I’m very ready to sit at my desk today and move nothing but my fingers and my thoughts. Urg. I play too hard, and having that extra day really does me in. I actually got out on the water this weekend. “On the water” is my favorite place to be, which sounds weird because I garden so heavily. Not many people know it, but my idea of heaven on earth is 27 feet of sailboat and the sound of a halyard slapping. A little kayak is enough to find peace in.
And speaking of gardening. I scored big Monday at my favorite home and garden place. Cone flowers with spent blooms at seventy-five percent off. Score!! I’d been watching them for about a month, hoping they’d go on sale. They were red with a few orange blooms, and I wanted them badddddd. I nearly had kittens last week when I went to check on them and found they were moved from the outside tables to inside. Still, they were not on the sale rack on Monday, even though they were looking kind of sad, so I took one up to the front, and said, “I have a question about this plant,” upon which the lady blurted, “Seventy-five percent off today. Right now.”
My eyes began to gleam, and I went to get a cart.
Today I’m starting the actual writing of a chapter-length short for a special opportunity that landed on my desk out of the blue. It’s put the plotting of book thirteen out till next week, but I know where I think I’m going. Everything changes, and it’s not good to have too rigid of a mind-set–in writing, or gardening.
P.S. I like cone flowers because they like the sun and are extremely drought hardy once established, and I’d like to make my landscaping less dependent on water. This plant is also known as Echinacea, the same stuff that boosts your immune system.