Saturday, July 21, 2012

Random Saturday

I've been reading a lot of blogs centered on inspiration lately.  Maybe it's the change in weather.  I believe weather directly influences ones mood, style, overall outlook in life and in our work. 

I love, love, love summer, but strangely this year I'm looking forward to the cooler nights, mornings wrapped in a thick sweater and grabbing piping hot coffee as I run out the door to work.  Oh, and pumpkins!  We have wonderful front steps just begging to have pumpkins resting on them.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

90 degrees again today and no rain in sight.  I'd hate to see our neighbor's water bill the way she keeps watering her lawn. 

Finished the first round of edits for Blackbird and sent them off to my editor this morning.  Then I sent the details for my upcoming booksigning off to the bookstore owner.  Two major accomplishments this morning. 

I need to work on my pond today.  Weeds need to be pulled.  It's not an easy task.  Will take pitchfork and edger.  Wish me luck...

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Movies and ducks

I’m watching the movie Hanging Up with Meg Ryan.  It is no secret that I love anything with Meg Ryan in it. She inspires me, her movies, her look.
Anyway…there is a pond across from our house, a pretty good sized pond.  Two Muscovy ducks appeared there back in late April, mid May.  Apparently, we recently found out from a neighbor, they ducks walked from a nearby farm to the pond across from our house.  The farmer came and got the female, but was unable to catch the male until about three separate tries. 
Two days ago, the male duck came back.  His wings are clipped, so he can’t fly.  He walked back to the pond.  This inspires me to, inasmuch as it amuses me.  Unable to fly, he walked.   
Rock on, Mr. Duck.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Love this!

This winter, we bought a 150 year old house.  I want the entire structure renovated in Colonial American. 

Love this site:  http://www.aprimitiveplace.org/Kitchens.html

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged.  I have no excuses other than sheer laziness.  I will have edits soon on Blackbird, my newest release, release date to be announced. 

Not much on the agenda.  We were going to go see the movie Ted, but...I don't know.  The more I read about it online the more I think it might be a movie just to rent.  So what I'd love to get done today besides some writing, is painting the window trim on the porch, but the skies look pretty gloomy, and I can't paint if it rains....so waiting. 

Happy holiday!