Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

Monday Mumblings

Fresh (almost) daily from Julie Barrett

This week Monday Mumblings delicately removes an earplug to ask if the vuvuzelas are finally finished. Oh, don't get me wrong: I love a good game of footie. However if I want to hear the constant drone of wasps, all I have to do is open the back door. Yep, it's that time of year in Texas.

Saturday we went out to Traders Village. We used to go there a lot years ago, when it was mostly small vendors selling antiques and collectibles, plus an array of weekend sellers. Now it's hard to find the interesting stuff among the rows of cheap, knock-off goods. However, they seem to be drawing the crowds, so whatever works for them. But I can go elsewhere for most of those goods without risk of a heat stroke.

The one vendor we wanted to get to was closed by the time we made it to his stall. Sigh.

This looks to be a sort of light week for a change. By that I mean I don't have a lot scheduled, meaning I can get busy on the good stuff like writing and working on the next Steampunk Cat piece of art. I'd like to have it ready for Armadillocon next month, and then have yet another ready by FenCon. Of course, now that I've said it, all you-know-what will manage to break loose this week. Watch and see.

Must go see about starting an early dinner tonight. Chris starts his summer session this evening and he needs to eat before Paul gets home. This will be fun to juggle for the next month. Not his fault, though. He signed up for an afternoon class and the college closed the section on him and moved him to the later time. Apparently there is no place else for him to go, so he's stuck. Five hours of chemistry class, four nights a week. I do feel for him.

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