Reading's been a bit slower than usual lately. I went through a bit of time where I just seemed to run out of time and didn't get any reading done. I have been trying to carve out some time every day now to read, but I really am not a very fast reader, so it … Continue reading Friday Review: I Got Nothing
Continuing our weekend walks with Lambeau, this week we went to Dexter Drumlin in Lancaster MA. Did you know that a drumlin is an elongated hill in the shape of an inverted spoon or half-buried egg formed by glacial ice? And that the word comes from the Irish word droimnin, meaning "littlest ridge"? I didn't. … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Walk in the Park (Sort of), Back to School for Pups, and Some Writing Related Stuff
I think we blew through it a couple weeks ago, didn't we? Seems we have had very little sunny weather since that warm spell. I mean, I'm glad we are getting enough rain, but a little sunshine on my shoulders would be welcome! Oh, hey- we bought more plants! It seems we can't stop this … Continue reading Monday Musings: What Happened to Summer?
Another gorgeous day, so Lambeau and I walked one of the woods trails here. It was cool and lovely, even with no leaves on the trees as yet. But the buds are swelling nicely, and the smaller branches are greening. And there are a few bugs starting to flit about. Two views of the … Continue reading Another Walk in the Woods in the Springtime
Since it is so nice and sunny today, I decided Lambeau and I would take a walk in the woods. I took a few pictures while we were out. This is pretty much what we saw the whole time we were out. This is one of the two hawks that was stalking us for while. … Continue reading Walking in the Woods on a Pretty Spring Day
And the holidays are officially over, I guess. Most people are back to work today. Most celebrations are over. We try to get back into the normal daily routine, after vacations and holiday travel. As much as the holidays are fun and festive and fantastic, there is a certain feeling of right about getting back … Continue reading Monday Musings: Back to the Grind, Upcoming Stuff, Dog Park Fun, Star Wars, and Audiobooks
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
I've not been doing a very good job of getting the news out that I have new fiction coming out later this month (I hope!), but it is coming still. It's a science fiction story, and could be called either a long short story or a short novelette, depending on where you draw your word … Continue reading Monday Musings: New Fiction Coming, What Happened to the Weekend?, and the Great Outdoors (or at least, My Yard).
Went to see the D.O. at our doctor's office on Monday for my knee. He thinks it is an arthritis flare, not the bursitis my doctor thought. He said he didn't detect any bursitis or ligament or tendon issues. But there definitely is swelling and discomfort. He gave me a steroid injection, and, Holy Drug … Continue reading Monday Musings: Knee Solution, Movie Time, Weekend Work and Play, and Writing Updates
We got a good bit of yard work done on Saturday. It was a nice day, although a bit breezy. The BaldMan took the snowblower off the lawn tractor (No More Snow!). He didn't put the mower deck on. It needs a good cleaning and the blades need sharpening. The grass is barely growing yet, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Yard Work, Garden Plans, and Dog Walking