Today was beautiful and warm in SoCal. I feel almost guilty saying that, because I have friends in the more northern latitudes who are still being snowed upon. I say “almost guilty” because … hey, it’s SoCal! It was like 88-89° F, and the evening was balmy and warm. So lovely, and it’s been a rough couple of weeks with more to come, so the DH and I got all dressed up in our new, giant closet (aka THE DEN!), turned off the lights in our big new master bedroom (aka THE LIVING ROOM!) and went out to dinner.

Wonderful restaurant, we sat on the patio, had a drink (I only had one, because I had to go back home and work) delicious food and even dessert. To hell with calories. Like I said, it’s been a rough couple of weeks.

On the other hand, progress has been made. There are no more holes in my walls, for which I’m grateful. No more worrying about creeping creatures of any leg number sneaking into my house. Not that this was ever a worry, truly — the gaps were only in the (not so) dry wall, not the outer walls — but it’s a thing with me. So, walls are closed, but lots yet to do. And can someone please explain to me (the writer who works all night long) why every craftsman arrives at 8:00 am? Actually, I understand why. And they’ve all been wonderful, but I’m seriously sleep-deprived.

On the writing front, I posted a link this week on Facebook to an interview I did with Raquel on the READINGS SUNSHINE blog in Portugal. The interview’s in English, so enjoy.

I’m writing every night — good thing the DH is a deep sleeper, because I’m clicking away only a few feet from the bed (sigh) — and Aden’s story is moving along nicely. I also received some terrific news this week on that new project I’ve been working on. I hope to share with you soon, but not quite yet. I’m superstitious and don’t want to jinx anything.

On the TV front, GRIMM was a repeat, so was SUPERNATURAL, and just about everything else. But tonight’s GAME OF THRONES was terrific, possibly the best episode yet. And the season finale of SOUTHLAND (some of the best writing on TV) was a shocker. I’m looking forward to the new season of STRIKE BACK, and before that TRUE BLOOD, although one never knows what the TB writers are going to come up with. It might be awful, it might be okay. But speaking of TB, I saw a picture on Facebook of Alexander Skarsgard wearing a t-shirt that read, “Keep Calm and Fuck Me.” Um. Okay. 😀

And finally tonight, I leave you with something beautiful. I posted this to Facebook earlier, but if you didn’t see it, you should. This dance is sensuous and beautiful, an amazing demonstration of grace and strength, and Michael Bublé’s music is the perfect accompaniment. I have no idea what this video is doing on a site called Just For Laughs, but HERE IT IS. CHECK IT OUT WITH THE SOUND UP!

Okay, back to work for me. Gotta get some writing done before I catch a couple of hours sleep and then answer the door at 8:00 am. ::sigh::


3 thoughts on “A LOVELY, WARM EVENING”

  1. I agree with you on Game of Thrones. The section at the end with Dani was one of my favourites in the books. They did translate it beautifully in the series.

  2. The dance was amazing! But is that a real woman? I thought only 13 year old gymnasts could pull off that level of flexibility.
    And I agree: Game of Thrones was excellent–on all fronts, but especially with D. She’s come a long way since Episode 1. I’m impressed with the dragons. Unlike dire wolves, they stick around. =)

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