The word this week is a great one for me. I mean, heck, when it comes to describing weathered I could just put my picture out there (don’t worry I won’t, don’t want to scare the regulars) but it would be the epitome of the description. But it brings a question to my mind. “Does weathered mean by years or could it be by cold or heat or etc.?”
So far this year we have had the coldest weather we’ve had in several years and it definitely has taken its toll on my vegetable garden, flowers and fruit trees. The papaya trees were loaded with fruit. I suppose it only zapped the leaves on the trees and the roots are safe (positive thinking babe.) If it did get the roots as well I will just replant. I’m almost sure all I need to do to the banana trees is just cut them back to the ground and they will sprout new babies. But it is too cold to get out there and mess with anything right now.
Sooo… I should be working on the rewrites of the two novels I have perking on the back burner. Maybe perking is not the right word because I haven’t worked on them in weeks. Oh yes, I know I should and now that it is too cold to work in the garden it is a perfect time to write. Do I have writer’s block? No, I’m just plain old LAZY, can’t lie about it. I even know the finish and everything; just need a good kick in the butt to get moving. So with that said I better get busy.
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Have you ever heard the saying “Stubborn as a mule?” Maybe it is just heard in the south but I’ve heard it a million times and mostly describing me. So this week I will show you some of my stubbornness with this post. Yeah…yeah I know it is supposed to be about a favorite photo from this year. Well I simply can not find a favorite. I pretty much like all of my pictures. If I don’t like them it is so easy to hit the delete button. So yes, I guess I am stubborn. I think you sort of have to be if you are an author. If you want to publish novels you must have enough faith in your work to stick with it no matter what. Right?
I have too many interest I guess and I have neglected my writing for time spent in my garden. Of course I love both and I also love photography and taking walks. So, like I said maybe too many interest.
I have two novels waiting for me to finish and what’s sad I know the finish if I would just sit my butt down and work at the computer. I should be digging in the dirt of my manuscripts instead of outside digging in the dirt literally. They are screaming to be finished and for me to move on to others. Yes there are others…well other ideas that are stewing on the back burner.
Have you decided to make a new years resolution? I will do my usual lose weight, eat healthier and get more exercise. These are three that a lot of people make every year and like me they start off strong but a nice piece of cake or chocolate temps and all the good intentions are blown away like dust in a wind storm. This year I will also add “finish the novels I have started and start sending them to publishers.” Yes, I will most definitely have to be as stubborn as a mule to do it but I plan to give it the all American try.
Please let me know if you make resolutions and if you succeed. I will keep you posted on mine. Some way I will try to incorporate all of my hobbies as well as succeed as an author.
Thank you for stopping by. Happy New Year!!
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I’m an avid reader and I love books; all kind of books—- fiction, non-fiction and even poetry. I credit this to my older sister who (according to her stories) would prop me up beside her before I was old enough to sit alone and read to me. As I got older I do recall her reading to me and my other sister loved poetry so she shared some of her favorite poems. I was so very blessed to have such loving older siblings. I’m glad they instilled that love for the written word in me. I have tried to pass it on to my two sons and I believe I’m a success in that area; both my boys love to read. I’ve even gotten my husband absorbed in good novels.
After my sons grew up they would give me gift cards to books stores for most of the holidays and special occasions. I asked them to stop because it was a waste of their hard-earned money. Does that mean I didn’t use the cards? Absolutely not. But I would buy books, read them then pass them on to others. I explained to my boys that I just as soon get my reading material from the local library. I love the library; it is one of my most treasured places. When we’d move to a new town for my husband’s work one of the first places I’d locate was the library.
In the library there are so many worlds within our world. You can travel, in your mind, to so many places and discover other people and their cultures. You can teach yourself almost anything you want to do if you are able to read because the library is crammed with information and help manuals.
Oh yes, it is true that one can do and find almost anything via computer today and I think that is wonderful. But to me there is nothing to compare to feeling the hard copy of a book in your hands and flipping those pages as you read. I do have my computer and Nook and I do read that way as well. Like I said I love to read and feel I am so blessed to be able to do so.
But as we argue the convenience of computers one can also find public computers at the library to use so… there is no reason not to visit the library close to you and check out what they have to offer. You just might be surprised and wish you had discovered this place years ago.
Thanks for stopping by…. shhhh I’ll just close quietly and get back to my novel. God bless.
Today the post is supposed to be vibrant colors so I hope this photo will suffice. For a couple of years I’ve wanted to plant a mixture of seeds in my yard and this past spring I took the rotor-tiller and made the area. I sowed wild seed mixed with annuals and the result is above. I called it my meadow. I was able to enjoy the brilliant flowers for the whole spring and in to late summer. Yes, of course I collected seed. Now I can repeat the process but of course not in the same spot (the soil needs to rest.) In the fall I harvested seeds then pulled weeds and grass, used the rotor-tiller with full intentions of spreading compost and giving this area a break. The rain came for several days and when I was able to get back out I found new seedlings peeping out of the ground. Needless to say I did not disturb them and soon had a new meadow which I enjoyed until almost Christmas. The soil is now resting and come spring I will plant my meadow in a new place.
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year. We got to spend Christmas with our oldest son and wonderful grandson. Our youngest son is a minister and could not make it home this year but we keep up the hope for next year. He is working for God and that is what’s more important. Again our oldest son had New Year’s dinner with us. We are so blessed that both our sons are Christians and we all have a close relationship.
Did you make any resolutions? Did I? I don’t know that I would call it a resolution but I do plan to work more on my manuscripts and try to continue my Creek posts.
So I will see you on the Creek later. Stay safe and God bless.
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