It was a lovely one. Mom, brother Jerry, sister Pam and I all sat down together for a quiet lunch at this very kitchen table, with only one member missing–our sister, Sally. We did a lot of laughing and catching up, and some remembering, too. Hadn’t seen Pam in a long while, so it was a pleasure to have her visit. She and Mom hit Hobby Lobby and a few other places during her stay.
Later, I had a great conversation with Wendy, my daughter. This year’s gift was especially dear to my heart, like Wendy herself. She made a donation to an organization that brings meals to senior citizens AND their pets–I love it.
Speaking of pets, Bernice and I made four trips to the barn over the course of the weekend. This is the only place she wants to go. Her newest trick is jumping up on a hay bale and trying to climb higher. Which means, of course, that I have to climb, too, so I can ride herd on the little dickens.
RE: current comments and questions–someone asked if all my books flow so rapidly as these last two did, and I’ve got to say, NO. Sometimes, they’re slower than molasses, as the old saying goes. It’s much tougher for me to function well in the winter time–I need a lot of light–and I’ve been slogging along for years with a bad case of ADD, meaning concentration was painfully difficult. Now that I’m being treated for that, it’s a whole different ball game. Ask me again when winter sets in. RE: “Warhorse” as a stage production–thanks, Sam. I’ll probably cry through the whole thing, but I’ll love it. I’ve seen a lot of plays in London myself, as I lived there for a couple of years, on and off. RE: vampire books–all four will eventually be available as e-books. Turns out that getting them ready is quite a process.
Today is my last group therapy session–I really learned a lot over these eight weeks. Some people re-up, and I’m not planning to, but we’ll see how I’m feeling come winter. I keep hoping to become a snow-bird, but it hasn’t happened yet. I’ll be writing on the new book all morning, and I’m looking forward to it so much.
The weather is glorious. How I love this time of year! Renewal is everywhere I look.
That’s the news from my kitchen table. Be well, be brave, and be kind.