Feb. 20th, 2017
It was nearly 70 degrees here both Saturday and Sunday. In Chicago. In February. What the…?
Needless to say, people were outside in droves. Especially walking around the lake behind my house. I was among them. We were all like mole-people, emerging from the cold and dark into the light, wondering what that bright glowing sphere was in the sky. :-)
I enjoyed sitting in front of the open living room window on Saturday, lounging on my chaise, reading and watching TV. Bean was in her glory, perched on the windowsill, breathing in the fresh air and watching the birds and squirrels. :-)
Had a bunch of errands to run on Sunday and I didn’t even mind since it meant being out in the gorgeous weather. I was tempted to put the top down on the Mustang!
Made a stop at my comic book store to pick up my monthly stash and then went grocery shopping. Even though Paczki Day isn’t until February 28th I was happy to see the delicious pastries already out at the store and grabbed the variety box. Yum! On my way out of the store, the Girl Scouts were set up selling cookies. I vividly remember doing that myself for years on end, but we never had such good weather! Needless to say, I picked up a box, feeling nostalgic.
Cleaned the house and did the laundry, counting the days until our new Dyson vacuum arrives. It’s a surprise for John, a late Valentine’s gift that should be here tomorrow.
AT&T had all of the movie channels open over the weekend so I recorded MI-5 (a follow up movie to the UK TV series I used to watch), the new Tarzan one and 13 Hours (more for military research purposes than anything for my new book).
The only crappy part of the weekend was finding out I lost the PRG’s Reviewer’s Choice Awards. I want to thank all of you for voting for me, but it was a popularity contest I was destined to fail, up against several big-name authors. Still, it was a blow and I can’t help feeling that my writing sucks. It’s going to be hard to get back in the groove again this week after writing up a storm for the last two. [sigh]
And that was about it for me. How was YOUR weekend?