Awaiting stormy East Coast weather and settling in to write my weekly Post. I continue to coordinate with family at a distance as my mom faces post stroke challenges up in New York State which has been my recent primary focus. I often remind those who are assisting us that my mom lost her husband earlier this year and that this is our first Christmas without our beloved father which inspires me to write a shorter, lighter piece for today’ post.
The other day we awoke to find the window’s of the cabin engulfed in condensation due to a weather temperature change overnight. As some of the condensation wore off, several “etched” images of a Christmas Past began to slowly emerge.
It was such a sweet gift from the previous owners. Although unintentional, it made me feel good to discover this nice surprise revealed, one which we’d never have received without that “foggy” window condensation.
I was able to capture some of them with my phone’s camera and thought it would make for a cheerful post for the holiday season. Even though no longer visible, the spirit of those images make me feel like I’m in the right place at the “Write” time.
Trying to remain forward focused, this past week I committed to a four week intensive Proposal Writing course which will begin in four weeks, one day after my birthday and officially end on February 5, a day after what would’ve been a milestone birthday for my late husband, Rich. My intention is to get a firm blueprint for a book with the help of an industry professional who’s clients have fared very well with their own projects. It is time to get “syrius” about all things dog and writing while the stars align (see what I did there)?
I know everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays and locally many are on storm watch so I will let those “frosty” window images speak for themselves and wish for all a safe and happy holiday season weekend. Thanks for all your messages of support and encouragement for my family during challenging times.