Thursday, September 23, 2010

Shine on Harvest Moon

Autumnal Equinox already?!?! My, how time flies.

We've had a couple weeks of glorious days here in the usually soggy Northlands. Daytime temps in the upper 50s (that's balmy for us) and a nice snap to the air come evening. After a summer soaking, we deserve to dry out a little before the weather returns to normal. Lucky for us, we've actually been able to see the bright, bulging moon up here. (The pic isn't mine, but snagged from Wikkipedia.)

School is in full swing, which means my dance card as a sub is filling up. I don't have anything scheduled for October yet, but I know something is coming. It always is. But that's good. As long as I can discipline myself to write in the evenings (not my favorite or more brain-active times) and weekends I should get the WIP done and some contest judging finished in a timely manner.

Oh, Sharron's visit was a hoot, and over all too soon. Did some hiking, trekked to the glacier (that is, drove. It's 40 miles away), wandered about in the delta flats and decided (a) it was waaaay too wet for our footwear, and (b) the potential for bears popping up from the alders scared the bejesus out of us. Sharron was around the morning DH bagged a good-sized cow moose, so she got to watch and participate in skinning and hanging. Messy, but man oh man, that moose tastes good!

We did go to Fish Prom, but were so busy yammering with others (Sharron, I haven't seen *him* since then : ) that we didn't get much in the way of photos. The outfits were great. Who knew there'd be so much paisley in our small town? We didn't stick around for the dancing because we had an early morning departure, but it was a fun night.

So as the weather gets cooler and damper, as our lives settle into routine, as I await word on this or that project, I wish you all a bountiful harvest of whatever you have sown.

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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

This and That

School starts in just over a week. I'm much happier about it than the kids, though they are anxious to be able to do something other than chores.

BF Sharron arrives Saturday for what's going to be an all too brief visit. We will hike around, go see the glacier, and attend the Fish Prom. Details regarding that later.

Holly is doing well. Finishes with her meds today. I'm trying to get in touch with her regular vet, who has another office in another part of the state, but no luck so far. Hopefully he'll swing by our town soon. It's still a bit weird to see her with only three legs, but she doesn't seem bothered.

Diligently working on revisions of Bad Girl. Patiently waiting CPs' notes so I can resubmit.

Critting some chapters for Melanie. Will get them to you soon!

Mulling the continuation of the current WIP and how to tackle a serious plot hole in a different story. I mean, Mack truck-sized plot hole. Got the characters, got the setting. Logical plot? Not so much. Perhaps it's time to jettison that line of thought and go elsewhere with it.

That's what I'm up to. You?

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