Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday Round-Up

Ah, what a week it's been here. I can hardly believe it's Friday, the days have gone so fast. Flown by, almost! So much has happened; my head is just about spinning. Are you wondering what's been going on here, at our little hideaway in the middle of nowhere? (Take it from me; we really do live in the sticks!) Well...

A couple of trees fell down. Just...fell over. We had so much rain this week that the ground became saturated and trees just fell. Kind of sad, really, to see big old trees here and there in the grass. We'll use them for firewood but that means we'll be sawing, dragging, clearing and stacking--ugh. But that's on next week's agenda so I'm not going to think about it now. (Very Scarlett O'Hara-ish of me, don't you think?)

Hubby has been watching my little page of edit notes grow. I don't know how other authors work but when I'm doing a final read-through of a book I end up with a scrawled page of notes to myself. Things like "Vern Runyon's cow"..."man's or men's?"..."Mike--brown. Will--brown too. Good? Or crap?" You get the idea. They are the niggling bits and pieces I want to be sure of before sending the manuscript off to my editor for the last time. Hubby can't understand how I make sense of the mess, but I do. So, I've been reading a novel for the final time, making notes and wondering, as I always do, if it's just right. I think it is. I hope it is. Hmm...I guess I'll find out, won't I?

Zucchini. Blueberries. Lettuce. Cukes. Pickles. Jam. Freezing. Zucchini lasagna. Zucchini muffins. Zucchini...yeah, the gardens are in full production mode. It's exhilirating. Exciting. Scary.

And I'm still trying to decide what to write next. I know, I know, that shouldn't be a big decision, should it? You wouldn't think so. You'd think I'd just sit down and write. But that's not it, not this time. No, this time I've got a plan. Or two. Yes, two. And before I write I've got to decide which plan is the best one for me. writing. Just thinking. And hey, thinking takes up lots of time, you know?

How did your week go? Anything about it you'd like to share? I'm all ears!!

Ach...I just remembered. Corn. The corn's coming. Soon.

Sheesh. Who said farming was fun, anyway? Oh. Right. That would be me. ;-) Have a nice weekend!


Dru said...

The farmers market came back this summer near my job and I'm making my first purchase of home grown veggies to grill this weekend. I just have to decide what veggies to grill that I will eat.

Sorry about the trees.

Have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

That happened here a couple of years back. The trees, I mean. We lost two maples in our yard and I was so sad.

Have a nice weekend!!


Anonymous said...

I'm sure you'll think of something to write about - and it'll be good. So you've had rain too. We've had heavy rains again and I'm hoping our dams will fill up. Wishful thinking but I can still hope.
Bad luck about your trees though.

Aussie Jude

Melissa McClone said...

We used to have big trees at our old house. During one storm a huge branch fell off and hit our little cottage. I was sure it crashed through, but it just hit. Very scary.

My week could have been better, but it's over so I'm relieved I can start anew.

squiresj said...

The weeds got most of my garden or I should say the grass took over. It has rained so much I could not keep up with it so we mowed it all down but zucchini, tomatoes and cucumbers.
I know what you mean about thinking of something to write although all I write is a column every day and it is hard to think what to write. Maybe someday I'll follow through on my dream to write a book.
God bless you special today.

Marianne Arkins said...

Half of writing IS thinking. Absolutely.

Sorry about the trees, but with oil prices, firewood is good!!