Yesterday was my first ‘major’ sales event of this year. It was hosted by the women of the ADK Fraternity. I’ve always counted on my sales at this craft fair to cover expenses for my next book. My sales were considerably below my expectations. Still, I’m grateful. I’m thinking that this will be my last craft show, and my next book will also be my last.
I’ve already posted a blog on my stroke and its aftermath symptoms continuing.. Simply stated, I can’t do any major writing any longer. (It’s taken me 15 minutes to write a paragraph and a half so far). Add to the circumstance that I have two worn-out disks in my back and the pain has been almost debilitating. Don’t get the idea that I’m to the point of: “Alas, woe is me.” I can still celebrate every new day and thank God for all my blessings in life.
So, in order to keep my brain healthy, I’ll continue to write. This website will be my outlet. I can still blog every day . . . and I hope to do so. I hope that many of you will take a minute or two to check my blogs, and give me feedback. Your comments are golden inspirations — sometimes they will give me an idea to write about the next day.
I still have ‘Joe’ to keep me occupied. ‘Joe’ is my next and last book. Luckily, I was able to finish the story before my stroke in July. I’d hoped to give the story one more rewrite, but that didn’t happen. I am convinced that the Lord didn’t want me to make any changes, so it will be published — hopefully before Christmas.
Today will be a family day. My son Chris (Tiffer) his lovely wife, Susan, and three of my six grandchildren. It’s going to be a lovely day. If you’ve got grandchildren, you know how wonderful it is to be ‘grampa’ or ‘gramma’ — nothing is sweeter. Braden, Noah, and Madeline always bring joy to my life.
Next, I’ll blog about Christmas . . . and maybe step on some toes.