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A bit of a wander, then a question…
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Psst! Don’t forget about The Glass Art Pendant Contest! Follow the link for details!
It ends next Tuesday!

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Elle is in Chicago, I think, but I’ll send her a message to see how she wants to select her winner. When I know, I’ll post the name at the top of yesterday’s blog. So check back!

Lord, I’m tired. I’ve been writing like a demoness. You’ve seen the list of books and shorts I have to produce. Right now, I’m working on a sequel to the first Delta Heat story. I hope to wrap it up by Thursday, because on Friday, I’m heading to the woods with my Diamond sisters. We’re having a writers’ retreat. There will be a dozen of us camped out in a lodge with a designated timekeeper urging us to write in two-hour blocks. Sound like fun? It is for me. I know. A little strange, right? :)

The best part is that my sister will be there. We have some co-written projects we have to hash through. Books we wrote a while back but got too busy to deal with. We’re going to revise them and let Samhain figure out what to do with them. They’re sexy romantic comedy. Texas tycoons, hapless heroines. Can’t wait for you to see. We still giggle over some of the scenes, so there’s magic in there. However, the gems need some major polish!

My daughter called me last night, asking if I was mad at her. Why haven’t I been over? Why don’t I talk to her as much as I used to? Of course, now I feel major guilt. She knows my schedule is insane, but she can’t help feeling a little neglected. Never mind that I swim in the pool with her and the kids at least once a day (she lives right across the street). I’m going to try my best to wrap things up early today so I can have dinner with her and the fam. Ain’t it grand bein’ loved?

Enough of my life now. Let’s talk about yours.

Do you have kids, siblings, parents whom you’ve neglected because you’re busy? What are you planning to do to fix that?

6 comments to “A bit of a wander, then a question…”

  1. Lisa J
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      · May 8th, 2012 at 9:04 am · Link

    My mom and I leave Sunday (Mom’s Day) for a week long trip to the Black Hills. We have a week to see all the things we want along the way and since it’s just one state away, we’ll have plenty of time. I’m really looking forward to it.



  2. Melissa Porter
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      · May 8th, 2012 at 7:10 pm · Link

    My sister… she moved away with her boyfriend…who does not get along with anyone in the family. I recently started texting her more and more. We live in Alaska and she lives in a more remote place. No phone/no running water/ no electricity. So I text her and she gets the messages when she gets to a place that gets reception. She will respond back. Other than that there are times we go months without hearing from her.



  3. Fedora
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      · May 9th, 2012 at 11:05 am · Link

    I do sometimes have a tendency to tune out the kids when I get involved in something–I know it doesn’t ALWAYS happen, but it’s not a good habit to form ;) Gotta remember what my top priorities are, minute to minute!

    And hugs, Delilah–I know you’re always running full steam ahead, nonstop!



  4. Vicki K
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      · May 9th, 2012 at 10:55 pm · Link

    I’m so busy with school and work and have little time to spend with my daughhters – This weekend I’m going with her to plant trees at the local park – we will get some one on one time together.



  5. Mary Preston
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      · May 10th, 2012 at 3:15 am · Link

    I find if I slow down and plan, I have more time for everyone & everything. It’s a matter of prioritizing.



  6. Denise Scar
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      · May 10th, 2012 at 8:11 am · Link

    I do tune people out when reading and time flies. But my family is always doing things together. Thanks for the contest and happy mothers day