A brief respite from the busy times…

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Writing on this windy, cold, and rainy Monday morning, I’m happy for the good cup of coffee at the ready and the mellow jazz that plays softly in my ear buds.

It’s good not to be rushed this morning, although there are “duties” and errands to run in a while, but for now, it’s nice to catch up on a few things here at the writing desk.

I seem to have been busy with so many other things these past couple of weeks, that my regular routine of writing every morning has given way to other things around here.

I’m still catching my breath from the hectic pace I set while finishing writing, editing, revising, formatting, and publishing The Good Luck Highway last month. And while there are plans for my next writing endeavors, I haven’t etched them in any sort of stone at this point, and so they have been relegated to the “back burner” for the nonce.

As for now, we are in the midst of a very busy time, with a new lake season up in Michigan just a little less than a month away! As the next couple of weeks unfold, our concerted thoughts and efforts will, no doubt, focus on getting things all ready for “Move-in” weekend, beginning on May 23.

Of course, there are the grandsons’ soccer games on Saturday mornings (soon to be baseball in the afternoons), First Communion next Saturday for grandson Jackson, birthday celebration for our daughter-in-law this past weekend, and the advent, once more, of yard work once a week.

English: Rainy day in Henry, Illinois, USA Cat...
English: Rainy day in  Illinois, USA Category:Weather (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So the minutes, hours, and days are not lacking for anything to keep us busy and going somewhere.

Thus, I’m relishing this brief respite in the quiet of my writing room. Let the winds howl around the eaves and the rain patter against the windows and siding!

As mentioned earlier, I’ll need to venture out soon, but for now, this moment is worth savoring. And now for that coffee…CortlandWriter


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5 thoughts on “A brief respite from the busy times…

  1. If I had the choice, I think I’d stay inside and wait for the sun to make it’s appearance. 🙂 You’re fortunate to have that choice, Mark. Trudging downtown to my office during a thunderstorm is no fun, epecially when the umbrella turns inside out.

    1. Jill: It is nice to have that choice–thanks to retirement–and the weather changes so frequently around here that I don’t have to wait too long to be able to get outside. I certainly don’t envy anyone having to walk to work, especially in thunderstorms and umbrella-bending winds! Take care and thanks for checking in. 🙂

    1. I couldn’t agree with you more. I sat around on my brains all winter and it’s good to get outside and move about and actually work up a sweat with the yard work–as was the case last Friday. And–joy of joys–I’ll get to do that all over again in a few days once the rain heads out of here. My next writing project will have to wait until we’re firmly ensconced in the cottage the end of May. But that’s OK. Thanks for checking in, Carrie. 🙂

  2. Hey, I’m not retired and my commute is down the stairs, into the kitchen to get coffee, then to my office across the hall. Sure beats braving thunderstorms 🙂 But I do get to watch them from the comfort of my office window. Sounds like a nice little break from the writing. I’m sure you’ll come back fully charged and ready for the next amazing story!

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