I think I missed blogging yesterday. How did that happen??? Toddler Granddaughter happened. 🙂 We had a longer day than normal, but I still managed to get 2,000 words done. Still a long ways from finishing the book.
But I’m having a blast taking pictures of all the zinnia blooming. Such a myriad of colors. It’s like Christmas!
The Carolina anole has a forked tail! So now I can recognize him from the other little insect eaters. He was puffing his throat out to attract a female. And who knew they’d have baby pineapple plants at the IKEA store. I had to get a picture. It’s so cute. A friend said she planted a pineapple and it took 3 years to grow one, but it was sooo good.
I can’t sleep. Second night in a row. I’ve got to finish this book. I’m stressing.
I saw where you can get more done at 4 am. But hey, by noon, I’ll be half alseep.
I don’t see the orange dragonflies very often, but I saw several flying in the garden yesterday. Love dragonflies. They get rid of the bad bugs in the garden.
I picked my daughter and granddaughter up at the airport yesterday morning and they’d been up since 1 am. So I took my granddaughter home with me to wear her out so my daughter could get some sleep. She did, only Keira fell asleep after 4 hours, and slept for 3 hours after my daughter came to get me for lunch. We were hungry. I hadn’t eaten all day, figuring we’d get lunch. So we got lunch at 3:30, or early dinner, does that make it drunch? You know, like brunch is a late breakfast/early lunch? I think so.
Everything is relative. If you don’t want milkweed, these bugs will take care of it! One thing too, no aphids! But then, no milkweed plants for the monarch caterpillars either.
Okay, I’m running like crazy this morning. My daughter and granddaughter will be arriving soon at the airport and I need to pick them up. We’ll be moving her corgis back home and probably have lunch or something.
But I did make word count! Over word count! Now I just need to finish the story. I’ve been writing every day, despite the dog distractions. I’ve been filling in scenes that I skipped, wrote 4,000 words yesterday, but still need to write the final scene and keep thinking of things that need to be explained. How did they get their cars back home when they took a helicopter out of there? Little things like that. 🙂
Okay, off to type up notes before I have to run to the airport.
I found these on the milkweed plants, but one on one plant and then later, I found the other. Now, naturally, since all ladybugs look alike and both of these were oversized, I thought it was the same one. But looking at their patterns after I took the pictures, you can clearly see they’re different ones.
I’m glad to see them in the garden, and also the dragonflies are coming, and milkweed assassin bugs. The latter, you have to be careful about. They bite. I try to watch for them and leave them alone. They eat whiteflies, aphids, which are starting to appear, and even tomato caterpillars. Does it mean they’ll attack monarch butterfly caterpillars? Maybe. 🙁
I’ve got to concentrate on my writing! *sigh* I’ve been battling bugs–show pictures tomorrow. Kids came over to finish helping me set up Windows 10 so it should be up and running when I have time for it. Kids are dropping their corgis off with me and then I’m having to watch them for the week. We’re going to the swimming pool first thing this morning, and then I’m dropping them off at the airport. So when can I write???
*sigh* I have to write! Hopefully the dogs will let me. That means I have to be alpha all the way.
Be the alpha. Take charge of your destiny. You can do it. I can do it. ha!
Okay, so let me explain. I had a Windows 7 and they said they were no longer going to support updates and so I asked for Windows 10 for my birthday. My SIL gave up on waiting for it to install last night, so I did what I could when it came up. But, I can’t get logged into my blog, I’ve lost several actions I use all the time on Photoshop, I can’t get my email uploaded on it, I’ve had to reinstall tons of stuff, and so I finally gave up and am on my laptop for the moment because I need to get my word count.
Other than that, the day is great. Don’t you love changing things out so that it’s new and better? Not.
There is no higher compliment than this for an author:
Michelle Scaff “Per usual, Terry Spear is a line jumper. What sucks is I really need to go to bed and I can’t put Seal Wolf Surrender down! It’s such an easy read but my “let me just finish this chapter” has failed me 3 times because interesting things keep happening. Once I finish this (either tonight or tomorrow) then it’s on to the TBR shelf. Unless I order the next cougar book. “
Lola Faber “Thanks Terry which word to use? Is ^hard /difficult^? To put down when you are getting to the action 🤔 but is time to prepare supper…😀 l have an almost 48 years scheduled 6:00pm Supper TIME… I will let him know he’s on his own.”
That’s what we strive for and while I’m struggling to write the next book, it makes me want to do it again and again.
Thanks to my fans who encourage me to keep on going!
And, that’s what I need to get back to! Have a great weekend!!!