Okay, so tomorrow ISN’T Monday. Today is. But today is a holiday so tomorrow will feel like Monday for anyone who has to go back to work. Which is what we’re celebrating today. Today Is Labor Day, a national holiday here in the good ol’ USA. Today, lots of people are wrapping up a 3-day weekend. Unless they happen to be law enforcement, firefighters, health care workers, retail, food services…y’all know who you are. And thank you for working today so many others can stay home. Or chance going out somewhere. Stupid Covid. Anyway, to everyone who works for a living, thank you!
In other news, I’m working on line edits for TWICE THE TEMPTATION, my February ’21 Desire release. I’m also trying to squeeze in some new words on NIGHT WISH. I have the cover for WISH and I’ve seen the cover for Triple T. Good stuffs, bot of them, but I’m not ready to release the former and have to wait for final go ahead on the latter. I think y’all will like them. The covers. I hope you like the books too, but I’m never that sure. Silly writer insecurities!
Saturday was busy, as it was the first one in the month. That means pancake breakfast at the American Legion Post, followed by emergency siren test, and finally lunch with Only, Baseball Boy, and Stormy at our favorite Mexican restaurant because they are really-really open now. Yay! After we got home, I did a little bit or work-related stuff and then it was nap time. Because…baseball!
Speaking of, my Cards are playing baseball. Some games, they are playing really good baseball. Some games, not so much. Still, they are hanging in there and given their punishing schedule, I’m impressed. Even if they don’t make the playoffs, they deserve a standing ovation and a trip around Busch Staduim on the Budweiser beer wagon with the Clysdesdale.
Nothing really interesting to report on the reading front as I’m still mustering through my marathon of the In Death books. I haven’t done this–readh them from NAKED IN DEATH all the way through–including the novellas–since 2017. And the new book comes out tomorrow. I can’t decied whether to wait and add it at the end of the marathon or let it cut the line, so to speak. SHADOWS IN DEATH is #51 and I’m currently on #25, so basically about half-way through. I’ll probably start on the new one when I finish CREATED IN DEATH. I’ll just have to see.
I’m seeing the humming birds more frequently. I think they are “stocking” up for their migration south in a month or so. They may head out early given the weather forecast for this week. The weatherman is calling for a high of 55 on Wednesday, with lows in the 40s, starting Tuesday night. I am soooo ready!
Smudge and its sibling is coming over for food more often. They look a lot alike but I haven’t come up with a good name for the second kittencat. I know it’s silly to name feral cats but I do. There’s Shylock and Hi-Jinks. BeeGee (the lady across the street named him Bagheera and I just…can’t so BeeGee it is) and Lucifer/Lucy. Lucy is most likely Loki’s sire. There have been others that come and go–Cowboy and Sunshine, who I think are domesticated but come by to visit occasionally. There was Raja and Rey, the Siamese/Burmese brothers. One got hurt and slunk off before I could catch him and the other eventually wandered off. And Possum. I miss my little goblin cat. Not sure whatever happened to it. Still, I put food out every morning because I’m “that” old lady.
So that there is my unexciting life of the last week and weekend. Jake made friends at Walmart yesterday, but this is not unusual. I got a little work done. Have I mentioned I hate line edits? Makes my head spin and my eyes water but doing them is all about tightening up the story and quality assurance–for the story AND the typos. That’s pretty much my life this week, though we are gathering the extended family today to celebrate the August and September birthdays.
How are things in your world? Do you have to work? Are you hiding from the holiday crowds? Or are you like me–self-employed hermit writerly type who works every day (mostly)? Stay safe today no matter what you’re doing! Enjoy yourselves if you’re off. Don’t work too hard if you are. Stay cool, all y’all out West. And all rest of us will just hang in there. Right?