The Juices are Flowing

A Writer's Corner

Not just the words that have been flowing today while writing another chapter to my new book. I was up late last night even after posting that I had just finished another chapter. The words kept flowing and yet another chapter was written before retiring at 3:00 a.m.

The real juices started flowing when I spotted a large Artichoke with my name printed clearly across its petals while grocery shopping yesterday. I couldn’t believe such a large fresh one was sitting right on top of the other scrawny ones. It had to be there just for me!

I grew up in central California, at least the first twelve years of my life was spent there. We were in the Monterey, Carmel, and Salinas area with Casterville close by. Casterville, and surrounding areas, has all sorts of produce crops and Artichokes is one of them. I assume they are still grown…

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Fingers Tapping

A Writer's Corner

No I’m not listening to music. After Doctor appointments, Dentist appoints, Car repairs, trimming bushes and trees, a 2 week visiting guest, and traveling two different states, I rose kind of early this morning and thought about taking a lounge chair and going down to my beach to have some quiet time with the Lord. He said we’d get rest doing that but when I looked at the outside thermometer it read 62 degrees and the wind was blowing. I don’t think so!

Almost my back yard.

So instead I went to Walmart. Okay, I could have gotten quiet before the Lord in my living room but my 90 (now 91) year old friend at the assisted living facility that I’ve been teaching to crochet, joined several others and packed up her bags and much like passengers on a sinking ship bailed ship due to, sadly, many problems with the…

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Ahhh Cool Weather

A Writer's Corner

(I took this picture in Murfreesboro, Tn. when I lived there)

For how many weeks did we have 90+ weather and couldn’t stay outside for more than 10 minutes without breaking into a sweat? The weather people on T.V. said we have had the hottest summer ever! I can sure believe it! No yard work was able to be done except the early morning hours, if then.

I’m loving our 65 degrees today! Yahoooo. I was able to finish up the trimming of Crepe Myrtles, and a large rose bush that needed trimming desperately. The yard is being covered in dry leaves, but my yard man will take care of those.

In the meantime, I’m hoping to get back to the new novel I’m writing. It is definitely getting interesting. As stated before, I have no clue where this story is going but the main character, “Amy,” is making progress…

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No Rest for the Weary

A Writer's Corner

I take that back! The Lord said to come unto Him and He will give the weary rest. Maybe I haven’t come close enough to Him because I’m tired. 🙂

Vacation was great and having my friend here for two weeks was work and fun. We spent the first week working in the yard in 95-98 degree heat until we just couldn’t take it anymore.

I can guarantee my water bill went up with the drought we’re in and all the showers and whirlies that were taken plus having to water a whole bunch of plants to keep them alive. But then we got to have what she called fun. I call playing in the dirt fun but she saw it more as work.

Our trip to South Georgia was nice (hot) and the trip to Tennessee was enlightening. (also hot) We caught the last two days of a Perry…

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Making a List and Checking it Twice

A Writer's Corner

The heat is sweltering outside and we have decided to stay in and keep cool. Last night my friend and I enjoyed the Chinese cuisine at my favorite Chinese restaurant and won’t have to worry about cooking tonight due to the large amount of food we were served. Love those doggie boxes. 🙂

That helps, and along with the sweltering heat, that leaves me with some spare time for writing and my friend time to begin getting some of her things put together for her return home in a few days. She always leaves with more than she came with. Praise God.

Last night was another one of those sleepless nites. It might help had I not stretched out on the couch and fell sound asleep after returning from south Georgia.

But a good nap can be beneficial, too. I had the quiet of the night to write and completed…

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Heat, Traffic, and Playing Tourist.

A Writer's Corner

As you have probably noticed I haven’t posted anything for a couple of days. Well, there’s a reason for that but before I mention why, I have managed to be able to write a couple more chapters on the new book I’m writing.

I’m finding it easier to write early in the morning while my guest does her devotional, prayers, and Bible study. I did manage to get one chapter written early one morning because I was able to go to bed, fall asleep, and awaken at 6:00 a.m.

Then another chapter got written late at night after my guest went to bed and I was still wide awake. The story is definitely getting interesting and a couple of times I’ve stopped and said. “Huh? Where in the world are you taking this, Lord?” Of course the only answer I get, if I even get an answer is, “You’ll see.”

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