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Showing posts from April, 2011


For those of you who regularly follow my blog, I wanted you to know that health issues and family problems have kept me from my computer lately.
Of course my mind has been busy coming up with great ideas to blog about but by the time I sit down late at night to write those lovely ideas have flown out of my head and gone back to wherever good ideas come from in the first place.
I miss posting. I miss thinking. I miss resting. I miss just standing and staring, as cows in the fields are known to do. I miss all of you too. Reading about your lives and reading your comments on mine.
However, I'm the eternal optimist and I see a teeny speck of light at the end of the tunnel.
In two weeks life here should be back to normal, whatever that is. Have any of you figured out what normal is, exactly.
I get up everyday and try to live the best life I know how. Is that normal? Or is normal different for each of us.
What about a new normal? Are we doomed to live our "normal life" for the rest …

Shingles: not the roofing kind...

Just when I thought things could not get any worse at our house my husband R came down with shingles.

On the day I had to be at the hospital in Columbus with one adult daughter in the morning and then go to Cincinnati to pick up her husband after his stomach surgery the day before, R gets up with a rash that had turned to blisters.

We made a quick dash 40 miles away to our family Dr. for a check up and yes my diagnosis was correct. Shingles! So armed with two medications we headed to the medical center to see our daughter, then to Cincinnati to pick up her husband and then home to collapse and hope that that's the end of our downward spiral.

I'm worn to a frazzle and so is R.

No time for writing or fretting about writing.

I do feel good knowing that I have some contest entries out (short stories and one novel) and will be working on my novel at least two days this coming week.

I have my writers meeting on Monday at Great Expectations Cafe and Book Store and look forward to th…