Things are really starting to even out around here. I’m settling in to a new routine, new job, and am really pleased with how life is going these days.
First, I can finally announce I am going to be a grandma again!!! My son and daughter-in-law are having another little one. Lil Miss has decided she will have a brother and I dare you to tell her otherwise LOL. We’re super thrilled to be preparing for another little life to share our world.
I’ve been doing a bit of ‘reclaiming’ my life lately. I was starting to get bogged down a bit and pulled in so many different directions. I hate when that happens and I despise it worse when I allow it. Then having one of my meds poisoning me, well, let’s just say, life was starting to suck the life out of me.
So in true J.J. Devine fashion, I made mental note of the changes that needed to occur and made them. One at a time, little by little, and now things are back on track.
I have so many publishing goals this year that I really hoped I wouldn’t have to remind people I require a bit more ‘me’ time. I have a writer’s retreat coming up in a few weeks, which I am completely thrilled about. There is nothing like spending a weekend with a bunch of creative minds.
I started working at our local convenience store last week. I love it!!! As a good many of you know I live in small town USA and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. So this job, well, it suits me and gets me out of so much isolation that my writer side requires J
With life taking more twists and turns now that the children are all grown and living their own lives, a husband that is out on the road more than he’s home, well, one has to get out and about from time to time J This job helps me do that and gets me out into the social world.
I’ve been craving sugar like an addict. You think I’m joking but I’m being serious here. Since I don’t keep little ones all the time any longer I have gone back to trying to keep most sweets out of the house. So I’ve made myself go cold turkey off the sweet stuff except my sweet tea (which is sugar controlled by me). Let’s just say, climbing the walls at times is mild compared to the way I feel at any random moment. But this too shall pass I just have to stand firm J
I’m working on getting back to posting daily blogs again now that I have things a bit more evened out. I’ve polished up and got my anthology story pretty much ready for publication. I have one last read through and double check final edits and it is all set. I’ve also been working on a novella story for a boxed set for this fall. I enjoy jumping back and forth between my historical works and my paranormal works. I finish one in a genre then jump over to complete another in the other one. There is just something about both that keeps me centered.
Well I guess I should sign off for today and get some work done. I work tonight so there’s a bit of housework to complete and of course some more work on Prisoner of the Night J
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!