Sooooooo, sitting here wondering why I do things that make myself crazy. I’m really not a masochistic sort, occasionally absent minded but truly, people, usually I am a better planner than this. So this week, the alarm people are coming to fix the alarm system that wants to beep, squeak, squeal, or otherwise make high pitched noises at all hours of the day, none of them actually caused by any realtime event. And all are picked up by Captain (African Grey Parrot) who finds these noises irresistible enough to mimic. So even after they are banished , thanks to Captain’s skill at mimicry, they will always be with us. Cue the Excedrin.
Also this week? A friend is coming to stay for the week. I haven’t seen her in a while and I am looking forward to getting caught up on her life (outside of the computer chats) face to face. So what else is also going on? My wonderful book group is coming over on Sunday for lunch and togetherness, my niece and her boyfriend just flew in from CA for her birthday and my mother is making noises about a “birthday celebration” for my niece over at the Farm this weekend too. What aligned among the stars and planets that said all this had to happen this week and weekend? Hey! *waves hands frantically over head* Can we not do this? Please? This is making me crazy. I like to do things slowly, think the forward momentum of a sloth. I enjoy getting ready for events and people the same way. This is not making me happy. Sigh.
So I plan on lots of writing today so I don’t have to do that as well. Here is my schedule for the week if I am not carted off to Bedlam.
Monday, June 22: Sweet Young Thang by Anne Tenino
Tuesday, June 23: Parting Shot by Mary Calmes
Wednesday, June 24: Welcome, Brother by Erica Pike
Thursday, June 25: Attachment Strings by Chris T. Kat
Friday, June 26: Vampirism and You (Guidebook #01) by Missouri Dalton
Saturday, June 27: Necromancy and You (Guidebook #02) by Missouri Dalton
Cocktail Recipes: In honor of Missouri Dalton’s new series which I absolutely adore, here are a couple of scary Cocktails to cool you off:
The Necromancer’s Martini:
1 part vodka
1 part strawberry liqueur
1 part lime juice
1 part cranberry juice
Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve.
Bloody Vampire Cocktail
1 part rum
1 part cherry kool aid
Pour both of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a highball glass to serve.