Five months of 2014 gone already. Holy Frijoles!
May was the month that Jerry and I decided to really feed the birds. Last year they just never found our single thistle seed sock. So we got serious in both front and back yards. We have three different kinds of seed in five different feeders. We have three suet cages. And we got this block of seed (about the size of a salt lick, like I used to buy to put in the pasture for my horses). The birds found us, and we have taken great pleasure (and lots of photos) from all of our varied visitors—ducks, mourning doves, American goldfinches, house finches, house sparrows, and three different varieties of blackbirds that we have seen. Oh, and our new hummingbird feeder has seen its first visitor, although he didn’t bother to dine of the nectar.
Speaking of those photos, I have owned a good semi-professional camera for many years, but in May I got serious about learning how to use it, change out lenses, use the zoom, use different filters. I will never be a pro or even a semi-pro, but I may learn to be a decent amateur photographer. And of course, the digital age makes it easy to take lots of photos because you can just trash the ones that don’t cut it.
Okay, on to the monthly wrap-up.
I have three books in progress (two novels, one non-fiction), but I didn’t finish any books this month. The novels are BIG ones and I haven’t had a lot of pleasure reading time to devote to them.
I’m proceeding slowly with my Beth Moore Bible study, and I am continuing with the study of John with my church. I also got registered for the BSF Life of Moses study that will begin in September.
Jerry and I went to see Million Dollar Arm in the theater last month. We really liked it. It’s a feel good movie that tugs at all the different heart strings.
As for TV, a number of series I like to watch had their finales. The big one for me was the finale of Survivor. I liked the way they did it this season, wrapping up on the usual night of the week rather than making it a Sunday night finale. I was okay with Tony winning, although he wasn’t my favorite player.
I must have deleted some of my recaps that come via email. Cannot find them. But just going by my average steps walked, I believe I probably walked 74 miles or so. Not good enough. I guess I need a swift kick in the fanny.
- I’m back to work on the second book in the Kings Meadow Romance series. It is proceeding slowly but surely.
- My 71st book, The Heart’s Pursuit, released in May, which means I’ve been busy doing written and radio interviews. I am loving the way readers are responding to this Old West adventure story. Still a romance, but with a very different feel from many of my books. At least, that’s what I think.
- I started hosting a new feature for my blog: The Books Authors Read. Each one has a giveaway attached to it of the author’s latest novel. So watch for those blog posts once or twice a week, and be sure to enter the giveaway. Each giveaway only lasts a few days.
Well, that’s a wrap on last month.
Now tell me, anything you care to share from the month of May?