Sunflower Monday

Yes. It’s Monday. The first Monday in August. I switched out my front door wreath over the weekend, from the red, white, and blue of the 4th of July to the sunflowers and burlap of August. I always think of sunflowers in August. August is also the month Lawyer Guy and I got married. Under a gazebo in my parent’s backyard. And the current weather reminds me of that time. See, anything outdoors in August in Oklahoma is chancy at best. It might be 110 with 50% humidity. It might be 100 with 80%% humidity (the heat index works out about the same there), or it might be like today, and the day LG and I said our “I do’s”. Temps in the 80s to low 90s, and humidity under 50%–a sweet hint of things to come once summer turns to fall. So, I’m in a good mood as I type this.

Amazing what avoiding the news does for my temperment.

I’m writing. A little at a time, but new words. This is a plus as I have a bunch of stuff coming up. Gotta get out of the procrastination station and back on the track of every-day writing. Working on it.

Baseball is back. Sort of. Some of my Cards tested positive so their games are on hold. Sounds like the season may be over before it really gets started. This makes me have a sad.

We had pancake breakfast Saturday! Yay! Our biker-dude Viet Nam vet pancake wizard makes the best! Plus eggs, some of that bacon I helped fry up last week, sausage (that I don’t eat), and biscuits and gravy for those who need more carbs. I like biscuits, but not with pancakes. Anyway, masks and social distancing ruled the morning and it was all good. I took Jake. He’s missed getting out with me. He also made a trip to Wallyworld last week. Lots of the Wallyworld regulars were thrilled to see him again. He really is a popular doggo. Considering he hasn’t been “training” in over 4 months, he did good! He’ll get to go some more. I like having him with me.

I finished off the Laurenston Pride and Badger Chronicles series. They were a bright spot in my listening pleasure and headspace. I’m back to my relisten of JD Robb’s In Death series. Most of which I haven’t read or listened to since 2016–at least the earlier books. I’ve got a few books on hold at the library and I’ll listen to them as they drop. I’m hoping the hype is worth it. Except for one book–which actually didn’t get much hype and should have! (SOUTH OF THE BUTTONWOOD TREE), I’ve been sorely disappointed in those hyped books that I waited on. Totally glad I didn’t spend money and have to go through the hassle of returning them.

Stormy had his dad call on Thursday night. When we answered, Baseball Boy explained he was calling for Stormy, who had something to ask. He wanted to spend Friday night with us. Of course we said yes! He came over Friday afternoon and we enjoyed an easy dinner from Golden Chick while watching “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.” LG and I laughed and rolled our eyes a lot but it was fun. Then Stormy went to pancake breakfast with me to meet up with his dad because Only was off on a girl’s only photography day trip.

Oh! There’s at least one new feral kitten added to the “cauldron.” Fluffy gray, so s/he stands out in the middle of all the black. It evidently followed Momma Cat across the street yesterday afternoon. Hi-Jinx, Shy, and Momma were lounging around the front porch. BG was probably close by. Lucifer wasn’t around, which is a good thing. He gets a bit snarly around the others. Anyway, I was looking out the window and saw the gray fluff. It’s a cutie and if I can “capture” it, it’s coming inside! Loki needs a friend and we don’t need more ferals. The neighbor across the street has tried to catch Momma to get her fixed but she’s too smart to get into the cat trap, even when I don’t put out food. Ah well. Anyway, cute kitten alert.

And on that note, time to get my tail untucked and face the day. More coffee, less procrastination, and anticipating new words. That’s my goal. How was your week/weekend? And what’s your goal today?


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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4 Responses to Sunflower Monday

  1. Yay for lovely weather! Happy early Anniversary! Yay for good moods and for writing! Don’t get me started on baseball. Yay for pancake breakfast and taking Jake! Yay for reading and for Stormy time! Good luck with catching the new kitten! Too bad you can’t catch the mom and spay her. Go forth and sprinkle some new words.

    The weekend here was good. I got new words out, did some much-needed cleaning, and even read a little. Yay. Fingers crossed I can gain and maintain momentum throughout the month, some that will carry over into September and the rest of the year. Big hopes there. Today’s goals are to write again, to clean the kitchen and/or the bathroom, and to get a walk in there somewhere.

    • Silver James says:

      You can do it! The weather is still nice, we’re both getting an early start, and the day is spread out waiting for us to put our stamp on it!

      Yay for all your good news too. I know you get bummed like I do when books just don’t work–reading OR writing them. Your AuGoWriMo has inspired me. I got more new words in after setting up today’s blog. Now, like you, to keep the momentum going.

      Cheering us both on! ❤

  2. I had a toad-like day today, but I made myself get past it this afternoon. Did a spreadsheet I’d been putting off, got 887 words out tonight, and then went for a hard target walk. It’s beautiful out.

    Go, you! :shakes pompoms at you:

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