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Taking Time to Breathe

Ahhhhhh sleep. ❤ I crashed out early last night and Essie let me sleep until 8am. A blessed 10 hours of virtually uninterrupted sleep (there were a few times I woke but I was able to fall back asleep). I can’t begin to tell you how needed that was!

The sun came out for a little bit but the thick clouds have moved in and tucked the sun and blue sky away. Rain is in the forecast and I am ok with that. I might even *gasp* take a nap later. I am going to do my best to just relax today. There are a few things that are niggling at me to be done. I will try to ignore them. I know that I will succumb to atleast one but that is ok. My goal today is not to worry. Just go with the flow. I have no meeting tonight, just tomorrow morning. So I have no excuses.

The birds seem happy with the placement of the bird feeder. I will put it back in the tree when it gets cold but for now it is in a spot where the chipmunks can’t get to it. I also need to figure out what to do when my pumpkins start to grow. I already have several large blossoms and I know that the chipmunks will eat them before they get very big. Suggestions are welcome.

I have an acquaintance that has asked me to edit his short story. This would normally be an easy decision but he is from Argentina and even though he is an English teacher and can speak the language his writing needs help. The last piece I tried to help him with was very difficult. He wanted me to write a review for the book but I could not. I can’t write a review of something for a friend when I cannot find something to like in the piece. There is no nice way to put it. I did not want to hurt his feelings. So he has asked me to help him with a piece that he hopes to get a Bram Stoker Award with. (For those that don’t know it is like getting an Emmy for horror writers.) It is an intimidating task. He has offered to pay me. After much thought I set a price and said that it would be subject to change depending on the amount of work involved. I also asked for a sample page from the piece. I got the whole piece. So. I gave myself a few days to look at it and decide. That is something I plan to do today.

The countdown to Friday begins. I have my colonoscopy. I still haven’t heard from anyone. No call to make sure that I was still doing my appointment. No go here or here to get the nasty stuff to drink. I may call myself if I don’t hear anything.

I will wrap this up and got grab my journal. This is the only writing I have been able to do over the past few days. I will share a few photos as well. Thanks to all my readers for not only taking the time to read my posts but also for the supportive comments as well. I really appreciate all of you!❤ Stay safe!

7 thoughts on “Taking Time to Breathe”

    1. Sorry I didn’t reply sooner! For some reason your comment ended up in the spam bin and I only just checked it today. No joy one the colonoscopy. I get to wait a bit longer on that front. Yay.

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  1. That’s a tough situation with your friend. I hope it works out. But I think it was right to ask for pay. That might help it be more business like and help you not spend too much time on it if it needs a lot of revision. I really like the picture of the sun breaking through the clouds! And your girls look so happy – in every picture 🙂

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    1. Thank you. I haven’t looked at the manuscript yet. I had planned to today but I got busy with other things.
      I’m glad you enjoyed my photos.❤️ I hope my girls are happy. Although they are not right now. Rain and storms are setting their anxieties off.😢


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