Research, research, research. I’m warming up to it. It was never my favorite part of writing, but my current project requires it – else I’ll look the fool and we wouldn’t want that, now would we? The two topics I’m currently studying are the autism spectrum and personality disorders. Those are not fun topics, but when you have a character that has a particular disorder, what else can you do but learn about it.
Hot dogs and s’mores. I can’t think of a better menu for the fire pit and my grandkids. My daughter thought healthy choices like salad should be added. Today’s parents! What are they thinking? We topped the evening off with a couple of matches of the ‘corn hole’ game, and my daughter slayed us. Go figure. All that salad, I guess.
I sprayed the house for bugs and power washed down all of the mud-daubers ‘up and coming’ home sites. The yard looks pretty spiffy. I still have the urge to go buy a bunch of plants and add them in – somewhere. I’m trying to train myself to just sit back and enjoy what is here. ‘Relax’ is what my best friend keeps telling me. For some reason that lesson about not having to be productive every minute of every day has been a difficult one to master. Talk about personality disorders!
I set my phone alarm so I wouldn’t miss the lift-off of Crew Dragon. Love that name! It was a picture perfect launch. For one who is old enough to have watched the first man walk on the moon, reaching for the stars never gets old.
My next countdown is for my grandsons’ arrival. Three more days! That is impossible to believe. June is here – the month I’m supposed to be in Scotland for my birthday. Arghh. I’ll let that one go, but I’m not cancelling my trip to France in the fall. That one is still on. I’m going. I’ll quarantine when I get home, but I’m going. There is so much excitement and restoration happening at my nephew’s new home, and I cannot wait to join in.