When Things Don’t Go Your Way …


LIFE KEEPS MOVING forward but I’m not so sure I’m ready to … there are too many things not going the way I’d like. Can I get a mulligan on this last month? Well … it’d probably have to be a few years with my luck and I’d rather not go back that far.

My author friend, Joyce Oroz, and I finished up a lovely book signing in Salinas  on Saturday—if was fun and we both sold some books. That’s always a good thing.

But, as I mentioned before, there were more not going my way than the things that did. Among them: more health issues. I’m so finished with all of that. But apparently they aren’t done with me. So, I’ve been doing lots of “popcorn prayers” to get me through. And I move on (mostly)—despite the problems.

I finally have a few half-days (or more) of “clear” time to work on being productive … well, now I have a few less than desired, but I’ll take what I can get at this rate. The list of “Must Do” items is awfully long, yet all I want to do it hit the trails—at Point Lobos—to clear my mind. I need to listen to my body if I want to be productive.

Sigh. Even trying to get this post done is becoming a royal nuisance—I’m still having electronic issues … wifi still on the fritz and now my only source of internet (my iPhone) is acting up. Can’t even get photos loaded <pout>

I think I’m going to take a break (yeah … I know—I just did that) to try to sort things out. I’m so sorry. I’m thinking that trip to Point Lobos may be a necessity—to help me figure things out in my head a wee bit so I can get things back on track.

So, again … my apologies, but I’ll be back after Halloween on November 2nd. Have a blessed two weeks. Toodles!

Spinning My Wheels …


THAT WASN’T THE PLAN” … SEEMS like  a reoccurring theme these last few weeks. <insert eye roll> Plans have been going wonky—off kilter for some time now. This week has been no different. Actually worse.

This week has turned into one that is very doctor-centric: appointments, phone calls—and physical therapy (in the office setting & trying to find time to do “homework”. The therapy will be on-going until (at the-minimum) the first week of November. The way things are going, I can easily see it stretching out to near Christmas which is not making me very happy. First week wasn’t too bad, but with this second week, I feel like I’m going backwards. And … I’ve a tooth that’s requiring a new root canal, so I’ll be bouncing back and forth between endodontist and my general dentist for a while. So much fun …

In the meantime, my weekends are set aside for book signings, I even have one event where I’m a panelist (wheee!) instead of selling books and I’m still scrambling to get any photography off the computer and into print form with any success for the Painterly/Writerly events. Have I mentioned I’m beginning to hate technology (even more than usual)? Great when it’s working, but a nightmare when some little thing goes wrong … sigh. I’ve got lots of little things sproinging all over the place <giggle—what else can I do …>

With all that’s happening, time for art seems to have taken a back seat since it’s hard to concentrate and editing takes even a bigger allotment of focus. I couldn’t even manage a blog post last week. I actually took one day to not do any of the things I needed to be doing and let my day flow naturally. It felt good.

I need more days like that. Many more days like that! I need to unhook from technology and get my hands dirty, playing in the yard and in the house. So, if my blogs seem shorter for a while, or my online presence is a shadow of its former self, it’s because I’m taking care of myself for the long haul.

Sigh. The glorious life of a writer … <giggle!>

Have an amazing and blessed Friday and weekend—if you’re a local, please consider dropping by at Compass Church in South Main Street and check out the great event happening (9am-3pm). See you next week.

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