Monday, August 18, 2008

Weekend Recap

Alice came to a fork in the road.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

We had a fairly quiet day yesterday. We had lunch out (where DH left his wallet... thankfully, the waitstaff found it immediately), and then shared a romantic shopping trip to WalMart where DH bought doe urine and fishing lures. *G*

We came home and took a nice, long walk with the dog all through the neighborhood. Then DH fertilized the lawn, and I weeded.

As silly as it sounds, it was a good day. I love my DD, I really do -- but I never realized the demands she makes on me all the time. I get "Mom!" every five minutes, and seldom am able to just do what I want, when I want for as long as I want.

And DH and I talked. A lot. Something else we can't do with little pitcher's ears.

So, year twelve is history, and year thirteen begins.


We released another butterfly yesterday, a male monarch (interestingly enough -- the first batch we had were all females, and this last batch were all males. I wonder if there's a reason for that?). I actually caught it hatching the moment it emerged. Fascinating... actually, if you're interested, here are pix from last year of a monarch emerging from its chrysalis:

We also lost our last pillar -- he started the vomiting/writing thing ... so our mortality rate this year was three pillars, and one butterfly (that one was the hardest to take).

We only have two more chrysalis to go and we're done with Pillar Place 2008.


I did some writing yesterday as well. I opened up my fantasy that I started for NaNoWriMo last year. I'd gotten about 16,000 words before I quit. I really, really like this story. The world-building is arduous, but worth it, I think. I wrote another 1,000 words yesterday and hope to keep up the momentum. It's going to need a close eye by someone when it's done. And, I sure wish I'd taken better notes on my IM brainstorming session with Jen. Oh well...



Sarita Leone said...

It sounds like your anniversary was perfect. Congratulations, and best wishes for many, many more years of happiness.

Good to hear you got back to your writing. I just began a new book, too. Must be something in the air. *G*

Happy Monday!

PS I always love the butterfly photos.

Judy Thomas said...

Glad y'all were able to have a good day. And very excited about the writing!!

keri mikulski :) said...

Great day and great photos. Happy writing. :)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

You know, as our relationships grow with our spouses, the day you described can just be perfect. Congratulations!

And btw... I'd be happy to be a reader on the fantasy - I loved it, too, and I'm starting to get my way out of my reading woes (Don Quixote, Song of Roland, Their Eyes Are Watching God and Dante's Inferno...)

Dru said...

Sounds like you had a beautiful anniversary day with hubby. I'm glad it was a good one.

Kudos on the writing and the 1,000 word count. Continue good luck with your writing.

Have a good Monday!

Amy said...

Happy (belated) anniversary. Sounds like you had a great day.

It will be sad to see the end of Pillar Place 2008.

Keep going on the writing.

Brandy said...

Sounds as though you had a good Anniversary! (And I hear you on the little ears thing. *G*)

Have fun with the Fantasy!

Sorry to hear about another, um, passing. Maybe next year will be better.

Have a great day!

Diane Craver said...

Glad you had a wonderful anniversary and had some alone time without your daughter.

Great news about your writing!

groovyoldlady said...

I totally understand about just having a relaxing good day together. I even understand about doe urine...