A V-formation flock of geese seems to have one member of the group as the leader, but each member takes its turn at the point of the V, leading the way as the others in the formation honk in encouragement. The geese stay together, even when one becomes sick or injured; the group stays with it until it is well enough to continue the journey at its regular pace.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
THIS AND THAT
I'll begin with a little updating.I'm now beginning chapter three of my new
work in progress.It looks like it's
going to be another romantic/suspense novel.I'm also almost finished going through the second of my seven plastic
drawers full of material that might be considered genealogy verification.
Sorting through memories is kind of fun, but entering names, dates, etc., in
the computer is time consuming and I can see I need more info from several of
Two of my daughters have books coming out this year.Janice Sperry's book is a middle grade reader
with a really cute cover and it's a fun spoof on dozens of fairy tales.Lezlie Anderson's book is a Christmas booklet
and I got a sneak peak at its cute cover a couple of days ago. I'll have more
to say about it closer to its fall publication date.
I just made my first Whitney nomination for 2014!2013 awards are coming up next month, but
it's not too soon to start making nominations for the next round of
Like almost everyone else, I'm really tired of winter, but
all the rain we've gotten the past couple of days has really turned the grass
green and it's so inviting to see daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths, violets, and
some purple flower (I don't know its name) blooming in my yard.I love spring! My husband even bought two
more half barrels so we won't have to fight over which barrels get flowers and
which will host vegies this year.
It's funny but I have a hard time believing it's really
spring until April conference has come and gone and my accountant finishes
preparing my taxes.I'll admit I'm a
little less than enthused about including children in this year's Women's
Conference session, but I'll see how it goes.It will seem a little strange not to do any conference signings this
year.After twenty years of Celebrating
Sisterhood and Ladies' Night, I feel a little left out.I hope all of my readers won't forget me
before I have another book out.(My old
books are still available on Amazon/Kindle and LDS book stores still carry
quite a few of them.)As for
taxes--there aren't a lot of happy memories associated with them as there is with
conference, but I'll just be glad to know what I have to pay and get the sorry
deed over with.
Today marks eighteen months since the first of the four
surgeries that sidelined much of my life for a time.Both knees are doing fine and the left one
serves as a barometer to let me know when we're going to get rain or snow.My doctor assures me that with the removal of
my pancreas I won't ever get pancreatic cancer as so many of my close loved
ones have done. I'm still adjusting to using an insulin pump and skipping most
of my favorite snacks.Alas no malt
balls, Cadbury eggs, or jelly beans for Easter this year.On second thought, I might sneak in a stray
jelly bean or two on days my glucose count is low.