The sun is shining! Brilliantly, joyously, lighting up the blue-green landscape. YES!
Sadie-beagle is having a sonogram today–think good thoughts, please. Her most recent blood test concerned her vet a little, so we’re checking things out.
I spent yesterday reading a manuscript before it goes to press–“A Lawman’s Christmas”–and today I’m starting the new book, #1 in the Parable, Montana series, called “Big Sky Country.” Finally. It was something of a challenge, clearing the decks for this one.
My peonies are busy, busy, busy, getting ready to spout blossoms, along with the lush leaves they already sport. I have several peony plants, mostly young ones, but they’re finally getting established. There are few things more beautiful than these grand dames of the garden when they reach maturity. There are roses, too, of course, and I’m looking forward to a yard bursting with color and bouquets on every surface.
I plan to buy some bedding plants this weekend, along with a few herbs, but I’m skipping the tomatoes. They had some kind of blight last year and, besides, we have some terrific farmer’s markets in the Spokane area.
My newest gadget is a Nook–I think this is true love. It’s much lighter than my ipad and, unlike the Kindle, it has color, a definite advantage with magazines. Just think of all the paper to be saved. Not to mention the reduction in clutter. Which is not to say I plan on giving up real books and magazines, because I don’t. Ever. But I do a lot of traveling, as you know, and the Nook will be perfect for that–easy to carry around.
That’s the news for Tuesday, my friends.
Be safe, be happy, be kind.