We are heading into another week of multiple days of rain. We had a drought for weeks and weeks, and now, we are having our monsoon period. Okay, maybe not quite monsoons, but it's been raining almost daily for over a week. The lawns, flowers, and other plants love it, and we truly did need … Continue reading Well, We Said We Wanted Rain….
Yep, it's another cloudy, gloomy, rainy day. At least, it's trending warmer again and that will continue for most of the week. We may even see some sun! And to top it all off, today is also colonoscopy prep day for me. Yay! But that does give me the chance to preach a bit. <soapbox>When … Continue reading Rainy Days and Sundays
Late posting this today. Apologies. Busy day with some catching up needed. Anyway, Saturday was the first of our New England area chili cook offs. It was the Massachusetts State Cook Off, aka The Beast of the East. As usual, the BaldMan was chief judge and I was scorekeeper. We had a good turnout of … Continue reading Monday Musings: The Rain In Winchendon- Wait, What?
Summer Sale!! During the month of July, all my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords. Three, including the first two stories in my urban fantasy series, The Yo-Yo Files, are free. My short fantasy collection is half off, as is my latest sci-fi novel, Two's Company. My first novel, Circle Unbroken, is at even more of a discount. Ebooks are … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: At Least the Heat Wave is Over
And if April showers do bring May flowers, our allergies ought to be out of control this month! But, really, I am ready for some nice Spring weather. It's been gray and cloudy far too much so far, and Sunday was no exception. It started nice, but then the clouds rolled in, it rained a … Continue reading Monday Musings: It’s May, It’s May!
It's August, isn't it? Summer's last fling, so to speak. Although, I must admit that I'd like it if it flung some cooler weather and rain our way. I am not quite ready for Fall yet, and certainly not for Winter, but some more moderate Summer days would be nice. The Summer Sale promotion at … Continue reading Monday Musings: Another Month Bites the Dust, and Some Writerly Musings
We were away again on Friday and Saturday. We went to Hartford, CT to run the judging at a new chili cook off at the Gengras Harley Davidson dealership. It was hot and humid, and they set us up a tent with sides on a grassy area behind the cooks' tents. The sides were good … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili, Again, Hartford Friday Night, and More Dog Stuff
Here are twelve words that just might be older than you realize. Just one more example of what goes around, comes around: http://mentalfloss.com/article/51150/12-old-words-survived-getting-fossilized-idioms A new mammal species was discovered recently. Oddly enough, there was one in a zoo for a long time, but zoologists thought it was one of a different (known) species. The article … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: 12 Old/New Words, New (Cute) Mammal Discovered, Book Lovers Will Understand, Rogue Planets, and That Fresh After Rain Smell
We've had some rain the last few days. which we needed. It's nice to be able to turn off the irrigation in the garden for a couple of days. I did get the lettuces, and other greens that I had started indoors planted out there, plus some more seeds put in. The rain will be … Continue reading Monday Musings: Rainy Days and Recuperating Knees