Mother Nature Finally Looks at the Calendar

The long weekend is over and I for one am going to file an injunction against Mother Nature.

All summer long, the weather has actually been pleasant.  It’s been in the 60s to 70s, low humidity.  It made being outside very enjoyable.  Then comes this weekend.  Steph and I went to an eco-fair out in Oregon, Illinois.  She was doing a presentation for Seed Savers and didn’t want to spend all that time alone, so I went as willing help.  We also manned a table, gave out free seeds, and catalogs for SSE.  A lot of people went to Steph’s presentation and raved about it so that’s good.

And wouldn’t you know it – Mother Nature decided it was time for mid-90s, high humidity, and periodic thunderstorms.  Made the seventeen hours we spent sitting on uncomfortable chairs pretty miserable.

Still, that gave me plenty of time to finish reading Burning the Ice.  Good book with a good plot.  It took me a bit to get started (I think I re-read the first chapter a couple of times) because there were a lot of terms thrown out that I wasn’t familiar with.  Once I got the hang of it though, it went quick.  Mixon knows what she’s talking about and it was hard to put down after a while.  I’ll definitely talk to her at Viable Paradise.

Little writing done, lots of editing/plotting done.  That’s nice.  I got a chance to hit a bookstore and picked up a couple of books. Thunder of Time by James David and Black and White by Jackie Kessler/Caitlin Kittredge.

The cover of Black and White caught my eye but it was also Jackie’s name.  I recognized it from somewhere.  When I got home, I figured out that she and I chatted once a long time ago on the Absolute Write forum boards.  So that was pretty cool.  I’m only ten chapters in but so far I’m enjoying it.  If the posts and such that I’ve read from Jackie online are any indication, I don’t think I’ll be disappointed.

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