With everything that has been going on in our lives lately there has not been a lot of time for writing or weaving, or much of anything else. But while Beverly has been in the hospital things are not quite as busy. We make the trip over to see her two or three times a week, but it’s close to an hour each way so we can’t really go every day.
We have filled some of our time by getting back at the things we love to do. I started working on my new Big Lake book the other day and did a little over 5,200 words, and Miss Terry is working on a new project on her Baby Wolf loom.
It took her a couple of days just to get everything threaded and ready to go, and then she started the actual weaving. She tells me this is going to be another one of her beautiful shawls. Terry’s too modest to use the word beautiful when talking about her work, but I’m not. Everything she turns out is gorgeous. For some reason the color is a bit off in this picture; the main warp threads are actually gold and don’t have the green tint you see here.
I think we both like getting back to some of our routines. People are asking me when this next book, Big Lake Ninja, will be out. I’m not even going to give a guesstimate. I would love to say by the end of June, and that’s my goal, but experience has taught me that whenever I set a firm release date for a new book something always gets in the way and throws me off schedule. It’s a good thing I don’t do this for a living.
Oh wait, I do! A lot of people think we are retired, but that’s not the case at all. Terry’s cancer way back in 2000 totally wiped us out and took away all of our retirement funds. We have been rebuilding ever since, but I doubt we’ll ever fully retire. But that’s okay, if you love what you’re doing it’s not really work. And I do love it and I’m fortunate enough to be able to set my own schedule. No complaints here.
Beverly’s case manager called yesterday, and today Terry and I will attend a two hour training session at the rehab facility that will cover helping her up if she falls, the occupational and physical therapy schedule she will need to follow, and additional changes we may need to make to the house to accommodate her needs. Then, if all goes as planned, she is scheduled to be released Tuesday of next week. I guess no more walking around the house naked for me!
Yeah, I know, that’s an ugly thought. Sorry to do that to you first thing in the morning.
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Thought For The Day – The best thing about being self-employed is that you get to pick the 80 hours you want to work every week.