Thanks to my friend Tina Fariss Barbour of Bringing Along OCD, I have hooked up with Nancy’s A Rural Journal for Random Five Friday. Don’t know what I’m getting into yet, but I’ll see how it goes! I invite you to visit these blogs and participate in Nancy’s Random 5 if you so choose.
My Random Five for the week:
- It’s been a great harvest week for the garden. Blueberries, onions, artichokes, and lots of tomatoes! I’ve had a bumper crop of peas and have frozen several batches, but they’re just about done for the year. The pumpkins are blooming and zucchinis are forming.
- I volunteer at the office of our local public theatre, Key City Public Theatre. We’ve had a hectic week, selling lots of tickets to a musical history of the world, The Big Bang, and getting ready for Shakespeare in the Park. My husband is an actor who will be performing in Much Ado About Nothing.
- I didn’t write a regular blog post this week. Well, actually I wrote several, but nothing feels ready for prime time. Bear with me. I’m hoping that by doing this Random 5, I’ll get back to a regular routine, including book reviews and blog recommendations.
- My latest novel concerns a Manhattan-based financial planner who gets unwittingly swept up in the Madoff scandal. At the same time, her estranged aunt has died and left her a house on *cough* the Olympic Peninsula. Soon I plan to start sharing my draft with you.
- I’ve learned that it’s impossible to predict the weather here on the Peninsula. When we lived in Houston, we would not only know that a storm was headed our way, but we would know when it would arrive. Here, the forecasts are useless. The other day we had a predicted high of 81, but it hit 63. There was no rain in the forecast, but my deck was wet this morning. Go figure.
Have a great weekend! See you next week!
your garden sounds wonderful, I planted 17 zucchini seeds, got 17 little baby plants and then they all just died, so I’m very impressed with your out put! Your book looks like it would be a good read and that it is on amazon makes it easy to access, this is great. love Much ado, do you go to every performance if there is more than one?
Hi, thanks for visiting! We are fortunate to have a good gardening season so far here in the Pacific Northwest. Back when I lived in Houston, I tried growing zucchini, but they all died, too, so I know what you’re talking about. I usually go to a couple of performances when my husband is performing. Last year he was in Twelfth Night, and I think I went to three of them…they run three shows per weekend for three weekends. The rest of the time, I use the time he’s gone to work on my own projects. Thanks for the kind… Read more »
Blueberries and tomatoes — two of my favorite things! Writing must keep you busy. Gardening in Houston is an adventure! Glad you are more successful where you are now. Sounds like a busy, fun-filled week!
I just took a look at your blog — lovely! I’m liking this Random 5 stuff…so many fun people to connect with!
Nadine, I love the concept of a random five! I think it will allow your readers to have a sneak peak into your week and mind! Love it! I have never taken weather forecasters seriously. It’s like you say, they predict sunny weather and it’s not only cold but raining! ha! Hugs!
Good feedback, Bella…thanks. I didn’t know how this Random 5 thing would work out, but already I really like it and am meeting some interesting bloggers.
I’m so glad you joined in, Nadine! I really enjoy Random 5, and I’ve discovered some lovely blogs along with it.
That’s neat that your husband is an actor. It sounds like you have a busy season coming up.
Your WIP sounds so interesting and intriguing–I’ll look forward to hearing more!
All the weather forecasters have to say around here are: heat, humidity, probably a storm–and it will probably be right!
Thanks for continuing to mention the Random 5 each week. I’m very excited about the other blogs that I’m finding.
I hate to complain about the weather here, given what the rest of the country is going through. I just would like to have SOME sense of what it’s going to be.
Hubby played a sleazy womanizer in a one-act play this past spring. He did such a great job that his daughter got creeped out by it. I thought he was a hoot.
Welcome Nadine! So nice that my friend Tina left you some breadcrumbs to our weekly get-together. Glad you have you aboard!
Love the idea that your husband is a Shakespearean actor. You must be so proud!
Thanks, Nancy! You’re attracting a great group of bloggers.
And yes, I am proud of hubby. He’s a computer programmer by day, so the acting helps him balance out!