Yesterday was the end of Mondays for 2022. No more of them in this year. And only 5 more days in the year. Where did it go?
Weather making the news, blizzards, floods, rain like we’ve never seen, tornadoes, hurricanes, wind, ice storms, and more blizzards. It happens every year and yet we seem surprised. The only thing greater than the havoc man can wreak on himself and his surroundings is Mother Nature. The sheer brute force is amazing. And what is truly amazing? The human spirit overcomes everything and anything. Yes. Miracles happen every day, don’t they?
I met my son, Frankie, for breakfast yesterday. Every couple of weeks, we meet at a different restaurant. It’s been fun, talking about food, fun, catching up on mutual friends. We reminisce about so many things. He remembers a lot of things from when he was a very little boy. Brandeis Department Store in downtown Omaha was the place to go visit Santa when he was little. He remembers the Willy Wonka display and seeing Santa when he was probably 3 years old. He has a memory I can’t believe. Considering I became his Mom at age 19, it’s true we grew up together. It’s been a ride.
One idea I had for 2023 was to give away other author’s books. It’s encouraged to read other author’s works, and I do. Right now, I have 2 of three Colleen Hoover books read. Instead of my keeping them forever, I thought it might be good to have a drawing to give them away. First, I need to check with someone who knows more than I do (anyone with a book published!) and see if I can do that ethically. I will have some gimmick to have people sign up, maybe limit the number of entries one person can have, and draw a month later. I need to work out the details, but I think it’s a valid idea. It will help me declutter stuff I’ll probably not use again. What do you think? Are you in? Drop a comment. Let me know your thoughts.
I love a great crime story, who done its, Law & Order franchise episodes, and mysteries. And in between, well-crafted comedy is the best. I’m watching an old episode of Everybody Loves Raymond. I think this is a genius comedy. Just an everyday guy, doing his best, with a kooky bunch of characters for family. Yes. It’s so funny. They all end up united by their quirks and doubts, their insecurity, and a good heart. I love the characters. Peter Boyle is a genius as Frank. Marie is such a great passive-aggressive mother-in-law. She really does a great job. And Robert, omigosh! What a mess he is. Of course, Frank submitted a story to the “Digest,” and is published. It’s hilarious. Frank thinks he’s now a writer, like his son is.
I hope to write characters like that. But with my spin on them. Of course, I don’t know who they are yet, and you’ll know as soon as I do. I hope you were in touch with someone you love yesterday. It’s always so good to be around someone you have a positive history with. Do it while you can. There is no time like the present. Remember that these last 5 days of 2022. We’ll see each other tomorrow. Thanks for reading.