Well, I have both kids today. That can be a fun challenge because they’re fighting over seats, papers to color, food to eat, shows to watch. They’re having popsicle day at the clubhouse, so we’ll drop by there for that after 11. We’re going to try the pool also with my grandson at 9. At 2 years old, you’d think he’d like the water, but he was terrified of it last time. It’s a different pool. Shallow end so he can just sit out or whatever. Then my granddaughter can go where it’s not as deep and she’ll be safe still if I’m staying with him. So we’ll see today. Then it’s Girl Scouts and I have to drop him off with daddy and take her to GS. It will be a hectic day as usual. I did manage 1,000 words last night. Need 2,000. *sigh*
I loved Puss N Boots! It even had a fun romance. Woohoo!
On Friday, my daughter and granddaughter and I are watching the Little Mermaid at the theater, so I’m looking forward to that.
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear brings you into the pack in her newest paranormal romance.
Ski Lodge owner and gray wolf Kayla Wolff has been trying to move on from the devastating accident that ended her last relationship. She’s been dating former Army Ranger Nate Grayson, but worries that she’ll lose him too if she can’t let go of the past. But with both of her brothers expecting twins, the duty of running the lodge falls almost entirely on her shoulders—and with it, more trouble than she could have imagined.
Nate is now a private investigator in Silver Town, where he’s taken on more responsibility at the PI agency he owns with his siblings. Now that his workload has grown while his sister is on maternity leave, he understands the stress Kayla is under and only wants to be there for her. When his investigation into an abandoned safe at the lodge turns a dangerous corner and puts Kayla in the crosshairs, Nate knows he’ll stop at nothing to protect her. Can he put this mystery to rest and show Kayla there’s no other wolf he’d rather be with before it’s too late?
“The chemistry crackles off the page.”—Publishers Weekly for Heart of the Wolf
“Essential reading for werewolf romance fans.”—Booklist for Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply
“Spear delivers a layered suspense story.”—Library Journal for Night of the Billionaire Wolf
My first love is finishing a book, but then it’s ready for everyone to read? That’s the ultimate goal and I’m thrilled.
I always have this fear that I’m going to lose a hard drive and my books with it. That has happened in the past.
But the release date always seems to sneak up on me. I have just my granddaughter today, so we’re going to see Puss N Boots at the theater, $2 kid days this summer, so that’s what I was focused on. lol And trying to get word count on White Wolf.
Anyway, I’m off to feed the dogs before she gets here. She and I were dusting and I’m cleaning out some of my books, CDs and other stuff. I had a trunk load of beautiful books–leather, gold pages, but they were just some of my clutter. They were collectors’ books of old medical conditions, which I used in one historical western book, but it was just ridiculous to keep them for all these years. So the clean out continues. I’ve already started a new box.
So it’s a wild hectic day with both kids today, but the wild hecticness started out with the dogs first thing.
I’m going to take them to the grocery store and drop off stuff at Goodwill. I needed to do some cleaning out of stuff that I NEVER use and don’t intend to so out it goes. I do this periodically, but I’ve been digging a little deeper. 🙂 Feels good.
We had a wild storm last night and ended up with 4″ of rain, yay! I put up a replacement bird feeder for the one that was looking in bad shape after 8 years of hanging out in the weather–sun, heat, cold. The squirrels kept knocking it down or tipping all the contents over. So far, this one–all the birds love–the doves, cardinals, blue jays, and mockingbirds have already feasted from it. It also has a plastic umbrella to help keep the rain off and drain holes. The squirrels haven’t climbed into it, but have fed from it and haven’t been able to tip it over or sit inside of it. Sooooo, looks like it’s going to be a good replacement. I might get another to replace another bird feeder that doesn’t drain and it’s always a mess. It’s about 10 years old.
Had a lovely birthday dinner and I’m off to get to work on the book. I managed 3,000 and have to do that again today before I’ve got the kids again all week long. But we’re having a great time. Just wish I could stop coughing all night and half the day.
Have a super lovely day. I’m off to get to writing. I keep reminding myself it’s waiting for me and won’t start without me. sigh. Isn’t that always the way?
I’ve been working on trimming back hedges and picking ripe tomatoes. But it’s time to sit butt in chair and write my heart out. Some days I’ve managed a 1,000 words, but that’s not enough. I need 2,000 a day. So hoping to at least get my 2,000 today, really hoping for 3. And the same for tomorrow. Dinner with the gang to celebrate my birthday, otherwise it’s nonstop writing…hopefully. It just depends if I can get enough momentum on the story.
Have a super fun day! I need to get going on mine. 🙂
I took the photo of the wolves at the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN. Luna, the black wolf was the only female at the time and she was the alpha. Boltz was acting like an omega wolf the last time I was up there.
Another wild day ahead of us. I coughed all night, so after our swim and lunch and I’m going to try to force myself to take a nap. I just need more sleep but as soon as I lay down, or even just during the day, I can’t stop coughing.
I had never seen flamingos and their eggs or little ones so it was fun to see them at the San Diego Zoo. The roses are from my garden.
I’m off to work a little before my granddaughter arrives. I did manage to get a 1,000 words last night, no sleep again because of all the coughing. I’ll be glad when I can get rid of this cold.
We’re off to dance, leftovers for lunch, more school work–which is all fun. We were finding everything that magnets could attach to, properties of objects, differences and sameness, read another book, created a book mark, and she started writing her own story. Felt what it would be like to hold an ice cube, watched ice cubes melt, and an egg white turn white, then ate the egg, of course. They talked about adding chocolate to milk and heating it, and adding chocolate to milk and freezing it–hot cocoa and chocolate ice cream. She wanted to do both. Grandma didn’t have the chocolate, but we could try at some other time.
And then we’ll make a quick pool trip before her mom comes for her. We did trim bushes, tomato plants, picked tomatoes, raked up the clippings, added it to the compost pile, watered, cleaned windows and outdoor tables, so we did good! Today, if we have time, we’re dusting. 🙂
Next week, she’ll be here even longer each day, but I do need to get some of my writing done.
The cat is waiting for the birds. He’s a neighbor’s cat, beautiful. He was in my backyard this morning in the dark. If he would catch the rats, I’d be happy, but I think he was waiting for the birds. My dogs chased him off. It was so dark, I couldn’t tell what they were after, then I saw the big black form leap onto the top of the fence. Whew! Glad he made his getaway.
I meant to post this yesterday, but with both grandkids here, it was impossible to get anything done. Not to mention this cold is really a hassle. My grandson, 2, was terrified of the pool, soooooo next week we’ll be going to the other swimming pool. It has a large shallow end. Maybe he’ll be more comfortable with that. It was closed yesterday so we weren’t able to go over there to try it out.
My granddaughter was disappointed that she couldn’t swim for the 2 hours like we normally do. She just loves the water now, though when she was his age, she was just like him. Me? I was a water baby, so I don’t know how to help him not fear the water.
Okay, I’m off to get ready for my granddaughter’s arrival. My grandson will be at daycare and we’ll have our 2 hour pool time. But I also have to get my writing in today. I’ve been working with my granddaughter on science projects. She had three books to work from at school, but it looks like they didn’t get to any of them, so we’re having fun with it. And reading too. Our goal is reading the 25 books required for school to make some honors board. But we’ll probably do more than that over the summer.