Holiday Action.

Things I enjoyed over the holiday weekend, presented in lists.

Yarding. Before and after everything else, I yarded:

  • daily new-plant watering continued
  • made new garden center lists for the next batch of planting
  • weeded here & there
  • defended my home against carpenter bees & termites (Look. I give the pollinators dead logs, a thick natural mulch & humus layer, plenty of woody stems, & 150 feet of fence. My foundation & stair supports are a big ol’ NO GO zone.)
  • kept the demanding neighborhood birds fed & watered, and yes, it’s okay to have feeders up, I don’t have poultry, nor am I near poultry.
  • hung out on the patio, both in the sun and in the shade.

Peopled. I also peopled A Lot:

  • went over to a friend’s house to chat all through Thursday evening
  • chatted with neighbors on Friday
  • did a lot of talking with the landscapers
  • Went to a Celebratory BBQ at another friends’ house on Sunday and was Very Celebratory all evening.
  • Talked on the phone to make plans for upcoming events. TWICE.

Then there was the watching. I watched:

  • the new Shazam movie (So. Bad. Like, “did the writers watch the first movie?” bad)
  • 1 episode of Silo (looks okay, but I’m not watching more until the season is done)
  • 2 eps of Citadel (spy thriller, tragically bad writing, but oh, so pretty)
  • caught up on NCIS, which is a total trash fire, and yet I enjoy it.

Walks also happened, including not one but TWO visits to the new neighborhood grocery. (Deli meats! Biscoff gelato! Herbed focaccia!)

And I played with Pippin even more than usual, because he is mighty entertaining. (He’s also a sleepy-vibes generator.) So I did nap.

It was a holiday. Napping counts as action on a holiday, right?

Obligatory writing mention:

The Sharp Edge of Yesterday

A mother on the run from her criminal past can’t escape the dangerous superpower developing inside her own body.

Grace Reed just wants to be left alone with her daughters, her small business and her quiet suburban life.

Fate has something bigger planned for all of them.

A contemporary fantasy novel about coming of age in middle age, The Sharp Edge Of Yesterday is in bookstores & libraries now.

Amazon (ebook & print) (print)

a selection of non-Amazon ebook vendors

More info here on my website

Cover for Sharp Edge of Yesterday: A Rollover Novel, showing a woman in flames crossing an autumn meadow under a deep blue partyl-cloudy sky
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