Wispy clouds streaked orange;
Colorful monsoon display.
Hopes for late-night rain.
It is monsoon time here in Arizona. The storms can be swift, with more wind than rain, but for me, it’s always the promise of rain that makes me keep one eye on the radar. We may not always get rain, but at least we do get some decent photo opportunities 🙂
Last week, I only managed to do one post, which was a story for Speakeasy. (That story was voted 3rd place last week, so thanks to all who read it!) It seems my week of Mondays is still going, haha! I’ve re-installed the operating system on my computer, but still can’t get to the internet, so my Dad is going to look at it when I visit them at the end of the month. Until then, I guess I get to buddy up with my old Vista laptop.
I didn’t mention it in my A Week of Mondays post, but that week, I also found out that my kitty, Cybil has kidney issues. I’ve been taking her to the vet every other day for IV fluids and my husband has tried giving her pills each morning. All this ‘treatment’ has resulted in her becoming quite suspicious of us and spending more time under our bed. It made me wonder for whose benefit we were doing it all, and if I’m honest, I think it’s for me. The last time I took her to the vet, I had to squirt her with water to get her to come out from under the bed. The last time my husband tried to pill her, he wrapped her in a towel and still ended up getting bitten and she still worked the pills out. So, as of yesterday, I’ve stopped the madness. I don’t know how long we’ll have with her, but I’d rather not put her through the stress any longer. Maybe she will quit running under the bed whenever I come into the room.
Okay, so I’d like to move on from the depressing. I’m working on a story that I hope to post later in the week – probably Thursday. (Writing is a great way to keep my mind distracted!) Speakeasy is on a summer break right now, and I don’t have the energy to figure out the combined summer grid, so for the next six weeks, I plan to write a story each week unprompted. I thought it would be fun to write a few sentences at the end explaining the inspiration for the stories, or how the idea occurred to me. (If no one cares, it can easily be skipped!) I hope you’ll come back and read it.
To leave this post another positive note, I’d like to announce that we finally finished a couple of ongoing projects (last update was May 21): our fencing is essentially complete (we still need to do a proper latch for our double-gate) and our rock trenches are DONE! We finished them a couple weeks ago, and a recent rain confirms that they seem to be working, so far:
I hope you have a beautiful week! If you have any thoughts on this post, or want to share something you’re looking forward to this week, or have a gripe about Monday, I hope you’ll share a comment. I’d love to know what’s on your mind 🙂