Get Going Again

There’s a nasty stomach virus going around. Be prepared to feel really miserable for twenty-four hours if it hits you.

The umbrella shade and patio furniture are out for the season. I wrangled most of the pots into position so next comes planting the pretties after the frost danger, whenever that might be. The tulips are beautiful. I’m going to have to plant a bunch more of those this coming fall. I’ve put off adding another garden until late summer or fall. There is just too much going on to worry about it now.

We woke up to inches of snow on everything, but by the end of that first day it was all melted. Good moisture, though it did cause some headaches for flyers and drivers, especially in the mountains. We headed over those hills to see my mom, her first glimpse of her fourth great grand baby. We ran into some flurries, but otherwise had an easy drive over. Lots of new construction. Glenwood Springs looks to be getting a major uplift in road and bridge work that ought to take several years to finish. Yuck!

So, Mom beat me soundly in our first three games of Rummy. That tells you how well she is doing. She wouldn’t play cards until after the baby went to bed, mind you, but once that happened, she got out her board and started shuffling. We had our traditional root beer floats and watched some M*A*S*H. All is well on the Western Slope.

The one thing I’m lagging behind on right now is my writing. I haven’t been able to get back to the novels since the vacation. Maybe May will be more cooperative. I’m hoping to get started again while visiting Mom or when we are out at the farm next week. Somehow, I have to get going again!

and so it goes…

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and 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, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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