It’s August. Summer vacation is coming to a close and school is gearing up to start. Shelves of school supplies entice me when I go to Wallyworld. I’m a sucker for office and school supplies, which is silly because I no longer have a studient in the house and I really don’t use Post-Its, paperclips or stuff like that there. I have white boards and markers for notes. And my big white board is full.
Today IS Monday, right? I’ve been discombobulated all weekend because the usual weekday morning weather guy was on the Saturday/Sunday morning news. I rushed out Saturday morning to get the trash to the curb (since Friday is trash day) and only then realized the trash can was empty. Sunday, I had that same weird feeling of deja vu. I’m not sure what that says about my brain capacity–that I depend on such things to know the day of the week. 🙄
Not much is going on in my neck of the woods. It’s been hot. Way hot. And humid. Which makes it feel even hotter. A small front moved through yesterday, bringing rain and slightly cooler temps though did nothing for the humidity. But it IS August and to be expected.
I’m up to around 13K words on the Irish Mob Wolves. Have no clue of a title yet. It is kinda fun that all the characters and romances are gelling in one story. This is something new for me and I’m enjoying the challenge. I do wish I wouldn’t get distracted by procrastination quite so often. I’d be much further along than I am. Ah, well.
Since my sleep pattern is messed up, I tend to fall asleep in the middle of anything I happen to be watching on TV so nothing of interest there. I did listen to a terrific book, Darynda Jones’s A GOOD DAY FOR CHARDONNAY. It took me two days to decide on the next book to listen to. Darynda is at her snarky best with this new series. It doesn’t have the heavy paranormal/UF vibes of her Charley Davidson series but the characters are just as appealing. Only two books so far, the first one being A BAD DAY FOR SUNSHINE. I recommend them. I’m currently listening to Ilona Andrews’s The Edge series. It’s been a few years and I’m enjoying them, currently on the 2nd book.
I broke down and did some yard work. The youpan trees in the backyard had some branches that gave into gravity and grew straight down. Not even the dogs could get under them. Then I noticed that the crepe myrtle bushes that came back had buds on them. Yay! After the February Deep Freeze™, I worried about them surviving. It’s late for blooms but hey! I’ll take them. Some of the oldest branches didn’t make it so I cut some of them out, too, to spruce things up a bit. I also weeded half the driveway island. The lights went kaput on Nessie and I’ll restring them after my next Wallyworld run. It was DARK out there this morning before sunrise.
Looking forward, Stormy is coming to play today, and the end of the week while Baseball Boy does his in-service stuff before start of classes. Big Daddy (aka Lawyer Guy) went shopping for models for them to build together. Actually, Stormy builds them and LG watches because Stormy is just that good, even at his age. Crazy that he’ll be a second grader this year. ]
And that’s all the news that’s fit to print. I’m avoiding real world news because I just get depressed. Or mad. Neither is helpful. So, I’m going to drink another cup of coffee, finish checking email and blogs and them I’m going to get lost in the story of my Boston Wolves. Who did cool stuff this weekend? Who’s doing cool stuff this week?