Here it is March already and February just sort of disappeared. Probably because I was up to my eyebrows in revisions and because I went to see my mother for two and a half weeks, in Alberta.
Arrive there the day they went in the deep freeze. They hadn't had any snow and the temperatures were in the 10-12 C range (around 50-55 Fahrenheit) and the sun had been shining mindlessly all winter. The day I arrived, we drove into town with the approaching snow storm and it just got worse from there.
I, of course, living where it seldom goes below 0C/32F, no longer own a winter jacket, boots and gloves are unheard of. I managed to find a touque but when I needed it, it was buried in a suitcase.
Didn't take long to remember that frozen feeling and got right back into running from car to door, door to car.
While I in Edmonton, did the final line edits for BLIND JUSTICE - being released on March 9th (that's just two more days!) Other than that, didn't get any writing done the entire time.
Visited a few friends while I was in town, spent a lot of time in the assisted living home where my mother resides (why do they keep the rooms at 74 degrees? whew!) and on the day I headed for home, again on Greyhound, picked up 80 lbs of bison meat for our freezer. Talk about cold. The morning we chose to pack up all those roasts and steaks, the wind chill was -31C/22 below F. Now that's cold!
Got my bison meat all packed and carried home to our freezer and we're once again enjoying bison steaks.
Also caught a cold while I was away. Probably all that recirculated air on the bus - but that bus ride, at least the one TO Edmonton is another whole entry on its own.
Weather is beginning to have huge hints of spring - in Vancouver, BC, the cherry trees are out in bloom. Here, my daffodils, tulips, crocuses and irises are blooming, as is my somewhat late Christmas Plant (not to be confused with a Christmas cactus.) When it finally got going, it had three beautiful flowers and may have a few more on the way. I'm sure it must have another, more recognizable name, but I haven't a clue what it is.
I doubt if I'm going to get much of anything done this week - it's the final push on promoting BLIND JUSTICE. Once that's released, I can relax.
Also had to rewrite my blog entry about the photo shoot - the photographer asked if his local chapter of the photographer's association he belongs to could include it in their newsletter. Who am I to refuse? I hope it works for him.
Will be back in a day or two - after the release party I plan on holding here Thursday morning. See you all then.