It’s an early day for me. Looks like a sunny day. Sunday all day! It is tea today. Taking a break from coffee.
In a month’s time, it will be a new year! 2022. That gives me time to think more about what I want to commit to. How to shape it.
The first thing is to work on the instructional manual for Shibui and on the children’s book project called Ruby Luna at the moment. I am committing myself to Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. I will be sharing my manuscript of Ruby Luna with another writer to be critiqued, and in turn, will critique that writer’s manuscript. So, I had better “light this candle!” In the mix it is likely there will be one week of time at Christmas that we have company here. Ruby Luna is not a large book, only a part of a series of smaller books.
I have learned that my neighbor Maxine, who has a close member of her family who has covid. I think this is a child. Maxine had 7 children, who have all had children of their own, and grandchildren. She has 57 grandchildren and great-grandchildren if I recall right. I do have the 50 part right. That sounds astounding! They are all very close. She has sisters as well, so weekends look like a family reunion next door. It is very heartwarming. I am a bit envious LOL. Maxine is in her 80’s I think. No, must be 90’s. Gee whiz! I have been here 19 years, we moved here in 2002. She was 72 then_____.
She has a beautiful flower garden she tends, and her family helps her with it from time to time. She was a responder for the Hollis ambulance for years. Always busy.
She welcomed us to the neighborhood with a whole meal! Home-made lasagna, a salad, and apple crisp.
I can imagine the concern within this family. My daughter had it on her unit where she works. Some of the patients had had their shots so that symptoms were not as severe she said. That’s troubling to learn.
I hear on the news there is a new variant out of Africa? This seems endless. I would think the makers of the vaccines would be working on this. I think mask-wearing is here to stay. If so, it will continue to reshape how we live. It will continue to reshape business.
I’d best get underway dear friends. Best wishes and keep safe!
I think I will paint some furniture today. Thinking about the holiday season, and wondering how safe it will be to get together.