I knew it had been a while since my last post, but I hadn’t realized almost a month had passed. Oops.
I’ve just been a busy gal. My week of vacation started 2 minutes ago. No, I wasn’t counting down or anything, but I have been rather looking forward to a much needed break from travel and work mayhem. I have big plans to stay home and chill out. Reading is on the agenda. Turning into a vegetable on the deck is also on the agenda.
I’ve been spending large chunks of my weekends writing on the 5th book, and the first draft is around 2/3rd’s done. So with all of that going on, I kinda forgot about doing a post here. Writing is of course part of the plans for my week off work.
Both the cat and dog are enjoying being outside, except of course on days where the black flies try to carry them off to become part of a buffet. Louisiana has gnats. Maine has black flies, the larger version of gnats. I’m no entomologist, but I’d bet they both belong to the same genus and species of Bloodlettingus tillyoudropiens. Tis the season. In May the black flies arrive in the wake of the first tourists to cross the state line or perhaps clinging to the bumper of their camper. Maybe the black flies just carry the camper to expedite the process.
At my house, I grow black flies big and healthy. They love the taste of the dog and will swarm around a human head in a thick enough cloud to visually impair you. It’s impressive, though you can’t stand around and admire it too much without getting a blood letting.
So you may be wondering why I have big plans to be on my deck while in the midst of black fly season. In short, I never said I was smart. 🙂
Photo by me. Scotland. 2013.