Easter, #AmWriting, and #AmWatching

It occurred to me yesterday evening that I hadn’t prepared my Monday post – so this will be a brief one.

What a gorgeous Easter weekend! The weather was warm, sunny, and perfect, and I took the opportunity to clean up the patio area and add some new outdoor rugs. Yesterday we hosted friends, our youngest son, and a niece who recently moved an hour away for Easter dinner, and we had a wonderful time. Hubby makes a mean fried turkey. If you’ve never tried it fried, I doubt you’d ever go back to the traditional roasted turkey again if sampled it. We were hooked after the first taste many years ago.

My publisher renewed the contracts on my books through 2023 – so that’s good news! Still adding words to the sequel to Subject A36 and plan to write a couple of important chapters this week. One in particular contains some pivotal moments, and I’ve let the characters know they need to be prepared for this. Of course, they may steer it in an entirely different direction. Wouldn’t be the first time.

I recorded the first episode of a new series (it originally aired a year ago in the UK) last night on AMC (after the season finale of The Walking Dead!). Gangs of London looks intriguing, and Rotten Tomatoes rated it 90%. Here’s a brief description: Gangs of London is a British action–crime drama television series produced by Pulse Films & Sister, following struggles between rival gangs and other criminal organisations in present-day London. The first series aired in the UK on 23 April 2020 on Sky Atlantic.

Have a safe and healthy week – get those vaccinations!

42 thoughts on “Easter, #AmWriting, and #AmWatching

  1. Glad you had such a nice Easter weekend, Teri. Our weather was beautiful too, and we used it to accomplish some outside work and ready our patio for spring.
    Congrats on the publishing contract extension and happy writing with Subject A36!

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    1. Thanks, Mae! The weather put me in the mood to plant flowers and herbs, but I’m trying to hold off until later in the month. We had a couple of below freezing nights last week – such weird temps over the past several days.

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    1. Looks like the weather was good in most places for a change. I probably wouldn’t know about Gangs of London, but I’ve seen previews over the past few weeks while watching TWD. I’m always looking for something hubby and I can watch together – he’s tends to lose interest really fast.

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  2. Mischenko

    Congrats on the contract for your books! That’s excellent news. I still haven’t tried fried turkey, but I’m sure it’s amazing. We just finished DES which I was so excited to watch being that I love true crime, but it wasn’t as good as expected.

    Glad you enjoyed your Easter. Have a wonderful week. 😉

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  3. I love fried turkey. We liked it so much, I actually bought an indoor-safe fryer. It’s still in Arkansas with my son, though. ☹️ Sounds like you had a lovely Easter.

    I haven’t heard of that show. I’m going to have to look into it.

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    1. We watched the first show and I liked it. Hubby had difficulty understanding some of the accents. Pretty violent – but it’s organized crime, so what can you expect?

      I totally would have bought and indoor fryer also, lol.

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      1. Victoria Zigler

        To be honest, with how I was feeling after getting my shot, Easter plans were cancelled, and I really didn’t have it in me to care at the time. Now I’m glad hubby and I also celebrate the equinox too, because at least I did a little something for that (though not as much as I’d hoped to, since it was right before that I broke my finger shutting my hand in a car door the first time).

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          1. Victoria Zigler

            I’m half vaccinated anyhow… Had the shot on March 24th. My reaction to the first dose caused a trip to hospital, so I’m not allowed the second dose on medical grounds. I’ve had to be switched to a stronger inhaler because it triggered a worsening in my asthma, and I’ve had a pretty much constant headache since about six hours after I had my shot (though at least it’s not quite as bad as it was for the first few weeks).

            I managed to shut my hand in a car door twice in as many months. First time I broke my middle finger and bruised the fingers either side of it badly, and couldn’t use the hand for a few weeks. Second time I only caught my thumb, and only badly bruise it and cause minor bleeding under the nail and skin. Both times, of course, it was my right hand (yes, I’m right handed). At least with this second time (which only happened last week) I can still use the hand, and just have to tolerate some pain in the thumb.

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            1. Wow – you’ve had a rough time of it, Tori. I’m so sorry! It’s no fair all of this happened with a domino effect after doing something good like getting vaccinated. Sending healing vibes your way!

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