I captured a few more shots than I originally thought, yay! I was rushed out of there–kids and grandkids weren’t as fascinated as me. lol
Little one is here. We took our walk early because it was only 68 degrees, yay! It’s supposed to be 93 so very hot. We saw a great blue heron and a great white heron, but I didn’t have my zoom lens, just my phone and it doesn’t take good pictures.
Managed 3,000 words on Lachlan’s story yesterday. 47K words to go. Yay!
Butterfly at Wild Kingdom. I love butterfly exhibits and could stay in one and take pictures all day.
I’ve done some weeding. I could do a ton more, but I want to write. I caught the rat that was eating my tomatoes and chewed a hole through the fence. But of course there are tons more. I heard one in the wall yesterday afternoon, scratching like it was as big as my 15 lb dogs. I thought it was them! Until I saw them watching me, waiting for me to get rid of the rat. ugh. Time to call the exterminator.
I managed 3,000 words, 4,000 behind still. But if I can get 3,000 a day, that whittles down the amount by a 1,000 each day. Off to write!!
I turned in Christmas Wolf Surprise, yay! Made fancy chicks cupcakes with little one, had our walk, played on the splashpad, and read books, did some workbooks, took pictures–we looked up little kid model poses first–and generally had fun! I even managed to get a 1,000 words done on Lachlan’s story.
Now, I’m only 5,000 words behind from having to work on Christmas Wolf Surprise, but that’s okay. I’m hoping to make it up in a few days. I also got approval on the billionaire book, so it’s gone to book making and then it’ll be coming back to me for proofing. That’s Wolf Takes the Lead. Yay!!!
When I get behind on my word count, I feel I’m failing–goofing off, but really, I had an unexpected babysitting day–for about 4 hours on Saturday, and Mother’s Day activities which were so much fun and I have to remember I need to do stuff like that too. 🙂
Okay, so no more goofing off. It’s time to get some word count.
I’ve been up since 5, so what have I been doing all this time????
White butterfly at Wild Kingdom butterfly exhibit.
I did manage to walk with my granddaughter and we went through three rain forests, aka sprinklers on showering the sidewalks. It’s already hot so we were looking forward to having fun in the sprinklers. lol
And I weeded, and I’m still trying to cool down, but now we’re inside until she plays on the splashpad in the shade. It was 103 yesterday, but we had a lovely day! I only managed to proof 5 chapters, and have 90 more pages to go. Hope to get that done today.
To Moms everywhere who have made our being here even possible! Love you, Mom! Even though she is gone, she will always have a special place in my heart for being my friend and for all the special memories I have with her growing up and after I was grown.
I’m off to the kids’ place to celebrate Mother’s Day this afternoon! I had an impromptu day of babysitting when their TV went out on them yesterday. The grandkids and I played on the splashpad and I fed them and they watched cartoons and I finally managed to get halfway on proofing Christmas Wolf Surprise. Yay!
So I’m busy at work, well, blogging, but also I’m proofing on the book before I go over there!
So I alternated between taking pictures of my granddaughter playing on the splashpad and the dragonflies that were eating my bad bugs.
I saw a red one too, but it looked like he didn’t like all the competition for bugs and flew on past. But I could have told him there are TONS of bugs he could eat! Don’t leave. Please.
I managed to get my 2,000 word count yesterday on Highland Wolf Christmas, and proof 3 chapters of Red Wolf Christmas. So I’m working on more proofing today and maybe will get a little of my word count on the other book. It depends if I can think of something, or if I want to just get this other book proofed and turned back in. But I’m already 2,000 words behind on the other book. sigh.
All right, I’m back to proofing. Have a glorious day!!!
My granddaughter didn’t want to go out much yesterday, though we did take one long walk. But afterwards, we did all kinds of crafts and were going to make cupcakes, no frosting. What? No frosting? So I need pick up some and get some groceries. We did a treasure hunt instead. And that was a lot of fun!
They’re talking about us having a repeat of the freeze in February last year and our power grid not holding out, only with temperatures getting too hot this weekend and having the same effect. Everyone involved in the electric grid issues should be fired. And whoever is getting kickbacks for this situation should be in jail.
I threw a bunch of freezer packs into the freezer that I wasn’t using and I’m going to make more ice to add to it, JUST in case we’re without electricity. We did have wild storms last night and that cooled it down considerably this morning, which is great. But they’re expecting mid and upper 90s all weekend and next week. And this is WAY too early to have heat that high.
Okay, I’m off to get to work on writing. I have proofing to do on the Christmas Wolf Surprise so I might not get my word count for Highland Wolf today. It’s also a Christmas story, so maybe “seeing snow” will make me feel cooler as I write and proof.
So the challenge was to have an essentially black background and add white to it. Of course my black and white dogs were up to the challenge. I did consider a black and white chickadee but I used it for another challenge.
I managed another 3,000 words yesterday–yay! And got a better sleep last night. Little one will be here any minute, so fed the dogs, birds, got the garbage out. And getting to my blog before she gets here and I don’t get to it for hours!
I’m only 2,000 words behind. Yay! If I can get a 1,000 today after she leaves, I’ll only be a 1,000 short, since days I have her are free writing days. Sometimes I can’t get any done at all.
We plan to walk, read books, do some workbooks, maybe make cupcakes and play on the splashpad after a nap, and that should be our day.