Unbelievable – March 17th in Ontario and we’re enjoying early summer weather! St Patrick's Day celebrants might be downing their green ale outside today – shorts seem to be in order. Grass is turning green, bulbs are up and trees are budding – but I’m not taking my snow tires off just yet. Love having windows open and a gentle spring breeze flowing through the house.
Writing update – Pam and I have submitted our 30 page evaluation of Body Perfect to Bloody Words. The next item on our to do list – finish editing the final draft of Body Perfect before the April 30 deadline for a contest submission to Poisoned Pen Press. We both agree that we are dangerously close to not wanting to read any more of this story so we must really push to get it done. Most of the pushing needs to be done from my keyboard as I continue with the tidying up of the manuscript. Its a challenge for me during the week; recent demands at work have left me feeling pretty exhausted at day’s end. But with no winning lottery ticket in sight, there’s nothing for it but to suck it up and soldier on.
Enjoyed a lovely lunch with my daughter Christine earlier today – nice to have an afternoon with her. She is in the process of moving to a new apartment and I got a tour of the location she is about to call home. She will be farther away from me, but closer to her work, which is a blessing for her.
Tomorrow afternoon will be a family celebration of March birthdays. Grandsons Michael and Noah marked their 9th and 5th birthdays respectively earlier this month and my daughter in law’s birthday was on the 12th. And as Pam mentioned tomorrow is mine.
*****Phone rang while I was writing – tomorrow’s festivities are now being postponed until next Sunday – poor Noah is down with strep throat and big brother Michael is showing signs of it developing. Poor guys..that’s a miserable infection – I hope the antibiotics will do their job in record time.
So I guess now I will take advantage of unexpected free time tomorrow for revising. Pam and I are scheduled to have a day together on Saturday the 24th so it would go great to have as much done as possible..even dare I hope it could be completed? Keep your fingers crossed.
Happy St Patrick’s Day - May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart, and warmed by the smiles of the people you love.