Monday Musings: Okay, Okay, I Give Up!

Last week, we got around 14 or so inches of snow. Roads were cleared quickly and after a day or so, things settled back to normal. Some ice and snow melting off the rooftops, and it’s been cold. Tomorrow, we are supposed to get another snowstorm with significant accumulation. You know what? I give up, Winter. You win. Go ahead, snow until June. I don’t care anymore.

I did get some seeds started for the garden last week, but I fear there will still be snow out there when it’s time to plant! I started both hot and sweet peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and a few herbs. I’ve also got romaine and red leaf lettuce, and arugula under the lights in the basement. The lettuce and arugula can stay in the basement, since the cook temps are just what they like, and the herbs will be fine indoors. But the rest? C’mon, Mother Nature, I wanna grow some veggies! I have a few more things to start this week, and the cool weather stuff should go in soon. We’re ( I hope) getting the big raised bed this weekend, and assuming we don’t get twelve more feet of snow, I can get that going with the cool weather garden.

Speaking of the new raised bed garden thingie, we are planning on (probably) going to Vermont for the weekend to get it. We’re getting it from Gardener’s Supply, where I get a lot of my gardening stuff. Just a quick weekend trip, but it should be fun. Might even take Lambeau with us.

Speaking of Mr. Lambeau, I took him out yesterday with his Wubba toy and let him get some running time in the snow. He likes running anyway, and the snow makes it that much more tiring for him. He did have to spend more time than usual in his crate this weekend, as we did a lot of running around. I thought he would enjoy some time to just let loose and have fun. It always makes me smile when I see him running after a toy and just flinging it around as he runs back to me. The pure joy coming from him is contagious. He did nap when we got home!

I am working on revisions on Two’s Company, the space opera sci-fi story that is my current WIP. I gave it a read through and noted a few things, and now I am digging into it chapter by chapter to fix some issues, add detail and subplots, and clean it up. I did decide to ditch the prologue. On reading through the whole thing, I realized that there was nothing in the prologue that wasn’t better revealed as the story unfolds. It’s slow slogging, but the whole thing will be better for it.

And that’s about all the scoop from here. If you are in the path of this latest storm, I hope you don’t get slammed too hard. We’ve had enough!


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