I hope you are, like me, only going out when you need to and staying safe. You know the deal – wash your hands, wear a face covering and wait at least 6′ away from others. Remember, these guidelines may be irritating and sometimes problematic but it’s what is going to save your life!
So, now that’s out of the way…what are you doing to keep your sanity during this pandemic?
Reading of course. I’ve collected a small bookcase of books picked up at random book sales and thrift stores over the past couple of years. So, I’ve been working my way through them not wanting to deal with library books handled by others. After things get back to normal, well as normal as we can, I won’t feel guilty in filling up that bookcase again with new books.
Writing of course. I’m trying my hand at a mystery with romance.
Hobbies are good. I play games on my phone and laptop. I build miniature dollhouses (see post: How to Have Fun With Miniatures ). I’ve dug out my old stamp collection and have enjoyed looking over them again. A great way to relax and pass the time is to color in an adult coloring book. I’m also addicted to jigsaw puzzles.
Landscaping our yard. My husband and I have planted trees, spread bark in the flower beds and have planned/scheduled a garage to be built just behind the house.
What are some things you are doing? Maybe it will give others ideas if they are running on low and tempted to go out in public.
I wrote this in 2014 and have shared it the past couple of years. It has now become my traditional Mother’s Day Poem. For all the beautiful women who bring joy and love to child’s heart, have a blessed and beautiful day!! ❤
Do you have disappointments, regrets and missed opportunities from 2018 bringing you down? We all fail at our resolutions, fall short of a goal or regret a missed opportunity, so don’t be too hard on yourself. Brush it off and stand up straight because you have a whole new year in front of you and a fresh start with 2019.
Give yourself a few minutes to recall positive moments and goals from 2018…
I finished writing my second romance novel and began querying for representation and publication.
I created my plot/timeline for book #3.
I began creating my new office/library/craft room.
Both of my sons are now living down in NC with us.
Good for you!
Now, set some goals and inspirations for 2019…
I want to complete a second draft of my third book.
I want to gain a contract for book #2.
I will begin querying for a reprint of my 1st book (Hong Kong Treasure – publisher closed within a year of its publication).
I will complete my 2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge goal of 50 books.
I will limit my consumption of sugar, dairy and wheat.
Great! Now don’t let any doubt and negativity creep in. Fight it. Start each day with positive thoughts and energy. Remember, you are a great you. Don’t let anyone tell you different. You can shine in 2019!
Tell me your positive items from 2018 and a goal for 2019. Let’s share some much-needed support 🙂
Originally posted on Mrs. Twinkle: Here is my “little” (well it started out as a little idea) DIY Christmas project. To beginn with I thought that I would use 1 or two pallets (and ended up enjoying the sawing so much that I did four). I was very pleased with the result and decided to…
The raving lunatic before her was once considered a genius; it was a fine line from there to madness and she couldn’t doubt the perpetual raving about his work, his talent eventually made him cross the line.