Friday, July 10, 2020

This I know for sure...

I came across this quote and couldn't believe how appropriate it is right now.

"In these times, you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you wake in the morning." ~ Carl Sandburg

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

What's Up Wednesday

This week...

My Current WIP (Work in Progress): No writing related work done last week. I'm back in editing mode this week. 

Quote of the Week: "Time is the coin of your life. You determine how it will be spent. Do not allow others to spend it for you." ~ Carl Sandburg

What I'm Reading: I started "A Bad Day for Sunshine" by Darynda Jones Sunday evening. I haven't had a lot of time to read this week, so I'm not very far into the book. I enjoyed her Charley Davidson series so I have high hopes for this new series.

Random Thoughts:  I look forward to summer all winter long and then when summer gets here with it's high 80 to 90 degree weather and humidity, I look forward to cooler weather. Too bad there's no place in the US where it's about 75 degrees with little to no humidity year round. 

Random Photo of the Week:

The container garden that I wasn't going to do this year now has flowers as well as the vegetable plants from my nephew.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Happy 4th of July

I'm a little early, but since I don't do posts on Saturdays, I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th of July. There will be no post on Monday, 7/6 but I will be back with a new What's Up Wednesday post on 7/8.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

What's Up Wednesday

This week...

My Current WIP (Work in Progress): I did 22 more pages last week. I will not be doing any work on my WIP this week. My mom's birthday was yesterday so we spend Monday and Tuesday doing things she wanted to do. I have one last appointment for my hand after work today. My nephew is stopping by tomorrow to bring my mom a new rosebush for her birthday. We are going to stay on the porch while he plants it in the yard. This way we'll be able to visit with him, but maintain social distance. 

Quote of the Week: "Keep the promises you make to yourself" ~ from a Dove Promises chocolate wrapper

What I'm Reading: I started reading "Cross Her Heart" by Melinda Leigh Monday night. This is the first book I've read by Ms. Leigh. I'm not very far into it yet, but I'm liking it so far.

Random Thoughts: My mom and I went to our local library last Friday. I can't tell you how much I missed going to the library. The library is limiting the number of items you can take out to 5 books per member. That was hard because we both usually get out between 8 and 10 books each. I had to decide which book I wanted to read more than another. I do understand the limit though as they are putting every book that is returned into a quarantine room for three days before it's checked back in and available for someone else to borrow. Our library is pretty busy so I can't imagine how many books are going into quarantine on a daily basis even with the limit of 5 books per member.

Random Photo of the Week:

I planted some old unlabeled seeds in a tiny clay pot I had just to see what would happen. It's actually growing. I just don't know what I'm growing.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Social Media

I signed up to take a course on how to best use social media as an author without constantly posting "buy my book" on various social media platforms over and over which is sure to annoy any followers one may have. I'm already on Facebook and Twitter, though I don't do too much on Twitter.

The course consists of 12 lessons and lasts about 2 weeks. It will cover Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. I use Pinterest, but not for anything writing related so it will be interesting to see the lesson(s) on that. There also a few lessons on basic graphic design and web design for very beginners.

I'm looking forward to the classes and hope that I'll learn a few things I can use.

Friday, June 26, 2020

This I know for sure...

I had decided that I wasn't going to do any container gardening this summer. I didn't want to have to fight off the squirrels. They like to dig up my flowers and either dig holes in my vegetable planters or they take a bite out of whatever vegetable happens to be growing and then leave it there still hanging on the vine.

My nephew stopped by on Wednesday and brought me a planter with three extra plants he didn't have room for in his vegetable garden. So I am now the owner of one summer squash plant, one acorn squash plant, and one cucumber plant.

I'm not sure how successful I'll be in getting anything to grow that the squirrels won't take a bite out of but I'm going to give it a try again this year, I guess.