Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday - True or Not?

Okay, so no one comments here anymore, but let's do this anyway...

Which of these are actually true?

1. There are no less than five tubes of different kinds of toothpaste on my bathroom counter currently.

2. I drove into the city this morning with the top down on the Jeep in less than fifty degree weather and in the rain.

3. That Man averted no less than four family crises today. He's the best.

4. My dog gets hurt feelings if the couch and the people on it aren't the same as usual.

5. We have used twelve rolls of paper towels in this house since Sunday.

6. Someone dried two laundry pods after they didn't dissolve in the wash. It's a freaking mess.

7. Some cat decided it's okay to pee in the basement and not in the litter box.

8. Some other cat broke two pictures and left glass everywhere.

9. When That Man gets up in the morning, he makes himself breakfast. He saves part of his breakfast for the puppy. It's always too hot for her to eat when he leaves, but she'll obsessively pace the downstairs until someone comes down to "feed" her the breakfast.

10. We have a toilet paper rule in this house. We are beyond the stipulations of the rules and yet no one has come forward to mention that if something is not done, we will be out of the precious toilet paper. This is disturbing on so many levels. All of the inhabitants of this house know which type of tp to buy and all have the funds to purchase. I feel like we're in some kind of stand off... Who wins if no toilet paper is purchased?

So which is true and which is false?


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wrangling Wednesday...

Wednesday already?

Well... That implies that this week is going fast when in fact, it's not.

Day Job is the Day Job - busy, crazy, brain-sucking, but it is what it is. It's a good thing I like it.

Retreat - 21 days! The swag has been purchased after Simon and I had our annual shopping/dinner night. We always have a blast. I have a few bucks to spend yet, which won't be hard. I'm making my packing list and am so excited.

Writing - Even after going through all of the retreat stuff we purchased and deposited on my couch last night, I managed to get a pretty decent word count tonight. I sent back my edits and pitched a vague idea for the next book in the series. Robin Hood? Yes. Yes. I'll be brainstorming this at retreat so I can begin writing as soon as I'm done with my current project.

The Weekend is coming - we have multiple obligations/plans. Not sure what's going to pan out and what isn't. One main thing that needs to happen is laundry. And housecleaning. Joy.

Computer - Well... I hate to even mention this. It has behaved for a few weeks now. No shutting off. No glitching. I did have to reset it to before an update stage a second time, but no nonsense since then. Though I have pretty much kept it plugged in the whole time - so don't know if that has anything to do with it or not. I can't remember when it was shutting off, or if I'm just imagining that being constantly plugged in is helping. That said, there are updates waiting to be installed and I know if I do that, it'll start being a jerk again. I have three weeks until retreat and I'm trying to figure out what the best thing to do is... I have no idea...

It's past my bedtime...


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Feel Good Friday on Saturday

Yeah, I'm a day late, but whatever...

Here's the list:

1. No cooking last night.
2. A fire in the backyard fire pit.
3. Hanging with friends.
4. Editing progress. Almost done.
5. Cleaning up The Wilds this morning. Can't wait for camping.
6. Naps.
7. Tired dogs.
8. Running errands with That Man.
9. One more weekend day.
10. Sleeping in tomorrow.

That is all.


Thursday, April 20, 2017


One more day...

I am working on my first round edits. I'm almost done. I made it through the easy stuff and now I'm working on the things that require more concentration. I'm hoping to be done by Saturday. It would be nice if These People who live with me would shut the heck up so I could concentrate. Ha! That's too mean. They are trying really hard, but forget themselves often. I just want to run away for the weekend so I can finish. To be clear, I would take That Man with me, but no one else... because he knows to leave me be and he has his own stuff to do... It's still a possibility if I can work out the details. I hope...

My finger is still sucky. It's apparent that it did need at least three stitches. It looks good, I think, considering. I'm taking care of it and I think it will be okay. I've been putting two bandages on it - one for wound covering and one for protection since I hit it on every single thing I touch.

Yesterday I had the day off work. There were necessary things that needed to be done, which left no time for editing until later in the day. I'm not complaining at all. It is what is it, but I am dying for Retreat!! 26 days until I have 4 1/2 days to myself .4 1/2 days of doing just what I need/want to do (except for the Retreat responsibilities, which I want to do). I am so excited! (and yes, I love my family and I will miss them, but's ME time! I need and deserve it!)

Tomorrow is Friday. Yay!

That is all for now!


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Tale

I cut my finger pretty darned good yesterday. I'm still not sure if it should have had stitches or not, but it's too late now. What happened? Well, I pull in after work to K4 coming out of our side door which is secured by a heavy storm door and a padlock on the inside. We rarely use this door, but have had someone try to break in there.
She had been locked inside the house - all of the house keys were in use, including hers which was borrowed by a brother. (actually her car keys, but her house keys were on there). So I unlock the door and proceed to help her get the door closed and secure again. I reach to adjust the bottom part and hit the sheet metal, instantly slicing my middle finger. It didn't really bleed, and it didn't hurt at all... Until later.
And of course, I keep bumping it on everything and it's hard to type properly thanks to the bandage that's on it. And it does hurt now.
I should post a picture for you, but you really don't want to see it. I showed K3 while he was eating and he wasn't thrilled with me. It's not gross like bleeding, pus-filled, or bone-sticking out, but it makes you make that "eeee" face.

So yeah...

I got my first round edits for ItF! Very excited.

That is all for now!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Since Tuesday? Say What?

I can't believe I missed posting the rest of the week!

So... It was my birthday on Friday. A big one. My coworkers filled my cubicle with play balls, caution tape, and the like. It was hysterical. That Man brought coffee and doughnuts in for everyone, and brought balloons to further fill my cube. (He's a keeper and is the new office favorite.) My lunch was bought for me (and was so good),

Came home to a quiet house, paid the bills, and sat on the patio in the sun. That Man came home and we ordered food, built a fire outside, and hung out. Very awesome. My sister and brother-in-law stopped by and I received many messages from friends and family!

Slept in a little Saturday morning, then a low-key morning. Did the grocery shopping and got the gear, food, and stuff ready for going to my sister's. That Man, his sister and I helped at the religious place and then we headed up to The Wilds. After we got things unloaded and organized, we headed down the road to hear a bank a friend of my b-i-l's was doing sound for. It was an "interesting" half hour. The band was "okay", the crowd was definitely interesting.

Up early this morning to get food going and stuff ready. We had a small-ish crowd this year, but everything was excellent - the food, the company, and definitely the laughter. Mr. B was funny and so busy all day. We had four dogs running around who all got along, which was cool. We had the top down on the Jeep. It was an absolutely gorgeous day. I don't think there was a single one of us who didn't get some sun.

Now we're still full and exhausted. Doing laundry. I did my words and ended up with way more than I expected. Bedtime will be very soon and then the work week starts once more. Joy.

But it was a very excellent weekend and I am very grateful.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Terrific Tuesday...

In an effort to be positive, I'm calling this day terrific and here's why:

1. Being on time this morning after an interesting getting ready time (that included a lot of funny stuff).

2. Decent work day. Manageable work load, some challenges, lots of laughing with my co-workers.

3. Not having to cook when I got home and a good dinner, too. Also not having to do dishes or clean the kitchen.

4. An absolutely beautiful day! I didn't take the top down on the Jeep because I just wanted to get home, but it was lovely to sit out on the patio and chill.

5. Getting my writing words done.

6. As much as I hate to say it... Paying the taxes. The only thing I need is a stamp for the federal envelope. The good part is that we had the money to pay the taxes. Not that we have much at all left, but at least we could cover what we owed and that's a good thing.

7.  Mr. B. He's a hoot and was a crack-up all night.

8. Not caring that my house is a wreck. (Actually, I do care - just not at this very moment.)

9. Holiday plans.

10. Tomorrow is half-way through the work week and I get to meet one of my favorite clients.

That is all. It's bedtime.