Monday, March 28, 2016

Writing while I walk!

     So, I've been drooling over a 1/2 Marathon medal for a couple of years now, and I've decided that this is the year. Yep. I'm doing it. I've had physical therapy for some six weeks now, and my legs are feeling much younger than they really are. I'm taking it easy - a few miles at a time - and I've registered for a few races to get me motivated. There's an ALS walk in June, a Cancer walk also in June, a Walk for Alzheimer's in September and whatever else comes up in the meantime.

     So, while I was on a three mile walk the other day, I was going over a scene in the second book in my series and my protagonist's future came to me - just like that! I wrote the entire thing in my head and couldn't wait to get home and get it in my computer. I'm loving these walks!

Walk on!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Getting down to business!

     The more I think about Rosie and the girls, the more anxious I am to finish their stories. I've been writing feverishly lately, trying to get it all down. I know in my heart that I'm not the only one who will love them! Who wouldn't love Rosie? She's everyone's mom, everyone's confidante. Kelli is a wise-ass, but she has heart and she'll never let you down. Missy and Emma are just trying to fit in and Sam is the glue. 
     We all have someone in our lives who fit the descriptions of these characters. The rest of the story is just waiting for me to write it!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Leaving the nest.

     Today my daughter finally leaves the nest. When the prospect of her accepting a job almost nine hundred miles away presented itself, I wasn't worried - and then, she accepted it. And all of a sudden everything happened so quickly. The house sold in one day and moving day has arrived. If this was 1955, I'd be freaking out, but today, with Facebook, FaceTime and a two hour plane ride - I'm good.
     It's a great opportunity for Lisa and Scott and they're both so excited about this new chapter in their lives. 
     We moved into that house when Lisa was ten or eleven years old. She's always loved that house, so she and Scott bought it when they got married, but they've also always been drawn to the south, so it seems to be a natural progression for them.
     Of course there'll be a room for ME in their new home, complete with pajamas, make-up and whatever clothes we shop for, for my NC room. Ha ha… I can't wait to take my first trip down! My thoughtful son-in-law gave me a beautiful card with a heartfelt letter - and the means to take those plane rides to visit.
     I'm so proud of them for being so brave and going for their dream. I know they're going to love it!

Art on the road.

  I babysat Kenny's granddaughter, Anabella. I knew I couldn't miss as long as I brought my art supplies with me and I was right. She went to town with those Sharpies and  stamped her heart out, saying, under her breath, "I love Sharpies." It was too funny. What a riot. She used every pen, sharpie and brush; in every color and even mixed some colors. We cut and ruled and glued and had a tea party. A good time was had by all. I only wish I had thought to 
take a picture of the tea set. It was 
ceramic, but felt like china! Just beautiful. Looking forward to doing that again, soon.