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:
- The Rose Labryinth - Titanie Hardie
- Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen (e-book)
- By the Light of the Moon - Dean Koontz (e-book)
- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
- The Silent Oligarch - Chris Morgan Jones (Review)
- Ahab's Wife - Sena Jeter Naslund
- Changeless #2 Parosol Protectorate - Gail Carriger (ebook)
- Canyons on Night #3 Looking Glass Trilogy - Jayne Castle
- Spirit Bound - Christine Feehan (ebook)
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