Time to get ready

They are telling us that this warmer weather will last for a few days yet, before it begins to tell us that the cooler stuff settles in..AddEmoticons04258. to be specific, Thursday. sad-face At this time of the year, I will take whatever good days I can get. AddEmoticons04263 I won’t say we haven’t had any cool weather yet, but nothing has frozen at night yet, which is a bonus. AddEmoticons04257 Strange how the weather patterns seems to have changed over the decades.  I remember having to cover the plants in the garden, so they didn’t freeze, at the end of August, and here it is, nearly October and we take it for granted that there won’t be frost for another couple of weeks. AddEmoticons04259 10-25-09 I can also remember snow at Halloween, which was a proverbial pain, because we had to walk through that stuff to get our teats. AddEmoticons04279 Halloween in the country isn’t as profitable as it is in the city.  But, it is easier on the waistline.AddEmoticons04231

The apples are all gone, the tree gave a great sigh of relief when one of the neighbours picked the last one. AddEmoticons04220 The branches are now pointed up at the sky, rather than at the ground.  I counted the cases of apples that came off that tree, 11. AddEmoticons04240 21-08-43 Granted, they weren’t big boxes, but hey, that is still a lot of apples. smiley-happy120 I have enough apple pies to supply the neighbourhood for a while. AddEmoticons04231 I need to go shopping now for baking supplies… you know the type… flour, sugar… I know at least 1 brother that will want cookies for Christmas, although even that is getting scarce here. AddEmoticons04279 There is no reason to bake any more, not with only 1 in the house. AddEmoticons04274 There was a time baking used to start here at the end of November and not quit until Christmas even, when the tree went up, along with all the decorations. AddEmoticons04259 Shaking head, I can’t believe I am talking about this, it is months away.  What brought it on you ask? AddEmoticons04280  Simple.  When I took my nephew to the airport yesterday there were signs in a few places advertising Christmas craft sales…. I mean, I ask you, this early? AddEmoticons04268  Then again, it is only a few more weeks until October and, for us, Thanksgiving. smiley-confused005  Got to remember to buy a turkey to feed the Turkeys who will be coming, if they will. AddEmoticons04263  That is also when I will be getting my baking supplies, because that is when the sales happen. Smiley-Begging Works for me. super-happy-dance-smiley-emoticon

I am getting ready for my trip to Ottawa next year. AddEmoticons04264 Yes, it is early, but this will be my first signing. dog5 I think I am up to it. mini-graphics-snoopy-712196 I have things checked off on the list, some of which will be bought at the last minute, or thereabouts… prizes, basket, books, bags, costume (a bag for my head that extends to the floor..giving-thumbs-up-winking-smiley-emoticon. that’s it, that is what I will go as for the costume, Charlie Brown at Halloween. super-happy-dance-smiley-emoticon I will cut holes in a sheet and put it over me… PERFECT!!!! clicking-your-heels-smiley-emoticon The things we don’t think of when we are desperate.making-bronx-cheer-smiley-emoticon

Tath and Thena want to go too, but no, I am not going as a cat lady, besides, I have been told on good authority that 2 cats does not constitute being one. cat 26 I wondered about that when I agreed to a second cat after Snoop died. cat 28 Poor old Snoop, still miss that cat.  He was such a Snoop. cat 53 10-16-27 Anyway.  These 2 are making up for a lot of things he never used to do, like bouncing on me in bed. cat 39 I still have to teach them not to extend their claws when they do that. cat 36 Thena’s remind me of needles when they strike. cat 50 I swear there are times she doesn’t know what she wants, she runs in circles around the kitchen floor in the morning (wanting outside, but not knowing what to do when she is out there)..dd27. It isn’t rocket science cat, outdoors, mice. mouse-68 They move, you pounce, no more mouse.  Tath is different that way, he could care less about the great outdoors. cat 10 He is the epitome of the saying “There is nothing lazier than a Tomcat, except a fixed Tomcat.” cat 22 He should wear a sign on his side, ‘Have cat, will purr, hold me and see.’ cat 53 10-16-27 He never used to be this cuddly, and boy does he play rough with Thena, she just screams at times. cat 45 I told him gentlemen don’t do that… he stuck his tongue out at me. making-bronx-cheer-smiley-emoticon  What can I say… sigh.  Which reminds me, I just heard a crash in the other room, they are playing jet cats right now, and bouncing off the doors on either side of the house.CatSmiley21  A yowl tells me that Tath caught Thena, and she objects. cat 47 A hiss says his fur will be hanging from the clothesline.addemoticons00954 22-31-47  Should be interesting.AddEmoticons00949

Well, according to UPS, my books are in town, which means delivery on either Monday or Tuesday, so we know what I will be doing those days.SnoopyDance  Signing books. 6088880143_491c2e2e67_s Hunter’s Challenge and Kings of the Empire. snoopy-emoticon-001 Eniko says she has been working on the edits for Intercession. AddEmoticons04257 Sarah has been going through Dance Ballerina Dance, to take care of the errors we missed on that one. AddEmoticons04262 The rest of the group that does edits for me are waiting for their turns at things. AddEmoticons04263  Eniko will pass what she is working on to Candy and go on to Merika’s Story. super-happy-dance-smiley-emoticon  I am currently writing Lost Kingdoms of the Empire, which will complete next year’s list, and it will be ready for Eniko after she is finished Merika’s Story. giving-thumbs-up-winking-smiley-emoticon I am also working on ‘The Phoenixes Choice’.  I haven’t gotten far, only to Chapter VIII so far, but it is a beginning. AddEmoticons04274 I am hoping to catch up with the typing today, so I can get some serious writing done again. AddEmoticons04231 I also have to shake down the house.  You would be surprised how much hair these 2 cats shed, everything seems to have a layer of it.cat 26

Anyway, it is time I left, before this turns into an epic. AddEmoticons04231 Heading for broom, or keyboard? AddEmoticons04280 Decisions, decisions. AddEmoticons04268 Have a good week, and I will stop by again with more news next week. AddEmoticons04263 I am hoping to be at least 25% finished with ‘The Phoenixes Choice’ then, as well as have the cover for Merika’s Story. clicking-your-heels-smiley-emoticon Yes, another book done. AddEmoticons0425

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2 thoughts on “Time to get ready

  1. emilylucero says:

    Those two kitties kep you hopping. LOL I used to start baking and making candy at the first of Nov. then the kids would hunt for where I stashed stuff and it would be half gone. LOL My shopping is usually done by now but only have two gifts so far. You have such a good team now and those books are moving right along. {Happy Dancing} You started my day right.

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