Quote of the Moment

"It's never wrong to hope, Byx," said my mother. "Unless the truth says otherwise."
- from Endling #1: The Last, by Katherine Applegate

Saturday, September 01, 2012

September, Already?

The berries are ripe, the shadows are stretching, and the black bears have been at the bird feeders again... Dang it, I guess it is September!

Just quick I'm-not-dead post, whilst I procrastinate on Other Things...

Since last I stopped by, Grandpa has come home from the hospital. He's suffered a slight memory downgrade, which I suppose is to be expected, but otherwise he's doing fine. Hopefully his recovery continues to be uneventful.

The Sand Sculpture Festival is in the area again, possibly for the last time. If they can't make a go of it this year, it won't be back. In honor of this pivotal, make-or-break year, they moved it to an even less convenient location, brought in only half as many sculptors of notably reduced talent, cut down on the signage until you were right on top of the event, and added a music stage that - when I was there on Sunday - featured Christian rock (for that all-inclusive, if-you-aren't-groveling-to-my-God-you're-goin'-to-Hell feeling.) Needless to say, I only stayed long enough to take some pictures, and bid my silent farewells to the event as I left. Something tells me it'll be the last time I see it...

I've also started posting some of my writing for feedback on the Absolute Write boards, with an eye to getting Something polished up for submission (or at least proper beta-reading.) So far, feedback has been encouraging, though of course there's always room for improvement.

Well, it was a major milestone for me, anyway...

And, for the curious, the cats continue to hang in there. Orion's doing fine on Prozac, and Domino seems healthy enough for now (knock on plywood.) No, I have no plans to replace Leo. Maybe when I get down to one cat, I'll consider another one, but not now.

I suppose that'll do it for the time being.