The bad: losing my hard drive – I learned a few days ago that NOTHING was recoverable from the drive. I am only medium blue, because some things I did save to my external hard drive.
The ugly: getting older – more wrinkles, hard work to maintain muscle strength, and aches and pains associated with arthritis. Perseverance is the name of the game, but discouraging to know it’s all downhill from here.
From FreeImages.com/ There is a dignity to old age, though. This woman has gravitas.
The good: more than enough to balance off the bad and the ugly. Publishing my second book, having a vacation in Chicago with my daughter and son-in-law, my trip to Maine, seeing my son (briefly), sky-diving (!), getting to the end of my third book and sending it off to beta readers, swimming anywhere there was water, and of course, the interaction with my family of bloggers. Never a dull moment there and lots to stimulate my brain. Learning should definitely be life-long.
In keeping with what I hope will be a regular feature of my blog, I want to introduce new followers:
Stuart Aken at http://stuartaken.net/. He’s a writer of news, reviews, writing advice and events and I’ve loved his blog for some time.
Michael S. Fedison at https://eyedancers.wordpress.com/ – A site devoted to the young adult sci-fi/fantasy novel The Eye-Dancers. I know a lot of you out there like YA fiction.
Blmaluso at https://somebodylovesmeblog.wordpress.com – Sharing God’s love with the world, one heart at a time. A very gentle and sweet blog.
Rob A. Smith who blogs at https://tycobbsteeth.wordpress.com – Sound Bites with TyCobbsTeeth: LIFE — Reading, Writing, Roaming and the Experiences that come with. (Tips, Tools, Thoughts, and Stories) Really? How can you not like a blog entitled TyCobbsTeeth?
Deke Solomon at https://dekesolomon.wordpress.com An off duty Marine with four cats. You know I love cats, and I’m a military Mom. How can I not like this blog?
Ann Fields at http://annfields.com/ – She writes novels, short stories, magazine articles, novellas, scripts and the occasional essay. Check her out!
AbbiLu at http://cafebookbean.com where she talks about books and drinks coffee, two of my favorite pastimes!
Zipclickzoom, author, whose blog I couldn’t locate but hope he will contact me again. Very nice avatar!
Bridget Whelan at http://bridgetwhelan.com – She’s published a book on creative writing with exercises. We all need a stretch from time to time!
Vivi Metalium at https://vivimetaliun.wordpress.com – you have to translate her blog, but if you read Portuguese (I believe) you’ll be in heaven and her photos are great!
Kathy at http://kafrak.com. She’s a retired teacher with three sons, 42, 36, 34 and three grandchildren, two boys and a girl. She is Living & Loving Life through thoughts, trivia, special times, and special people. Lots of us are retired teachers.
A fabulous jewelry design center at https://wearjewels.wordpress.com. Check this out – gorgeous jewelry.
Aquiliana at https://aquileana.wordpress.com. She is a young Argentinian writes in Spanish but so many of us can follow her.
Check these lovely people out!
Happy New Year to you all and thanks for following my blog.