Car Seat

The birthday bash is over. What a day it was for my mom. She got a call from as far away as Japan and she was thrilled! Hearing from nearly all of her grandkids, and great grandkids was a treat. It was funny how tickled she was at the great big butterfly balloon, and it wasn’t clear who liked it more, the two year old great-grand or the ninety-eight year young birthday girl.

The trip home was “arduous.” I was exhausted the next day. We had vehicle trouble and a two year old. Use your imagination. Actually, she was pretty darn good, especially when you consider the circumstances. We lucked out by finding a great children’s playroom in the location where we had the problem fixed. None of the toys had batteries, but they were all new to her, so she loved them. What she didn’t love was getting back in the carseat when the vehicle was ready to go again. I don’t blame her. When a six hour trip becomes a ten hour trip, being harnessed into a carseat sucks.

Time to re-focus and get back to work. Ugh. That doesn’t sound fun. Ok, time to accomplish something! No, that doesn’t sound good either. Time to move forward with my projects. That will have to do. I have more notes to go over from Beta reader #3, and need to find another reader. In the meantime, I am finishing up Compass Point. It is amazing how good it is to step back from a book for a while, and how much more I see when I go back to it. The search for an agent continues.

Spring! Oh Spring! Where are you? (Nobody says ‘where are you’ cuter than my granddaughter.) I’m ready. I’ve planned. I’ve sent off the order. I’ve cleaned house. I’m done with this cold, snowy weather. sigh


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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