"The Musketeers" is on tonight. Mom and Dad want to go to see fireworks at a local park. The fireworks are preceded by three or four hours of music. In one recent year, it was a Christian rock band. I thought that went against the separation of church and state. I asked A. if he wanted to talk, forgetting about the fireworks for that moment. We'll figure something out.
Slightly later: A. said he was working tonight. We said maybe we'd talk Wednesday.
I went out to look at the flowers. The old geranium that had been in the house all winter and is now outside is blooming. Its flowers are salmon-colored in the center with the petals white-tipped. Or maybe the outermost parts of the petals faded. It's still pretty. The echinacea is doing well. The lavender bee balm is still blooming.
Later: I read Wrenches, Regrets and Reality Checks by L.A. Witt. I had done a little shopping at Amber Quill Press earlier. They've redone their website, so old customers need to register again, but I still had my whole bookshelf when I was done. The other book I got was No Angel by Clare London.
I started reading Nice Tie. The characters' first official introductions were delightfully awkward.
Later still: I finished Nice Tie. More than once, the characters preferred having hot chocolate or watching television to having sex. That was different from the usual run with m/m romance novels. I thought the book started out rather slowly, and then picked up the pace in the second half or so. I enjoyed the book, but expected that the characters would be more interested in sex than BBC documentaries.
Later: I watched "The Musketeers." I saw where Rainjoy had gotten her characterization of Athos. Now Aramis, Porthos and D'Artagnan know that Athos is the Comte de la Fere. Porthos argued the ethics of slavery with a slave trader. It was somewhat heavy-handed, but Porthos got his say. I'll have to rewatch, but I think Porthos said his mother had been a freed slave. That's a departure from the book. Athos' temperament and story are not so far from the book.