing is hard. :hugs: We’ll get there. No beating ourselves up over it either. Got it?

    I feel really bad for Stormy. It’s hard for a 6-year-old to understand that he can’t play with his friends when he doesn’t feel sick and neither do they. Microscopic monsters are ruining all the fun. =i(

    All are safe and healthy here. In fact, everyone I know is safe and healthy. I finally heard about someone I know who knows someone who has it. Other than that, stress. And not the good kind that makes me want to eat everything in the house. The kind where food tastes like sawdust. The Chaos Diet. No counting, no measuring, no buying meals. It can be yours for only $19.99 a month. :gigglesnort:

    Okay, time for me to take my silly butt and get some stuff done today. Cleaning and getting ready for the approaching arrival of my little chick. Hang in there. :hugs:

    • Silver James says:

      We WILL roll because that’s what we do! When does the chick arrive? It’s probably on your blog and I haven’t made it over there yet. What’s that old adage, “Laughter is the best medicine?”

      We’re trying to help out local restaurants by getting take-out. LG is doing business by Zoom. I’m zoning out. Life is good. Mostly. I’m too old to freak out. People need to stop freaking out. We should all be like Lebowski. “The dude shall abide.” Now I wish I’d gotten that shirt when I saw it. Ah well.

      Okay. On to my blog roll and then maybe some work. I’ll have to corral Iffy and try to get her focused. 😉

      Have a great week! And ease off on the stress my friend. Changes aren’t always bad. 😏

  3. KB Gardener says:

    My world contracted last Wednesday. I was sent home–with a computer system so I could work from home. I do technical troubleshooting for a major pay-TV provider and they’ve sent most of us home for our safety. It also allows those who can’t work from home more room to work at the call center while keeping to safe distance rules. In fact, they were starting that before I left last Wednesday–they moved a woman that was sitting next to me to the opposite end of the row of stations. The oddest part of working at home–the silence! You don’t realize how much background chatter there is in a call center until it’s gone. The people I talk to seem to be holding up well. The biggest complaint is the long wait time to get to someone like me–but when I explain that we’re also experiencing high absenteeism due to the company’s policy of using an overabundance of caution to dictate when to take time off if you’re feeling sick they understand.

    Not much else in my world for now. Stay safe, Silver and all.

    • Silver James says:

      Only’s company basically did the same thing. She arranged for her minions to have social distance space and/or work from home. She can do a lot remotely from home, with occasional visits to the office. I’m experiencing the opposite to you. I’m used to the silence and having someone else here and having to be cognizant of when he’s conducting business on the phone/computer by Zoon is an adjustment. Glad your company is working with y’all. I consider anyone with a technical job–cable, internet, phones, TV–to be essential! Take care of yourself, KB! And good to hear from you. Don’t be a stranger. 🙂

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