Bringing the Monday Heat

I know. I’m a broken recoard. And temps in the 100s is not necessarily a new thing for us Okies. Still, it’s miserable and misery loves company, am I right?Every time my AC stutters a little, I have a mild panick attack. Which is crazy because, being older than dirt, I remember life BAC (Before Air Conditioning). Somehow, we managed. Because we didn’t know any better. Swamp coolers were the thing and most businesses just had massive ceiling fans. Still, I totally identify with the above .gif. I’m also old enough to remember the movie and the actress. And yes, I know that feeling.

Okay, moving on. I’m sooooo EXCITED! As most of y’all know, I was a HUGE “Live PD” fan. Loved the hosts, the LEOs, and the departments. Then “woke” happened. I stopped watching A&E when they suddenly cut the program. Well, “Live PD” has been reincarnated as “On Patrol Live.” Dan Abrans is back as host and producer. And STICKS! I LOVE STICKS! Aka Sean Larkin, retired Tulas PD SWAT officer. Cureently, their 3rd is a deputy from Richland County. So many of my fav LEOs are back and it’s awesome to see them. LT Danny Brown is now a captain. The civilians still run the gambit. The criminals (innocent until proven guilty in a court of law) are still mostly dumb–because if they were smart a) they wouldn’t be doing the crime or b) they wouldn’t get caught. Anyway, it’s on REEL Z channel. Our Uverse carries it but it can also be streemed. CLICK HERE FOR INFO. You know, in case you liked “Live PD” too.

In other news, believe it or not, I’ve made progress on the last Moonstruck Wolf book needing revisions. I’ve gotten through a handful of chapters this past week and intend to finish up this week. God willing, the AC keeps working, we don’t have brown outs/blackouts, and Boone leaves me alone. That’s the plan. I keep having to backtrack because the previous book shares a lot of characters and plot with this book and remembering what went down is playing havoc with continuity. My brain = Swiss cheese, remember? Still, progress!

I finished off the Olympus Pride series by Suzanne Wright. She writes quirky characters and odd shifters (the latest release in audio features a Pallas cat and a bear cat aka red panda.) Also down and dirty, in case that’s not your thing. There is another book (#4) out in the series, but not in audio yet and I can’t find any info on when it will be. Then I listened to my first Emily Henry romcom, BOOK LOVERS. She’s a literary agent, he’s a high-powered book editor and they have a small town romance. And there is Big Foot porn. No. Really. My only ding is that it’s 1st Person Present POV which is sooo totally not my catnip. Still, I gave it 5 stars. Currently reading BETWIXT by Darynda Jones. She also has quirky characters but its something to bridge the gap until it’s close enough to Nalini Singh’s new release next month and I start my reread of the Psy-Changeling Trinity series.

Okay. Writing. TV. Reading. Sports. My poor Cardinals are running hot and cold. *sigh* Stormy’s soccer season is over. The last two games (okay, technically, I guess they are matches), the opposing teams didn’t have enough players so Stormy volunteered to play goalie for them so the teams could at least scrimmage. I love little kid sports! 🥰

Wildlife and critters update. I saved a juvenile blue jay from the garage. Pete was very intent on helping me. I managed to capture the bird and not kill it, me, or the cat before getting it outside and free. In Pete news, I’ve never figured out why the intrawebz has a thing about ginger/orange cats. There are all these memes and threads about them sharing one brain cell among them all. I’ve been adopted by two orange cats in my life–Moses, the one-eyed street cat who used to catch and gift me with moles and baby rabbits (on my chest while I’m sleeping in bed) and now Pete. He was skittish when he first appeared but he figured out that garage life is a good life. He could come in but he’s still not too sure about the indoor fuzzy children. Anywayh. y’all know that Lawyer Guy reinstalled a new cat door on one of the garage doors. For about three weeks, we had to prop it open for him to come through from outside to inside because the door had a magnet and it sort of “stuck. I went out one morning to feed him and he wasn’t in the garage. That’s when I realized the folded bit of duct tape we used to prop the door open was gone and the door closed. The next thing I knew, Pete butted the door with his head and in he came. I’m so proud! He figured it out. I’m also putting extra water out for birds and furry things that skitter about at night.

So, that’s pretty much my life. This week is all hundreds until we get to week’s end when there’s a really good chance of rain and temps in the low 90s. Yes, please! Today is an early trip to Wallyworld before the pavement gets hot. Then I need to do a load of laundry before the day heats up. After that, it’s my usual day–coffee, email, blog reading, procrastination… No, I plan on knuckling down on the damn book. I’ve wasted way too much time letting my head get in the way. How’s your life? Anything getting in your way lately?


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.
This entry was posted in Writing Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Bringing the Monday Heat

  1. Yay for On Patrol Live! Screw A&E. They ran some new show opposite OPL. I hope it bombed. (Yep, I’m petty that way.) Yay for Pete! Yay for Stormy! Yay for interesting reads! Thank you for putting extra water out for the critters. Yay for writing progress!!

    Other than the heat, life here is pretty good. I did Wallyworld on Saturday and it wasn’t a zoo, so I had that going for me. Last night, I cut my hair. Shorter than I was planning, but it looks nice and the hair is off my neck, so I’m happy. I made a batch of zucchini bread. Dinners this weekend were both ‘big sandwiches’. Tonight, I’m thinking ‘big salad’.

    • Silver James says:

      I don’t even look at what’s on A&E anymore. I DVR Court Cam because…Dan! And I watch it zipping through the commercials. I admit to a bit of morbidity there having been a chief bailiff on the local level and a court marshal on the state level. Glad Wallyworld was semi-normal. I’m headed out in about 10 minutes for my weekly run.

      Here’s to a good week!

      I’m all for short hair! Yay for zuck bread and big sandwiches. I’m thinking chicken pasta salad tonight. Not LG’s fav but he can deal once every two weeks or so.

  2. oliverrani says:

    Mondays and I don’t get along too haha

    By the way, you should consider booking a laundry service that handles your laundry!

    • Silver James says:

      I know Monday is really maligned but…it’s Monday! Am I right?!?! As for a laundry service, there’s just two of us and now that Lawyer Guy is retired, he doesn’t go through the starched shirts and dry cleaning like he used to. Besides, laundry is my “I donwannadoit, mom” excuse when I’m staring at a scene and have no clue where it’s going. The only thing that works better is cleaning the bathrooms but LG does them now. 😂

Got something to say?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.