Sunday Salon: Deciphering and inscribing

We are getting ready to go on vacation and head out to see my parents in Arizona.  It has turned into a mom/son adventure because we have a sick cat.  Herbie, one of the two boy cats got a urinary blockage which resulted in the beginning of kidney issues and a urinary infection.  He spent three days at the vet and is now on antibiotics.   Luna, the mama cat also has kitty asthma and is on prednisone.   We've worked it down from twice a day to once every three days.  Know what's amazing. We have a compounding pharmacy that blends the prednisone with chicken broth and she willing takes her medicine.  Herbie however is extremely stubborn and tries to avoid swallowing so he can spit the medicine out.   You have to get creative when giving cats medicine.  

Reading wise, my 52 books group and I are about to tackle Moby Dick.  I've never read it so downloaded it to my nook to read while on vacation.  I've slowed down my reading quite a bit this year and during January completed:

  1. The Rose Labryinth - Titanie Hardie
  2. Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen (e-book)
  3. By the Light of the Moon - Dean Koontz (e-book)
  4. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
  5. The Silent Oligarch - Chris Morgan Jones  (Review)
  6. Ahab's Wife - Sena Jeter Naslund 
  7. Changeless #2 Parosol Protectorate - Gail Carriger (ebook)
  8. Canyons on Night #3 Looking Glass Trilogy - Jayne Castle
  9. Spirit Bound - Christine Feehan (ebook)
 I read my first Dean Koontz book and look forward to reading more of his stories.  Discovered Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was actually non fiction.  Midway through the story I'm thinking where is the plot, then took another look at the synopsis.  *facepalm*   Ahab's Wife was a delightful, intriguing read and it's one book I want to actually buy hard bound and read again.  Gave me lots to think about.  

I'm still reading "Reading Like a Writer" by Francine Prose. Unfortunately not getting much out of it, but going to persevere and find the rose hidden among the thorns somewhere.

How's the writing going, you ask.  Slowly.  I'm in the edit phase right now and things stalled a bit, but getting back into the grove.  Currently taking another workshop through Savvy Authors - Editing the Heck Out of Things with Beth Daniels aka J.D. Dane.   Between this one and Deep Story and transferring all over into Scrivener,  I'm hoping to get Blue Steel all polished up.  I've turned into a ROW80 dropout and going to make an effort to get back into the groove.   Too much left brain thinking.  I need some right brain activity. So going to sit down and write up a list of ideas to write about - perhaps some short stories or the next story.  For now I'm going to set a goal of getting all of my WIP transferred into Scrivener in sequence, rewrite my outline and figure out which scenes are missing.   

I have been doing great with eating healthy and doing the treadmill at least 5 times a week for an hour.  And though I haven't lost any weight, I did lose a size and can fit back into my size 8's.   Yeah me!  

 I'm creative - you can't expect me to be neat too.  ~Author Unknown

The Sunday


  1. I love the quote about creativity and being neat! I'm sooo bad at that one, especially if I'm in a creative groove. There's always something better to be doing than cleaning :P Sounds like your doing great on your goals - keep going strong :)

  2. You have to get creative when trying to make a cat do ANYTHING!

    Sometimes the writing gets stalled, and sometimes it's slow, but keep on going...things will pick up.

    And yay on the exercise! Getting back into size 8 is just awesome. That's what I'm shooting for, but I have a long way to go.

  3. Getting fit is better than losing're creating muscle!!! Go you!

  4. so agree on creativity needed when around sick cats and creativity and untidiness- both comments made me smile and at the end of the day a smile is welcome:)

    if you want a kick up the proverbial I'm sure we can do it but aren't you being a bit harsh on yourselve its not like you have done nothing after all

    enjoy moby dick its a great story - and all best on coming week


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