Friday, January 4, 2019


Happy 2019! I'm getting off to a great start. I've already missed posting once this week (if I'm going to maintain any kind of schedule).

Here we are at the end of another year. It's been ten years since I've published anything new. Okay, it's been ten years since I've written anything new. I used to write first drafts in longhand. Arthritis put an end to that. Typing, even on my phone, is not always a breeze--what the heck is that spasm (or whatever it is) in my right hand all about? I learned to dictate--now I have intermittent speech issues. I guess even a very minor stroke can cause all kinds of trouble. 

So, am I ever going to publish another book? Time will tell. The ideas are in there. Getting them out is the problem. 

In March, Collin will turn 40. As if I didn't feel old enough already! But I look at him and I can't even imagine my life without him. He's my baby--though when I tell him he'll still be my baby when he's 80, his response is, "When I'm 80, you'll be dead."

He's never going to be a diplomat.

He's my baby, my son, my best friend. Good thing he's good at all the things I suck at, like managing the money, determining the right insurance to buy, etc. He can figure out what I'm trying to say even when I'm getting the words mixed up. It makes life around our house so much easier. 

I'm going to be another year older in August. Didn't need to be reminded of that! I have over 30 years to go to get my mug on one of those Smuckers jars on the Today show. Wow...that seems like such a long time.

Maybe I'm not so old, after all!


  1. Happy New Year!

    So the Smuckers jar thing is actually a thing? It must be exclusively an American thing, because it doesn't happen here.

  2. No ! you are not that old and do not be on the Today show ! ! !
    So gross.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. AARP! Gag me.
    Keep sailing, girl. You'll make it!

  4. Happy happy New Year to yourself and Collin Norma, it's been a tough 2018 in many ways, surely 2019 just HAS to be better 😊 If the writing is not a necessity why don't you stop worrying about it Norma, you never know it might flow easier if you're not stressing about it ✨

  5. Here's to a kickass 2019 to you both. Here's to finding a schedule that works for you. Funny cartoon!


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