Happy Easter! The first week of retirement has been loaded with mixed emotions. It is not that I don’t have tons to do – I do – it is more that I don’t know where to start. I worked all week on a presentation I will be giving in Branson for the Ozark Writers’ League in May. I worked out at the YMCA three times. I started a new project – straw bale gardening.
It is Easter weekend and the family has no plans like a family dinner or such. My husband has another procedure in Oklahoma City on Monday and he is not feeling well. I tried to keep him down some but not sure I have been successful at that.
But in the spirit of resurrection, I started a small garden. I have five hay bales in the back yard and I planted two of them today with peppers and tomatoes. The other three will hold lettuce, spinach, etc. Just a salad garden nothing big. I know I’m a little late on the seeds. I have a friend who grows purple hull peas up the trellis with her roses. They are beautiful mingling with pink roses and the purple color of the peas. I am not quite that artsy. There is no reason gardening can’t be fun and attractive. But anyone who can make a pea look good and then eat it is alright in my book.
Speaking of books, the re-release of Glome’s Valley will be mid-month. Another resurection. This Peter Pan type children’s fantasy is set in southeast Oklahoma at the Heavener Runestone and is a fun romp with magic swords, a fairy princess, a runestone, and cellphones. Modern day meets ancient Viking. I think you will enjoy it. It is being re-released under a new cover with new scenes and is published by Lee Press, an imprint of Oghma Creative Media. Check it out! I’ll be talking more about it in weeks to come, but be sure to look for it for your favorite kid, or the kid in you!