As I write this everyone is up. Chris has gotten up because allergies. The kids are up and about because Chris is up so that means that they don’t have to be quiet. Meanwhile I am trying to do this (for once I am on time) but the dogs are insisting that I play because Chris is up. Stella has gotten the hint and has gone outside to lay in the sun with her ball. Essie and Moose have gone into Chris’s office with him.
I read through all of the current issue of Poets and Writers and am currently going through the current issue of Writer’s Digest. I seem to be supplementing with various research books on werewolves. I’m not sure why. That is what seems to have pull for me right now. So maybe I will incorporate this in the short story? I hadn’t intended to but it might be a good spin to put on s cursed village. I’ll keep reading and writing and see what happens.
Dad and I had a nice talk yesterday. I had to hang up with him because my phone kept getting hotter and hotter. I am hoping if I replace the battery all will be well. I don’t want to get another phone. So for now I will keep an eye on the phone. I have to get the Jeep in for repairs first. Hopefully Tuesday or so I will be able to get it in. Chris’s truck is supposed to be done Monday.
I am afraid to turn the AC on. It was making weird noises last night so I turned it off. I is on most of the time either as a fan or for actual AC. We could be down to no AC (which is bad with the dogs) and no dishwasher. Luxuries to be sure but the AC is what I am most concerned with because of the dogs. It can get very hot in the house even with the windows open. None of them enjoy water other than to drink so putting out the kiddie pool that we had for Minion won’t make a difference. And there is only so much ice that can be made at a time.
We had a monarch butterfly in the yard yesterday. So that makes three different kinds of butterfly. I need to get a reference so I can tell the difference instead of just by color. I know that there is a butterfly that is similar to the monarch but the pattern on the wings is slightly different. I always enjoy learning stuff like that. I wasn’t able to get many pictures but I got a few.
I’m going to wrap this up. I need to get to the grocery store for things for dinner. I will download a few photos before I go. I am frustrated with the monarch photos because whenever I pressed the shutter button the photos would go out of focus. Thanks for reading! Stay safe! I hope you have a great day!