Monday Madness

I’m not a fan of round ball–ie. basketball. I played a little back in the day, under duress. As a result, I don’t pay much attention to brackets when March Madness rolls around. This year? I have to admit to giggling often when I catch a sports report because EVERYONE’S bracket got blown all to hell and back. Go Cinderella! Show ’em how to dance. And yes, I am talking about the men’s side of the bracket because unlike others, I can define both what a man is AND and woman. Anyway…

The weather turned out really nice over the weekend. Made me a happy camper, especially since I have to out into the backyard and stand around with Boone while he does his thing. I’ve been finding a sunbeam and soaking up some Vitamin D.

I am catching back up to my reading/listening goals to meet my 2022 challenge. I’ve read 32 of 150 books and I’m only 3 books behind schedule now. Yesterday, I finished up Shelly Laurenston’s Pride series. She has a way with silliness and shifters. I’ve rolled over into her follow-on series, The Badger Chronicles. I have to admit, I do have a soft spot in my heart for the honey badgers.

There was writing. A bit more than the previous week but still not up to my par. Ah well. All new words are appreciated and I’m still liking the ones Im typing. I get the rights to the rest of the Moonstruck Wolf books set in Susan Stoker’s world on Friday. I REALLY need to get on the ball and get all of them ready for reupload once they disappear from Amazon. Yes, I am taking them wide. I really need to brain this week.

LOTS of softball and baseball this weekend! My OSU Cowgirls rocked their conference series against Texas Tech. The Cowboys also had a good weekend. OU gave all their fans a heart attack yesterday. They were 0-0 against Baylor until the 6th inning when Baylor scored. OU was down to their last out in the bottom of the 7th and they managed to get 2 on base (FINALLY) and then the batter hit a walk-off three-run homer. Whew! And this from a team that’s run-ruled teams 24 times this year. On the pro side, My Cardinals were a mixed bag but it’s spring training and a late start at that. They’ll be ready by opening day in April. I ❤ spring sports!

LG had an early morning trip to the ER Sunday. Boone nailed him in the eye with a paw/claws and he (LG) has two abrasions–on the iris and the white. He has meds and is supposed to take things easy. Poor LG. He gets the brunt of Boone’s activities.

Gotta brag on The Only again. The advertising agnecy she works for has some awesome clients–several tribes, the Murray Bombing Museum and Memorial, and the state’s largest “local” banking group. She’s gone from head archivist to Director of Creative Services and they are also utilizing her amazing photographer skills. She also has good ideas. See, that bank bases it’s commercials on local history and she had a suggestion for when they did a commercial for the city of Muskogee. Well, no commercial yet, but the bank picked her idea for their “Loyal TV” channel. Y’all go check out The Native Modernist. Only’s first degree is an Assciates in Indian Art from Bacone College. Her mentor was Ruthe Blalock Jones, a renowned Native American artist, who was mentored in turn by Dick West. When Only graduated, Ms. Jones presented her with a set of paint brushes orginally owned by West. Anyway, y’all know how proud LG and I are of her.

On that note, it’s Monday and my madness consists of my weekly trek through Wallyworld. Jake is ready to go so time for me to get out there and people. Lord help us all! 😉 Anyboyd do something fun this weekend?

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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6 Responses to Monday Madness

  1. I don’t do basketball either, but I did hear something about the upset, it was that upsetting. Don’t get me started on the whole man/woman thing. Yay for lovely weather. Yay for writing and for getting your rights back! Yay for your teams. Oh, no. Poor LG. :hugs: Yay for Only! She’s a rockstar. Good luck at the Wallyworld today.

    Fun? I played poker and got to 10th out of 558 – my best at that sized tournament yet. That was fun. I read a fun SF novel yesterday. Hubs and I went for a walk on Saturday and then wandered around the yard yesterday. Always fun. I wrote about 1500 words over the weekend which wasn’t necessarily fun but definitely necessary. Not good words, but progress is progress, eh?

    • Silver James says:

      1500 words in a weekend? Outstanding! Doesn’t matter if good or bad. New words! Yay for poker and walks. I need to “reset” the hummingbird feeder even though we have one more cold day forecast for this week. And sadly, the St. Pete’s Peacocks are headed home. UNC beat them last night but hey! Elite Eight ain’t bad for a little NJ school. Kansas (a Big 12 school) is in the Final Four so I’ll try to remember to send out a rah! for them because I always root for the Big 12 schools. All the other conferences like to look down their noses at us. LOL

      Cheers to a good week!

  2. Kimber says:

    Congratulations Only! But look who her parents are😉.
    Ouch LG. Poor Boone.
    Begged a guy at work, to go in for a few hours 7-11 on Saturday, I can only drag so much of my office home. Business is boomin, especially New Construction KB is doing 30 🏠 a week, and Castlerock has picked up. I do all things builders but pull and deliver. Add in Fleet, Audit reports, OH, etc… My plate is spilling over the sides. Mentioned being overwhelmed to the Boss, since peeps have time to scroll on their phones, as he walks by. But Ill just keep working on keeping up after work and weekends, I care, its just how I roll.
    I swung by Home Depot to pick up a piece of plywood to extend my desk space at work.
    And bought a hanging basket and some misc 🪴, I dont have the stamina to do outside like I use to, everything looked so healthy, fresh and busting with colors, HELL the world could use alot of that right now.
    Happy last monday of March!!!

    • Silver James says:

      We do need more “spring” in the world. Yay for flowers. I hope you’re at least getting overtime or comp time for all the extra work you’re putting in! And yeah, I have the same mindset. Hang in there and remember to take care of yourself so you don’t burn out. 🙂

  3. starsong57@yahoo.com says:

    Oh, congrats to Only! That’s a huge deal.
    I created a jacket this weekend, and put more character info on the 2nd writing project (immortals/aliens among us), and engafed with my book-study group. Spring allergies are killin me!

    • Silver James says:

      We’ve gone from cedat to elm and now the oaks are starting up. I won’t be able to breathe again until the first freeze of the fall. Cedar, oak, cottonwood (the devil’s tree!), leaf mold, and finally ragweed. Yippee. LOL Yay for all creative pursuits. I bet the jacket looks cool and character info is always important. Go for it all!

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