Today is my darling Step-Dot's 14th birthday. She's at her ma's but Ron and I rousted her and took her for lunch. We went to a favorite middle-eastern place called Tareks and had a great feed. Then we went to the ONE sewing place in town and I got some needles and threads because I'm making a doll! Then we went to the ice cream place on the way home that opened at noon today. Wowza! I love ice cream. I don't want to think about it mind but I love it. Plus I've been a virtuous born-again vegetarian all week so a little ice cream must be allowed. Also I walked the Hoagy and wrote 2 thou on new book. And just now - just this last twenty minutes or so, I wrote the lyrics for a song that I needed to write for the play I'm directing. I have a great woman to sing it and I wanted something a bit more uplifting than the actual play which is...ahem...rather...dire. So I wrote it and sent it to my pal Dawn who will jam some musicality into'er and what a good day. Ron's working on the canoe - then he's going to get a steak because he wants to torture me, the reluctant vegetarian but n'yah ha ha - I bought some big ole giant mushrooms (what the heck are they called?) so I foiled him. And I'll make some onion jam and he'll make chips and I'll make a salad and yehaw - who could tell we are having a rough time! No one that's who because my dear readers, as many of you have helpfully reminded me of - this stuff stuff isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's just stuff and we need some of it - like the canoe so we can go commune with the whales but we sure don't need all of it. Heck we really don't need much of it. I like our bed though. And the canoe. And food is nice.
So later my friends. And just for those of you who want to keep track - the novel I'm working on is number four. Number one is in a drawer, number two is half done the first draft, number three is The Rockwalker that I've been mostly doing this last few months and which I will take up again when Ron goes to Labrador on Thursday for two weeks.
This is a pic taken of my step-dot and her ma at Easter! what a dish wha?