Third post in a week

Today was our church’s A.G.M. which had been postponed since April when the pandemic struck. I had invited five friends who don’t have computers or don’t know how to get on to the Zoom contact to come and join me watching the church service and the meeting. Well would you believe it, my computer crashed Saturday. Good thing I hadn’t gotten rid of my old one before my friend gave me the other one. Okay, good I can still get on Zoom for church and the meeting. Oh yeah? Don’t think so. I tried before everyone came. No go, had to re sign in, I must have deleted that connect from the computer, okay did that but still can’t get into Zoom to which I had no trouble before. Okay after talking to one of the office managers get to watch it on facebook after finding out my computer isn’t the problem with the sound. We could see the minister talking but had no sound. Phoned the Licensed Unity Teacher and told her. It wasn’t my problem, they were having problems. Finally our minister was speaking not just mouthing something. The meeting isn’t on facebook so try to get back on Zoom, but no way, so six of us listen to the phone connection. Not what I expected or wanted at all. My friends said it was okay since we got to listen and not be distracted by watching. So all ended well even if I didn’t think so. Still I can’t get on Zoom. I have a Zoom meeting tomorrow at 1PM. Hopefully the friend who gave me the other computer will be able to fix it.

My second post this week.

May not have much to say but here goes nothing. As I said a few days ago I would do two postings on my website this week. Don’t know how many of my readers have ever had a sleep machine, but I’m on my second nose attachment in a week and a half. The first one was only a nose piece that after a while would block my nose so I breathed through my mouth or took it off. When and how I use it can be monitored at the sleep apnea clinic. This one is almost like a oxygen mask, it covers both nose and mouth so if I breath through my mouth I’m still connected with the air machine. It isn’t O2 it is just air pressure that is suppose to keep my airway open and stop my sleep apnea which I didn’t know I had until I had the sleep apnea test a month or so ago which showed I stopped breathing 24 time an hour. You would think that would wake me up with gasping for breath but I didn’t know I did that. No one is really interested in this anyway so I’ll end this before I tell you my medical history.

A promise is a promise

I promised a writers group that I would write on my webpage twice a week, but my problem is what do I write. Okay, here goes nothing. I am in a new writers group called Spirit Writers, we are having a check in then an opening prayer, then a one word story, each of the five of us gives a word and so the story goes, one word at a time. Then we have a prompt and write about that for five minutes. Then each of us reads what we have written about the prompt, each one is different. Then we have a one chapter story, by that I mean one of us writes the first chapter then one of the others writes the next, so no one knows where the next chapter is going. I suppose if we want at the end of the group we can finish it another way or not. Okay that is the first part of my home work. Have one more posting to do before Monday next week.

Where did 2020 go?

The year 2020 is almost over, just 2 and a half months and it is a new year again. This one has been a weird one. It started out great, peaceful. You could go anywhere in the world if you wanted. Then late winter, early spring Corvid 19 hit the world hard. Doesn’t matter where it started, it became a pandemic almost overnight. Everyone was told stay home, don’t go out, stores were closed, businesses were closed some never to open again. Seniors were the hardest hit, both with the virus and isolation from family and friends. It wasn’t going to last long, the American President said, he was going to cure it, not to worry. But the rest of the world wore masks, kept distance, don’t gather in large crowds. It is now the middle of October and the second wave has hit harder than the first, now it is not only seniors who are affected but all ages, the youth, the school children who are returning to school after a summer of not being able to be with their friends. The only way I see to slow this pandemic is to do as our medical specialists tell us. Wear masks, especially the cute homemade ones. They seem create a smile under the other wearers own masks. Stay six feet apart, wash your hands as often and needed and use the sanitizers in the stores. Stay home if you feel unwell. Only go out when you absolutely have to. Lets get our world back to normal as soon as is medically possible. Personally this pandemic has not affect me. I don’t know anyone who has had it, died from it or survived it. It has kept me from getting dressed up and going to church Sunday mornings and socializing with other members of my spiritual home. It has made it mandatory for me to understand the computer better. Get on Zoom for instance is new for me. I had never heard of Zoom before. By figuring out how to do that I can at least see and talk to my spiritual family. With the telephone I can talk to family members who are out of my personal safety bubble and friends who don’t have computers. Yes there are still a few people who do not have computers or don’t have the at home for personal use because they use them all day at work but now that work is done at home. Okay I don’t come here often but that is mostly because I don’t have much to say. Right now I will say the year of 2020 will go down in history as the year of the Coronavirus pandemic. It might even beat the bubonic plague in 1347 which killed a third of Europe’s population and the Small Pox epidemic. That was only a epidemic not a pandemic.

Long time since I’ve been here. I just haven’t had anything to say. Don’t like just writing about the weather or what I’m doing which is editing and writing. I have entered a few writing contests but haven’t heard anything yet. Also sent a few manuscripts to agents and publishers also haven’t heard anything. So what is there to write about. What I want to be able to write here is I’ve been accepted by an agent or publisher who is going to publish my book. When I can do that I will be here weekly. So I need prayers and belief it will happen asap.

End of the first month of perfect divine year

What you may ask is perfectly divine, what is that? Well if you are spiritual you will understand, 2020 is perfect sight so 2020 is also perfect divine life. That is what this year is perfect sight, divine life and perfectly divine year. Where did the first month go? Don’t ask a senior because the older you get the faster the time goes. One friend said it is like water going down a drain the closer it gets to the hole the faster it goes. How true that is.

This is the perfect year for publication of manuscripts. The perfect year for anything you hold in mind as this is what I want in my life. What you see in your future will be manifest. This is the year. Take it, live it and enfold it within you. Be whatever you want to be this year of perfect life. I am a published, paid author before the end of this perfectly divine year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I know it’s been a while since I’ve been here. I lost my save passwords and didn’t remember what it was. I got it back so I can post more things again. Yeah I could have changed it then I would have had to try and remember it. Was going to do that but I’m back anyway on Christmas Day with only one week left in the first decade of the 2000’s Wow where did the time go? It was just the change of the century now the first decade is gone. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day and exciting time. Here in Vancouver B.C. the sun is trying to shine brightly, it is shinning but there is clouds covering it but it is nice anyway. Nothing exciting happened this month except we got our Christmas present early. Our mechanic told us he couldn’t find the parts needed for our 92 Toyota Crasada. We decided if he could find a newer car we would buy it if it wasn’t too expensive. Our mechanic came up with a silver 2007 Malibu for a very reasonable price so that is our Christmas present this year. A nice car, good ride and new enough so this will be our last car. A friend gave Cougar a plastic bag of cat nip. I didn’t realize it wasn’t in a toy so I made a cover for it but it hasn’t lasted long. He already has a hole in the towelling I used so we may still have cat nip all over everything. Oh well he is enjoying his Christmas present. Thank you S. Everyone have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

What to write?

That is the question, what to write when my writers mind is on hiatus. I can open a manuscript that needs attention, look at it and see nothing. My mind isn’t where it is suppose to be. I have an idea for a new Christmas Story but can’t start it. Oh well, maybe it is time to take a break and let Christmas come and go. I had a Christmas manuscript to a publisher and because I forgot or didn’t for one reason or another make two words into one they refused it after I had, thanks to a friend, sent it to a professional editor which is what they had asked for. Maybe that is why I can’t write. I feel let down and disillusioned because I did what was asked then they redid the editing then said no we don’t want it. I have sent it to other publishers but haven’t heard anything yet, some say it may take up to 6 months, so that would mean next Christmas it may be out.

Back to the beginning

My Christmas story was declined by the publisher I had written it for. Yes I suppose they had a reason but gee wiss. I did as they asked and they dismissed the editor’s edit. Then edited it again. Which I changed but made one mistake. In the first paragraph I didn’t for one reason or another do the change. I had done all the rest but not that one and that one was the one they declined the story for. It did get me sending manuscripts out again which I hadn’t done in a while. The Christmas Story was edited by a professional so I know it is ready to go to a publisher so have sent it to two Candaian publishers. It may be too late for this year but there is always next year. Others I have sent out were edited too so they should be okay too. Wow already the second of November. Where did the year go? I just wrote Christmas letters, and cards and have to consider doing it again so soon. I’ve gotten smart though. I’m going to use Blue Mountain cards this year. I do have a few other cards that I will send out but once they are gone the rest will be Blue Mountain cards, paper free, saving the trees. Someone has to start somewhere as the Amazon is being burned, the egosystem is being destroyed daily. Has anyone thought about what our grandchildren will have when they are seniors or even if they will have a world to live in when they reach 65 years of age.

Happy Thanksgiving

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving. I take this opportunity to wish all my followers a happy Canadian Thanksgiving. The things I am thankful for this year are: 1. our house guest decided to listen to Ken when he mentioned when the Social worker was here Wednesday that he wanted Jim out Friday. I had said at least by the 20th as I have a friend coming on the 28th and wanted to clean the room, and bedding. 2. I got to go to Unity Village the end of September, and met some wonderful people both Unity members from across Canada and members of Unity Village. Made new friends and sold 3 books while I was there and that may give me the opportunity to take my trip off my income tax. Only a part of it but it will help in the long run. We are making it with an added expense and our income slashed by about $300.00 a month until next July when our pensions will go back up again because of the drop this year. I realize this isn’t what my web page is supposed to be but maybe next month I will be able to advertise another e-book that will be up on Amazon.com and also Amazon.ca for purchase for Christmas. It is called to give you an inkling of what is to come, Christmas 1942.