I’m still cleaning white woodwork. The more I clean, the more dirt I find. Cobwebs love the lattice work. Eventually, cleaning will have to be painting, though I try to deny it. The white, while clean and crisp, only remains that way for so long.
I guess spring cleaning is like that. I’ve been clearing out some closets and even got my husband in on the game. He was working on the office yesterday bringing me tidbits of our life.
“Look at this from 1000 years ago!”
“It’s trash. The kids don’t need to have to throw that away when we’re gone.”
I’ve also cleaned out flower beds and marveled at Mother’s Nature’s resiliency. Even after a mild winter with ridiculous cold snaps and little moisture, she brings back the flowers.
That’s one goal of mine this year, clearing my life of clutter. But it is not all I am doing. As usual I’m writing more than one book (editing a couple) and have feelers out for publishing another. I’m a writer and I can’t not write. It’s an obsession that must be fed.
I spent an hour with L A Talk Radio The Writers Block this week as we talked about my two new books, Stones of Sandhill Island and Return to Glome’s Valley. If you are interested, here is the link to the interview. http://latalkradio.com/content/writer-031518%20#audio_play. Jim Christina, Bobbie Jean Bell and Richard Paolinelli are great hosts who read your book and then discuss them with you. Listen in to their Thursday night radio show. They always have entertaining guests and they make them feel at ease.
Mark your calendars for March 31, 2018 from 4-6. A New Chapter Bookstore and Café is hosting me and the uber talented Chloe-Beth Campbell as I showcase my books and she performs and sells her new CD. Chloe-Beth is a marvel. She released her first CD on her 18th birthday and I’m sure this girl will go far. I am thrilled to be sharing this event with her. Come down to 232 West Randolph in downtown Enid for the book signing/performance. There will be locally baked pastries and fresh coffee/tea from the café.
Today I’m back to a little more writing and cleaning – my daily life. I had no idea I’d be this busy in retirement, but it is because I have time to do the things I want to do instead of the things I have to do. I love being my own boss. I plan to stay busy as long as I have breath to do it with. Sitting in a rocking chair and watching soap operas has never been my style.
Whether you work outside the home, run your own business or work for someone else, are you busy? What have you done this week?