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Tomorrow! You’re Always a Day Away.

For those of you reading this on April 1, it’s already tomorrow. If you’re reading this later, well … just know that there’s nothing April foolish about this.

The good folks at NaNoWriMo.org host a virtual writing camp every April and July. Since I was successful in adding 50,000+ words of content to my novel-in-progress (you can read about that here), I’ve decided to make April my novel finishing month. Leave it to NaNoWriMo to have a banner for that.

Wish me luck. I’ll need it.

In the meantime, I won’t be blogging unless I go on another bike ride (which I will) and snap some photos to share (which I might). If you can’t wait for my next post or you just love reading about my bike rides, I recently published an essay on Crow’s Feet: Why I Want to Ride My Bicycle. I explain why, despite (or to spite) the aches and pain I experience while riding, I keep getting back in the saddle.

Meanwhile … here’s a nice surprise at the corner of our garage where there used to be a cluster of trees.

Fortnight Lily (Dietes bicolor)

Now that this side of the house is getting sun, we’re getting pretty flowers.

I leave you with the usual suspects.

Junior and Raji

The situation went down like this.

Junior (the gray one with the white cravat): “Hey, it wasn’t me, Mom. I was just lying here, minding my own business when the Orange Terror jumped up beside me.”

Raji aka Orange Terror: “I didn’t do nuthin’! I swear!”

As usual, I (Mom) just laughed and took the photo.

See y’all in May.

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Marie A Bailey

Writer, blogger, knitter, cat lover, and introvert.

38 replies

  1. Good luck with finishing your novel, Marie! I mean I’m sure you will, but I hope all goes smoothly.
    (Despite the fact that Annie is probably my least favorite musical ever, and now you put that song into my head!) ๐Ÿ˜€

    Beautiful flower and the cats (and dialogue) made me laugh. I talked with my older child today, and they were telling me about the [fictional] lives of their cats.

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      1. Hahaha. You know, it’s a self-imposed start and end date, right? If it doesn’t work, then it doesn’t, and if it does, then celebrate! (She says as she thinks about all the deadlines she has. . .)

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  2. Ah, Marie, the Writing Queen! You are so far ahead of me in my blog posting and yes, my memoir started some years ago. Good luck as you finish your novel. Look forward to reading it.

    Thanks for the music, the flower (and its name), and the dialogue between Junior and Raji. Aren’t our cats the best even when they’re at their worst? Just got up from a stretch out on our bed (my poor back!) and our tuxedo, Maggie, came and kept me company. You gotta love ’em!

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    1. Ah, you have a tuxedo named Maggie! How sweet. Ours was named Maxine (RIP).

      Now I would find a memoir more daunting than a novel. At least I get to make things up ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Good luck! It’s very exciting that you may soon finish your novel in progress! That is a big deal and a lot of work. I will wish you all the energy and tenacity you need on your final leg of this journey. And I look forward to learning more about it.

    The trees are starting to bud here. I am not seeing flowers and certainly have none in my yard. We have snow forecast tonight – although little to no accumulation. Since they’ve predicted no accumulation I can just visualize getting up tomorrow to a foot of the stuff.

    Raji has an expression that just insists that he was not the one that just dumped over the plant or puked in your shoes. Does he get in a lot of trouble?

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    1. Thank you, Zazzy! You know, Raji actually does not get into trouble. But I call him the Orange Terror because he’s very playful and always wants to play with the two old farts (not us, our other two cats). Sometimes the other two are into playing, sometimes not, and often Raji persists by jumping at them and chasing them. They don’t think it’s funny but we find his antics hilarious.

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  4. SO HAPPY to hear this about the novel finishing project!!!!
    So here’s a lil nugget I hold close to my heart in case you haven’t heard this: the song “Tomorrow” was originally written for FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON. I kid you not. They gave it to Annie instead. Would that have changed Broadway history if they had not? What if Flowers for Algernon had become as famous as Annie?

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