Yay. I’m just going to say yay that it’s Friday. I’m excited about the chance to get into my yard and pull out the last of the dead leaves and do a general tidy. I’ve already been out to my home improvement store but they have no plants yet because it’s too soon to move even bushes and trees, but I ah . . . did get some plant supports. Tomato red, single stem, four feet tall, gently undulating plant stakes. They look striking on their own, and if my tomatoes don’t grow on them, I’m going to line up some humming-bird feeders on them and call it yard art.
And speaking of tomatoes, I told some of you while on tour about the new all blue tomatoes that were supposed to be commercially available this year? The ones that they inserted the genes that make blueberries blue and are full of antioxidants? I can’t find them. I’ve found the ones that turn blue in the sun and have pinkish violet flesh, but not a true, solid blue. Maybe I misread the article and I have to wait a few more years. The Turn is coming, guys. I’m telling you, the Turn is coming!
Hey, I’m working up something with my editor for inclusion into the mass market of A Perfect Blood, and we are both scratching our heads over what might be fun. Easy choice is a short story, but I’m wondering if we can’t do something different like sticking a more professional tattoo in the back, or a disk of music or maybe an unfolding blueprint layout of the church. You guys have any ideas of something special you’d like to see?
P.S. For those of you who noticed the PO box location is the same as the spate of tornadoes that went through MI yesterday, we’re all good, though I still do not have phone, internet, or TV. (I’m using my Verizon card this morning, the one I use for traveling.)