Making Lemonade

  • September 21, 2020
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I was upset that the class I signed up for screwed up my registration so I couldn’t get into the online room in time. The class was supposed to give me purpose for the next three months. But then an online acquaintance contacted me, and we’re going to give being study buddies a chance.

School!

  • September 14, 2020
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I’m getting ready to take an online class and I’m both excited and nervous. It’s out of my comfort zone and we’ll see if I stick with it. Not going to mention what it is in case I don’t follow through. But I’ve got my spiral notebooks and pens ready.

I hope everyone has something to keep their minds occupied. That will help us make it through these strange times.

UPDATE: The college screwed up and never processed me properly so I’m getting a refund. Sighhhh. I was really looking forward to that class.

Happy Labor Day

  • September 07, 2020
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Today is Labor Day in the U.S., a holiday that celebrates workers. A special shout-out to those in the healthcare field!

Happy Holiday!

Feeling Lazy

  • August 31, 2020
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Have a good week!

Writers, Do You Need to Visit?

  • August 24, 2020
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Dorothy Gilman, author of the Mrs. Pollifax spy series, was agoraphobic at one point. When I read that, I was shocked. Her Mrs. Pollifax has traveled everywhere, from Turkey to China to Albania.

Middle-Earth: Respite in Rivendell

  • August 17, 2020
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Perfect place. Music, poetry, food. Even archery practice! Met a charming elderly Hobbit who said his nephew was going to visit and wanted me to meet him but understood that I need to leave before the weather turns.

 

Postcard by ErikaRaeHeins at Etsy. Buy it here (it’s a set).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Fast Hurricane

  • August 10, 2020
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Hope everyone has their power back after the hurricane that hit the East Coast in the U.S. (and the storms that followed it). I lucked out. There were lights flickering but I didn’t lose power, unlike others.

When I finally ventured outside a couple of days later, there were neat piles of tree branches lining the sidewalk all up the block.

Here’s hoping for nice and peaceful weather.

 

Hey Writers, What Happens If You Quit Writing?

  • August 03, 2020
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Let’s say you write a book and get it published. And sales aren’t good and no one really seems to care. And while you know that you write to keep your soul alive, writing to give other people enjoyment is also important (as are sales—let’s be honest). There’s a symbiotic energy that flows between writers and readers and when it works it’s the best thing in the world.

Writers, Are You Exercising?

  • July 27, 2020
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We all know the benefits of working out. And almost everyone I’ve spoken with recently has bemoaned the extra poundage that showed up on the scale. It’s time to fix that.

I love to dance, and found many YouTube vids that allow me to customize my workout, moving from ballet to belly dancing to cutting loose with rock n roll. And if I get bored, I can find new vids to work out to.

But I was looking forward to hitting the archery range this summer and that’s where I hit a snag. Fortunately, there are ways to work around that. No, I didn’t set up a range inside my apartment no matter how much I was tempted. I could see things going very, very wrong. Once again, it’s YouTube to the rescue. I’ve discovered vids showing exercises for archers by using stretch bands. Not the same thing, of course, but it keeps me motivated until the world turns on safely again.

What have you been doing to stay in shape?

 

(In case anyone’s wondering, the archer above came from Rock Creek Metal Craft.)

See You Next Week

  • July 20, 2020
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Writing and editing this week. Have a good one! 🙂

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