Tuesday, October 20, 2020

My Muddled Brain


  I'm finding it hard to write in the current circumstances. My mind has been taken by the pandemic and all its various aspects, the election and all the back-and-forth that comes around every four years, and the things that go on around us that together make up this thing called "life."

We're been concerned about how our family is doing--and will do in the future as everything plays out. We often look at our daily schedule--which remains subject to change as things come up--and wonder how we got everything done and still went to work every day. And then again, there are the wonderful little surprises that life throws at us--like coming into our kitchen first thing in the morning and while we're getting set to have our coffee discovering that we've had a leak under our sink that has left water all over our vinyl flooring that was installed only a couple of weeks ago. Things like that.

The way it looks now, my next novel will be published well after the first of the year. That's not the most important thing right now. Meanwhile, I'll leave the final resolution in the same Hands that created us and the world in which we live. I recommend that to my readers, as well.

4 comments:

Patricia Bradley said...

Sorry for your "little surprise"...Hopefully it didn't get up under the vinyl flooring! Looking forward to reading your next book whenever it releases!

Richard Mabry said...

Actually, we attacked the water, including that which got under the flooring, with a wet-dry vacuum. Then, used the same thing at the seams until we got all the water we could. And finally (thanks to a tip from my wife's great-niece), used a rolling pin on the flooring until we didn't get any moisture from the seams. A fan for 24 hours, and it appears to be good as new.

Priscilla Bettis said...

Ugh, water surprises.

My brain is muddled sometimes, too, usually after I've listened to too much news. It's nice to un-muddle myself with an autumnal walk or a good book.

Richard Mabry said...

Priscilla, anything that un-muddles our brains--just a couple more weeks.