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Spring Shopping Trip.

Ok, yesterday was one of those days. I’d been planning a shopping trip for a while and it was my day. Here’s what Mother Nature had in store for me. These photos were taken by Sandra Mills on her Iphone. Believe it folks, that was yesterday.
 Here’s the morning conversation at the cottage.
Me. “K, Honey, where are all my winter clothes?”
K. “In the storage bin, why?”
Me. “There’s snow down and more falling fast. Where is the bin?”
K. “In the storage attic of the stidio.”
Me. “Bugger. Do you know where my winter boots are?”
K. “Yes.”
Me. “Can you share?”
K. “They’re with mine.”
Me. “Where are yours?”
K. “In the other bin.”
Me. “In the storage attic of the studio?”
K. “Yep, that’s where you put them.”
Me. “Bugger. Ok, plan B.”
K. “The short boots with tall heels?”
Me. “Yes indeed. I will not lose my shopping day.”
K. “Better you than me, dear. Have fun.”
So there I was, tottering through the snows in the parking lots and into the stores. That’s when I noticed I had forgotten something else about the day. It was the end of the month and all the pensioners were out with their cheques looking for the bargains. I thought I’d been zapped into another dimension for a while.
Picture this, me at six foot plus in heels with long blonde hair amid a veritable sea of small people (under 5’5”) with varying shades of grey and silver hair. The fellas were checking me out, (the short skirt might have added to the problem), the women were poking them in the ribs and telling them to behave as they gave me the evil eye. I was starting to rethink my wardrobe choices for the day.
By two PM the world had changed, the snow was gone, the sun was warm and I was decidedly overdressed. That’s when I gave up and headed for home. My big bargain for the day was a great pair of winter boots on sale for 70% off.  Love it.
Oh, there’s a few ice-bergs around, but this one is blocking the entrance to Quidi Vidi Harbor on the east side of St. John’s city. This one’s for you, Sally! 
Keep watching this blog for the further adventures of Prudence MacLeod.  
So, how’s the weather where you are?

Somebody Messed Up

Somebody screwed up, badly. 
For the past two weeks or so we have had warm Spring weather with sunny days for the most part. So, naturally, we put all the heavy coats, long-johns, scarves, mittens, and hats into storage. Yep, we messed up. We live here and we should know better. There’s an iceberg in the bay, and today I woke up to snow on the ground, and a temperature of -5C with the wind chill. Brrr.
(Ok so this is an exaggeration. The bit we got is already melted)
Ok, here in Newfoundland complaining about the weather is a national pastime. Now that I have done my duty to the former republic, let’s get on with the good stuff. This is a ROW80 check-in after all.
The Goals
1.      Blog twice each week over and above my ROW80 check-ins
Ok, got it.
2.      Continue to read and comment on the blogs of my fellow writers
I am still managing to average about five or more blogs per day.
3.      Write at least 2K words on a WIP each week
Oh yeah, got this one finally.
4.      I set out to publish six novels this year. I managed three last round, and two more between rounds, so that leaves me with one more novel to publish. I will see if I can get it out this round.
The editor is having a go at the next novel as we speak. This one is going to rock. I believe it will classify as Y/A romance. Thinking of a cover now.
5.      Read and review two or more first novels by new writers this round
Got in one review this week so I’m quite happy here.
6.      Publish two or more short works, between five and twenty five thousand words.
I have already published the first of two, working on an idea for the second.
All in all I am pleased with this week. Not only did I get lots done, but I’ve had a chance for a long discussion with my editor and feel my work will greatly improve as a result of this ongoing discussion. Life is good.
So tell me, how did you all make out? Did you hit your targets? Overcome the obstacles?  Let me know how you’re doing and remember, there’s a coupon for a free copy of The First Key at the right of the page.