I’ve been busy this summer, how about you? I went to Blushing Books workshops in May then RT18-Reno, NV in May, Deadwood, SD in June, road-tripping in July, and East Texas Book Bash last weekend. WHEW!
I am finding how different retirement is when you don’t have most of your children and grandchildren around. This is only the third time in almost 30 years that I have spent the whole summer south of Alaska and let me tell you it has been a learning experience.
I’ll share a few things:
Lesson 1: It is HOT! I might repeat this one, because it is important. It is HELLACIOUSLY HOT! (adverb important here!)
Lesson 2: There are no grandchildren. On a day I want to be quiet and work hard, that is acceptable. But on the days you’re being lazy or your husband is bothering you while you are trying to work…or you have lots of leftovers… not so much.
Lesson 3: You can say, “Let’s go for a drive,” and leave in ten minutes for a day trip, seeing new sights while driving the highways. Not easy on an Island.
Lesson 4: If someone asks for a “coke” you must ask “what kind”.
Lesson 5: Summer rainstorms involve lightning and thunder but not gale force winds.
Lesson 6: It still gets dark in the south during summer- but it is still HOT!
Lesson 7: You are going to miss Alaska’s mountains, oceans, and your family but you will love the wide open spaces and things to do in Texas. So spend part of the year in Texas and part in Alaska. Best of both worlds. That’s us next year!
But when it is too hot in the South or too rainy in S.E. Alaska, there are always BOOKS! I have some recommendations below and a special contest.
Here is a book you should pre-order… for Fall and Winter reading. I was honored to be invited to join the group. The heat levels go from Mild to Spicy… something for everyone! AND there is a Contest!
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Don’t forget to pre-order… This will give you jolts of Love all through the season.
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For your summer reading pleasure, try this series by: