First, this week’s contest winners. They are: Mae Logan and Barbara Roney. Mae and Barbara will each receive an autographed book as their prize. Next week’s winners will receive the same. Enter a comment, and you’re in. Two names will be chosen at random, notified, and announced on this blog.
Now, for my new lease on life. I might be exaggerating just a little, but after a long and challenging winter, I’m feeling downright restored by the coming of spring–even the rainy days, with their promise of full wells and beautiful flowers. I’m in love with my dogs, cats and horses, though that’s nothing new, and I’m enjoying my writing big-time! I just finished the proposal–two chapters and a lengthy outline–for my first Civil War novel, tentatively titled “North of Eden”. I have some other things to do, then I’ll be going right back to the book.
I spent the weekend listening to audiobooks; still on my Joshlyn Jackson kick. Last night I started “Passenger”, a time-travel story that promises to be really good. It’s well written, with lots of characters and an intriguing premise. Jeremy and Wendy brought over some Chinese food last night, and we had a fun family dinner.
I’m up to Day 106 in my gratitude journal, and going strong. Now, inspired by an audiobook called “A Complaint Free World”, I’ve undertaken an interesting experiment in complaint-free living. You wear a bracelet on one wrist, and if you catch yourself whining about something, you have to move the bracelet to the other wrist. The idea is to go 21 days with the bracelet on the same wrist. They give away the bracelets at www. acomplaintfreeworld.org, but I’m just using one I already had. So far, I’m doing well, almost at the 24 hour mark without a hitch. That would be amazing, if I hadn’t been alone for much of those 24 hours. This ole cowgirl can kvetch with the best of them, I regret to say.
The critters are all thriving, and I put in a good day at the computer today. Life is good.