September 1, 2014 – day one of doing away with grumbling and accentuating the positive.
First thing this morning, I broke a glass and had an opportunity to practice right away. “Cool,” I said to myself. “Now I have incentive to sweep the floor which it has needed for some time.” With a sparkling, clean floor, I ‘m ready to celebrate the beginning of a new month and the promise of fall. Grapes are smelling sweet, apples getting big and zucchinis have finally slowed down. Life is good. Happy Labor Day!
Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon.
Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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