Groundhog Monday

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day. I’ve always wondered how the “keepers” of Punxsutawney Phil have managed to predict whether the poor little guy sees his shadow or not given the massive display of lights set up by the media. While I won’t be watching, I’ll likely be awake. In my opinion, it doesn’t much matter. Mother Nature has her own way of doing things and it’s smart not to mess with her. That said, have you noticed how Mondays resemble “Groundhog Day” the movie? They keep showing up over and over and it’s pretty much the same ol’ same ol’.

Last week is mostly a blur. Thanks to some idiocy on my part, I spent portions of the week in bed dealing with an allergic reaction to a topical pain-relieve gel. Luckily, it didn’t affect breathing though it swelled up my face like damn and whoah! I was a sight to behold and could have sent small children screaming and running away. Mostly better now.

I did manage some writing, though most of it was over the weekend. I added about 10K words to the story and I at least got Sade and Caleb to Paris. A new character has arrived in the form of Jean-Louis Durand, a vampire Interpol agent. Drugs. I’m tellin’ ya! Anyway, most of the gang is assembled but I have to figure out if Sinjen is going to Paris this trip or will wait for the next one. Decisions, decisions.

TV was mostly non-existent. There’s just not a whole lot on that captures my attention. I’m having the same problem with reading. I was enjoying a reread of a series that I’ve enjoyed in the past and then about 1/3 of the way in book 3, I lost interest. I spent almost a day searching for something else to read/listen to. I finally discovered that some of the early Witch World books by Andre Norton were available in audio and if I got the Kindle version with my KU subscription, I could buy the audio for $1.99. I loved these books when I was much, MUCH younger and have almost all of them in the original paperback but they are OLD and a bit fragile. Besides, listening is so much easier on the eyes. So far so good. The story is holding up to the test of time. 🤞 it remains that way.

Good news on the sports front, at least for me. Adam Wainwright has signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals. This is likely his last year pitching and I’d love to see him go out as a Cardinal. This also means that the odds of Yadier Molina coming  back behind the plate are going up. Waino and Yadi are Cardinal legends. I just hope there is some semblance of a normal season this year! I miss baseball.

Let’s see, is there anything I haven’t updated? Oh. The world is still spinning on its axis. Mostly. The sun still rises in the east and sets in the west. I have coffee. I have a Loki cat staring at me like I’ve lost my mind. This is not unusual–him staring or me losing my mind. What’s up in your neck of the woods? Do you have a nostalgic favorite series you’d consider reading again? Punxsutawney Phil wants to know in case there’s six more weeks of winter coming… 😉


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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2 Responses to Groundhog Monday

  1. Yep, Monday is a Groundhog Day kind of day, more so now than ever before. Sorry you had a reaction thing. That had to suck. :hugs: Yay for writing! Yay for reading! You need to tell me which Andre Nortons you don’t have in your collection. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I think they’re talking about pushing Opening Day back to the end of April or some such nonsense. Bastards. Yay for coffee and Loki!

    Not much is up here. I’m a vegetable today. I can’t seem to muster the will or the energy to do much of anything. But hey, I got the dishes done, so that’s a start. Maybe it’ll get the ball rolling and spur me on to greater heights. Or not. We’ll see.

    • Silver James says:

      Yeah, I hear you. I’m sorta dragging feet too. I haven’t looked at the Witch World collection in some time. I think I have all the original stories in the series. I probably won’t be lucky enough to find all of them in audio. I’m hoping to snag a couple of my favs, like YEAR OF THE UNICORN and THE JARGOON PARD. There’s also one…HAWKWARE? Something like that. I keep hoping that the estates will open up to audio and libraries get on the wagon of older readers needing audio!

      I’m not holding my breath on baseball. We’ll see. Hang in there and I hope the ball starts rolling for you. I’d go back to bed but the morning sun is filling up the bedroom. Can’t sleep with that much light. 😆

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