Sunday, February 8, 2009

life in the woods

There is no wireless internet in the woods. Period. At least not at our house. So all you wireless users out there with high-speed connections - count your blessings! I guess I'm chained to dial-up a while longer. So will try to make the best of it:)

The weekend was full of fine things. Sunshine. A fixed dishwasher. A big pot of spaghetti. Sunday school and church. Paul practicing his fiddle tunes. Wyatt playing basketball. Two dry days of walking. An early Valentine with a chocolate heart pasted on the front. Buttermilk pancakes. A trip to town. A call from Kentucky. Who needs wireless!?

I am so intrigued by you readers out there, especially my Port Townsend person who keeps coming back. Port Townsend is a little waterside town just down the road from me about an hour or so east. The only person I know in PT is Wyatt's orthodontist and she doesn't have time to read this blog - and wouldn't want too! She doesn't even know I write. I'm always touched that anyone would take time to log on here. I'm sure I'll feel the same about those of you who read my books. Thank you. May my ramblings bless you in some mysterious way!

I had the thrill of parking book 2 - Red River Daughter - and picking up book 3 this weekend. I was wondering why I feel energized again. It's because I'm back to the creating. The editing just bores me to death. Necessary but stupor-inducing. Writing new material is so fresh and expansive! Like going from black and white to living color. This 3rd book takes place near the Falls of the Ohio around present-day Louisville. A frontier fort. It has me hooked and as soon as I finish here I'm going there.

Use what talents you possess - the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. -Henry Van Dyke


  1. Hi there! I love that picture! In fact, I love all the pics that get posted on your blog! Glad the weekend was so fulfilling. Was here as well. We have had some beautiful almost 70 degree weather. Sydney's 14th bday was fun yesterday as she celebrated with family and friends. My in-laws have been here. They get to see 2 of Zach's basketball games. I am off of work tonight thank goodness as the rest of my week will be so busy. Thinking of you guys! I pray you can get some wireless soon! :)

  2. Thank you, Rhonda - Chris does do a great job with these pics and this particular one looks like it's straight out of the Washington woods here! Green and wet. You sound so busy and I hope Sydney had a great bday! Thinking of you all.