This photo is of a hornet’s nest up in the tree in my cove on my mountain. I almost cry to look at it – so, I guess my emotions and all are on the surface, since I’m not a cryer – I’m an old toughie – really, ask Angie Gumbo Writer…oh, she’ll say I’m not tough at all. Perhaps I have an outer shell and a soft noughaty center, teehee. But, I so miss the quiet of my mountain. The creek, the hawk, Boo Boo the raccoon, the tiny red squirrels, my dog, and I guess I miss Good Man Roger, too (laughing). We see this hornet’s nest on our mountain walk every morning.
Oh, my friends! I keep thinking about my book – the Tender Graces book with Virginia Kate and how close it is to the time she comes out! It sends my stomach to fluttering. Sometimes I place worries on myself: what if it doesn’t sell many copies and I feel “failure” as an author? what if I get a bad review (everyone must, I suppose!). What if only four people buy my book and three of those are me and the other one is my mom? *laugh* – then I calm myself by reminding myself that no matter what happens, I will have written an entire book with beautiful characters and that book will have been printed and have a cover and I can hold it in my hands and smell the pages, see and read and feel my Virginia Kate come alive! Now, that in itself is an accomplishment, right, my good friends?
The surgery has been delayed because of a Snafu with the hospital or doctor or something, and that just makes us all the more stressed. Each day someone has to stay in a hospital bed makes them weaker! Although, he has been doing quite well, under the circumstances. But, I’ve told Frank how people all over the world were wishing him well and sending thoughts and vibes and prayers and all manner of good things his way. He was very pleased, as was my mom; and both said, “Thank you so very much.”
My head is pounding – it’s been forever since I’ve had a headache, and especially one that takes over my head and will not let go since yesterday. I imagine this little creature wrapped around my brain – sort of like that creature on Twightlight Zone that was destroying the plane -pounding away, being a little snit about it all!
I know Tender Graces is on track, but there’s something about being away from home and the schedule that has me all worried and discombobulated – as if I’m missing something I need to be doing! It will be ready to go next month! And, I’ve not had time to work on the second one–but I will. I know right now the headache monster, worry over Frank, and being away from home and off my eating and working schedule has me feeling out of sorts. Oh, stop whining, Kat! Geez….pah! There, now I feel my old toughie self emerge…ha!
Perhaps while it’s a quiet morning this morning, before I head to Dallas to the hospital, I can visit you wonderful people. Sometimes I think about all your faces and I smile…you don’t know (or perhaps you do!) how much it means to me to read your comments – thank you – and yes, I am reading each and everyone, even when I don’t have time to come visit. I cooked yesterday for mom and whomever may be coming in town or whatever. And I made her kitchen sparkle and vacuumed and the like — it’s a woman thing; you know, you walk into your house and everything is sparkling and fresh smelling and clean and it just makes you feel better.
We are hoping the surgery will be at least by tomorrow. I’ll be back with an update.
PS – I was visiting everyone and suddenly every time I go to a blog, the screen flits all over the place and then goes blank! ?? I have no idea what that is – so, if you see me on another blog and not on yours, that’s why – will try again later!