My book club met through Zoom again last week – fourteen of us! The theme for this month was YA historical fiction. I don’t play in that sandbox very often, but the second book of the Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation series, Deathless Divide, was available on audio. It’s set during the Civil War era, so that counts. That it contains zombies just makes it more interesting for me. Next month’s theme was scheduled to be YA books involving mental health, but that’s just a bit too heavy for now, so by unanimous decision, we changed it to reading something that makes us happy.
Here in KY, our governor is gradually opening up some businesses, and salons are on the schedule for the last week of May. I started growing out my bangs in December – couldn’t have planned the timing any better, lol – but I still need a trim. Appointments open up tomorrow, but I figure they’ll be booked solid for at least a couple weeks.
Other than planning some scenes that need to happen, I didn’t get much done on the WIP last week. Much of it was spent planting flowers and herbs. I grow basil every summer (nothing beats fresh basil on grilled flatbread pizzas), but this summer I also added Greek oregano (which was fantastic in Greek chicken last week) and rosemary. Last summer I gave cilantro a second try, but it again failed to survive. I set the pot aside and didn’t give it a second thought, then was surprised a few days ago to see it had sprung up from seed. Now I’m afraid to do anything to it because I’ve read it’s difficult to grow, but I’d sure love to have it for some summer salsa recipes. Keep your fingers crossed.
Take care and stay healthy, friends!