Sure, I could take the easy way out and use life’s little trials and tribulations as excuses, but I live in a no excuses zone. It’s all about time management, but sometimes life sends you down a tunnel filled with obstacles. I’ve managed two redecorating projects, helped out the local library, did my best to hold back Mother Nature’s deluge, dealt with two automotive setbacks and family stuff. I won’t bore you with the basic everyday tasks of being an adult. Yes, adulthood sucks, but I think we’re turning the corner back toward normalcy.
Even when life throws you lemons, you occasionally get a sip of lemonade. I may have spent my birthday—and many other days—manning a Shop-Vac, but the Breadwinner managed to surprise me with a phenomenal gift. Those of you who have read Disenchanted know Keely is a fan of Rick Springfield, so am I, obviously. He was my first concert—thanks to a gracious childhood friend and her mother—and remains my favorite solo artist of the ‘80s. Even though Rick isn’t a percussion guy, the drumhead is pretty cool. And the book, what can I say? Books are always a safe bet and a signed copy is outstanding. So, yeah, as you can see from the pictures it was a good birthday.
Even though I’ve been MIA from social media, I haven’t forgotten what all of you count on me to do. Write. With everything somewhat in control, I can get back on track. The track to getting Re-enchanted ready to hand over to my editor, before she gets bogged down with other things.
I’m still alive and thankful life is only tossing lemons my way. All of you helped make it lemonade with the birthday wishes and messages expressing concern over my whereabouts. Thank you!