The Adventure Begins

Across country in July! It begins. You won’t see any blogs from me for a couple of weeks, but I’ll have plenty to write about when I return. Enjoy your summer.

The wild bunch is downstairs playing ping-pong. I hear occasional squeals and lots of laughter. My oldest grandson is working hard to get better, he wants to get good so he can beat his dad. The youngest one is just able to stand at the table and hit one – once in a while. The kitchen is cleaned up and the bed made. My coffee cup is almost empty, so I suppose I can take a few minutes to write. I already know how much I will hate the quiet that is coming when they all leave.

I saw a posting on FaceBook that I actually liked. “If it doesn’t open, it’s not your door.”
In my youth, I struggled many times wondering which way was the right way to go. It has taken a long time to learn to breathe and let ‘the door’ come to me. That’s one lesson that is a true blessing to learn, and along with it comes more calm and patience. I love that.

My granddaughter had her first horse back lesson this week. What a joy to see her go from being nervous being up so high – to getting the hang of it and loving it. Her confidence at the end compared to an hour earlier was pure joy to see.

In the middle of my shade tree out front of the house, were several big broken branches that I had not noticed. I was pointing out how the lower branches were sagging since that big late snowfall in May that came after all the trees were leafed out. My son-in-law and daughter saw the broken branches and cut them out for me. Cutting it all up and hauling off the branches was a huge, HOT job, (and should normally be done in winter) but the good thing is (that proverbial silver lining), I now have next years supply of wood for the fire pit.

and so it goes…


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 is scheduled for release in Nov. 2018. National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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One Response to The Adventure Begins

  1. carolee says:

    Safe travels…..

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