The Last Word

I look out the window and the snow is so stark and bright that it hurts my eyes. Now all it has to do is warm up and I will go snow-shoeing. I haven’t been outside except to shovel snow in several days but I have been wearing long-johns – even inside. It seems to me, Mother-nature is telling the world who is going to have the last word. All my other problems pale in comparison when the temperature outside is below zero. My prayers are with those who don’t have heat or power.

I am on the road again today, so I have packed snow boots, an extra hat and gloves, the emergency stuff (tow rope and blanket), and water for a two hour trip. I can’t help myself. I remember the good old days when help was a long walk away in a freezing cold blizzard on the eastern plains. There is nothing wrong with my long-term memory!

And I’m back! And a day late!

I apologize for being a day late, but in the midst of learning a new computer system, doing all the taxes and books for three entities plus myself, house hunting, and being gone, I did not have the ‘correct’ laptop with me to finish this blog. When I finally get done with this change-over plus moving, the new system is going to be awesome. I have to throw out huge thanks to my son-in-law and his time spent teaching me and setting things up. Finally, I need to thank all of my kids for their advice, patience, and support to help me make the decision for this move and to figure out what I am looking for this time around.

The worst to suffer through all of this is my novel. I am way behind. There have been few words written or re-written since I left for Florida – and that is coming up on two months ago. Yikes! I will be traveling again next week, just so you have fair warning. I am headed out to help my mother celebrate her 94th birthday. Amidst the chaos of our world, that is worth celebrating!

 

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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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