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Friday, February 22, 2013

Feline Friday: The Back to Work Version

The Cold From Hell, which hits the end of week two today, seems to finally be easing up. I've still got a runny brick of a head and crap in my chest, but at least I no longer feel quite so much like I was hit by a bus. So I am heading into the Artisans' Guild for the first time in a week and a half, hoping to clear a bunch of the paperwork that is undoubtedly sitting on my desk, waiting for my return. I also have to run a bunch of errands and go to acupuncture (which I cancelled last week due to the plague). Let's hope my energy holds up through it all...

And no, the errands can't wait. Unless you want to tell the cats I am out of cat food AND cat litter. No? I didn't think so. Also, I need more damned tissues.

On the bright side, once I have today's tasks out of the way, I'll have another couple of days to recover, with only two things on the schedule: going to the dump on Saturday (or else) and watching the Oscars on Sunday night with my pal JC (he of the floor help).

Also on the bright side, I finally got my brain working enough over the last few days to write up three ideas for Whatever Novel I'm Writing Next, and sent them off to my agent Elaine. Hopefully she'll get back to me today on which one(s) she likes best, so I can pick one and start mulling...

It is too soon to start talking about the stories themselves, but I will tell you that all three of them are (gasp!) contemporary romance, rather than the paranormal romance or urban fantasy I normally write. Nary a witch to be seen. This isn't the first time I've written a contemporary romance (REINVENTING RUBY, my foodie romance is out making the rounds right now). But it will be quite the change of pace. And you know what they say: a change is as good as a rest. Which is just as well, since I spent what was supposed to be my vacation fighting a cold instead...

Oops! Sorry...Magic the Cat just reminded me that this is supposed to be a Feline Friday post. So enough about me. Here are the cute cat pics!
Minerva, lying in the sun.
Minerva and Magic curled up together on the bed. (Remind me to post a picture of that quilt one of these days, BTW, since a few of you have commented on it.)
Magic, up on the table, "helping" me to put away the last of the tax paperwork from 2012, and pack up a surprise gift for my parents. (Don't worry, it's in the box, so they can't see what it is.)

Okay--out into the the cold sunshine. Wish me luck with my first day back into the real world...coff coff sniff sniff.

Happy Friday all! So, who's watching the Oscars with me?


  1. Always love the cat pics! They look wonderful. Glad you are feeling a bit better. Take it easy and don't overdo anything!

  2. Yes, I'm glad to hear your cold is easing up! And yay for new novel ideas! :) Also, thanks for another fantastic Feline Friday. ;) I just started volunteering at a local pet shelter (with the cats, of course)... and I have a feeling my cat won't be an only child for very long...

    1. Good for you for volunteering! I don't dare, since 5 cats is really enough...

  3. I love your Friday cats. Glad you're feeling better. And if you write it, witch or no, I'll read it!