When a mom has yet to take the first life-giving slurp of coffee, she does NOT want to hear, "Mom? What are these brown things on Squeeky? They look like bugs."
While I don't know what they were, I do know that Squeeky is on the back deck, waiting for burial. Oh joy.
After a shower and lunch, I'll take care of all the outdoors stuff. Today and tomorrow are supposed to be gorgeous days, perfect for planting bulbs and dead rodents. I'll also 'get' to clean out the pond. Makes raking leaves look good, don't you think?
Speaking of looking good, Chelle, who always looks good, has a birthday today! I didn't know about it until Monday, and she's recently moved, so sadly, there's no card for her. Instead, I'm giving her a birthday shout out on my blog. (Hilarious from a middle-aged chick, don'tcha think?) Chelle is a doll, a sweetheart of a person. She's high energy, charming, and always a blast to be around. I'm thrilled to call her a friend. I'm even more thrilled she calls ME a friend. :D If anyone gets a chance, run over to Hanging by a Thin Thread and wish her happy birthday.
Want to know a secret? I'm in the National Novel Written in a Month thing this year. I've spent the first 7 days racking my brain for a good story to write, but couldn't get this one out of my head. A novelist is SUPPOSED to start with a blank page, but... I want to finish this one. I'm sorry, but THIS is the story I want to write and I'm tired of ignoring it. If you click here, it should bring up my author's page, which gives my current word count and an excerpt. The nice thing is, the first four thousand words are better than I remembered.
I didn't have enough to do, with classes, Christmas knitting, remodeling, that I need to write a 50000 word novel. It's 'only' 200 pages, and as often and as long as I post, should be a piece of cake for me. There are daily word count goals, nothing too horrible. Currently, if I can type 2100 words a day, I'm good. 8 pages a day sound like and is a lot, but, the story has been in my brain for a couple of years, now. I just need to type it out.