So much to do and no energy today to do it. Seems like after the grandkids leave, I fall apart. AND, it’s snowing. Yuck (except for the moisture aspect – which we so desperately need). I’d prefer rain. So, I’ve paid taxes – that’s always energizing – and done laundry. Maybe a nap will help. I’ve packed for a short trip out of town, and trying to think about next week when I’ll leave for a longer trip. Keep on keeping on.

The daffodils crack me up. They bend and wilt like they’re dying under the snow, then pop back up and look bright and beautiful when the sun comes out. Thank goodness for their hardiness. I’m not sure what I would do without their cheerful color in the yard. While I didn’t get all of the yard work done this week, (mostly the deadheading I didn’t do last fall), I did make good progress and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. (Please don’t be a train.) 

I learned some new terminology trying to help my granddaughter do her math homework. Pan Balance. Now, in my day we called that a scale, and I’m not exactly sure what’s wrong with calling it a scale now (maybe because they use scale in other ways – such as “on a scale of one to ten” but come on, why change what it is called? It just confuses those of us trying to help the younger ones. Pan Balance – really?

So, I’ve whittled down today’s jobs to finishing this blog and working on the manuscript changes from the editor. You already know which one I’m working on for the moment, but I suppose I’ll get to the other one too. Possibly. Then there will be the arduous task of selecting what to fix for dinner. Without grandkids around, it doesn’t have to be balanced or even healthy. Woot! Rebellion!

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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