Wednesday, May 24, 2023

May Gray

          The weather in L.A. remains somewhat odd this year. Yes, May Gray is common, and it’s definitely gray here, with the sky overcast a lot. But though it’s pretty much the end of rainy season, when my dogs woke me up to go out at 6:30 yesterday morning it was raining. Not hard, but the roof over their dog run made raindrop noises, and I could see wetness on the ground on the patio leading to the yard. Am I complaining? No! Not sure our drought is ended, but it has to have been relieved a bit this year after the amount of rain we’ve had.

My writing continues, as it always does, rain or shine. I’m mostly still working on my next Shelter of Secrets book for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Yes, it of course contains dogs.

I still take time off to play with Roxie. Our pup is now about 16 months old and has no idea that she’s not a young puppy anymore. In fact, she engaged in several rounds of puppy zoomies all through our living room and dining room the other day, carrying a toy. And she always wants us to toss toys so she can fetch. Fortunately, our older pup Cari and she get along fine, sometimes attacking each other in play, growling and nipping enough that I have to tell them to stop, even though they seem to be having fun—but I don’t want them to hurt each other.

I also take time off from my writing to go through and delete emails. And I also spend time doing crossword puzzles online and on paper. Enjoyable!

Right now it’s time to get back to those secrets—the Shelter of Secrets!


Patty said...

Good morning -- Weather here is about the same as yours -- cloudy, a bit of rain, warmer but not uncomfortable. The monsoon season starts mid-June -- forecast is for slightly less rain than usual and hotter temperatures. I water patio plants first thing in the morning and stay in with the a/c on as needed.

Wouldn't you love to know what's going on in a dog's mind as they run and play? My daughter's dog will arrange and rearrange his stuffed toys, then knock them all over and start again. He has a stuffed reindeer that is his "special friend," if you know what I mean. If it is misplaced, he goes nuts. Funny little critters.

Today is my grandson's last day of school -- he's ready for vacation. We plan a few little day trips -- and, of course, he will sleep in a lot!

My crocheting continues, as always. My little condo doesn't take much time to keep neat and tidy so I crochet numerous hours each day. I've never been one to run around a lot so it suits me perfectly.

Enjoy your day -- your writing and your pups.

Sally Morrison said...

Weather seems strange everywhere these days. We had a long, long dry spell in Florida this spring. It was so odd to see the grass drying up when it usually is lush and green.

We welcomed our new kitten home. She keeps me busy and is such a delight. I can understand why people include pets in their books. I think I could write some stories already.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Hope your rain returns in needed amounts, Sally.

And congrats on your new kitten. Have fun with her! And I certainly love writing stories with pets.