I can’t believe it. Here it is, the first day of July. That means that half the year is gone already. Where did those six months go? I always thought that as you got older, time would slow down and I would need less sleep. The opposite has turned out to be true. Time, is it merely a construct of the human mind? Physicists say that time slows down as you approach the speed of light. I’ve also read articles that say when you fly time slows down for you, micro micro seconds, but hey anything helps. This past six months went by at the speed of light for me. I guess I’m just having too much fun. It’s a known fact that fun will speed up time. As for the sleep, although I can get by easily on seven hours, it seems that eight or nine make me feel more rested. I can remember my parents, in bed at 11 or midnight and up at the crack of dawn. They always told me that the older they got, the less sleep they needed. I guess I didn’t get that genetic string from them. As far as the way things are going, I think the next six months will go even quicker and I’m likely to need even more sleep. Maybe it’s time for the afternoon nap to become part of my routine.
I’ve been working on the edit of the book. I have five chapters done and am ready to get three more done before the weekend is over. Larry helped with a couple before he came down with the “crud.” He’s been sick for a week now and pretty much incommunicado. I hope he’s on the path to recovery. There are some things we need to discuss before I progress too far in the edit. I haven’t really started any new short stories but definitely need to come up with a couple of ideas in the next week or so. The writers’ group met on Thursday. Only Victoria and Amanda made it. Katrina was also sick and Ben had to do some last minute packing for a trip to Machu Picchu. Amanda will be going there next week also. Victoria and Amanda brought the twin blade of Cliché and Show Don’t Tell and pretty much eviscerated my story. All for the good though and I know it will make me a better writer in the end. Next week will be Katrina’s turn to submit, I hope she will have recovered sufficiently to be there. If not, we have a new piece by Rinda Payne we could go over.
I had lunch with my friend Kathy this week. She’s finally returned from the US. We caught up on stuff in general and chatted about future plans. She fixed fish with a mushroom sauce, rice, peas and a Russian salad. Then we went to a local restaurant for a coffee and dessert. She’s taken up Spanish lessons with a private tutor and had her little dog Susie with her now. She seems happy in her new apartment; it’s very modern and well located. A short walk to everything she needs.
That’s it for today. I hope to get a lot of writing done this weekend but you know that old saying about “best laid plans.” Hope all you out there in cyberland have a great weekend. Oh, last note. I found out on Facebook that my very good friend Mary got married recently. I’m so happy for her. Congrats Mary and John.