Have I Returned?

These have been some wild months. In August, I moved to Kentucky to help my father, who hadn’t been fairing well physically. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to bring my family at the time. We just couldn’t afford to take a chance of my husband not finding a job when he arrived. So… after years of being a SAHM, I had to venture into the work force.

I have to say, it was a scary experience, but I found a decent paying day job. πŸ™‚ Since December, I’ve been working my tail off like it’s nobody’s business. I don’t know when the last time I picked up a book to read for pleasure. Probably December. πŸ™‚ However, the steady income has added a bit of security and allowed my husband to move here with our son.

I tell you what, though. Absence made the heart grow fonder.Β After being without my husband for about 6 months (he arrived in February), I’ve never felt closer to him.

Life is tough. Kudos to all you writers out there who’ve been pulling the day job and writing career for so long. As for me, I started writing again a few days ago. Still haven’t started reading again. We’ve yet to pull my books out of boxes, but we’ll get there.

I have goals again. I’m putting on my goal board to write an hour a day. It’s not much, but you’d be amazed how much a gal can accomplish in an hour with a program like Write or Die. πŸ™‚

So that’s that. I hope to start blogging a bit more. For now… I just want all to know where I am in life… the state of things on this end.

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  1. Reena had wondered about you…you used to pop into my inbox with your breezy and insouciant attitude to life and then you were gone. I hope you are back allatimenow.. Kentucky! Wow! “Eight more miles to Louisville/please come into my view/Eight more miles on this old road and I’ll never more be blue! I knew at first that I’d come back, I knew it from the star-art/Eight more miles to Louisville/It’s the home town of my heart” (Clifford Hayes and His Louisville Jug Stompers I think; I learned it from a Jim Kweskin record though I had some Clifford Hayes stuff). You are probably not from Louisville but there you go.

    Anyway your post was beautiful…thank you.

  2. I can’t help but smile when I think my absence didn’t go completely unnoticed. πŸ™‚ A few days ago, I realized I can’t just work and brood about having to work. ha ha I had to add some things which enhance my wellbeing. So here I am.

    I think Louisville is toward the center of KY. I’m rather close to the border of TN… about 2 miles actually. It amazes me how different KY is from TN.

    Looking forward to chatting more in the future.
    Reena

  3. Well Louisville is on the Ohio River, across from Indiana so it is in the middle going east and west. Where you are, I reckon, is more like coal mining country…hard, unforgiving, a place where people are from. But it has been a long, long time since I cruised that locality.

    Anyway glad you are at least earning some dough but sad you are not able to keep up with the writing. It is true that writing and working are really hard “sez one who knows”. Paradoxically, if you work at writing as I did for a long time, it is even harder! It is as if you “good writing genes” just got all tuckered out at the job and didn’t have even a skerrick of ability or willpower at home. Being me, I got sick of this and cashed up and quit. Went back a few times but now…no more…

    All that said I hope you find the juice, somewhere…a bubble or two…turn into a word…

    Go well.

  4. I was just thinking about you the other day — felt like rereading some of your fabulous work. πŸ™‚ I’m glad to hear things are looking up and leveling out. I can empathize, DEEPLY. lol It is amazing how much you can accomplish and delighted to hear you’re able to get some writing in again. Have missed you! πŸ˜€
    Best wishes!!

  5. I’m in a military town with lots of farms. πŸ™‚ Lots of transient people, but friendly for the most part. Oh… and lots of Amish. On those rare occasions I drive my son to school, I never fail to pass someone riding in a buggy. Now that sunshine is here, I’m looking forward to \ grocery shopping at some of the Amish farms.

    Thank you, IslandWoman. Sometimes I look at how close i am to finishing the next novel and can’t believe I’ve dragged my feet so much.

  6. Thanks for not giving up on me, Mary. πŸ™‚ It means a lot to me that you’ve found your way back despite my absence.

  7. I wondered where you’d been! Sorry to hear about your father but glad that things are working out – we’re looking into something similar with a move to Iowa in the next year/year and a half…

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