We’ve managed our way through the second of two major snow storms in the last 30 days. My husband was outside shoveling for four hours yesterday. I looked outside after the snow stopped coming down to see shoveled walkways that looked like canyons, with walls of snow on either side.
I hope the rest of 2011 gets a little better for the world. It’s been okay for us, at least in terms of the insurance reimbursement from our recent plumbing adventure. The rest of human kind, from Arizona to Brazil and thence to Brisbane, has not been so fortunate. I think we need to take stock of what we’re doing to ourselves and then stop doing it. Denial of warning signs: economic instability, global climate change, you name it, has gotten us to this point. We started it. We need to stop it.
At least I’m writing again, and a lot. I just finished an article for a newsletter that’s affiliated with Sisters in Crime, a national writers group for women mystery writers. I was asked to write about social media, and suggest ways that unpublished (published, too) writers can use it effectively. I do that stuff in my sleep at this point, so I was happy to oblige. Hey, maybe some readers will call me for a paying consult! We can always hope.
I’m playing around with some new screen and video editing tools. I’ve gotten past the “duh-I-don’t-get-it” stage and am actually starting to have a little fun playing around with it. I have a new lapel microphone, too, that makes me sound pretty darned decent. Just don’t ask me to sing, or at least don’t ask me to sing in the wrong key!
Goodnight, all. Sleep tight. Stay dry, stay warm, stay cool. We shall all make it through, somehow.