Down Range

A quiet house sucks!

I needed to get that off my chest.

I put my daughter and grandson on the plane this morning so you’ll have to forgive my emotional indulgence. I miss them already but so does my son-in-law. I know I’ll be headed their way for the new baby before I get turned around and in the mean-time, there is plenty to get caught up on. The adjustment is what is thorny. Melancholy wants to attach itself instead of motivation. Yes, I know the drill; give myself a day, make a list, get moving.

Another aspect of living alone that I do not like: doing things by myself that I have come to love doing with a partner, from going out to eat – to doing maintenance on the grounds around the house. I have no motivation. I can’t find it. It left like a thief in the night. I know there is a point, but what is the point?

Thanks to all of you who have joined The Badger Team for the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.” We are nearing our goal to raise $500 and I have to say, it is very gratifying to have such wonderful support from you. I will give the link again in case anyone else can join in. The Walk is September 21, 9am at America The Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs. The link to our team page is:  http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk/CO-Colorado?pg=team&fr_id=3288&team_id=100493

Here’s to all of us having a beautiful autumn with lots of leaf-peeping color and no flooding, no more fires, and no more hurricanes. I suppose that is asking too much, but I feel like we all deserve it. We all deserve peace too, but until the world learns respect for others, that one is a long way off. Bless our troops down range and may you all come home safely.

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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