It’s a new month. A new week. And Monday. We’re halfway through 2020, though it seems like it should be 2022 by now! There was a weekend. The world turned crazy. I can’t even go there. Or maybe I should say I won’t. Moving on.
SpaceX launched. I watched. It reminded me of the wide-eyed wonder of my childhood. Stormy wants to be an astronaut when he grows up. For now. At six, this is always subject to change, as it should be. But LG and I watched. It was awesome and inspiring and I was excited when the text notification that Dragon had docked safely with the International Space Station. Woohoo for us! And US!
Stormy had two soccer games Saturday. Sadly, only 3 teammates showed up. The first coach agreed to play 3 on 3 because she only had 5 players herself. In the second game, the coach loaned us various members of his team to play 4 on 4 and give his players more time on the field. Our 5-6 year olds are playing 8U teams. Still, Stormy managed a goal which perked up his spirits. We keep reminding him that he’s playing bigger and more experienced kids. I hope he doesn’t get discouraged.
I’m doing more audio book listening of late. TV is much like social media–toxic. There’s enough anger to go around and I don’t want to invite it in. So, old movies, paranormal shows and Mysteries of the Abandoned for me. Sports replays. And favorite books by favorite authors and favorite narrators. Also, Live PD. I’m worried though about them going live again this coming weekend.
Speaking of Live PD and reruns, when I catch one of their “Missing” reports, I search the internet to see if the child/person has been located. Several have. Big yay for those found safe. Sad for those who were found dead, though their families have closure.
Still waiting on BETRAYAL’s cover. Technical difficulties due to a corrupted file. 🤞 for sometime this week. I decided to do a final read through, which is taking a bit of time. I can only read for so long before my eyes give out, even on the big monitor. This puppy is over 90K words so… Anyway, thank you for being patient.
I didn’t mention what I’m listening to. Comfort reads from fav authors, mostly due to new releases in those series. I did a spotty relisten to parts of Kristen Ashley’s Dream Man series and her new spin-off, the Dream series, leading to DREAM MAKER, the new release there. Loved the characters and the story. The production of the audio book? Totally sucked. Lots of complaints, so hopefully, it will be fixed, remastered, and released FREE to all of us who paid for the download. I went back to my In Death reread and got two in before starting on Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling Trinity series and next week’s release of ALPHA NIGHT. I’m actually starting with ALLEGIANCE OF HONOR, which is the final book of her Psy-Changeling series before moving into the 3 previous books on the Trinity series, which is a spin-off of the original. I was really tempted to go back to the beginning but that would take a couple of weeks. Anyway, I’m all about hiding from the real world and these books give me headspace for that.
Not much else going on in my world. The weather is finally warming up. Yay for AC. Jake gets to go to soccer though I’m looking forward to having him with me when I shop again. I’m worried that his training has slipped a little. We’ll see. Yes, I’ve worked with him at home but it’s not the same as being around strangers, with shopping carts, and shelves of stuff.
I am going to try very hard to get lost in one of my own worlds this week. I want new words written and the only way to do that is stop letting the outside world intrude on my mental health. I’m pretty much gone from social media. I hang out on my author page on FB because *I* control the environment there and the people who hang out with me are totally made of awesome! ❤ ❤ ❤ I don't check my twitter feed or my personal page feed for the most part. Anger and despair is bad for both my emotional AND physical health. So. Screw the real world. I'm going to go play in my own world. I hope to get new stuff out on a more regular basis so y'all can come hide too.
In the meantime, you take care of you. Do what you have to do in these crazy times to stay healthy and safe. Share something hopeful here, if you'd like–a good book you read, a movie/TV show. A new recipe you tried and enjoyed. Your favorite flavor of ice cream. How you like your coffee. Anything that makes you smile a little–or a lot. That's how we'll get through. 🥰