Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

Monday, Monday

The kids went back to school after their two-week spring break. Alicia has a short week, though. On Thursday, she travels down to LA for four days with her band for a competition. They go to Disney on Saturday as a kind of reward. Alex and L (the exchange student) aren't thrilled she gets to go and they don't, but we'll probably end up going to Monterey (if the weather holds up) to make up for it.

With the kids back in school, I got my routine back. Since my edits are done, I was able to get back to my new project. I meant to get a ton of writing done, but I got bogged in research and details. I am just not one of those writers who can get the words down and then go back to fill in the holes with either missing scenes or correct details. I'm way too linear. So not much actually done, but I got what I needed so hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Two bits of good stuff made up for it, though. First, I had no idea Laini Taylor had a new series. She's the one who wrote the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy that I read last fall. The first book of her new fantasy series, Strange the Dreamer, came out on the 28th, so I bought it as soon as I found that out today.

My other bit of good stuff was finding apricots on our tree for the first time. The tree is very young, so we're only likely to get a couple pieces of fruit off it this year, but it's oh so pretty:

Plums are showing up, too, and our orange tree has gone mad with blossoms. Even our grapefruit has a ton of new growth. All that rain we had this past spring, that brought us out of our drought, has worked wonders in our garden.

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