Last August Monday

What is it about time? It just keeps passing, not like a lazy river but like a flash flood. Last week, Monday came dark and early. I took a nap and suddenly, it was Friday. How does that even happen?!?!

So last week was a combination of butt-crack of dawn mornings, hurry-up-and-wait, interrupted sleep, the world continuing to spin crazily out of control, a few new words, some family relief, a very good dog, and a kitten rescue. That pretty much sums it up.

Curious? Well, we spent Monday dealing with VA. Anyone who is a proponent of uninveral health care should have to deal with VA. They’d change their minds quickly. In good news, the second time appears to be the charm but we won’t know for another week or so. Jake went with me and was a Very Good Boy™. He’s not fond of elevators but he conquered the automatic revolving door.

I can’t even talk about current affairs without losing it. I remember last year when I thought about the world in general, “Be careful what you wish for…” And now the world is reaping what was sowed.

Figures. The two teams I was rooting for in the Little League World Series were knocked out over the weekend and didn’t make the finals. Ah well. They made it into the semi finals and both teams should be very proud of themselves. My Cardinals are on a rollercoaster. Not sure they can make up enough games to make the post-season but they’re giving it the old college try. Whatever that means.

Tomorrow is the last day of August. September is the gateway to fall, which is my favorite season. I shouldn’t really complain about this summer. It wasn’t nearly as hot as it could have been. Most of the problem came from the humidity. And we did have some rain, which is always good. Weather is a crazy thing. The West is suffering and the Gulf Coast and the city of my heart, New Orleans, is being battered by Ida. Odd that Ida hit on the anniversary of Katrina. Makes me wonder sometimes, how things like that happen. Those are thoughts for an early morning with a cup of coffee.

I’m still in the marathon listen of Ilona Andrews’s Kate Daniels series. Not sure how many of you use Goodreads. I’m there because it’s an easy way to keep track of the books I read. They do a reading challenge each year and I always put down 200 as my goal. Most years I exceed it. Others, I don’t quite make it. At the moment, I’ve listendd to (or read–VERY few) 135 books, which puts me 4 books ahead of schedule. I get lost in books. And I can reread or relisten to favorites multiple times. Which is weird, because watching reruns on TV? Yeah, not so much.

I’m ignoring writing. Headspace is limited there. It happens. It’ll right itself eventually. I don’t want to think about deadlines or obligations or that whole “it can be fixed so long as you write something.” I’m well aware but I have to actually make my brain form words before my fingers can type them. I’m working on it.

On a happy note, my neighbor’s daughter managed to catch one of the feral kittens. She is now with a rescue where she will be vetted, microchipped, and placed for adoption. She’s supposed to look like a Seal Point Siamese, but gray fur intead of buff. There’s another kitten out there, a black one, but Momma Cat got it hidden before they could get to it. We’d like to trap Momma and get her fixed and released back here. Also, the four members of the “Cauldron” of blacks that hang out. One has been, the others, no. Thing is, all of them are really smart. We’ve tried before, to know avail. We may try again. But at least one kitten will have a loving home! ❤

Not much else going on in the world. New week, almost a new month, and the change of seasons is on the horizon. Those are good things, things to look forward to. What’s up in your world? What are you looking forward to?


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 Last August Monday

  1. I think they call gray Siamese ‘blue point’. I bet it’s a pretty kitten and I hope it finds a nice home. I hope one of you can catch the other kitty, too, and find it a forever home.

    Today’s my day off. Back at it tomorrow. It’s busier than I usually am, but it’s only for the next month. And it’s a good, helper-monkey thing, so I’m okay with it. I managed to get the grocery shopping done, but not much else. I’m kind of a spud right now. I really need to go process two more zucchinis right now, but I think I’ll play poker instead. Blerg.

    • Silver James says:

      You’ve worked hard and Wallyworld always leaves me in a brain fog so I hope you won lots of invisible money at poker. And you are the best helper monkey ever! I hope we can catch the little black too. Mama is coming around in the mornings more often but no sign of the kit. Best thing would be to catch her and get her fixed. Not sure the boys would keep hanging around but they might. The psychology of cat colonies (and CATS!) eludes me. LOL

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