Good morning! Grateful #13 for the month is for my fireplace, my ability to start fires, and plenty of seasoned pecan wood, all taking the chill off the house and heart this cold, blustery morning. I don’t believe it got down to freezing, and no frost with this wind. The sun is bright–we need rain. Grateful, too, that this weather will pass quickly.
Okay, I better understand all the ebook popularity. Got my mother a Kindle Fire (lowest end) to be able to have good sound for Audible books. Mama’s eyesight will no longer let her read much. She’s used my iPad to listen to a Charles Todd mystery (a Bess Crawford, I’m reading it now, and it is great!) and could manage that, so my brother and I got her this tablet for her own, and it is soooo EASY.
Amazon makes it easy on Kindle to buy books, ebooks, Audible books, and anything and everything your little heart could desire from Amazon. I don’t recall that I ever entered a password in all my ordering on it. It is like some sort of pipeline to Amazon. All they need to do now is develop some materialization right into your home. I got Audible set up–Fannie Flagg’s latest as a free introductory offer!–and now I’m leaving the thing alone. I could buy myself right into debt with this thing in five minutes flat. And in the same order got myself two hardback books! No, electronic will never replace paper in my soul. It just isn’t the same reading an electronic gadget in front of the roaring fire. Or maybe it will be with practice.
God bless us all today!
What a soft, paradise morning! Storms were predicted last night, didn’t happen, only a sprinkle. We do need rain, so I hope for some today. There are pesky gnats on the porch this morning, it is that warm. Low crickets and distant roosters calling in the dark the only sounds.
Well, it is official; I’ve given up pursuit of a new car. I’ve arrived at the decision to fix the bugs on my current SUV and wait for clarity. I simply felt too tired of the effort. I am not by nature given to clear thinking, so I have to wait for it to arrive.
Now I’m putting my efforts into finding my way. I’m very much like my character Rainy in LOST HIGHWAYS–of course I’m very much like a lot of characters in my books. Rainey says at one point: “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’ll know when I get there.” Maybe all we need to know, or even get to know, and to choose, is the direction toward what seems good. It truly is about the journey, not the destination.
Have a lovely day!
Had the fire laid this morning, got it started nicely, and then got all settled with tea and my journal and books, and the fire dwindled. I worked on it, fretted over it, and it just wouldn’t come to life. It just smoldered. Finally gave up– I prefer the term surrendered. I had writing and reading to do. I didn’t want to use all my time and energy on one thing.
Ten minutes later, the fire flamed up cheerfully.
Very often surrender is the key. If you just leave something alone, let a situation go at its own pace, it will resolve itself. In the meantime, I was still enjoying myself with tea, paper, and a blue ink pen.
The fire is flaming nicely now, and still a few minutes left for writing. If the words won’t come as I wish, if they just seem to sit there, I’ll keep moving on with what does work, and trust that by and by those parts of my writing that are just sitting there and smoldering, will, when the time is right, come to life.
Enjoy your day!