Today is a holiday in the USA. It’s Memorial Day when people go to the lake, hold cook-outs with family and friends. And shop. Every store out therre is holding a Memorial Day Sale. Memorial Day is a day to remember service members who gave their lives in service to this country. Anyway, don’t thank a veteran today. They’ll be embarrassed. Instead, honor a Gold Star family or say a prayer if you pass a cemetery with flags and/or patriotic wreaths placed on some of the graves. Yeah, yeah. A somber way to start the day.
In other news, my Cowgirls punched their ticket in two games and are headed to OKC for a first game on Thursday for the Women’s College World Series (WCWS). OU also made it in two games, and the 3rd Big 12 team in the Super Regionals, Texas won 2 of 3 over Arkansas to also make it onto the bracket. Otthers are UCLA, Florida, Arizona, and Oregon State. As of typing this, the 3rd game between Arizona State and Northwestern played late last night. There are some awesome teams coming to town. My Cards split the series with the Brewers but there were some fun moments.
I did a little writing and less revisions. Life, don’cha know. It’s a combination of things. Nothing bad, just some physical stuffs and the fact that my procrastinator is running in overdrive. I need to find the off switch.
Finally got around to loading the audio book of Nalini Singh’s ARCHANGEL’S LIGHT, the newest release in her Guildhunter/Archangel series. I’m a big fan of the series and the two protagonists in this book are huge favorites but I’ll admit to some hesitancy about this book. There’s been a huge push from some fans for these two characters to get together as lovers. Looking down-range at what *I* think is the probably outcome of one of the series threads, I think that would be a mistake. Not sure if anyone else is a fan but I won’t discuss spoilers, possible spoilers, or what my writer brain is saying about plotting. Anyway, I procrastinated. I’m still taking it slowly. There are some elements that make me want to tell them to pull up their big-boy jockey shorts and act like adults because the unwillingness to say what they feel is getting old. I’m just under half-way through and enough already. Now, that said, Nalini has such a wonderful way with words and and worldbuilding that I’d have trouble not loving one of her books. We’ll see what happens in this one.
In local news, my hometown is under a boil order. The state Department of Enviromental Quality did some water tests and E-coli showed up. The area where the samples were taken is about 1/2 a mile away and the tests were done on Saturday and Sunday, though they didn’t issue the boil order until late Sunday afternoon. 🤦🏼♀️ Uhm…I’d say if we were gonna get it, we’d already have it. Still, LG ran to the store and stocked up on bottled water just in case because it is a holiday weekend and who knows when/if they find the cause, fix it, and/or give an all clear because new tests come back negative. Brushing teeth using a plastic jug of water reminds me of camping at Girl Scout camp. Yeah, don’t miss camping at all.
Anyway, that’s my excitement for the weekend. I should make a Wallyworld run this morning but I may procrastinate until tomorrow. Maybe the water will be fine and I can shower and wash my hair. But hey, good excuse to let the dishes stack up in the sink, right? 😏
Not sure who came up with the idea that Memorial Day weekend was a party weekend, but yeah. Yay for your teams. Boo for life getting in the way. Fingers crossed the book is better than you fear. Bummer about the boil order. Hopefully they’ll get the system flushed quickly. :hugs: And yes, it’s perfectly okay to let the dishes stack up. Time for picnic foods and paper plates!
We spent a lot of time doing yard work this weekend. It’s a ‘park-like setting’ now. At least what you can see from the road LOL. I still have a lot of weeding to do that you can’t see from the road. At least the high traffic of neighbors’ visitors right now will approve of our yard. (That’s a joke. I don’t really care. We just always start from the front and work back to the woods.) Other than that, not much going on here. I did Wallyworld on Saturday. Roasted a chicken. Exciting stuffs.