Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Slowing Down or Other Things Taking my Time by Marilyn Meredith

To be honest, it's a bit of both. I can't seem to accomplish as much in a day as I once could. Of the other things taking my time, I want to spend more of it with my family.

I became a great-great grandmother a few weeks ago. It was a big surprise as my great-granddaughter thought she was suffering from an infected spleen (she did have this but none of the docs she saw said one thing about the pregnancy). When she began having horrendous pains, she thought she was dying. Her folks made her go to the ER where they let her know that yes, she had a problem with her spleen but at the moment she was in labor and would soon be giving birth. What a surprise! And a good one.

My family is big, and some of them live right here in my house: my grand-daughter and her husband and two little girls, and a great-grandson and his wife. Yes, this is a big house. I love having them all close by. And right next door on the same property, my son and his wife live.

This is great for two old people (meaning me and my husband) as we have lots of support in many ways.

Recently, one of my publishers (who is also a friend) became very ill and she's in a rehab center 1 1/2 hour drive from me. My daughter-in-law drove me over to see her recently. Sadly, her relatives all live far away and she doesn't have much in the way of support. Seeing her, made me realize how blessed I am. 

I know I need to take the time to enjoy my family and let them know how much I appreciate them.

Oh, yes, I'm still writing, I do that early before everyone gets up (I've always done it that way.)

And because I have a new book coming out this month, I'm also planning the promotion. I think I have the ideal place to have my launch, a little different than last time. Haven't asked yet, but I'll do that this week. 

My blog tour will begin September 3rd so I'll certainly be busy then. 

Out this month: Seldom Traveled.


Linda Thorne said...

All our kids and grand kids live far from us too and have their own busy lives. You are lucky to have many of yours nearby, even some living with you.

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

I think so too! I loved it.