September is coming to a close and October is peeking around the corner. I’m ready for fall. Note to self, switch out the sunflower and burlap wreath on the door for the witch and pumpkins wreath. Since Only was almost a Halloween witch , we used to go all out to decorate for Halloween. And yeah, she thought the whole dress up and go trick-r-treating thing was all about her. Heck, we used to decorate for every holiday. Then I got old it it got to be more of a pain to drag everything out, decorate, then put it all up and drag it back to storage. And I admit, the Christmas tree has been up for….six years? Seven? Who’s counting any more? 🙄 Anyway…
Stuff happened last week. We’re still waiting for the dealership to finish fixing Lawyer Guy’s truck. It’s a long story and is going to cost a pretty penny to get it out of hock but it’s necessary. We’ve never been a one-car family and even though we’re mostly semi-retired, there are times when he’s out and I’m fidgeting because I can’t go get my frappucino fix.
I’ve gone Old Skool with my current listening pleasure. I was having a conversation with a friend and the subject of reading, romance, and old favorites came up. Long story short, there was a time when I was fighting a very deep depression. There were two authors whose books I discovered who helped me climb out of that dark hole–JD Robb (and her Eve Dallas/In Death series) and Sherrilyn Kenyon and her Dark-Hunter series. I still relisten to the entire In Death series at least every two years, if not yearly, but it’s probably been 15 years, at least, since I read my last Sherrilyn Kenyon book. I’m nolt sure why I drifted away. But, I did. And since I’ve been in what resembles a “reading” drought of late, I’ve been looking around for something to hold my attention in between new releases that I’m waitning for. Anyway, I grabbed FANTASY LOVER from the library and enjoyed the heck out of it. Since my library system is awesome (between the actual library and their access to Hoopla), I can grab the books in audio without having to wait. I’m currently on book #3 and still enjoying it. Are there any old faves you haven’t read/listened to in a long time? I advise revisiting. I was surprised at how well the DH books have held up.
We finally got Stormy’s new catcher’s leg guards. Only says they fit perfectly and he moves around behind the plate and on the field so much better with them so yay! It was worth the hassle–which I won’t bore y’all with here–of waiting on FedEx to pull their heads out to get the box delivered. I ended up ordering a new address plaque (on a stack that’s stuck in the yard) to help anyone trying to figure out the address. Of course, the red/white/and blue numbers on the curb or the numbers above the front door must not be visible to drivers besides USPS, UPS, and the ‘Zon. Now for the funny part. It’s a solar light that’s supposed to shine the numbers at night. The instructions–which were pictographs not like you know WRITTEN language–didn’t mention an on button that had to pushed to activate the solar battery. 🤦🏼♀️ Go ahead and laugh.
I watched the last 15-20 minutes of the original “Smokey and the Bandit” movie. It’s a classic and I loved the hell out of it. Breaker, breaker! (And yes, I had a CB back in the day and no, I will not reveal my handle.) Most of my TV watching has been confined to sports.
Speaking of, OSU won and got ranked. My Pokes beat #25 Kansas State 31-20. Yay! Even though LG and I were groaning in the second half. Sometimes, playing conservatively with a lead is not a good idea. OU finally won. In the last 12 seconds of the game. They didn’t lead the scoring until the end of the game. The sooners were tied 13-13 with West Virginia until the final field goal, so they won 16-13. In baseball news, OMGWTFBBQ!!!! My Cards are like…on fire! They’re on a historic 16-game winning streak. They split with the Dodgers then swept the Mets. They swept the Padres. They swept the Brewers. They swept the Cubs. Their magic number is 1 to cinch the second NL Wild Card seat and they play the Brewers again tomorrow. They’re back from their road trip and now finish up the regular season at Busch Stadium against the Brewers and then the Cubs. It’s been wild and crazy–the amazing “web gem” defense, the incredible base running, and a mix of timely hits and home runs. And yes. I do love me some good baseball! Especially the St. Louis Cardinals! ❤ Moving on…
I was shocked and surprised when I won another flash fiction challenge last week, for the second week in a row. I’m hoping that means I’m on the right track with this book. I still don’t have a title beyond Moonstruck Mafia: Boston Wolves. Which is not all that exciting. Sometimes it seems like the only writing I get done is based on writing prompts and flash fiction challenges. But hey, new words are new words! And yeah, I do wish I could get my head into high gear to churn out words. November is coming and this is the first year since…2008(?) that I’m dreading the arrival of National Novel Writing Month. I gotta get outta my head over this deal. And no need for commiseration or hugs or junk. I’m good, just a bit perturbed with myself. Whatever. LOL
On that note, I’m off to Wallyworld with Jake to stock up on the week’s supply of food and drink. We have two Stormy games this week so I need to add quick-fix “every man for himself” type stuff in case we don’t do dinner before/after the games with the kids. I’m excited to watch Stormy play in his new gear. Other than that, not much else planned for this week. What about y’all? Anything good or interesting on your horizons?