Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Twiggy

“It’s Friday, Little One. Go play.”
“But Dad. I don’t have anything to play with.”

Looks like we made it to Friday. I hope your week was a good one. I can’t say much has been going on around here. We have had a full week of above 100 degrees F. Have to say it gets old after a while. Wednesday night we got a nice downpour. It was totally out of the blue. Not forecasted. It seems the big high-pressure area that sat over us all week moved slightly to the west. Nature abhors a vacuum so in rushed a little cold front and there we had it, rain.

I managed to keep the 1000 wood a day pace on my WIP this week. I’m currently at over 47,000. That means I did a little better than 1000 a day. I usually target about 90,000 so I’m a smidgeon over half way to a completed first draft.

Today’s JohnKu talks about unforcasted events. I hope you all have a super weekend.

Surprise by John W. Howell Β© 2019

It would be pleasent,

If every surprise was good . . .

Too bad some are not.

 

59 comments

  1. We’ve had temps close to 100 all week, John. I don’t mind the heat, but the humidity is so oppressive. You’re right though, it does get old. I’m ready for a taste of fall air…not cold though. Sounds like you’re making steady progress…great job! Happy Friday…I’m soooo ready for the weekend. πŸ™‚

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    1. I know how you feel about the weekend. Even we stay at home loafs enjoy a good Friday. (Tonight is pizza)

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      1. LOL! “Stay at home loafs!” I don’t know many loafs who write 1000 words a day. πŸ™‚ Pizza…yum!

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Wow, great progress on your WIP. Congratulations! Maybe the heat is helping you stay indoors and focused? Warm or cool, I suspect Twiggy is a bit of a distraction. How can anyone resist her plea for a playmate?

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    1. When the complaint is “I have nothing to play with,” and there are no less than 30 toys laying there, I guess I can. (Maybe) πŸ˜€

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  3. We’ve been swimming in 100% humidity for days on end, the old β€œair you can wear,” and I, too, am over it. Variety is the spice of life, right? Wishing you a lovey weekend, John.

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    1. Don’t forget it is good for the skin, Lori. πŸ˜€

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      1. Very true, John. Pretty much abandoned moisturizer when we moved to Florida. πŸ˜†

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      2. There you go. 😁 The good side.

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  4. I’m with you on the hot weather getting old. Weird that nobody saw the rain coming, but we had one of those on Wednesday. Guess it’s just that kind of week. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Then the weather guys act like it was a freak accident that no one could have predicted. 😳

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      1. That happens more than people realize.

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  5. Aw, John. Buy Twiggy a toy.

    Sounds like you’re making good progress. I hope the weather breaks soon.

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    1. Brief rain and that’s it for a while. 100’s for the rest of the month.

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  6. Your WIP is moving right along!!
    We’ve been getting rain everyday. Most of my plants are in pots and they sure are looking soggy!!

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    1. Sounds like summer in Florida. Send some our way. 😊

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      1. Afternoon showers in a FL summer – I’m used to. But this is ridiculous!!

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  7. There’s gifts in all surprises. Some we didn’t ask for, and most, somehow, thankful we received in the end.
    Have a great weekend, John

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    1. You as well, Audrey. 😊

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  8. Poor Twiggy . . . no toys to play with . . buahahaha!

    I think every day is a surprise, and there’s a victory in that if you think about it.

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    1. Each day is a surprise and that’s the beauty of this dimension. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Happy Friday, Boss.

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  9. That caption on Twiggy’s picture is perfection, LOL!
    Congrats on your continued word count, and wow, hoping you get a nice long break from those 100 degree temps. We had several days of those a few weeks ago and it was terrible!

    Happy Friday, John!

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    1. Looks like 100s for the rest of August. Darnit. Thanks, Mae.

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  10. Poor baby, she needs a trip to Petsmart to pick her own toy. Feel free to send one of those downpours to Idaho. I’m actually ready for Fall.

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    1. You and me both. (except for the leaves)

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  11. Aw, poor Twiggy. Her toy-pile looks remarkably like Dallas’s. One nice thing about having a senior pup is they don’t demand new toys every time you leave the house!

    Kudos on the WIP progress. Sad that I can’t claim the same. Maybe one day….

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    1. Not to worry, Debbie. Some day it will come.

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  12. Like Mae said, that’s a perfect quote for the pic, lol. Congrats on the WIP, John, and hope you get some relief from the heat soon!

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    1. Me too. Teri. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

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  13. Our heat indexes have been as high as 110 this past week. Indeed, it’s old. Tuesday we had a thunderstorm that made temps drop 20 degrees … talk about singing in the rain πŸ˜€ But it never lasts long (enough) πŸ₯΅ Happy Friday, John, and I hope we all get some relief soon.

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    1. Me too, Marie. Thank you for checking in.

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  14. Oh, my gosh. Twiggy’s “lack of toys” and the picture you provided had me in stitches.

    No, some surprises aren’t good. Wise words, indeed. Wishing you only happy ones.

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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  15. That kind of heat would definitely get old. Pretty quickly, at that.
    Every day should be a surprise! And if you can’t see it, look for it.
    Happy weekend, John. And please, look at her face… just give the poor lass a toy, she is bereft! LOL!

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    1. Happy Weekend​, Dale.

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      1. Right back at you, John!

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  16. There sure are some bad surprises out there, John. A few good ones too. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Guy. Happy Weekend, Guy

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Yes, it would be nice if every surprise was good πŸ™‚ The rain sounds nice though. Congrats on your word count success.

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    1. Thanks, Denise.

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  18. I’ve been TRYING to keep to 1000 words a day, but my muse isn’t cooperating, lol. Glad you’re having better luck, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Jacquie. You do quite well.

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  19. Kudos on your WIP progress! As for the weather, I sure am glad I no longer live in Florida.

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    1. I can imagine. 😁

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  20. Yep, I’m sharing those 100-degree temps with you, John. We got a little rain earlier in the week as well and it was welcomed!

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    1. Yes it was. No more rain for a while though.

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  21. We too had high nineties last week, but each afternoon we get a wind that helps lower it a bit or at least it feels like it, and the evenings have been cooling off for a couple of weeks now signaling a change of season is coming.

    Looks like they have lots of toys, but like children, they too get bored with them after a while.

    I hope it’s cooling off there, and you hit your target word count this week!

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    1. Still going strong those 100 degree days

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  22. You hit the nail on the head. Excellent JonnKu.

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    1. My goodness did you stay up all night reading the last two weeks? You are a saint.

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      1. Well, not all night. πŸ™‚ It was time to catch up, and I’m glad I did. Sorry it was all at once. Thanks, John.

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