Spring in February

This winter has seemed suspiciously more like spring than winter. Just last week I was working outside all afternoon without a jacket. That shouldn’t be happening. I did have a pullover on over my shirt but still… it’s February. And again, today felt more like an April day. I was tempted to go out and look for signs of crocuses because you just never know. We have had a bit of snow off and on but nothing like we had two or three years ago, thank goodness. This photo speaks volumes of what that winter was like. We did get to enjoy a fair amount of snowshoeing that year so it made it much more enjoyable. Kind of an if-you-can’t-bet-em-join-em attitude I suppose and it really did help. However, as nice as it is to have spring nipping at out heels, I’m trying not to have a false sense of security about this. There is still plenty of time for winter to kick in.

I’ve added a bit about the Ideal Maternity Home on my blog HERE. It’s under The Cammie Takes Flight tab. I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I was planning to do this. While this is a story known to many in Nova Scotia it might not be as well known in other parts. There is plenty of information out there about the home, but I do have a photo I took of the monument the survivors placed in East Chester a number of years back. The whole story surrounding the home is a sad one, yet it is part of our local history. I’m planning to add additional links to this post for anyone looking for more information. There have also been several books written on the subject.

Also, Cammie Takes Flight is now available through the CELA library. YAY!  This library is for people with print disabilities and the books are in audio. I’m quite please about this for obvious reasons. I say it seems quite fitting that the book is available for people who are visually impaired like Cammie.

Presently, I’m in the process of writing a synopsis for a story that may or may not be finished. I say it that way as one never knows when something will suddenly seem out of place and you wake in the middle of the night to declare that you need to make more changes even though you’ve already written “The end” several times over a two year period. I now know enough about writing to understand that “the end” doesn’t really come about until you’re holding that book in your hands. Only then is it too late to make changes.

Oh yes, and I’ve been knitting again. Well, knitting and unraveling and knitting again. But I’m still getting there. It’s no different than writing. Kind of a one step forward two steps back, but luckily it doesn’t last forever. Eventually you do reach your goal.

And lastly, I’ve received a number of emails from young readers this past while and I have to say it’s always nice to hear from those who’ve read Cammie’s story. It reminded me that I also have some authors to email whose books I’ve read and enjoyed. While it takes only a few minutes a little author appreciation means so much to an author.

How is your February going? Has the weather been a little interesting where you are?

 

 

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  1. Judi

     /  February 18, 2018

    That is so good that you are receiving mail from young people. That must make you feel wonderful, since you are a “young” person your self..

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    • It is always nice to hear from readers. Having a book out there for others to read isn’t an easy thing. Some people will like it, some others won’t. It’s impossible to please everyone but still….

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  2. Ontario has been buried in snow and then thaw through late January and February. I don’t mind shovelling but an energy break might be nice. 🙂

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  3. I have heard from my friends that the west coast has had much more snow than usual the last two years. Perhaps things are reversing. Pleased to hear you have another book near completion. I know all about not calling it finished until it is n your hands. Hearing from your readers is always the icing on the cake!!

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    • Thanks, Darlene. It is difficult sometimes to know when “the end” actually means, “the end.” I’m notorious for that. I have to say, I’m anxious to begin a new writing project, or I should say, get back to it as I’ve been working at it off and on for sometime. Sometimes I wish I was a little more disciplined and could stick to one story until it’s done. I’m afraid that would require shutting down the flow of new ideas. Not an easy thing to do. Thanks for dropping in.

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