Happiness is Respair

This popped up in my Facebook feed last week:

I finished the edit on Rocky Start, got my new freezer into the kitchen, and did several Damned Family Reunion jpgs for the next couple of weeks. Also made pasta, mustard chicken and two kinds of stir fries for the new freezer (shouldn’t that be stir frys?) sorted a lot of yarn, changed my bedding, and plugged in the rechargeable sweeper. I am on a roll. Definitely in respairing happiness.

How were you happy this week?

(Also a warning: Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day. If you have fools in your vicinity, beware.)

This is a Good Book Thursday, March 28, 2024

I’ve reached the last in the Aaronovitch Rivers series, one I’ve only read once. I was a little confused the first time I read this one, so this is a fun reread. Well, he’s always fun. It’s been interesting from the PoV of somebody now writing series to see how he’s arced his protagonist. Peter Grant has matured from a wet-behind-the-ears new cop to a ranking officer, from a guy with no moves to the father of twins, so of course the stories have changed. But Peter is still the smart-mouthed smart guy he always was, so I’ll continue to read him no matter what. Especially to see how the twins turn out since the love of his life is not exactly . . . human. So much fun.

What did you read this week?

The Green Room

Okay, I promised to post the Damned Family Reunion stuff here, and this is really prequel explaining why the posts won’t start going up until next Tuesday, but since you asked . . .

This is the cast of The Damned Family Reunion, minus Aunt Brassica and her twins, Kohlrabi and Bokchoy. They did arrive today along with the last of the other chicks, so I can get started with production. Very exciting.

Happiness is Realizing It’s Sunday

I woke up this morning, realized it was Sunday, and rolled over and went back to sleep. I’m thinking of doing that again when I finish typing this. Please understand, I actually don’t do weekends, I work straight through (because I love my work and want to, not because I have to) so the Sunday Effect should be completely wasted on me, but still, it’s Sunday, and I’m going to sleep late because that makes me happy.

What made you happy this week?

Working Wednesday, March 20, 2024

I’m working on a Rocky Start rewrite while Bob pushes ahead on Very Nice Funerals, pausing every now and then to politely ask why I did something in there with a strong undercurrent of WTF?. I’m also researching small freezers because the one that came with the fridge that came with this place is not adequate. And as always, I am unpacking many boxes, some of which are arriving in the mail full of chicken egg cups and salt and pepper shakers. Oh, and I’m crocheting. I love starting things. Finishing, not so much. Hmmmmm.

What did you work on this week?

Argh Author: Deborah Blake’s The Eclectic Witch’s Book of Shadows Companion

. Our own Deb Blake has TWO books out this month, so you definitely need to know about her new workbook, the perfect companion to The Eclectic Witch’s Book of Shadows. This fun and easy-to-use workbook is packed with witchy activities, prompts, and guidance from bestselling author Deborah Blake. Your magical endeavors will be stronger and more fulfilling with a variety of spells, correspondences, recipes, and divination charts.

This workbook also features illustrations by artist Mickie Mueller, coloring pages, and space to write down the results of your magical experiences. This hands-on companion, organized the same as The Eclectic Witch’s Book of Shadows for ease of use, is the perfect tool for continuing to develop your own Book of Shadows. Explore herbs, stones, candles, gods and goddesses, and more.

Whether you’re looking to try chakra spells or invocations, this book will enhance your daily practice and help you create unique magic.

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Deborah Blake is the author of the Baba Yaga Series from Berkley (Wickedly Dangerous, Wickedly Wonderful, Wickedly Powerful), as well as the Broken Rider Series, the Veiled Magic series and the cozy mystery Catskills Pet Rescue series. She has written over a dozen books on modern witchcraft with Llewellyn Worldwide, along with a tarot and an oracle deck. When not writing, Deborah also works as a tarot reader, and energy healer. She lives in a 130-year-old farmhouse in rural upstate New York with various cats who supervise all her activities, both magical and mundane.