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Plotting and Planning

There is so much to do and all I want to do is sleep. The sun is out this morning but it has become chilly again with a gale advisory out through the afternoon. I did not get out early last night because we were actually pretty busy. I was surprised. I did notice that the tourists are starting to trickle in. I think we will be busier this year than in years previous. And on a smaller staff. So things will be interesting.

The strangest thing happened last night as I was reading in bed (a research book for once). I looked down and there was a caterpillar crawling up my thigh. I have no idea where it came from. I scooped it up and put it outside. Another novelty…. the peepers are out in force already. Even after the cold snaps we have been getting. Normally the peepers aren’t really going until a lot closer to June. I even have several peepers in our ponds! I was very happy to hear them last night.

I am trying to get things in order. For instance, once I finish this I have to water my plants and put out more bird seed. When I looked out this morning I just stood and watched everyone for a bit. Then I thought about getting my camera (I did get some photos). The feeder and the ground around it was very busy. There was a squirrel, several rabbits (one with an eye missing), blue jays, grackles, birch, and a few chickadees. It was a completely different set of animals than is normally there. The grackles are a deep shiny black but their heads are a gorgeous iridescent green/purple/blue/pink mix. I tried to get a few photos of them in the sun to show this off but once they figured out I was there it was like they did everything but what I wanted lol. Other things that need to be done is the bedding (both in the bedroom and out here with all the blankets (I think it is time to start storing some of them away for the season), vacuuming (at the very least get all the fallen leaves from the plants) and I could really get started in some of the gardens. I am thinking I might use some of the money I won at work to get some equipment for the yard. Oh and of course I need to do some actually writing. Research is all well and good but I need to work on the novel. Even if it is just writing about the characters so I get to know them.

I also need to remember to leave a little early so I can stop at the tattoo parlor to figure out what is up with my piece. We have been trying to get together for several days now. I am frustrated because he won’t get specific with what is wrong. He’d better be there today.

My laptop has just informed me that the battery needs charging. So I might as well stop here for the day. After I get some stuff done around here I might take Stella for a walk out on the property. I think she really enjoyed that the other day. I’m not up to loading her up into the car and driving to the park today. But I think she needs to get out of the house for a bit. Right, so I will upload my photos and get this posted. A big thank you to you for your kind words and support. It means a lot to this little writer plunking away in Northern Michigan! Thanks for reading and stay safe!

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