July has begun. I don't know where June went, but Camp NaNoWriMo is on again. I am attempting to participate once again, though with a much lower goal. This is the second of the month and I have yet to write a word towards the 10,000 I am planning.
I wish I could offer some words of wisdom, sage observations, or witty remarks, but I'm not doing all that well lately with my fibromyalgia. My internet activities have been sharply curtailed so that there are days I don't get beyond checking email. So my time is spent with the kids, helping them as best I can, doing a bit of reading when time and headaches permit. Finally saw Les Miserables and I almost immediately started rewriting the lyrics to form a condensed version. I made a dress for my daughter out of an old t-shirt, and it didn't turn out too badly. I've rearranged a few things in the house, but haven't made any major changes. Oh, and I've designed the dream bathroom for when I win the lottery (note to self: might want to actually buy a lottery ticket once in a while, as this would improve chances of winning).
I am very sorry to report that the local bookstore is closing. The owners have been great friends and supporters to me in my writing. There are many who will miss having a bookstore, myself among them. This is the second, or perhaps third book store the area has lost. Makes me wonder if our town just isn't big enough, or big enough on reading. A sad happening regardless.
Switching to a more pleasant topic, for the upcoming holiday we'll be having a small cookout. My husband will try out his new (used) grill and I will provide the potato salad and balloons stuffed with colorful confetti in lieu of fireworks. We will also watch 1776, as has become our yearly tradition.
Here's to all my friends across the internet: writers, readers, artists of all kinds, and those who just like cruising websites. Hope you're all having a wonderful summer. And to those in America, have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day.