“Keep your head down or you’ll get it blown off!” I can’t tell you how many times I heard drill sergeants and platoon leaders scream that at young soldiers when I was in Basic and Advanced Infantry Training. It’s a lesson that served me well and that I never forgot. It kind of goes along with one my high school drivers training instructor told me, “Very few people get killed by being too careful.”
That being said, since yesterday was both Friday the 13th and a full moon, I made sure to keep my head down all day long. Like my old teacher said, you can’t be too careful.
So how did I spend my day? The first part of it I was busy making changes from my last writing session in my new John Lee Quarrels book, Dead Romeos. And when I got that done, I started writing some more, knocking out another 6,365 words by the end of the day. If nothing unexpected happens, I should be able to wrap up this book up by the end of the weekend, or by Monday at the latest.
Miss Terry had a rough night and didn’t feel good for much of the day, so even though she wanted to get some weaving done, she just wasn’t up to it. She’s never one to sit around and feel sorry for herself, though. So instead she did a couple of loads of laundry, piddled with a few other chores she wanted to get out of the way, and then fixed us a light dinner of chicken quesadillas.
After that it was a relaxing evening watching TV, and since it was Friday night, it was one of our favorite shows, BattleBots. And yesterday being Friday the 13th, a day known for being unlucky, there was no question that some competitors were going to take a beating, and they did! I think it was our friend Jim Lewis who turned us on to this show about robot fighting a couple of seasons ago, and though we didn’t think we would, we quickly got hooked. If you haven’t seen it before, check it out.
Have you entered our latest Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for a campground rating, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high cost of shipping books to Canada and other countries, printed books can only be sent to US addresses.
Thought For The Day – In love, in life, and in your career, know when something is over and it’s time to move on.