Deer again? Mice in my Car? Emma Lost a Tooth?


It is the first weekend in August, already. I have tan lines on my feet that won’t fade till late winter. The flowers in the clay pot are looking a bit done but the petunias are enjoying the cooler nights.

This morning I settled down in front of my lap-top to gather links from various Authors’ reviews. I’ve set up my ‘office area’ in front of the north windows and the view is as good as it gets.

I see rabbits, birds, voles, owls and a lot of deer. I keep a camera near to capture these creatures. Today, I gathered up two fawns. I did get the links up on the Eternal Press Website and I even sent out a press release.

Earlier in the week, our cat, Emma, who has a starring role in my novel coming out in November, was in a front yard brawl with some unknown and unphotographed thug from the animal kingdom. She evaded us for the better part of a day and lost an upper canine tooth. Emma seems better and wants to go outside to try her luck again. I’d like to give her a weapon, first.

The Oil Spill seems to be wrapping up. I hope BP can start making some money on it, now. They are going to need it. My granddaughter was listening to the news the other day and said, “Granny, I know what BP means. Oil Spill.” She also knows what to do in the event of a school shooting. Sigh. “Lockdown, Granny, you get away from the windows and stay really quiet.”

We opened the trunk of my car and discovered a mouse invasion, where was Emma when they were moving in? We scattered them with some mystery ‘bait.’ I should have added mice to the list of things in our yard. The bear seems to stay out on the road closer to the creeks. We haven’t had any stray horses in the yard for a long time. Did you know there is no one who takes care of lost horses?

I really don’t have much to say, I will try to have a more exciting week or at least pick a topic worthy of comment. Till next time, enjoy another picture of deer in my yard.

Numb3rs, the Octo-Mom, H1N1 and Boycotting the News

     Does anyone know what happened to the H1N1 flu?
     How is Nadia, the Octo-Mom?
     Did the television show, Numb3rs get cancelled?
     With health care forgotten and the Barrels Per Day estimates making top news, and rightfully so, we might be missing out on some important news.
     I may go on a news vacation. Think of all the commercials I’ll miss if I boycott the news. Never boycott what you can’t live without. I like gas in my T-bird, I like tuna and I am not so sure I can survive without chocolate.
     News, yes, news, I could skip for a few days. It is just a matter of choosing a quit day and sticking with it. What is the best day to stop being slightly up-to-the-moment on current events?
     This question reminds me of the U. S. Post Office who made the news by suggesting we can do without snail mail on Tuesdays. Is Tuesday a slow news day? Aren’t Tuesdays the days new music CDs are released?
     And Fridays, well, the theater near you has new movies coming out on Fridays.
     Mondays are the days the full time anchors arrive fresh from a week-end with encapsulated stories that happened on the week-end.
     That leaves Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, but, wait, I record the early morning news program called Sunday Morning.
     Alrighty, then, I came up with two days in a row that might be boycottable.
     If there is a way I can avoid the news on Wednesdays and Thursdays, I can pick a quit day. Of course, withdraw symptoms will hardly appear before Friday rolls around. Can I boycott Wednesday, Thursday and Satuday news and cause some social change or commercial shake up?
     I doubt my absence would even be noticed. Unless, thousands of millions of people joined in and when that happens, the news story will no doubt run on a Wednesday and the whole idea will crumble under the pressure of seeing what they say about us and our News Boycott.
     Okay, I’m not going through with this idea.
     I do wonder what Nadia and her brood are doing this summer. I am curious about what happened to the flu, did it mutate into a summer cold? And I really liked watching Numb3rs.
     Till next time, don’t get too much sun and take time out from current events, just a little.