Hey y’all! I’m a so sorry I have not posted. Until yesterday, Valentine’s Day, I have been so busy. Between teaching 2-3 classes literally everyday, assisting my daughter when she’s in virtual class, and writing, I’ve been swamped, and tired.
The good news is that I’ve been creating as well as revising. I’ve nearly finished all the rewriting I had to start on, now I’m creating new stuff, and digging into files for stuff I started when I first ‘officially’ picked up a pen and wrote my first sentence with a topic in mind.
I’m working on a rough draft of a piece I titled ’17 to 35′. One day, probably a month ago, I was sitting in my bedroom in front of my mirror. I was doing something, not looking in the mirror, but I did stop to look. However, instead of looking at myself, I looked at the stuff I could see in the mirror behind me. There are pictures of me sitting on our windowsill, when I was 17. I’m 35 now. Life has greatly changed.
I also wrote a new piece titled ‘The Text Message’. It’s about a text message I received from a friend, and our entire conversation, that ended our friendship. I felt used by this person because he had the audacity to slam me an unfaithful friend when I didn’t help him do something. More details to come when you buy my book after it’s published.
Finally, I came up with an idea to write a piece which I will dedicate to my mother. ‘A Dedication to My Mother’ will be about the good my mother did do for me though I considered her a terrible mother when I was younger. Not only do I write about my feelings towards the things she did or didn’t do, I’m thanking her for all that she did do without realizing it. She was a good person, just mislead.
So, y’all see, I’m writing, but I’ve also been booked nearly solid for classes, I’ve been preparing my daughter for her Interim Assessments, my husband and I had a court hearing to appear for about his current disability, and I’ve simply needed to take time for myself. The court hearing about his disability, really put my nerves on edge. Not knowing which way they were going to go. The good news is, everything is just fine, and things are back to normal.
My husband and I enjoyed a nice, quiet Valentine’s Day. We haven’t been able to for several years. Either he was working at a restaurant, I was working, we didn’t have money, or we didn’t care. We’ve experienced a couple Valentine’s Day’s when our moods were soured by a situation and we ignored it like it was a Tuesday. Last night we cooked a flavorful dinner for two of salmon filets, fresh asparagus spears wrapped in bacon and roasted in the oven, sauteed fresh mushrooms, diced onion, and diced fresh garlic, cooked in white wine, and Long Grain Wild Rice. It was a box of Rice-A-Roni. The dinner was absolutely delicious. Salmon is my favorite fish, but I love seafood in general. After dinner, we played a couple quiet games of scrabble while drinking a couple beers. Neither one of us kept score. I had a lot of fun. How was your Valentine’s Day with you Valentine?
Well, for now, I’m going to close, but look for my next post to be around or after St. Patrick’s Day. I’m getting ready for cooking up some corned beef and cabbage and getting my Guinness on. Maybe I’ll share a picture of my St. Patrick’s Day outfit, complete with a leprechaun hat. It’s so cute! Anyway, until next time. Thanks for reading y’all!