Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I'm a Bit Tardy Today

Usually I have my post for Make Mine Mystery all ready to go, but I have lots of excuses so that's what I'm going to write about.

My granddaughter, her husband, and their 7 month old baby came to visit. (She's my son, Matthew's daughter--Matthew, the one with the brain trauma.) Jessica lived with us off and on while she was growing up--when she was school age she lived with us so she could go to our little country school. Then her whole family moved in our little house next door and we had her around all through her high school years--and after--when she met her hubby and got married.  One of her husband's relatives found him a job in North Carolina and off they went. This is the first time they've been back. We had a wonderful week with them. And fortunately, her dad got to come home too.

While all this fun time was going on I was at the tail end of my blog tour which meant I got up before anyone else in order to promote it--and of course sneak back to my computer when the kids were off visiting to check to see who had come to read the blog.

We had a big Easter celebration at church and afterwards--and I fixed the food for the afterwards at our house. The kids have gone on now to their next stop and I miss them!

That wasn't all that was going on last week though. I write proposals and program designs for people wanting to go into the residential care business and of course, I had one phone call after another with people wanting my services. That's what I'll be busy with all this coming week and probably the next.

Have I been able to get any writing done? Absolutely not. My work in progress is right where it was about three weeks ago.

Oh, I forgot to mention, right before the kids arrived, I was plagued with allergies which then turned into that abominable cold. I felt okay, but my nose ran and I coughed--which meant I couldn't get as close to the baby as I would have liked.

But that's life, isn't it? You get the good along with the bad--and I have some great memories and lots of pictures of my granddaughter and her family. Here's a couple I'll share.

Jerry, Aleena and Jessica

Proud Grandpa Matt with Aleena
 I promise I'll get back to mysteries when my next turn rolls around.



Marilyn Levinson said...

When do you sleep?

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I go to bed early, no one misses me.

Morgan Mandel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely family pictures, Marilyn!

It's important to remember that we do have personal lives as well as writing lives, and not feel guilty about it. That said, I usually do feel guilt at not accomplishing as much with my writing as I wish I could!

Morgan Mandel