Sunday, March 12, 2017

ROW80: Home, Sweet Home (more or less)

Yes, we drove a thousand miles home, arriving exhausted on Friday, March 3, just a little over a week ago. Nasty colds slowed us down considerably, but finally, I'm picking up the pieces, the car is unpacked, and I've resumed writing.

Though I only wrote a little over 500 words this week, today's big achievement was learning that Gurlay died of measles, not the smallpox. Did you know that one virulent strain of the measles affected the lungs and circulation, turning the victim's fingers and toes blue? But my heroine is finally off the Plains and just about back on the Saskatchewan brigade heading west from Norway House.

Goals for the coming week remain relatively unchanged: Write 1,000 words to finish Section 04. Other goals: Don't quite know if I have the stamina but before next Sunday: 

  • Meet with writing group this Weds.
  • Work on one marketing activity this week.
  • Resume exercise x3/week.
  • Draft promo for Spokane Authors' April meeting.
  • Finish article on Quilt Fiesta.
I'm pretty excited about quilting again and started my first machine applique . . . a Row by Row pattern of Cape Fidalgo and Mount Baker. Here's a snippet.

Quilt in progress March 2017

It's also great to be back in my own kitchen. Made a broccoli quiche last week and will try a mushroom one this week. Have a great week, everyone, and I hope you are grateful for your health, stamina, family, friends, and -- the joy of writing!


  1. I, too, am starting to get back in the game. It's been a long, hard two months, but I am over the hump and attacking my goals again. That is until I leave for Kenya in just over two weeks! Lots to do before then.

    Glad you are home safe and sound and getting back on track.

  2. Nice to see you back Beth. That's a fantastic quilt. Good luck with the goals this week.


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