That flu everyone’s talking about? It’s REAL. I have been sick for over three weeks–as in, stay-in-my-pajamas, sleep-in-the-daytime, cough-and-snuffle sick. I’ve been out of the house exactly twice, for very short forays, which always ended with Advil, more pajamas, and the vaporizer. After two full cycles of antibiotics, I’m better, but still far from well. I couldn’t visit my mom on Easter Sunday, for fear of giving her the plague, and I didn’t even notice that my daffodils were in bloom until someone kindly pointed them out!
I listened to numerous books–lots of them by Kate White, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, and discovered the Vimala Alphabet. My life may never be the same! Vimala Rodgers is an expert in handwriting analysis, and her book, Change Your Handwriting, Change Your Life, absolutely blew me away! The premise is that changing our handwriting actually changes the wiring in our brains, and Ms. Rodgers has invented her own alphabet, based on this theory. I needed another passionate interest like I needed the proverbial hole in my head, but I am definitely hooked on this fascinating process–every morning, after tending to the dogs and the cat, I brew a cup of coffee and sit down to practice this new way of writing. I do love an experiment. As I’ve said on previous blogs, I find the failures as gratifying as the successes–go figure. I’ve always been a little different.
The weekly contest is back up and running, as of today. The rules are the same as always–if you comment, you are entered in that week’s round. Two winners will be chosen at random and announced next Monday or Tuesday, right here on the blog. Each will receive an autographed copy of my latest book, Forever a Hero.
I will be at the Romantic Times conference in Atlanta in early May. If you’re headed there, too, please be sure to say ‘howdy’.
I’ve missed you these many days.