I owe my blog an apology. And I extend it to all of you who have dropped by recently wondering why I haven’t added a new post for a while. Does your to-do list get overwhelming from time to time? How do you handle the overload?
Does making a list of
excuses … um … reasons, help? I was on that excuse train briefly and then put my nose to the grindstone and got to work.
If reality wasn’t a factor, I would have run away to that ancient, remote hilltop village of my dreams in the south of France … with the spectacular view of the Med, of course, … and wifi …
Instead I’ve been caught up working on my next novel – writing and researching, catching up on other blogs, doing guest posts and this month’s newsletter, and becoming friends with my new computer. After the usual helpful advice from the knowledgable people in my local Apple store, we all came to the conclusion that another MacBook Pro was the answer. I have to say I was sorely tempted by those divinely thin MacBooks and MacBook Airs, but the Pro offered a bit more flexibility that I needed. The beautiful choice of covers for the Pro was unexpected ~ guess I hadn’t seen the ads. I chose the colour because it reminded me of the Med along the Côte d’Azur ~ just the right inspiration!
And then there’s the matter of 48, 392 photos that I’m sifting through and organizing … ack! I do loooove to take photos … always have since I was a child with my first Kodak Brownie camera. Remember those?
I’m curious, do you keep all of your photos on your computer or an external hard drive? Do you make photo books?
I’m happy to say I’ve managed to cross off most items from my to-do list and I’m hoping it will be clear sailing for a while now. But then you never know. Life’s like that, right?
The photos are another matter. I suspect that project will be with me for quite a while, partly because it’s such a pleasure looking through old albums. Know what I mean?
Okay, enough about that. On we go!
In a few days October will be here. Yikes! That was fast!
Among other things, it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (even though this awareness goes on every day, as we know.) A variety of events around the world are organized in October and landmark buildings in many countries are lit up in pink.
I’ll be sharing a few posts and websites with you in support of the initiative. I doubt there are many of us whose family and friends have not been touched by this pervasive disease. What I want to share with you is not about raising funds but rather about raising awareness and sharing important information. Please feel free to share the same with us here.
For starters, I encourage you to take some time to visit Susie Lindau’s Boob Reports. Susie is an online friend and part of the worldwide writing community of which we are proud members. She shared her cancer battle openly on her fabulous blog, it’s truly an inspiration to read. She says, in true Susie fashion:
“It’s not that I’m a cancer survivor,
I’m a thriver.”
Let’s all be thrivers!
Enjoy these last days of sweet September … the month simply flew by for me. For you too?