Tuesday, October 8, 2019

October is a Month of Change

At least it is around my neck of the woods which is the foothills of Central California. Right now, the weather can't make up it's mind if it's fall or summer. We've had a week of really chilly weather and then it pops back up into the 80s and 90s.

When my kids were young and still went trick or treating, you could always count on it being cold by Halloween. Dressing them warm enough under their costumes was always a challenge.

How the weather will be for up and coming outdoor events is always a mystery. First up, I'm headed to Manteca on October 12th for the Great Valley Bookfest. In the past, this has always been a rather warm venue. No telling what it will be like this year. And the same can be said for the following weekend when on October 15th, I'll be at the Taste of the Arts in Visalia--also an event that has always been a bit too warm. We'll see what happens this year.

Sadly, I lost two friends in September, and will be attending their celebrations of life. A big change for their loved ones. I am at the time in my life, when losing friends happens way too often.

Though October is a month of change, good things and bad, we need to be thankful for the days we have and to spend time with friends and family. Keep on enjoying life and doing what makes you happy. I'm blessed to have a big family and that I get to see most of them often.

I'm also thankful that I still enjoy writing and talking about writing. I'm working on a new Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery and of course promoting the latest Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery, Bones in the Attic.

If you haven't yet, be sure to try Bones in the Attic. 

Blurb: The discovery of a skeleton, a welfare check on a senior citizen, and a wildfire challenge the Rocky Bluff P.D.


Jackie Houchin said...

Keep on going and writing and inspiring us. You are truly a gem.

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

Thanks, Jackie, for your kind words.

authorlindathorne said...

Another Tempe Crabtree book in the making? Goodness, you were talking about one of them possibly being the last a few years ago. You just keep on keeping on. Thanks for the encouraging post. It's important that we all keep doing what makes us happy and staying happy.

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

Not sure how much longer I'll keep this up. Have cut back on conventions and any book fairs where I have to bring a tent.

Morgan Mandel said...

You're right about being thankful for each day spent with friends and family. I do remember when my parents were losing dear friends and now it's been happening to me. Not easy.