Friday, July 10, 2015
The last time I accessed this account seems to be three years ago. That's a very long time to be away. Writing used to be a passion, something I tried doing as a hobby. Then life got in the way as I pursued college, worked full time, and supported my youngest children leaving the nest. They still haven't earned their full wings, but I really wish they would. I have retired from my employer of 25 years and am now working from home part time. It's very nice to have that luxury, but I miss seeing people every day. Except for my hubby, who is home with me due to losing his job last summer. At least he gets his monthly VA check to tie us over, so it hasn't been a bad thing at all. He has time to get to those pesky home projects. And now I have time again to think about writing. I have a new manuscript being developed, The Groundsman. Its a story revolving the turn of the century, between a man keeping up with the grounds of a manor and the woman he falls in love with who is in a wheelchair. There is a time when he has to leave her, due to dire circumstances, and this particular part is difficult. I have to review and research information during the turn of that century, when the railroad was the way to travel across country, when electricity began to filter into homes and businesses, when California began to build up their cities. Other than this, I love the story interaction in the romance. I hope to get this project done by fall. The other thing I need to do is finish The Cross Passage Series. These books are self-published and there are two more manuscripts to edit. From a friend, I have discovered google docs and love the simple way I can edit the work. Perhaps I can get these done by fall and winter. That is my goal now. To get back to these, finish them, and move on to new creative projects. I want to pick up on my hobby where I left off. And to continue with this blog with a fresh outlook. Wish me luck.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Wow.. What happened to this blog? I wrote one post at the beginning of the year and failed inbetween since then. Not good. However, I will admit my life has been extraordinarily busy, so finding time to write has been next to nil. "No bueno", as one of my dearest friends would say to me. Life gets in the way for sure. I am caring for my elderly mother, within my own house. They say two cooks spoils the soup, but in this case, I am the only cook and have to spoil her. Not always easy to do. I am in charge of her medications, doctor appointments, laundry, grocery shopping, and taking her to the hair dresser. She is temperamental and I am inpatient, so we sometimes clash a bit. So far, we do manage to get a long, but there are days I'm not the perfect daughter. I realize i have to work on this myself, to make her comfortable and content at the very least. On top of that, I'm also going to college. So far, the spring semester brought me A's, and this fall I finished with a B in A&P 1, which replaced a D I made in that course over ten years ago. And I made another A in an internet health course. My GPA is not bad at all. I'm not at a 4.0, but I am trying to be a dedicated student. Perhaps in a year, I will be able to apply to the nursing program. :) My personal writing has slipped onto the back burner. I have managed to pick up my manuscript twice this year, but have progressed no further in editing it all the way through to get book three into press. I am hoping to get that done in 2013. That's the goal, at least. Managing my health and weight this past year hasn't been too bad. I have managed to hover around 200 mark, within a five pound range. My diabetes was being managed, but the latter part of the year has brought on stress and my numbers did go up a little. I know what I have to do to bring it down.. exercise. I just need to motivate myself back into it again. To ease up my stress, i devote my time watching the cooking networks. I love these and strive to find new recipes. Maybe once in a while, i will share a favorite recipe here. This blog has turned into a diary of sorts and I don't really mind sharing my thoughts with the world. I do apologize that this year has been lacking, but hopefully you can try to understand. I do wish anyone who still tunes into my blog a very Merry Christmas. Times are hard, but with God's love, we can manage them, with grace, compassion and humility. It is better to give than to recieve, and there are plenty of souls needing help all around. If you have been blessed in your life, share it with someone out of luck. They will appreciate your generosity. If you are one who is enduring hard times, things can turn around. Remain optimistic. I know I take in the little things and cherish my loved ones. They bring me great joy and love and material things can never take the place of that. God bless you and keep you well as we venture into 2013. Hugs :)