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I finished cleaning. Broth’s simmering on the stove. A Sunday afternoon breeze is coming through the window. Baseball game on the radio. The Jays are leading the Twins 7-3 in the 7th inning. And I’m waiting for that magical time when I go pickup BabyGirl. She’s been on vacation with her Dad for a week. I’ve missed her. I’m looking forward to our reunion. But I still have a few hours and I better take care of business cause I’ve been remiss.
After a month of daily postings, you’d think I’d have developed a longing for blogging but no. Social media does not evoke much emotion in me, except for Facebook, which if you’ve followed this blog since the beginning, you know I despise. I’ve given up trying to scrub the blood stains from the wall. I’ll have to repaint some time.
So I’m taking stock of what I need to get done to take care of my business:
- Finish 2nd draft of Stay by July 27.
- Find an editor and turn manuscript over by July 28.
- Find a cover for Stay (8-3 Jays)
- Blog at least twice a week forever.
- Book Writers Digest Conference West before July 19 to take advantage of early bird pricing.
- Finish planning my third novel.
- Practice guitar daily (research for my third novel; I’m taking lessons). (9-3 Jays)
- Finish planning Western Canada vacay.
(11-3 Jays, still in the 7th inning) I had to stop writing this post to start the next one on online dating. Guess we both know what I’ll be talking about on Tuesday. I don’t know about you, but I’m relieved. Make sure you come back for my kernels of wisdom(?).
What’s on your to-do list? Where are you vacationing this summer? Does all the energy from the sun recharge your batteries?
Thank you to the always positive and energetic Patricia Sands for giving me a Liebster Award for my blog. I didn’t expect it and while the thank you is long overdue, it comes from the heart.
I am passing on this award to Darlene Steelman whose blog I recently discovered and truly enjoy. Have some fun with it Darlene!
Here are the rules for those of you who want to single out a blog: “This award is meant to highlight newer blogs. So the blogger receiving the award links back to the blogger who awarded him/her, and tags 3-5 people.”
I have a goal of parachuting out of an airplane. It has sat on my to-do list for years. I have a slight challenge to overcome. I’m afraid of heights. I’ve lived in skyscrapers my entire life. I love sitting out on the balcony but leaning over the railing is not something I do. I’m okay at the top of a mountain looking at the horizon but looking down is scary. It’s even a challenge for me to stand on a ladder and deal with a ceiling fixture. I do it but there’s a lot of swearing and praying involved.
The other day I hiked in Kelso Conservation Area. One of the trails follows the Niagara Escarpment. It’s not very high, but standing at the top of the Escarpment had been on my to-do list since I moved to Southern Ontario. As I stood at the top, I peaked down the rock wall and was tempted to do a little rock climbing.
The sudden desire to climb down that small cliff struck me as odd. I never figured out exactly how I would overcome my fear so that I could achieve my parachuting goal. Now this new, much smaller and manageable goal-a baby step toward parachuting, presents itself. I’ve decided to work on it this winter with some indoor climbing. Next spring, I’m climbing the Escarpment! Hopefully, there won’t be any kids around because I’m sure there is going to be some swearing.
Congratulations to J.C. Nierad for winning an autographed copy of Wicked Good by leaving a comment on my last post My Daughter: The Most Special Person In My Life as part of WOW! Women On Writing mass blogging event Everybody’s Talking About…Wicked Good People.