Re: book chat with Cindy — I noticed she hasn’t posted her portion yet. When she does, I’ll provide the link.
The writing is slow going. Couple of hundred words here and there. Why, yes, I am in another nagging scene. How did you know? (Because they always slow me down. I might have to skip this one and get my momentum going again.)
We drove down to Joplin today to visit My Beloved Sis and take her some frozen meat our dad, Papa from Mexico, had brought her on Thanksgiving, which she forgot. Papa was supposed to come babysit the monsters while we celebrated our wedding anniversary early by eating at my favorite restaurant, Mythos, but Papa has pneumonia! Not so bad that he needed to be hospitalized, but we definitely didn’t want him driving down here and exhausting himself trying to keep Middle Monster from setting something on fire.
So we changed things around a little and decided to drive down later and see the light display in Carthage. Aunt BB and Uncle J happened to call while we were on the way, and they decided to follow us. We visited with Molly awhile and then we all met up at Grand Fortuna, a delicious Chinese buffet. We also drove around town, showed the monsters our first apartment That Man and I had together, as well as the Missouri Southern campus where I graduated.
A trip to Joplin would not be complete without a stop by Books A Million (we don’t have one here). Remind me never to take the monsters in there again. Every book they wanted was ridiculously pricy. As much as it pained me, I had to deny them a book there, and promised their choice at a more reasonably priced store. I was able to find book 2 and 3 of Brent Weeks’ fantasy assassin series. I made the mistake of beginning book 1 the other day and it’s really good. (I’m not supposed to read anything until I finish Return.)
Once Return is done, stand back, I’ll fall on that entire series like a starving pack of wolves.