One year, before little ones came on the scene, my daughter and I went to the zoo for Halloween, and the small cats and large, all had pumpkins to chew on. So much fun. This one is a clouded leopard and she looks very…possessive!
I created the Halloween video to showcase my 3 years of Halloween stories: The Witch and the Jaguar, Cougar Halloween Mischief, and Saving the White Cougar. I also included some Halloween composites I’ve created for Halloween! Next year, I intend to write a wolf Halloween story, and the next year? The bears’!
Little one will be here soon, so trying to get a few things done before she is! Hope you all have a great day. It was thundering this morning, and raining a little, though it wasn’t supposed to! But I always welcome the rain, and it’s been so hot, maybe it will cool things down a bit!
I took the picture of the clouded leopard at the Houston Zoo and added a different background texture. The cats are so pretty. I’d never seen one before. This was at Halloween time, so of course the pumpkin was for enrichment and fun for that time of year.
I couldn’t get little one down for a nap yesterday. Her dad was glad because he was hoping he could get her down easier at night time, but it doesn’t always work that way.
She tells me, “It’s morning time, not time for a nap.”
“No, it’s afternoon time, and time for a nap.”
“It’s light out.”
“Yes, and it’s light out when you take a nap at school.”
“We have to read books.”
“But we don’t have to lie down.”
I finally chased her to bed and then that worked, but it was the sleeping that didn’t work. *Sigh* Grandma gets a lot done while she’s sleeping!
I’m trying to decide if I should risk getting a haircut today. I haven’t had one in a year and a half. But I want to have my hair cut. It’s amazing how something as simple as a haircut could be a bad thing. A really bad thing. I know a lot of people who even believe in the virus, think it’s no big deal. But I was reading about a man who had been on life support for 10 days, and then thirty days in the hospital. How many of us can afford such a thing? And that’s just the cost in money. What about how it caused long-term effects on his health that he’s still trying to recover from just from having his body paralyzed for the procedure? And what if you’re one of the ones who just can’t live through the virus. And die.
Yeah, who would have ever thought deciding on having a haircut could be a life or death choice to make. Doesn’t that sound like a futuristic Dystopian world to you?
So I was reading that to add conflict to the story, think of what the worst thing could be that could happen to the character.
Yep. That’s what I was thinking.
I finished the Armstrong bear and plan to ship it off. I found a Mandalorian Monopoly game for my son for his birthday. We watched the 2nd season together. Walmart had a much better price on the game than Amazon did. I still have Plum Bear to finish, and I need to work on a baby bear for an order and a bear for my new grandson before he’s born.
I’m off to work on the stories before I ship off stuff and decide on the hair cut or not. Definitely, I need groceries. I finally have a practically bare freezer, empty fridge, and the dog food is running out too.
Have a great day and hopefully, some day in the future, we won’t have to worry about doing mundane things that could now put our lives at risk!
Between cooking lunch for everyone for a belated New Year’s, taking down my tree with the kids’ help, and putting furniture back to where it was before the tree was set up, I was working on reformatting all the fae series print books. I had new covers for the ebooks, so was working on changing out all the covers and making the interiors more uniform. It’s a job, but I’m glad to finally take the time to update the 9 books before I write book number 10.
Both my other wolf books were turned in. I’m starting to get the 9 books back for proofing, but I still have one left to format and design the new cover.
Okay, off to get the last one done and then start proofing. Have my work cut out for me. Good start to the New Year!
Hope you have some lofty plans for the New Year and can accomplish them! Have a great day!
I’ve never seen a clouded leopard in person before. So this was fun for me. But also, the two they had at the Houston Zoo, both had their own pumpkins. The other cat hid his before I could get a picture of him, pumpkin in mouth, leaping to an upper platform.
They’re kind of strange looking, compared to a regular leopard, but interesting too. Tomorrow, I’ll share about the two leopards in the next exhibit, only they were fighting. 🙂
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