I know it’s a holiday in the States, but up here in Canada it’s just another work week. We’re so deprived! Except, wait, we had our long weekend last weekend.
My weekend was very busy. But we got a ton accomplished.
- Finally, I gave My Liege approval to chop down Cedric, a 30-something-year-old cedar hedgie guy. As in there was just one of him. He was stealing all the nutrients from a garden I created, oh, 10 years ago. And he was hogging all the sun. The other plants couldn’t grow. So down he came.
- Millions of bedding plants planted! I know I sound excited, but, believe me, it’s an act. Now comes the task of watering them. I love planting bedding plants. And I love taking pictures of them as they grow. It’s the care and feeding of that I ain’t so hot on.
- Finished reading WILD RIDE by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer. Didn’t love it as much as AGNES AND THE HIT MAN, which was a 5 for me on a scale of 1-5. But liked it a lot better than their first collaboration, which was about a 3 for me. WILD RIDE was a 4.5. I don’t usually read paranormal romances, and I didn’t realize WILD RIDE was a paranormal because she’s one of my auto-buys. Once I realized it was a paranormal and it wasn’t really a romance (hope that’s not a spoiler–it has love stories in it, but it’s not a traditional romance), I just got into the fun of it. Yes, sometimes a few scenes reminded me a bit too much of those cutesy Gremlins, but overall I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to picking up her next solo effort.
- We finally put down the new carpet runner in our hardwood hallway that leads to the sundeck (that leads to the hot tub–thus the need for the carpet runner). I’ve had the carpet runner rolled up in my office for, oh, nine months. Yes, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that home upkeep is not high on my list of priorities. But I did have a good reason for buying the runner and then procrastinating installing it: The Evil Entity. A.K.A. our cat, Keisha. She’d gotten in the habit of using the previous carpet runner as a scratching post, and no matter how many REAL scratching posts we bought her, she would not give up the carpet runner. So I finally ripped it out and bought her a super-duper scratching post that leads to a window perch. She was ticked, but eventually learned to use her scratching post. Then I realized that if we installed the new carpet runner too quickly, she’d return to her evil ways. The new runner has been installed for two days, and so far, so good.
- I worked more on Penny’s Cover Art and Cover Copy forms for her recent sale to Samhain. The Cover Art form is essentially finished, but needs information I’m currently writing for the Cover Copy form. Yes, folks, I’m in Writing Book Blurb Mode. The Samhain form is a bit more complicated than other publisher forms I’ve filled out. Some parts of it are really making me think. I should have this off to my editor in a day or so.
This week is gearing up to be another busy one. I’ll be participating in the ChickLit mentoring program, finishing up the Samhain form, and preparing for yet another family birthday, another college graduation, and…something else.
Next week, if I have time, I’ll fill you in on the something else.
What are you up to this week? Last week? Next? (And don’t talk to me about getting ready for RWA National. I can’t even think about the conference until mid-June).