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June 22, 2010

Okay, where’d the month go?

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 1:28 pm

Can’t believe it’s nearing the end of the month.  I mean, wasn’t it just Memorial Day like, 4 days ago? 

Yeah, needless to say the writing has stalled some.  No good reason to start with, then last week went down the tubes.   My Grandfather is in the hospital and it’s the best place for him.  Someplace he should have been oh, a month ago at least but I’m not going to go into that here.  He’s doing well now which is wonderful.  However it’s upset the routine around here and involved a lot of family conversations about his future so I’ve been good and distracted.

The stress of this (and some other stuff) has me cleaning even more than before.  I have a sudden urge to reduce as much clutter as possible.  I mean, I’m sentimental and all, but why am I still holding onto 7 volumes of The Black Stallion series when I’ve maybe read one?  I’ve had these books for . . . 30 years.  Okay, that hurt to type.  But I am holding on to the Little House on the Prairie set I have.  Nope, not letting go of those until I can by them electronically.  I’ve had these longer than the Black Stallion books.   The next pile to be attacked is my quilting books.  I know I have a few books that were bought for ONE pattern.  So, I’m going to photocopy that pattern and toss the book in the donation bin.  Oh and don’t get on my about copyright blah blah blah.

What else?  Not much.  I’m proud of myself for not obsessively checking email.  I sent another email to a story source, just a check in make sure he’s still interested in helping me.  I did that on Sunday and I’m not fussing about it.  One small step.  Yeah I need to get back to the writing.  Life is starting to get back to what is “normal” around here so hopefully I’ll be making progress again soon.


  1. Oh, I hear you about the upset in routine upsetting the rest of your world. Been there, don’t want to go back! You have all my sympathy about the sludge you’re wading through, and we’re always here if you need cheering up.

    And July is going to be *fabulous*

    Comment by Pamela Cayne — June 23, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

  2. Thanks! Yeah, I’m hoping for a fab July.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — June 23, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

  3. I never manage to keep up with my writing when life goes even the least bit wonky. But good on you for the cleaning binge. Purging stuff can actually be good for the creative soul. It helps you feel lighter.

    I hope everything with your grandpa’s okay.

    Comment by Jean — June 30, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

  4. The cleaning has helped me feel lighter, definitely and I’ve found some open spaces where I didn’t have any before which is very nice.

    My grandfather’s okay, still in the hospital but hopefully by the beginning of next week he’ll be at the nursing home.

    Still can’t believe it’s the first of July.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — July 1, 2010 @ 9:20 am

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