Monday the First

How can it be August already?!?! I’m not truly complaining. The procrastination is all on me! And now, when I’m up at the buttcrack of dawn, it’s still dark out. And stays dark for a bit. Shorter days, longer nights FTW! I guess I’m something of a vampire at heart. Mostly, it has to do with the heat.

Speaing of weather, we had a tiny bit of rain–not even close to half an inch over 4 days of possibilities. Other parts of the states got their share AND ours. They needed it too so I’m trying not to whine…or be jealous. Much. It wouldn’t be quite so bad but for the water restrictions. We can hand water a garden twice a week–Thursdays and Sundays for my address.

My go-to Starbucks is closed for a month for renovations. I go there because it was the closest to home and it’s just down the street from Wallyworld, where I am this morning because…Monday. In the process of learning it would be closed, I discovered that they’ve built a brand-new stand-alone store two miles away from that store. Which puts it a closer to me, at 1.7y miles, instead of 3 miles to the other. That means I can still get my Starbuck’s fix on Mondays and Jake can get his “pup cup.” I’ll still use the original on Monday’s because it’s right there but the rest of the time when I get a craving? Yup, new store!

I added new words to the WIP. It’s going slow and not very steady (see previous comment about procrastination) and I did revise a few chapters (ditto on the procrastination). I know. I know. I’m terrible. But, ya know, sometimes it’s just not easy and this is one of those sometimes.

Reading/listening was pretty much a no-go this past week. I got 45% through an audio book, just didn’t connec to the MC or any of the secondaries (but for the magically sentient house) so I skipped through to the last chapter and learned there is a cliffhanger of sorts. The rest of the series is available but I just didn’t care enough. In a weird reading headspace, instead of diving into the Psy-Changeling Trinity series by Nalini Singh (new book coming out 8/9 (there are five books I want to read to refreash my memory on the series characters and plot arcs), I picked up a book by Kit Rocha from my dark and dirty shelf. Oddly enough, I’ve picked up the first book in this series a time or four since 2017, which is the last time I read it and never got much beyond the first couple of chapters. This time around, it is oddly satisfying. My brain sometimes!

My Cards are still running streaky. The trade deadline is Tuesday 6. p.m. and they’ve only made one trade as of typing this yesterday. Shortstop Juan Soto was traded to the Phillies for left-handed pitcher JoJo Romero. We need pitching but it sounds like he’s going to Triple A Memphis first. Ah well. Today and tomorrow could be interesting. The Cards REALLY need help on the mound. The injury bug has taken lots of pitcher bites.

Not much else is going on so i’ll let y’all get back to your regularly scheduled lives. Anybody have news to share? Anyone have anything they want to discuss? Who still needs rain? 🙋🏼‍♀️

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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2 Responses to Monday the First

  1. I swear I thought I commented on this yesterday morning, but my brain is toast, so I’m not sure whether the web ate my comment or I just dreamed I commented. Sorry you didn’t get much rain. We had a sploosher. It didn’t last long, but it did lower the temperatures a bit. It went from ungodly-hot to comfortable and now it’s on its way back to just plain hot. Yay for the coming of Fall. I can’t wait. Yay for a new Starbucks for you. Sorry the words are coming slowly. Maybe once the heat dies down, the words will stop hiding in the shade. Sorry reading is also going slow. Maybe that oft-started book will be the trick this time. Fingers crossed for your Cards.

    Nothing new going on here. Work, work, and more work. I feel like I’m sprinting from the time I clock in until I clock out. By the time I get home, I’m too tired to do much of anything. Last night, we ate dinner, chilled for a bit, and then went to bed early. Super exciting stuff here. LOL

    • Silver James says:

      Hopefully, you’ll get them caught up at work and the sprint will turn into a nice, steady stroll. Sounds like they let stuff stack up really badly. I totally get the falling asleep early. If I could sleep past 4 a.m., it would help.

      And yeah, that book just hit the spot. As is, mostly, the second book in the series. We’ll see if I hit the 3rd one or wait until I get through Nalini’s books for the new release and then come back to Kit’s.

      Hang in there. I can’t believe it’s actually Tuesday. Today will be interesting in the baseball world. 😉

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