Friday, April 27, 2007

More Flowers


Had to mail some stuff today--the fella went to the post office to pick up the mail, but I had things to mail off, so I did my post office-park-ball fields-6th Street circuit, and when I got back to the house, looked to see whether the apricot-colored iris was open. It was, and gorgeous, of course. There was another new iris open too--the sun was really bright so the pictures are a little glare-y on the white petals, but I'm just tickled with how pretty they all are. I guess I won't snitch a piece of the pink one from the yard over on Main Street just before the park, even if I like it a lot. Not much place to put it...

We're heading to Memphis (yes, there is a Memphis in Texas, just like there's just about everything else) tonight to check out an estate auction for the old Memphis Hotel B&B. Ought to be some cool stuff, though I don't know what we'd do with anything more than what we have...

I'm just blithering on here to get some words to wrap around the flower pictures. Talked to the older son last night, and Little Bit--his boy who just turned 3 this week--loved the Tow Mater pillow/doll we sent. Every little boy needs a squishy Tow Mater. Now I have to get the package ready to send to the daughter (& family) for her birthday. Some of it is stuff I've been meaning to send since Christmas. (Yes, dear, this means the cactus blossom painting I've been promising...)

I'm still typing in story. I stalled out today--at about quitting time--when I ran into a big chunk of exposition I'm seriously thinking about leaving out. But I think I'll go ahead and type it in, then when I print everything out, I'll be better able to figure out where to make the cuts and how to transition from one part to another. I am tightening it up pretty good as I go. Synopsis is still 16 pages long, tho. But part of that is because a fantasy needs its universe explained, and New Blood is a new universe. I've typed in 200 pages, and have more than half yet to go. Groan. It's going to be WAY too long. sigh.

2 comments:

April said...

don't forget the cd of Christmas pictures ;)

Gail Dayton said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Okay--I'll have to see if your father has downloaded his pictures--he hasn't done the ones from your granddaddy's birthday yet, I know...