Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Weird Weather

Okay, so we all know Texas has weird weather sometime - but come on. On Sunday I was wearing capris and a t-shirt and it was in the 70's, then it snowed Monday night. Now even for Texas that's a little weird. And did I mention that people in Texas can NOT drive in snowy/icy weather. They think appropriate driving means hitting their brakes when they're ON the bridge - jeez.

This weekend was a busy one for me. I painted on Saturday and my living room is looking fabulous. It's a light shade of turquoise and looks great with all my light furniture and the seashell decorations. It's very serene and pretty. Then my parents came over on Sunday and my dad installed a couple of ceiling fans for me and raised a couple of light fixtures so that you don't have to be 3 foot 2 to walk underneath them - what are builders thinking???????

As part of the separation of property, I took one dog and one cat with me, so no more six animals to take care of, but I've got the Sheltie and he's living the life of Riley now. He gets to stay inside with the run of the house all day and I have to say that he's been great! Not a single thing bothered and no accidents. He's such a wonderful dog. Plus he gets treats and walks and to play ball every single day - on weekends, more than once or even twice. For anyone who lives alone and feels lonely, my advice is to get a dog. He's the best company. Always happy, never complaining, easy to please.

I got back into my writing last week and since I'd been off for so long, I had to go back to the beginning and start re-reading/editing what I had already written. I'm happy to say that I REALLY like what I have. I think this book is going to be one of my funniest yet and can't wait to see how it ends. Sounds kinda strange for the author to be saying that, huh, but the reality is, I tend to come up with better twists and ideas as I write than I ever could when producing a synopsis. Thank God my fabulous editor knows it will all work out in the end. :) I love ya, Leah!

Oh, well, I must run and get some work done. My new schedule seems to include rising at 4-4:30 am and falling asleep on the couch around 7-8 pm. But hey, that way everything is done before I go to work so no down side really.

Have a great day everyone!


Wendy Roberts said...

If your dad is ever up to Vancouver, I could use a couple ceiling fans and I also need at least one light fixture raised. My hubby is so NOT handy and I'm only slightly so inclined *sigh*

How about some pics of your Sheltie?!

Jana DeLeon said...

Yes, I need to post pics of my baby. I will try to do that soon!

And lol on the Mr. Fixit - I am handy too, but I don't do electricity.

Tori Lennox said...

Yeah, what IS it with those low-hanging light fixtures? I've always wondered that too.

It sounds like you're settling in nicely to your new life. The freedom to do what you want is great. :) And your dog sounds like lots of fun!

We keep talking about getting a dog, but we don't have a fenced yard and none of us are really up for dog walking every day.

Hooray for the writing!!! And wondering how it comes out sounds perfectly normal to me. *g*

Jana DeLeon said...

LOL tori - I'm glad you think I'm normal. :) You might be the only person that does!

Dogs are great fun - and if you start training early, you can train them not to wander. Then you could play in your front yard.

Dru said...

The weather up here is like that too. We had 60s then drop down to 30s only to go back up to 60s.

Sounds like you're moving forward with your new life.

The main reason I don't have pets is because I'm allergic to cats and I really lazy about walking dogs and I can't travel on a whim with pets because I would have to find a pet sitter.

Jana DeLeon said...

dru - Yeah, the weather can really wreak havoc on sinuses when it does that. Bummer on the allergies. I used to be allergic to cats but I finally just got one and suffered until I built up a tolerance. Now, new cats will bother me sometimes but my own doesn't at all.

The pet sitting is always an issue but fortunately, I have a vet tech who takes care of that so I couldn't ask for a better sitter. :)

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