|You made him take me to the vet.|
I advise you not to sleep.
I left home on a bad note on Thursday. Just as I was packing my bags to leave, Georgie, the writing assistant began to blink like Herbert Lom in the Pink Panther movies. (If you haven't seen them, the poor man had a terrible eye twitch whenever he thought of Inspector Clouseau!) Back to this particular tangent--I made the husband promise to look at Georgie and make a vet's appointment if it didn't clear up. He made the appointment, but they couldn't get George in till the next day. :-( Good news--Georgie was fine by morning, but the husband still had to take him to the vet because it was too late to break the appointment, and the vet agreed that he was perfectly well. I'm so glad Georgie's okay, but I'm sorry I missed the receptionist calling out, "George Adams." For my kitty!
|A Wave in Progress!|
Last week, I was at the beach. I love the beach. I was born on Tybee Island, and water is like the breath in my body. Those waves brushing in and out, swirling around my feet. That may be the sound of my soul expanding with purest peace. I've often talked of Tennessee, where my mother's family is from and where I feel as if I'm wrapped in my grandmother's arms to this day. But Tybee--I love it so much my love for it has managed to travel through my DNA to my daughter, who wants to be married on the beach there because it's her home. Where she's never lived. The oceans are powerful.
I had plenty of beach and sky photos, but this was a pic of a wave coming to shore beneath the pier at St. Augustine. So lovely!
One last random thing--I've been watching The Great British Baking Show. I cannot describe my love for these shows. The contestants are so kind and generous to each other. They share their knowledge and their materials if someone needs help. They rejoice with each winner and commiserate in loss. No ego, no scheming, just a love of baking and hard work. And a willingness to learn. (I think there's a lesson for writing in there.) And--one of the bakers last night made a dalek cookie tower. (I've been a Dr. Who fan since the daleks actually terrified me instead of making me laugh!)
Tell me some random thing that's occurred to you or happened during the past week. I'd love to hear. And I'd love to give someone a copy of Now She's Back, the first in my Smoky Mountains, Tennessee series. The second book Owen's Best Intentions is still available, so I'd love to whet your whistle for that one!