Twenty-six years ago, it was a Wednesday. At 9:02 a.m., the very fabric of Oklahoma City changed. I didn’t arrive on scene until 9:35 a.m. and I was the only forensic fire photographer at the time. It was chaos. It was heartbreaking. But it was 26 years ago, even if I can’t forget. Not that I’d want to. No one should forget. The photo is from the Memorial. It’s a peaceful place, I’m told. I’ve only been there once, and that was to take a friend from New York through the grounds and the museum. Anyway…that was then. Life does go on.
And speaking of, last week and this weekend were a bit on the crazy side. I got my second vaccine. I had a few after-effects that lasted about 24 hours. All good after that. Even more exciting, I finally got my new kitchen faucet installed. Y’all have no idea what a huge deal this is to me. I walk past and want to stop and pet it. The old one leaked. Inside and out. I had a bowl under the sink. I had duct tape and sponges around the the base and the sink. We bought the replacement like…six months ago. Lawyer Guy had ever intention of installing it. He opened the box, read the instructions, and said, “Not today.” My awesome BiL got us in line with his awesome plumbers and the guy arrived Thursday. Took him about an hour. I may actually get around to doing the backsplash now, since I cleared off all the junk. See? I procrastinate too. 😉
Writing was a different story. It was totally off and on. Until Saturday. I wove a couple of short scenes (250 words) together and ended up with a chapter 4000 words long. And I realized as I was making notes of where to start Sunday morning that the chapter didn’t feel…right. All the stuff needed to happen but it just wasn’t…right. So yesterday, I actually printed it out and did some physical cutting and taping. The previous chapter got a scene added and two scenes in the long chapter got moved around and then the end got chopped and became the start of the following chapter. Did you follow that? Don’t worry. It’s all good. I’m back on track. The story is working, even if the characters are being total jerks. My goal was 70K words. I may hit 80K before I’m done because I’m at 67.5K as of this morning.
Reading was slow. Life, you know. And something of a slump. I’m into Kristen Ashley’s Colorado Mountain series. I’ve read/listened to most of the books multiple times. They’ll do until something new catches my attention.
Sports was yay and ugh. My OSU (the REAL OSU as in Oklahoma State) Cowgirls swept Baylor. I got to watch the last game in the series Sunday afternoon. Only and I should roadtrip up to Stillwater one of these weekends before the season is over and catch a game. Too bad we’re both busy. OU is still undefeated. They swept Texas, run ruling them all three games. I watched a rerun of Friday’s game at 2 a.m. on Saturday morning. Yay insomnia. Yesterday, their game followed the OSU game. That’s the yay! The Ugh was my Cards. The Phillies had their number though the Cardinals did win on Saturday. And Yadi is playing awesome.
TV is still mostly “real” if not reality. LOL Things like “To Catch a Smuggler,” “Strange Evidence,” “The Holzer Files,” and the like. I’m still DVRing “The Masked Singer.” Last week, the Orca was unmasked and revealed as singer-songwriter Mark McGrath, front man for the rock band Sugar Ray.
And that was my week and weekend. It’s the little things, right? Y’all excuse me now. I’ve gotta go pet my pretty faucet. What little thing that’s happened to you lately has put a smile on your face?