In adding a category, I came to realize that over the year plus several months that I have used WordPress to engage in writing as a Blogger, I have written about each of the topics listed in categories. That is a good feeling.
I have not been writing much recently in part due to travel (Hawaii)…
My pets also keep me busy. Especially the Triumvirate of Labrador Retrievers, one of each color: Choco, the chocolate lab, Grace who is yellow and is the mother of my black beauty, Bubba, the 6mo. old Country Prince of Cozy Cottage Farm.
Books: I have by my bedside a biography of Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone, by his daughter Anne Serling. I highly recommend: As I Knew Him/ My Dad, Rod Serling. Also, I am re-reading Alice Hoffman’s Blackbird House, a collection of stories which all happen on a small farm on the outer reaches of Cape Cod over a period of a couple of centuries. Same house, different people, all linked together by “Blackbird House”. I often think of the people who lived in this Cozy Cottage before I did. I know that they looked out these same windows at these same trees and hills. Another book I finished recently is Maeve Binchy’s last novel: A Week in Winter. Maeve, one of my favorite Irish authors, died a year ago shortly after finishing this book. She was only 72. I first read her very popular novel Tara Road. Then an Irish relative, Theresa Scott King, suggested I read Binchy’s first novel, Light a Penny Candle, which takes place in England and Ireland during WWII. “Penny Candle” is still my favorite.
The dogs are grumbling in the breezeway. It is very rainy outside. They probably want someone else to play with…like me…”the treats lady”! And of course, I’ve got those good books waiting to be read. So I’ll have to save some of those others categories to write about on another rainy day.