May 9, 2007

Back to Work!

Pictured is the TREE my son planted in our front yard about 12 years ago. The house belongs to someone else now, and we live several states away, but the tree will always belong to me!

Nice trip! Wonderful program. Now tired! Perhaps my friend at the peaceful blogsite is ‘catching up’ too because she hasn’t posted since we returned from our Michigan trip.

As predicted, I enjoyed visiting family and friends in Michigan. I toured favorite places and took pictures as I usually do. The Blossomtime Parade was going on in St. Joseph, so I had to turn back from my scenic tour along Lake Michigan.

Here in central Ohio, the baby goslings have hatched and are following mom and dad around all the little ponds. Daddy Goose is obviously the Proud Papa as he keeps his head high while mama goose and baby goslings peck away at invisible tidbits on the ground! So far, I haven’t had time to stop and take some really cute pictures for you. They are darling little fluffs of yellow!

I’m filling in for three weeks at a ‘day job’ in nursing, and this has interrupted my morning times at the computer. In fact, the schedule has messed up my innate ability to think and plan! I can’t seem to accomplish anything – day or night! But soon, I’ll be back in sync! And, off the early morning schedule!

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday. The last few years, I’ve had a mother to celebrate with - something I didn’t have while growing up. (Usually it’s the other way around!) Sadly, I put off sending that little package until today. She probably won’t get it until Monday! But, phones will be ringing and children will make up for procrastination - and moms across the nation will cherish the special messages of love!

My publisher, Authorhouse Publishing issued the quarterly report that says no one bought my book, “Dusty Angels and Old Dairies” during the months of January, February and March 2007. I just don’t believe that! I didn’t expect to have sold a lot through Barnes and Noble or, but too many people have TOLD me they ordered it, for not ONE to have gone through the system. After being sick to my stomach for a few minutes, I called Authorhouse and asked them to double-check their facts! Of course, I have no control over whatever the publisher wants to tell me. But, I’m going to personally place an order through Barnes and Noble (as a paying customer) and see if I ‘show up’ on the second quarter statement!

With the change in my schedule, I’m not sleeping well and dreaming lots! I think I’ll start a book depicting the crazy dreams I have. Like most of you, if I don’t write them down when I first wake up, they are gone….gone…gone. But, this morning and yesterday morning I woke up thinking those darn dreams would make for some great reading. I’d give an example, but of course, there’s nothing there now!

Time’s up! Time to start supper and some laundry. Maybe grilled cheese sandwiches and soup. Can’t seem to plan supper ahead of time either. Menu ideas would be welcome.

Give someone a smile. Add a hug if you can. Close your eyes and enjoy one from me!

Take Care on the Journey,


Katy said...

Grilled cheese sandwiches and soup is a favorite around here, too. :)


The Cat's Meow said...

George Foreman grill works GREAT for sandwitchies too. keep a large bag of frozen chicken nuggets, they go good with everything.