A mish-mash of goodies:
I'd been grumbling and growling, Heruvael-style, on my walk back from the bus stop Monday, as I saw they'd dug some holes in the hillside on both sides of exit ramp from the new overpass...the 'ecosystem' had just stabilized into the first levels of progression after a couple years of a hillside stuffed with ragweed, and I was irritated on behalf of my neighbors getting a face-full of ragweed next autumn due to the ground being torn up again (as well as the animals who might be displaced). But my surprise Tuesday after work was a pleasant one. They hadn't torn up the ground all over the place, just in small spots--for the purpose of planting trees! So there are six spruces around my height on the hillslope, and six more on the flat ground fairly near my mailbox. Nice to have a pleasant surprise!
My employer took the opportunity raised by the recent stock market crisis to send out a company-wide e-mail/letter bragging on itself. I usually ignore when they brag, but this time it's a little comforting.
I finished writing 'The Secrets of Fynydov' this evening, yippee!
And I'm both amused and pleased by a schedule change yet again...(go ahead, laff at me!) I've been making good progress pounding on my fourth book outline the last couple days, so I think I'm going to defer 'The Great Wave' novella for the present and try to launch back into book 4 instead. I'm almost certain to get stuck at some point, probably after the next really horrid sequence and its fallout, so I might as well leave 'The Great Wave' for then. I might not be so loathe to write a summer-centered story once I'm deeper in the autumn, either. (And yes, I know I'm currently at July 29th in book 4, but it doesn't feel awful to me because Geren gets to sleep somewhere loverly cool *is envious*)
I'm also grateful I left my summer bed up, because it looks like I might be needing it shortly, just for a couple days, I hope. Autumn's coming!
What a pleasant surprise of new tress being planted. And spruce too.
Wonderful news on finishing 'The Secrets of Fynydov'. I am so happy to hear you
going back to Book 4 writing!!!
Weather has gotten so nice here right now. We were only in the 70's today and
lows in the 50's. Hurrah for cooler weather.
Yes! Hopefully since they were planted now, they'll be able to root nicely over the fall and spring and not dry up next summer.
Wow, that sounds delicious! I hope you're enjoying it! It supposed to reach around 80 here the next couple days.
You really have been powering through it! I hope you had fun with it all.
I'm very pleased to hear about the trees. I get so grouchy when I see previously green space being built over. It's nice to hear about something being planted for a change.
The Equinox is just around the corner now, so I hope things cool down soon.
Maybe not 'fun,' since I'm still weary from the summer so it takes concerted willpower every night to sit down and write. Very happy to have it done, though! And my creative side is getting more energized by the day, for which I'm glad.
Tell me about it! There's been so much tearing up and chopping down in the past few years, so it's refreshing to see some planting.
Me too! Looks like it's going to cool down after the weekend. =)