Thankful

Another one of those days, waiting for workmen to show up, finally calling, getting an apology and rescheduling the appointment. What can you do? It just happens. It’s kind of like going to the dentist – which I also did today. That, however, turned out to be a good experience, there’s nothing better than the feel of polished teeth.

Some good writing happened today, and some good planning, but no grass got dug out of the new flower bed in the back yard. I did do some dead-heading. The weather is so nice right now, I really should do a better job of prioritizing to take advantage of these beautiful days. Next on the list is getting my tires rotated and ready for winter driving. October is racing toward us and this is Colorado, after all.

I’m so excited for Thanksgiving this year. First, because I will be with family, celebrating my granddaughter’s first birthday, and second, because the Presidential election will be over with. One way or the other, we will survive the next four years. One way or the other, we will keep on keeping on. We just won’t have to listen to the ads, the fables, the promises that can’t be kept, and the trash talk. I cannot wait. I will say, I watch less TV than ever before – thanks in part to political ads – and I am reading more than I have in a long time. There are no ads in my books. Thank goodness!

For a long time, I made the mistake of not reading as much as I used to, spending that time writing. Now, I realize, reading other works reinforces good writing. I picked up on how much I like good character development from a book that I did not find first class, but I read all of it because I cared about the characters. Maybe that goes hand in hand with caring about people.

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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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