So, despite my best intentions, my little break became a big break. The good news is that I’m going to be posting again starting in a month or so.
There have been lots of changes, including a new job that starts later this month.
I’m looking forward to writing again.
I am working on a new-ish writing project and so will be taking a break from the blog until the fall. Last year, I started writing a children’s story that will feature some drawings from my mother. Then, I got a little off-track when I started the blog. I had planned to try to do both, but the reality is that I can’t do both the story and the blog in addition to everything else.
I will be back in the fall. Fingers crossed that I can make some progress on the children’s story! See you in a couple of months. Have a great summer ….
Father Brown and Hercule Poirot are very entertaining guys … and have terrific sidekicks.
Father Brown and Agatha Christie’s Poirot are two of our favorite shows. It’s not surprising, as both showcase smart and amusing fellows who just happen to find a lot of dead bodies. At first, Mom was skeptical – she was not a mystery buff, after all. Continue reading “the amusing gentlemen of murder”
I must be a terrible judge of timing … or maybe adjusting to “elder time” has slowed down “my time”.
So, I thought I was back on track with blogging but I guess I wasn’t quite there! I’m prepping a few posts so that I can get back into the routine of posting a few times per week. I think it’s one of the greatest challenges of blogging – you start out with ideas and energy and thoughts come spilling out … then it tapers off … and then life happens and it becomes an effort to keep up the blogging routine. Continue reading “why does everything seem to take longer than you think it will?”
Why does it seem like I’m allergic to life?
‘Tis the season, I guess. With pollen in the air and spring’s moldy dampness everywhere, the happiness of finally having warmer weather is torpedoed by allergies. As if the frequent sneezing episodes are not enough, the sinus headaches and asthma attacks are really draining. It seems like a chore to breathe! Continue reading “allergies are evil”
Apologies for taking a break. Work has been busy and allergies have been debilitating. I’m working on a couple of posts and will be back later this week … in time for everyone to go on a Memorial Day vacation!
Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast is a terrific and honest book.
Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? was a National Book Award finalist, a National Book Critics Circle winner and won a host of other awards. The author, Roz Chast, is a cartoonist and this memoir is written in that format, so it’s a quick read, though not always easy. I heard her discussing the book – I think on C-SPAN – several years ago (it was published in 2014) … long before my mother announced she was moving in with me. Continue reading “book #2: funny and sad”