I swear it was just the end of July yesterday. Apparently I was wrong and no one’s been at the helm of the good ship Words & Coffee. All kinds of craziness has descended upon my life over the last four or five weeks, some good, some not so good.
My father had his second heart attack in three months. He’s doing alright, hanging in there, but I know it can’t be easy for him. I know how much it affects me so I can only imagine the thoughts running through his mind.
I volunteered to be Center Director here. We’ve been working like crazy on several fronts to get the school ready for today, the first day.
I started working full time here. The pace is far from languid, but fun and challenging.
We lost our sweet friend of 14 years, Greta, one of the most kindhearted dogs I’ve ever known. We were with her, her death was fairly quick and there were no decisions to make. Still, it was heartbreaking.
Through it all, I’ve been polishing my latest draft to get it ready for querying. I’ve been riding the trails here regularly, wrecking a little bit less and having tons of fun. Making time for all the people who are important to me has been a challenge, but I keep at it. Making space for down time has been about damn near impossible. And so it goes.
Posts here may be even more infrequent, but I’ll still be around. I always wondered how people managed to write and hold down a full-time job and juggle the responsibilities of parenting and all that goes with it.
Now I know.