I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned how much I truly dislike Daylight Savings Time. I do not like springing forward or falling back. Just leave it at plain, ol’ Standard Time. It has served us well for generations. Anyway, at this rate, I might have to move to Arizona to get away from it but I don’t really wanna do that either.
So anyway. There was last week, which was followed by the weekend. I wish I had lots of exciting news to relay. I don’t. I did very little. I did make small strides in my recovery. Lifting and bending restrictions ended, though I’m still supposed to be careful to help keep the pressure down in my eyes. I went to Wallyworld all by myself. As I’m doing this morning. I can also bend over with just a little bit of a squat to pet Pete out in the garage. That whole squatting thing? VERY bad for my knees and Mother Nature’s continued drunken weather binge didn’t help. We had freezing temps, a hight of 80, more freezing temps, and yeah…today we might actually make it to 50. Whatever.
I watched a lot of baseball–World Baseball Classic–and softball. My OSU Cowgirls played a 3-game series against Florida State. They took 2 of the 3 games so yay! All three games were televised on ESPN+ so double yay! They should hang on to their #3 rank because #2 UCLA lost a game to an unranked team. At least the Seminoles were ranked #6. I’m rooting for some of the underdogs in the WBC–like Czech Republic and Israel. Also Puerto Rico, which isn’t an underdog, necessarily. That team is managed by my favorite and newly-retired player, Yadier Molina. The Czechs all have day jobs. They have a former MLB player and two Czech college students who play for schools here in the States. One of their pitchers, an electrician by trade, actually struck out Shohei Ohtani, who is referred to as the unicorn of MLB. He’s an incredible two-way player who pitches lights out and hits like a champ. That’s some pretty big bragging rights. Israel is in much the same position. Of course, I’m hoping Team USA repeats as the champs this year but in the meantime, there’s some great baseball.
In writing, I sort of did a backslide. The new words I wrote belong in the Moonstruck Mafia WIP that’s been on the back-burner for over a year while I’ve struggled with the CROSSFIRE WIP. They are good words though, and any words are better than none. The eyes are still adjusting but until the prescription settles, no glasses to correct vision, which means limited computer time. Ugh.
As to reading/listening, I’m on the 3rd book of the Crown of Shards trilogy by Jennifer Estep. Once I finish CRUSH THE KING, I’ll move to the spin-off series The Gargoyle Queen. The 3rd book in that series released last week. It fantasy with magic, gladiators, court politics, assassination attempts, and true love. What else could you ask for?
And that pretty much sums up my week. Like I said, I haven’t done much of anything. I’m hoping to push past the lazy-dazies this week. We’ll see how that works out. In the meantime, I have to stay bundled up until like Wednesday and Thursday. And Friday is St. Patrick’s Day. Yay! Come back tomorrow for a taste of Ireland and a throwback to a few of my earliest books. Anybody do anything or productive over the weekend?
I discovered that wheat germ is awesome on chocolate ice cream. I joked about it and Hubs pretty much dared me to do it, so I had to. And it was AWESOME. That’s about as productive as I get most weekends. Seriously, though, I did Wallyworld and not much else. Yay for small strides in your recovery and lots of baseball to watch. I checked in on Israel versus Puerto Rico, but I couldn’t bear to watch the Israelis get whomped. Yay for words, even if they weren’t the words you were expecting or hoping for. Sometimes, writing is like that.
I had the kind of day where it felt like I no sooner got there and other people were getting ready to clock out. I was running full tilt all day (figuratively, of course) and mechanical things kept either dying or freaking out around me. Thankfully, nothing here at home is being naughty. I can’t afford vehicle or computer issues right now.
I never know if those kind of Mondays are a good thing or a bad thing. The good thing is, the day seems to be over sooner than anticipated. The bad thing is, you’re running around like that proverbial chicken. And any trip to Wallyworld ups the productive quotient because that’s a trek and necessary for survivial. LOL Hang in there and I hope the week smooths out for you!
I’m hanging in there. And now that the car has warmed up, I’m outta here. Have a great day!
Hope your day goes well! And yeah, it’s freaking cold!