Tuesday Thoughts: A Day Late

Sorry about the lack of post yesterday. I am still trying to shake this cold/bronchitis thing and Sunday was not a good night. I came down yesterday morning, got a cup of coffee, and fell back to sleep on the sofa. Woke up to cold coffee and a late morning hour. So, I spent most of the day trying to catch up. I never caught the blog post.

It was a bit chilly in the house this AM. The living room thermostat read 63 when I came down. Yeesh! Sweaters and sweatshirts, here I come! At least the sun is out and the sky is blue.

I will be taking Ginger, one of our two oldest cats (13), to the vet today. She hasn’t been eating the dry food well for the past week or so. We’ve been going through a bit of a food issue here. All the cats have been finicky about food lately. I wanted to try to get them on something perhaps a bit better for them than the Purina One we’d been using, but they have all been refusing to eat anything else. We tried several different things. So, we are back to the Purina. Maybe not the best thing out there, but the best food in the world doesn’t do any good if they won’t eat it! Ginger still seemed to have problems, though. When she was in for her rabies vax earlier this year, the vet found a loose tooth. Wasn’t really bothering her at the time, so we didn’t do anything. I suspect it has gotten to the point where it is now bothering her, and will have to come out. She also has a lump on her belly that needs to get checked out. She has been eating canned food pretty well, and acting pretty much normal, so that’s a good thing. We’ll see what the vet says.

I finished my Goodreads reading challenge for the year: 27 books. I finished number 27 yesterday. That’s pretty good for me. I am usually running close to the end of the year on these challenges. I think getting more audiobooks has helped. I can “read” while I am doing dishes, folding laundry, that sort of thing which you can’t with a print or even e-book. So, that means next year is a plus one to 28 books. For the rest of the year, I am going to re-read some things anticipating new stuff coming up, and in audiobooks, I am starting Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody series. I read a few of them many years ago, and was reminded of them just recently. It’s been so long, I am starting over from the first one. Those will be my Friday Reviews for a bit.

As far as writing goes, I am working on this year’s Halloween story. It’s a ghost story that I hope will be cute and fun for the children out there, whatever your age. And planning for NaNoWriMo, which starts in (gulp) two weeks. I am doing the rebel thing this year, and working on something I started already. It’s a space opera and I’ve only got a few thousand words done, so it’s not that rebellious. I plan on adding at least the November goal of 50K. And I won’t count what is already written. I’ve been filling in the workbook for the story with characters, plot structure, chapter descriptions, etc. I think it will be fun to get back to this one.

And that’s about all the news from here. I hope your week is starting off great!

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