Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Step by step

Boxes everywhere, and Harriet and I tire easily and move slowly, so getting settled will take a while. But we are functional, kitchen, living room, bedroom livable, just the details to fix, and this place definitely is far, far a better fit for us than the retirement community. That was great research for my novel, however! Eager to move forward.

Monday, December 11, 2017


write this on a computer at a desk in a room where I don't feel claustrophobic, on a morning without money worries, with no expectations of medics running hither and yon to attend to my neighbors, with no designated feeding times, and no expectations of hearing Trump praised, and I feel like I have my life back.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A room of one/s own

Virginia Woolf nailed it: writers need a place to work. For a year, I have been denied this through unusual circumstances, writing as best I could in cramped quarters on tablets and an alphasmart. But now we have moved from the retirement institution, a temporary stop by design, into our own apartment, nearby as it turns out, and in the corner of the living room I have my own desk on which my netbook rests, a space of my own. And I am eager to use it! Returning to the novel in progress right away.

I'll have much to say about the past year. Definitely some new experiences, material to be sure. But then, It's All Material.

It feels great to be writing here and now, with a sense of being in my creative home space. Yes!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Early morning laundry. Movers tomorrow. Much to do. Very, very tired. Gave myself a month for this, not enough. No help.

Sunday, December 3, 2017


...at the end of the tunnel etc. The move is killing my arthritic knees, definitely not fun. But work needs to be done. Movers come Wednesday. The light!

Friday, November 24, 2017

What a day

In the retirement community today: a diagnosis of leukemia, three ambulances, a pet death, a resident death. Reality 101 here.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Slow move

Stuff here to apt or garage, 3 carloads a day. Slow steady going. Maybe I'll get my life back.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Rented an apt, save money,  more freedom. Details later.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Big project

Getting the chaos of our storage unit organized, prior to better things. Starting now!

Friday, October 20, 2017


I need some. Very unproductive period. Well, rehearsing birthday reading. Much grunt work ahead, organizing storage prior to move. Plus novel, chromatic. Not getting much progress.

This place beginning to wear on me. Too much illness.