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Blathering a Bit & Open Contests! (New Contest, too!)
Saturday, September 26th, 2020

UPDATE: The winner is…Mary Preston!

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Blathering’s a great word, don’t you think? I remember reading it often when I read Regencies.

So… I’m still typing one-handed. Probably will for the next month. I’m back to editing. I’ll try some speaking into my phone and sending myself messages to get some of my own pages written. My back’s much better. I’m standing straight again, instead of bent over. Lovely progress.

The weather has cooled too much to swim, so I’m not quite as resentful of my predicament as I could be. Silver linings!

I really need a haircut. I think I’ll ask the 16-year-old to watch some YouTubes… I’ve been letting the gray grow out. Well, I have silvery streaks, which I like. I wish the rest would turn quickly. I’ll be fashionable then.

The fam is pretty tight and adjusted to life in lockdown. Online schooling is challenging with four kids who need help and monitoring. The local high school football team is quarantined for positive tests, so our kids are ahead of the game. I can’t imagine having schools open and close and open and close without administrators deciding it just makes better sense to transition everyone. Less liability and constant jiggering for them.

We do takeout a couple of times a week, pick up groceries in front of the local grocery store, and do all our other shopping online. We have special “events”. Tonight, the older kids are having a friend over for a “star party” outside, and then they’ll light a fire in the fire pit and relax. The fire pit was an early lockdown project!

So, that’s what’s happening with the Devlin fam. What have you all been up to? Comment for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card! 

9 comments to “Blathering a Bit & Open Contests! (New Contest, too!)”

  1. Colleen C.
    · September 26th, 2020 at 12:30 pm · Link

    Still doing some projects around the house… only go out 1-2 times a week for things I need…

  2. Jennifer Beyer
    · September 26th, 2020 at 1:57 pm · Link

    I’m finally doing something with my tiny pantry. It’s so much work but it will be worth it once it’s all done.

  3. Delaine McLafferty
    · September 26th, 2020 at 1:59 pm · Link

    We are also staying in. I have the pool closing scheduled for Tuesday. With school and my daughter working and the weather cooling we haven’t been swimming. We buy our groceries from Walmart (pickup) Albertsons delivery, Amazon and Costco delivery. Our state is one that is once again climbing with Covid cases. People just don’t want to be shut up and they’ve started opening up, school is hybrid but cases are being detected in some.

    We will just continue to stay home.

  4. Mary Preston
    · September 26th, 2020 at 8:55 pm · Link

    It’s spring here, so the town is literally blooming. The Carnival of Flowers are on. People come from all over – less so this year – to see the parks and gardens.

  5. Mary Preston
    · September 27th, 2020 at 4:03 am · Link

  6. Debra Guyette
    · September 27th, 2020 at 5:10 am · Link

    we went on a short camping trip. It was fun and safe.

  7. bn100
    · September 29th, 2020 at 12:19 pm · Link


  8. Delilah
    · October 8th, 2020 at 6:36 am · Link

    Thanks for playing! The winner is…Mary Preston!

  9. Mary Preston
    · October 8th, 2020 at 7:26 am · Link


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