I know this because we had Chinese for dinner last night. Yes, our favorite Chinese restaurant reopened and we are glad! Decision making is so much easier with the routine–and it helps me keep track of the days of the week. Tuesday is $10 Tuesday at Papa Murphy’s Pizza. Saturday is either chicken or catfish at Golden Chick. Sunday is Chinese from Grand China. I only have to decide what to fix for dinner on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 🍕🍗🥡
Am I boring you yet? Moving on…
TV land is alive and well. Sort of. Live PD is still in a shortened version and only in 6 locations but the newest one? I’m totally going to create a Cajun Wolf character based on one of the West Baton Rougue PD detectives. He’s like a real-life Cajun version of Sonny Crockett. Seriously. I ❤ him and his shirts. In other news, Bret Michaels was unmasked on The Masked Singer this week. Guest judge Sharon Osborne nailed him, but I sorta had it figured out, I just wasn't positive. Close enough to chalk a win up in my book. 😁
The wonderful writeres in the Tarpley VFD series that came out in February had a Zoom meeting last week to outline the details of our next release. On February 16th, new characters and books will be coming from TVFD. My book will be the last one in the series this time. I can tease you with the starring couple–Jack Riggs and Justice McAlester, both introduced in FIGHTING FOR ELENA. I'm looking forward to the fun of writing them! I'm also making progress on the short short for the anthology open call I've mentioned. Jodie and Wizard are coming together, the plot has its villain, and I hope to get it ready by the May 15th deadline. 🤞 At least I'm feeling hopeful about writing again.
Reading–or in my case, listening–was slow last week. I only managed two books, though both were new releases. First up, A BAD DAY FOR SUNSHINE by Darynda Jones. I'm at a loss as to labeling this book. It's not paranormal or urban fantasy–which is what Jones is known for–though it has a touch of magic realism. The romance was only hinted at. There's a bit of a mystery and some police procedural. And the characters are all a bit wacky, with a snarky heroine. We'll see what the next book brings, whenever it comes out. The other book was the 3rd in Shelley Laurenston's Honey Badger series, BADGER TO THE BONE. She makes me laugh out loud often and I ❤ her bears and badgers but this one? Well, I left a review on Goodreads. Not my favorite. I'm back into my In Death/Eve Dallas relisten while waiting for my next library hold to drop. I'm currently just over halfway through WITNESS IN DEATH. Have I mentioned how much I love and appreciate my local library system and the fact that they have a decent digital collection, plus Hoopla access for free? If y'all haven't looked into your libraries lately, you should. Get a library card and use it. 📚
So…food, work, TV, and reading. That pretty much sums up my life. I currently have a very large black dog snoring under my desk so probably not much computer stuff will get done. It's a pretty day. Maybe I'll get out there and dig up some of the bermuda grass in the island in front of the house. Or cut down the golden oak volunteer trees that are springing up in the island of our circle drive. Get some Vitamin D. I can be neighbor-nosey without being obvious!
What about y’all? Anything good, bad, unusual, or boring happen to you last week, or over the weekend? What’s the upcoming week look like? Inquiring (and nosey!) minds want to know!
Yay for reopening! And yay for food! Boring? You? Never. Yay for Live PD! Bret Michaels? Seriously? Yay for reading! Sorry that one book wasn’t as good as you’d expected. Yay for getting outside! It’s not nosey, it’s gathering information that may be useful in the future.
Let’s see… I hit the gardens hard yesterday morning and got three of them cleaned and weeded before Hubs began Phase 1 of Tick-mageddon 2020. Yesterday afternoon, we had a big snake in the front flower bed – an eastern yellow-bellied racer – that we coaxed into a tub and relocated. He was pissed, but now he’s away from where we sprayed. I didn’t finish editing yesterday like I’d hoped, but I’m still okay with the deadline. Tomorrow, I should be able to start the final read-through. It’s all good.
Yay for relocating the snake. They eat stuff you don’t need in the yard. That’s why I try to protect the possums. Don’t like the little ugly buggers but THEY EAT TICKS!!!
And yeah, totally Brett Michaels. Heck Dionne Warwick got unmasked earlier in the season. It’s crazy the people they get to dress up in those elaborate costumes and head masks. And yeah, I didn’t get outside yesterday. Stuff happened. Maybe today before the storms roll in tomorrow. More like a nap, though. I was awake at 5 and in Wallyworld by 7:10. The good news is, I was out of there by 8:06. LOL I’m NEVER out of WW that fast!
Rest up from your strenuous day and edit as resting up allows. 😉 I’m budgeted to grab it when it releases! ❤