Monday Ides and Tidings

Okay, technically, the Ides of March falls on the 15th but I needed a title so…whatever.

Last week was sorta busy. I completed another trip around the sun (ie. celebrated something of a milestone b-day). Sunday, Mother Nature got totally pissed at the US. We had 12 or 13 (National Weather Service hasn’t quite decided yet how many) F1- and F2 tornadoes in the state. Monday and Tuesday wasn’t much to write home about, except my route of travel to Wallyworld was fubar’d on Monday, so I gave up and came home then got there on Tuesday. And yes, I will be hitting up the flying W for groceries this morning.

Wednesday was my b-day, the morning spent at the DMEI. Eyes are healing well. I’ve hit 20/25 in the right eye and 20/900 (sort of) in the left. Considering the left couldn’t be measured before the surgery because the chart only goes to 20/1250 (which is pretty much legally blind). I managed to see some of the lines and make a guess on the 900 line. Hoping when I got back on the 20th that it will be even better. It’ll never be even close to 20/20 due to the optic nerve damage but hey, every step forward is a blessing. I’m still confused because I’ve always worn glasses to see far away but could see up close. Now I can see far away but can’t see up close. My hands get lost and take off my borrowed readers when I sit down at the computer. And it’s all blurry until I put the readers back on. Old habits die hard. 🤣

We actually went out to dinner twice this week–both to celebrate. Wednesday night, LG and I hit our fave BBQ place. Ribs and brisket just hit the spot! Last night, the James Gang gathered at the family place for pizza to celebrate me. I had a Caesar salad with grilled chicken and many, MANY fried mushrooms. Yummers!

Speaking of my eyes, I haven’t been ON the computer all that much. I don’t really have a definitive correction for reading/close work so my eyes tend to strain and get tired and/or I get a headache if I spend too much on the computer. That means not much writing has gotten done. In fact, I only did the #ThursdayThreads challenge last week (which I won–woohoo!) so not much progress on the WIP but there’s a snippet to share Wednesday.

And speaking of medical stuff, you know how “they” say you should walk 10,000 steps a day? Well, I saw a medical report last week that made me actually count my steps. According to new research just 500 steps a day can cut heart disease and stroke by 20-30%, Well, I counted. It’s 70 steps every time I go get a cup of coffee. And every time I have to hit the ladies room? It’s either 32 or 68 depending on which bathroom. As much coffee as I drink and as many times as I have to go? I’ve got this! 🤣 ☕

In sports news, my OSU Cowgirls are now18-1 and ranked #3. I do love me some softball. And my Cards are doing good in spring training. Sadly, not many of those games are televised. I can listen to OSU on the computer but not the Cards. Ah, well. World Baseball Classic is coming and most of those games will be televised and opening day isn’t that far away. Saturday was the first day of spring soccer. Stormy’s team has a bunch of new players–several with little experience. He scored the winning goal and we were lucky the team we played also didn’t have much experience. The weather was beautiful–mid-60s and no wind.

Reading–or in my case lisentening–was mostly slow last week. I did finish DESPERATION IN DEATH by JD Robb and have started the new release in the series, ENCORE IN DEATH. When I finish it in a couplt of days, not sure where I’ll go. I may get back to Eileen Wilks’ World of the Lupi series, or perhaps a relisten to the Queen of Shards/Gargoyle Queen series by Jennifer Estep because the newest book in it releases tomorrow. We’ll see where my head is when I finish ENCORE.

And that’s pretty much it for me. What about y’all? How’s your weather? Anything good happen? Anything bad? And who’s ready for St. Paddy’s Day? 😉


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 Ides and Tidings

  1. Yay for birthdays! Boo for bad weather! Yay for healing! You get the idea… yay for all your good things and boo for the bad. You had a busy week and I have a limited amount of time or I would answer all your stuffs with individual stuffs.

    We didn’t get any swirly weather, but we did get like 3 inches of rain overnight that night. Sploosh. Nothing really good or bad happening here. We took a wooden platform we had lying around and put all the deer feed on it, so we no longer have to lift the 50 pounds bags from the floor to pour them in the feed tub. Yay. Yesterday, I watched a marathon of the 2014 season of Ink Master. I don’t do tats, but it was interesting to watch. I lead an exciting life.

    • Silver James says:

      Hey, you never know when you’ll get back to writing and you’ll have a tatted character and/or one who does tats. I wish we’d get 3 inches of sploosh. Great idea on the platform. Bending and lifting is getting tougher so work easier I say! Have a good week! ❤

  2. bookwyrm217 says:

    We did the breakfast with the old friends and had a great time. I’m the furthest away at about 45 minutes but it will probably be a weekly thing.
    Most of the snow melted so we have room for the next go around. Actually cold outside unlike most of this winter. Looking forward to moving the clocks ahead Saturday night.
    I’m next up for the new JD book at the library. I tried the audiobooks and just can’t.

    • Silver James says:

      A lot of people don’t like audio and yeah, the narrator matters–a LOT! Susan Erickson does a great job with the In Death books. I could only read for about 15 minutes at a time so I gave up and tried a free Audible deal. It took a little getting used to and while I’m looking forward to actually reading a book again (because a lot of books I want to read aren’t available in audio), I find I really enjoy the audio versions. I listen in the car and while I’m doing laundry and other household chores, That’s one reason I can “read” 200 books a year!

      • bookwyrm217 says:

        Me too. I usually have an audio going if I don’t have the tv on. I even have a waterproof Bose speaker for the shower so I can listen!!!

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