It's raining, but I don't have to be anywhere, and the plants need it. I had been watering the ones that looked particularly dried out for the couple of days previous. Many of the plants I got are tolerant of hot, dry conditions. The portulaca and patchouli are doing very well in the heat. The blush-pink-flowered geranium looks very happy.
Later: I wrote back to WhiteSheepCBD. We've been talking about independent e-publishing companies.
Professeur Blanchard actually wrote back to me. He recommended Queen Margot. It was nice of him to write back.
I went out briefly, but it was still raining lightly, so I looked at the flowers from a distance and just got the mail. I like having some of the scented geraniums by the path to the front door, but the pink-flowered, bronze-leaved begonias are doing really well tucked into the herb garden, and I'm thinking of switching them so the pink-flowered begonias are by the path.
I talked to J. for a while. K. had texted me that she and J. really liked "One for the Money." I left the DVD with them. J. said they had indeed enjoyed that. I said that if J. were interested, I had 1 to 19 of the By-the-Numbers books. He asked if I had the Between-the-Numbers books, assuming that I would, which I do. What I should do is get J. to read the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. They're so over-the-top, he might enjoy them. I read part of The King, but the part I was reading was mostly about the Shadows, which have a whole 'nother mythology of their own. Not that I don't like shadow assassin characters, but I thought I'd be reading about Wrath. It's another book that's an urban paranormal saga, as someone (Lesley W.?) commenting on a Dear Author review labeled the books. If I had gone into it expecting to read about everything but Wrath, I would have been a lot happier.
Slightly later than that: Mom and I went out and got takeout. We got egg drop soup, pork with mushrooms, and shrimp with lobster sauce. It was a change from the usual pork egg foo young.
I texted a bit with J.-PA.