Tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Day. For those of us who are history buffs. And we’re on the downhill slide to Christmas. Hanukkah ended last night. December is always such a busy month. That said, there was a week, a weekend, and a new week is beginning.
In family news, Saturday was siren test, which was a bust, but the James Gang still met up for lunch at our favorite Mexican resaurant. Everyone was in place for the test Saturday, but there was a glitch in the matrix. LOL Ah, well, next month, weather permitting. We’ll still get together because we need our Mex-food fix.
In sports news, Championship weekend was full of upsets. OSU lost a heartbreaker in the final seconds to Baylor. 😞 We’ll face Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. We ended up #9 on the season. #16 OU plays Oregon in the Alamo Bowl. Tulsa gets a bowl game, too, playing Old Dominion in the Myrtle Beach Bowl. Also, the MLB is still in lock-out status. This gives me a big ol’ sad because this time of year, I start counting down to pithcer-catcher.
I’ll admit I didn’t do much in the way of new words last week. I did get a couple of scenes edited and added on to and a new scene written but I was still “suffering” with a little burn out from NaNoWriMo. This week also includes back-matter updates on a couple of books coming off KU and going wide. That’w writerly stuff that’s not very exciting except that more of my books are hitting a wide variety of on-line bookstores.
In reading news, I’m finishing up the last “old” book in Jayne Castle’s Harmony/Ghost Hunters/Rainshadow series with ILLUSION TOWN. Once I’m done with it, I’ll be startig her new rlease in the series, GUILD BOSS. After that, I’m not sure what I’ll pick up. I’m at 186 books read/listened to this year. My goal is 200. It’ll be close but I think I’ll make it. Still no clue what I’ll grab next.
Boone has a new bed. It’s big–like it takes up a big portion of the family-room floor but he likes it so…whatever. He’s old. He gets a big soft bed, especially if it keeps him out from under my desk at least part of the time. We’re now in the market for another large bed (if not quite as huge as the one LG found!) to go in my office. Loki got to see Squirrelvision last week. Birdvision is alway entertaining but fuzzy/furry long-tailed critter swining in the birdfeeder? Best. Show. Ever! Until he bonked his head on the window trying to catch it. I didn’t laugh. Much!
Not a lot else going on in my neck of the woods. Today is a busy day–errandy-type stuff with LG that will take us from one side of the metro to the other. Not sure when I’ll be back in the chair to work, or if my brain will be settled enough to concentrate. I do have goals for the week–get BLUE MOON ready for wide release, write new words, Christmas shop, find the Christmas card I bought last year for this year…
What about y’all? What’s up in your world? Got goals for the week?
Yay for getting your monthly Mexican food with family fix. Sorry your teams didn’t make it to the the final four. (Figures now that I don’t watch football, stupid Michigan finally makes it to #2. Turds.) Hey, you got some words out after being totally burned-out by NaNo. Go you. Yay for books! And I’ll be rooting for you to make your goal. Aww, yay for Boone and his new bed. And LOL about Loki. (We need to see a new pic of him. I still picture him as a kitten.) Safe travels on your errands today. And good luck on your goals. :hugs:
We got the Christmas cards done yesterday. I did mine and Hubs did his. Now all we need are stamps. I expect to hit the USPS today or tomorrow, depending on reasons. We had a humdinger of a storm last night, with hail, but nothing tragicful. At least I don’t think so. We’ll see after the sun comes up. Other than that, it was a pretty bland weekend. I got some new edit notes created, but not much. Things I need to do this week: work on 2022 spreadsheets, try and get through this re-through, upload Unequal to D2D… and I’m sure other stuffs, but I haven’t had enough coffee to remember it all yet.
Yikes on the storm! Hope all is good. It’s just cold here afte the front came through. Michigan played great. I rooted for them and will keep rooting for them and Cincinatti because Georgia and Bama? They’be been there, done that.
Yay for the cards, edits and yeah, get to work on the spreads and the uploading. I have updated critter pics on the Stuff and Nonsense tab.
OMG, Loki is gorgeous!
And yeah, all’s good here. No damages anywhere.
Good on the no damage. And yeah, he is gorgeous but he’s still the demon cat of mayhem and mischief and refuses to let me pet him. Except with my foot. 🙄