What?

Are you kidding me? 6 weeks? It’s been 6 weeks since my last post? Where in the Hell have I been?

Busy is where I’ve been. Not much of an excuse, but there it is.

The garden has been keeping me occupied for much of the little free time I have. Cooking, shopping, and walking occupy more of it. It’s amazing how much time it takes to be healthy. Worth it, though. My blood sugars have never been better. I am also ten pounds lighter and one belt notch thinner. That keeps me going.

The worst part of that is that I have now reached the point where it is a struggle to keep going. I crave simple carbs. I don’t really want to go walking on my scheduled days. I don’t want to bother cooking healthy food. If I can just push on and get through this time, I will reach the point where all of this has become a habit, a routine. I look forward to that time.

Mostly, my time has been taken up by work. I am preparing to move a library, a daunting task in the best of times. Furniture and shelving are supposed to be installed in the new building next week. I suspect it will take a little longer than the vendors project just due to the sheer size of the project. 3 floors housing 4 separate nursing and allied health programs and a library. Yikes!

We don’t yet have a firm moving date and will have to be ready to go on a moment’s notice once everything is ready. Preliminary boxing of non-essentials has been done, and I hope we can move those into the storage room as time and furnishings installation permit. That will ease the burden a little bit.

This will be the third time I have moved a library. The one thing I have learned, much to my sorrow and dread, is that there is just no easy way to do this. Things will be in a mess no matter what. Lots of work before, during, and after the move.

Still, I am looking forward to this. We will have 3 times the floor space, 3 times the computers, three times the shelf space. After being cramped into a tiny space all these years, that will be a huge relief. We are also located just inside the building’s front door, a very good location indeed. Much to look forward to to carry us over the hard times to come.

On the writing front, there is just not a whole lot to report. I have received 2 very complimentary rejections, which keeps my hopes up. I have also submitted 2 stories (the same ones) to new markets. I am involved in revisions on 2 other stories for submission sometime in the near future. Other than that, I am playing the waiting game with those stories already in submission. That’s hard on the nerves, but a necessary part of the writing life. Composing new stories is on hold until I have some little bit of extra brain function to devote to that.

All in all, the continuing theme in my life at this point is one of hope and looking forward. After the long dark times, this is a joy.

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