Category: Personal Update

Where has all the time gone...

Good gracious! Where has all the time gone? I can’t believe it’s been so long since I last posted! *ducks head in shame*

 

The good news is I’ve been busy writing and enjoying the heck out of Academy of Assassins. I just left my characters trapped in a warehouse infested with gremlins. Very fun! Unfortunately, the book is taking longer than I expected. *sigh*

 

I’ve also been enjoying my summer. I live out in the country, so new critters visit us every day. (It also helps that the front yard is full of clover. Who would’ve guessed it was so popular?!) Every morning, birds swoop over the fields. There are so many, I’m amazed that they don’t crash into each other. Today, I even saw two tiny baby bunnies on my driveway when I was on my way to work. When I arrived home, dozens of dozens of butterflies were flitting about the yard. During my afternoon walk, they danced and swooped and twisted about me. Very beautiful. (Please don’t tell me they are some nasty bug. Leave me some illusions. lol) I would’ve tried recording them, but the buggers are fast! The video would be nothing more than streaked images of my front yard. *ha*

And in the evening, the place is alive with fireflies. It’s very peaceful watching them zigzag to and fro…not to mention seeing the dog flipping out trying to chomp on them. Thankfully, he’s a tad too slow. (I won’t mention all the bats that twist and dart over my head. *grin*) How has your summer been? Have you done anything fun?

Lookie....

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial weekend. It went waaaay too fast for me!

 

We had a whole list of projects lined up, but none of them got done. Instead, we decided to put new hardwood floors in our bedroom and hallway. I love the beautiful dark wood, but talk about a lot of work! 

New wood flooring

This is the second year that we’ve done ‘updates’ to the house on Memorial weekend. Next year, hubby swore that we’re going to Hawaii instead…no more construction. Deal! I win both ways. *big grin* 

 

We also have a new addition to the family…

Bengal Cat

This little guy is a Bengal cat. We adopted him from our son. I’m such a sucker for animals. I can’t believe how much this cat loves to look up—just to see what type of mischief he can find. I think we’ve had a crash at least once a day so far. *sigh* 

 

Much to our surprise, it’s love at firsts sight (er, give or take a few days). It hasn’t been a week, and the cats are all in love with each other.

These two knuckleheads are inseparable. They do everything together, even go into the basement at night to ‘hunt’ mice. (Such a guy thing!) They’ve caught four so far…in less than a week. Yuck!

 

What about you? Did you have a good weekend? Did you do anything exciting?

 

Turtle Brownies...

It’s been a dreary day today—well, a dreary week—full of rain and clouds. To cheer myself up, I purchased some yummy, delicious, gooey Turtle Brownies. Don’t they look awesome?! 

Turtle Brownies

Well, they taste even better!

I may or may not have posted a note on them : Poisonous! Do not touch!

Hubby, I know you’re reading this….you’ve been warned.  ;-P

To do lists....

To Do Lists

Are you a list person? The last month or so I’ve forgone my regular lists and couldn’t figure out why nothing was getting done—hence the lack of regular blog posts. I find if I don’t put what needs to be done on the list, they’re either forgotten…or it’s easy to say I’ll just do it tomorrow. Funny, but that same excuse pops up the next day and the next…well,  you get the drift. I enjoy actually being able to cross things off my lists. It makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.

 

Another kind of list that I rely on heavily is a shopping list. I would be lost without mine! Sure, I purchase things that aren’t on my list, but not very often. I really try to stick to the list. It keeps me from forgetting things AND it stops me (most of the time) from picking up things that I don’t need.

 

I also have a wish list for my books and a list of movies I want to watch on NetFlix. 

 

How about you? Do you use lists to keep organized?

 

Goals...

I wanted to make a point in celebrating the small things in life, so when I published my tenth book, I decided to buy myself a little something…

 

Penguin

 

I love animal necklaces. This little guy fits right in with the others. Isn’t it gorgeous?

 

Not to be outdone, my husband picked out a small gift for me as well…

Ramsey

We get this little fella tomorrow from a local shelter. My husband picked him out. *squee* I’m soo excited!! 

We’re still struggling to come up with a name. What would you suggest?