What A Difference A Day Makes…

Well, six days to be precise. At any moment, my friend will be banging on my bedroom door looking for fresh herbs to include in his delectable dishes. After all, I did promise him use of the herbs I’m growing.

 

Most of these can be propagated via cuttings. You just know I’m going to do it. The Mint and the two Basils are going to be cut as soon as they’re big enough, dipped in rooting hormone and stuck in my window’s sunniest spots until they sprout roots. Then, I’m putting them in pots and hoping for the best. I still don’t know what kind of mint this is but I’m hoping for peppermint or something equally strong. I have never had natural Spearmint but, if it tastes anything like the spearmint I’m used to tasting, I’m not interested.

 

Prior to this, I’ve never had luck with Genovese Basil. I don’t know if it was the soil I was using, the seeds I bought or just me but it always died on me before it had a chance to grow more than two true leaves. As to the Thai Basil, I’ve never grown it before. So, this is quite a new experience for me smelling the scent of it.

 

Not much is happening today. About the most shocking thing I’ve done, apart from taking all the old leaves off of my scented Pelargoniums is drinking eight cups of water. Oh yeah, I also made some Lemongrass Tea this morning for Breakfast. It was quite delicious.

 

I’m going to do something out of left field considering my past few weeks of non-writing. I’m going to make an attempt on the Melusine story tonight. I’m going to give it six good hours of my time. If it doesn’t come out of my brain within that time, I’ll put it up for the night and try again tomorrow. I really need to get back into gear vis a vis my writing. This is a story I really want to finish. I desperately want to see these characters blossom. Hopefully, my creative juices will be flowing abundantly tonight and everyday hereafter.

 

That’s all I’ve got for blogging. Have a fantastic day. Rolling on the floor laughingRed heartRainbow

Update On The Birthday Shawl

As you can see, I’ve been quite busy. I went from ten completed rows to twenty-nine. The October Rust Birthday Shawl is coming along quite well in my opinion. In all honesty, I am hoping to have it completed by the end of this month, which would fit quite nicely with my schedule.

 

I have been alternating crocheting this shawl and writing the Untitled Melusine Gordon story while listening to music during the nighttime hours. An odd thing for me, I haven’t felt the urge to turn the television on these past few weeks. That really does make a change from what I’m used to doing. The television is usually my default background noise or high altar depending on what’s on it at the time. Yet, within the past few weeks, I’ve hardly had it on. I’ve been getting my news from the Breaking News App and my weather reports from Accuweather’s App. Could this be one more thing that aging has changed for me? Confused smile

 

Last night into early this morning, I eliminated the adverbs from a part of the as yet untitled Melusine Gordon story. All these years, I’ve been writing with adverbs and weakening my stories in the process. That changes now and it’s thanks to last night’s writing assignment. I will complete the first draft of the story I’m working on now but, in future revisions, I will be eliminating as many adverbs as possible. They are now the enemy to my writing.

 

Tomorrow, I’m considering filming my first proper vlog. I am still unsure about just what I’m going to put in it but tomorrow has presented itself as a good time to do it. I might read from one of my books for part of it. I’m partial to my one Ellis Peters book, The Virgin In The Ice, as a potential filler. It’s semi-historical and it’s a mystery as well as being a very good read. Well, I’ve got the rest of today and early tomorrow morning to figure it out. The finished video should be live by tomorrow night. What on Earth am I getting myself into? *sigh* Embarrassed smile

 

The thing is, I’ve bought the stuff to film with, so I might as well do it. Wish me luck!

 

Later, Peoples of the Sun! Rolling on the floor laughingRed heartRainbow