Thursday, May 20, 2010

Breaking News!!

Miss Susie Hutchins finally brought the car back. Neither she nor Maggie would say where they'd been.
With my book turned in and my writerly obligations over with for the moment, I'm taking time to smell the roses . . .
. . .  and work in the garden . . . where I met a charming young toad.



It's a pretty hectic schedule.

I actually watched TV last night for the first time in  . . . well, a very long time. Episode 1 of Foyle's War -- I loved it -- the settings, the clothes, the pace.

Ahhhh! Time to smell some more roses.  In a burst of wild dissipation, I may even watch episode 2 tonight

21 comments:

Martin H. said...

Oh yes. The dapper Michael Kitchen and delightful Honeysuckle weeks. Irresistible!

Pat in east TN said...

Although you love your writing, I'm sure you're glad to be free of that commitment, for a while at least, and ooooh to have the car back, wow ... someday they'll tell, children always do!

Brian Miller said...

ha. glad the cat came home...smiles. cool toad as well...enjoy the smell of those beautiful roses...

Elizabeth said...

It is always a wonderful feeling to complete a project and then take time out for what's really important. Isn't life beautiful when you take it all in! Enjoy and thanks for sharing your craft with the world.

June said...

Dissipate away! You've earned it.

Paul C said...

Time to smell the roses...looks like your garden is cooperating nicely.

Vicki Lane said...

Martin -- I watched episode 2 -- Wonderful!

Pat -- I have a real feeling they were just joy-riding -- showing off to the dogs down the road.

Brian -- I'm fond of toads. This was a really little one.

Thanks, Elizabeth, June, and Paul! It's a pleasure to be outside these days!

Friko said...

You'll be glad to hear there is yet another series, this time post-war, but still as comfortably old-fashioned English as the war-year-ones.
You have some glorious roses, if they also smell, you are truly fortunate. It's so rare that such beauties have any scent.
So, when do you start on the next book?

Mr. Stupid said...

Glad they got the car back in one piece... LOL
Lovely pictures. Smiles:)

vicki archer said...

Enjoy your very well earned break....and those beautiful roses Vicki, xv.

Miss_Yves said...

Your photographs of roses are perfect.
Is the charming toad a bewitched Prince?

L. D. Burgus said...

It is so great to have completed what you have set out to do. It makes the smelling of the roses so grand a thing to do.

Star said...

Vicki, are you sure that was a real toad? Did you kiss it to find out?
I am a fan of Foyle's War too. I've seen them all and each one is good. Do enjoy them.
Blessings, Star

Tipper said...

Sounds like a real mystery hmmm...

Love the roses-and glad you got the book done-now I'll just have to be patient while waiting to read it : )

Vicki Lane said...

Friko, I know. I know! And I'm thrilled!

Mr. S. -- The cat is cautious -- designated driver for the dogs.

Thanks, Vicki! I am!

I think he might have been, Miss Yves, but he was holding out for a princess.

Oh, yes, indeed, L.D.!

He wouldn't cooperate, Star. I'm loving Foyle's War!

Well, the first draft's done, Tipper. Herself, the all powerful editor, may well toss it back to me for a major revision.

Vicki Lane said...

Friko, I know. I know! And I'm thrilled!

Mr. S. -- The cat is cautious -- designated driver for the dogs.

Thanks, Vicki! I am!

I think he might have been, Miss Yves, but he was holding out for a princess.

Oh, yes, indeed, L.D.!

He wouldn't cooperate, Star. I'm loving Foyle's War!

Well, the first draft's done, Tipper. Herself, the all powerful editor, may well toss it back to me for a major revision.

Vicki Lane said...

Friko -- yes the roses do smell! And no starting another book till my editor tells me I'm done with this one . . . though I have an idea . . .

willow said...

Bask in roses, toads and TV!! You deserve it!!

Pamela said...

Loving your roses, so happy for you. Big hugs

Subby said...

Can almost smell those roses, heh, heh...

A friend of mine also had a Golden Retriever named Maggie :)

Glad they brought the car back...!

Reader Wil said...

I also loved the series of Foyle's War!
Your photos are great!