Back to Writing

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Dianna’s shower Friday went beautifully.  A houseful of women laughed, ate, laughed some more, watched Dianna open presents she loved (she got the coolest bathtub I’ve ever seen!) and laughed some more.  I don’t know which I laughed at harder – Leia’s description of nursemaid’s elbow and how to fix it yourself or Kaye’s tales of Boss the rooster.  If only I’d had the foresight to tape them both!

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We essentially celebrated Mother’s Day all weekend since I got beautiful pearl earrings from Aaron and Catherine early and wore them to the shower Friday (this having a daughter thing has even more perks than I expected!) and Michael and John couldn’t wait to give me flowers and the new Stephen King book, The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel, which I got Saturday.  Then Sunday John came down with some sort of flu-like bug and spent the day huddled under blankets on the sofa.  I hated that he felt bad, but I have to admit it was kinda nice to be able to baby him a bit.  At thirteen he doesn’t allow me to do that often.

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As many of you know, I’ve been on the hunt for summer reading for John, and have gotten some great suggestions.  I decided before I went shopping, though, I’d read one of his latest favorites and see exactly what he likes in a book.  I read the first book in the Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan) and I was hooked.  I couldn’t read all three fast enough.  They’re YA steampunk, which I did not expect to enjoy, but the character development is fabulous and the pacing is perfect.  I knew right away what he’d enjoy reading next.  Happily, all I had to do was go into Aaron’s room and find the first in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series (Storm Front (The Dresden Files, Book 1)).  John is thrilled.

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My pallet beds are growing like crazy.  Here are pictures of the first two:

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I didn’t plant many annuals this year, and the ones I did plant were all different colors of million bells.  I couldn’t find my favorite, tequila sunrise, but this is dreamsicle, which comes pretty close.

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Anyone know what this is?  To me it’s the one true sign that school’s almost out.  Ripe mulberries.  My grandmother had a big mulberry tree and I’d go eat my fill from the lower branches when they got ripe, knowing school would be out in just a few days 🙂

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I’ve been totally slacking off on my writing, mainly because I’ve had a bad attitude and didn’t want that to come across in my WIP.  But Wednesday night I had a dream that I was having brunch at Cracker Barrel with Stephen King.  If that isn’t a sign from God that I should be writing I just don’t know what is.  Steve had biscuits and gravy, by the way.

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3 thoughts on “Back to Writing”

  1. Ok, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Dresden files. I’ve read ’em all. Also, I had no idea one should maintain a good attitude while writing. Clearly, I’m doing it wrong. But Stephen King and I are both glad you’re back at it!

  2. Wow, your pallet garden and your flowers look great! I can’t even think about putting anything into the ground for another 2 weeks : (

  3. Glad to see you had such a great week! I haven’t read any of the Dark Tower novels, but it sounds like something I need to check out. My own reading and writing have totally fallen by the wayside too…

    So mulberries are the harbingers of summer vacation? I never knew. Save some for me! 😉

    Evan

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