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Monday, September 28, 2015

Is It Fall Yet?

Although the calendar says fall, the weather says summer. How is it where you live? A few trees are turning colors, but the temperatures have been in the high seventies/eighties. I don’t know whether to wear capris or jeans, sandals or athletic shoes. Most of my plants need to be trimmed back and the debris cleared out. Hubs talked me into buying bulbs. This is our third fall in the new house, and he thinks we need more color in the spring. I got some tulips and daffodils. Plus three large mum plants for color now. It’s a good thing he’ll be planting the bulbs.

I’ve had a glitch on the writing front. The second Alex O’Hara story needs more work, according to my editor. All the areas she mentioned that need attention are things I deleted from the finished product. That’s what I get for second guessing myself. So back to the drawing board for The Case of the Fabulous Fiancé. I’m very frustrated.

Have you seen any good movies lately? We went to see the latest Mission Impossible, Rogue Nation. Lots of action, chase scenes, twists, intrigue, and humor. Simon Pegg, as Benji, is such a hoot. And Rebecca Ferguson, the female lead, can really kick butt. I’m looking forward to seeing Everest, but we’re watching the grandkiddies this week. Maybe next week.

I’m reading To Kill a Mockingbird. My daughter can’t believe I’ve never read it. (I saw the movie. Doesn’t that count???) Anyway, our book group is reading Go Set a Watchman for October. I figured I’d better read Mockingbird first so I can better understand all the hoopla over Watchman. Frankly, I think whoever is managing Harper Lee’s affairs now (she has dementia) is taking advantage of her. If she’d wanted to publish Watchman, she would have long ago.

Speaking of reading, I read two excellent romantic suspense books. Fear Land by Rolynn Anderson explores PTSD and high anxiety. Marilyn Baron’s Landlocked pits a city girl against a country boy and together they solve a 30-year-old mystery.

Feel free to share books, movies, or fall activities.


  1. It certainly does not feel like Fall here in Florida. I'll probably have to wait until the end of October/beginning of November to feel any cool weather.

    I'm sorry you're having problems with your book! I hope you can find the right solution.

    I haven't seen any movies lately...good or bad.

    I actually own To Kill a Mockingbird but haven't read it. Oops...

    1. Thanks for your condolences on my book. ;) Maybe our new critique group can help. I'm glad I'm not the only one who hasn't read Mockingbird. Actually, it's quite interesting.


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