Storms in the middle of the night. I saw where we were supposed to have them, but it’s always a toss up whether they come to fruition or not. They did. We had an inch of rain.
Little one will be here before I know it! I started a pot roast and we’re going to stay in today! Except for picking up big sister. But if the weather reports are true, we’ll be having terrible thunderstorms and wind this afternoon again so we’ll be driving today.
I love capturing reflections! Eight turtles in a row–two little babies together.
Okay, off to get some more stuff done before little one is here!
We had a really busy morning–shipped off 7 bears and juggled baby while we went to the grocery store. He got to ride in a cart with steering wheels, so he was having fun and grandma was making the zoom zoom and beep beep noises. Sorry, kid at heart. We came home, had brunch, fed the dogs, and now everyone is down for a nap!
That gives me time to work on edits on Bear in Mind before he wakes up and we pick up his big sister from kindergarten.
I turned in Wolf on the Wild Side, added a few hundred words to Bear in Mind, finished the 2 bears for orders, started working on 2 new bear fabrics, finished 1, and voila, this is Mellow Yellow Frost Bear.
The yellow is more mellow than this shows.
And the lemony spruce that really does smell like lemons:
Okay, I’m off to work on Bear in Mind. I didn’t get any trimming done yesterday, so I’ll try to get some of that done today. 🙂
I was excited to learn my artwork was the runner up and I got some free textures. Woohoo! I also finished edits for Wolf on the Wild Side and turned it in.
So I’m back to bears, have two more bear orders to do, in addition to finishing two others and have 2 new furs. I just cut the bears out, so will be working on them.
And I’m back to trimming the yard and working on Bear in Mind! We were supposed to have showers all day, but now it’s saying tonight, which works well if I’m to get any clipping done! We did have some rain last night–maybe a half inch. As I look out at the rain gauge, a squirrel is peeking over the fence at me!
Have a great day! I’m off to work on the next project!
Added 400 words to Bear in Mind yesterday, well, probably more but haven’t had time to type the other words. I did manage to get to chapter 8 edits on Wolf on the Wild Side, so working on that again today.
Did I mention the cute little lemony spruce I got? I was out watering it this morning. It actually smells like lemon. I’ll have to take a picture of it.
Does anyone feel like it should be Saturday already? That was my first thought this morning when the Amber Alert went off on my phone. It’s going to be raining out. Not that it really will be. That’s Saturday’s forecast. The other day, when it was supposed to rain ALL DAY, we didn’t see a drop. I live by the–when I see it, I will believe it–ideology!
So I have been seeing all this hype about AI generated blogs. What? Where’s the blogger’s personality in that? Though my blogs might be more interesting if they were AI generated! lol
Oh, so last night I’m working on Wolf on the Wild Side when Max pulls a sneaky trick. I tried to kill a flying moth with my hands, unsuccessfully. Tanner jumps up from chewing on a bone and dashes off. Max takes the bait, grabs the bone and ends up in my lap. Wait! What? No bones on Momma’s lap!
Have a super fun day!!! I have soooooo much work to do!
Bear in Mind is at 58K, but I have Wolf on the Wild Side edits to do, so will have to set the other aside for a while. *sigh*
Wolf on the Wild Side
Coming June 6, 2023
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
I’m still doing a lot of yard work, trying to get things in order before the weeds start taking over. It’s cold this morning, perfect for some more trimming. I ended up writing 2,000 words yesterday on Bear in Mind so didn’t finish the bears, not to mention doing so much gardening and the Girl Scout program was really long last night so when I got home, I didn’t have a lot of time for doing anything much!
Still coughing a lot in the middle of the night. But feeling better.
I’m off to get to work on something!!! I don’t like having a lot of deadlines hanging over my head, and the only way to get rid of them is to do the work!
While trying to blog, I’m bouncing baby on my lap while he watches the mysteries of Molly of Denali. I’m finishing up 3 bears to ship. One is ready. I am up to 55K on Bear in Mind. Little one has been rubbing his eyes and yawning and I think he’s tired. So we’ll eat brunch and I’ll put him down for a nap.
We’re still going over colors, objects, trying to teach him to count.
Well, while I have a minute to finish this, typing with both hands now, I’m off to feed the birds with him and we’ll take a walk to the mailbox. Still coughing a lot. I woke up several times coughing away. So when I finally woke the last time, I was like, “Ack! They’re nearly here. I needed to get the dogs out, feed them, take them out, and make my tea. Which usually gets cold before I can get it into a thermos when he’s here. lol
*sigh* And an hour later we got mail, fed the birds and totally didn’t get this done! On the walk, I ended up having to carry him part of the way, but managed to get him to walk the rest of the way back.
I think we can walk to get K today from school. Tomorrow it’s supposed to rain.
So my daughter and granddaughter and I went to a national park where they were giving away Arbor Day trees. Also oaks, but we don’t have room for them. As it is, our lots are over planted with 3 live oaks that will be huge. I don’t know whose dumb idea it was, but they require one between the sidewalk and street even. Already in one area of our development where the trees are really big, they have lifted the sidewalk. Duh.
The Red Buckeye Tree has red hummingbird flowers in the spring. Yay! The red flowers are a huge hummingbird attractant. And for butterflies too. Very showy, nice ornamental tree, but of course for now, it’s like 6 inches tall. And I think it won’t flower for about 2 years.
I need to finish up 3 bears to ship, and going to have hamburgers with the kids for lunch. I’m still sick, but I think I’m finally coming out of it!