I apologize in advance for no photo to go with this! I have a great one picked out, but WordPress isn’t letting me load it for some reason. I will try to figure out the fail and fix it…but didn’t want to wait any longer to send out this post.
There’s something about fall. I love the changing trees, the increased wind and rain, the cloudy skies. The apple harvest has been almost overwhelming. With four apple trees all producing well, I’ve had enough to eat, make applesauce, share, and donate to the food bank. That’s my kind of gardening!
Yet life is changing. On Friday we head to New York for the fall and winter. We did this last year, but this year we’re buying a small apartment in a co-op building. We’ve applied and are waiting to hear when we can meet with the board.
We don’t know when we’re going to meet. We don’t know when we’ll be able to move in…and there is, of course, the outside chance we are turned down. In the meantime, we are renting apartments by the week until we know what’s what.
The furniture we’re sending to the apartment will sit in a U-Haul box in Chelsea until we are cleared to move in.
We don’t know when our house in Washington State will sell. Lately, no one’s even looked. A few days ago a probable renter popped up. We may or may not return to Washington in March.
As someone who likes life to be tidy and well planned, this many question marks are unnerving. Still, my sister, who’s a teacher, tells me about her students who are homeless and can’t always come to class, or about those who do but who don’t have food to eat. I’m well aware that my problems are miniscule in comparison to what many people have to deal with on a daily basis.
A long-time yoga practitioner, I figure this is my opportunity to learn deeper levels of inner flexibility.
So off I go! I will “see” you next from New York, where I’m sure I will have many adventures to share.
In the meantime, I’ve just finished reading three SUPER novels. The Twilight Wife by A. J. Banner, which comes out in December, is a must-read for lovers of psychological suspense. The twist in this book smacked me upside the head! I am grateful to A. J. for inviting me to be one of the advance readers of this incredible book.
Second, The White Camellia by the lovely Welsh author Juliet Greenwood is her absolute best to date. Set during the height of the suffragette movement in England, it’s a remarkable novel filled with passion and heart. The scenes are goose-bump riveting. A definite must-read!
Finally, Echoes of Family by Barbara Claypole White is a remarkable story that at times is a difficult read. The protagonist, who has Bipolar I, has a breakdown after a car accident that triggers trauma from long ago. The characters are richly drawn, the story powerful. You will never forget the family in this novel.
What are you reading now?
What She Knew, Nadine Galinsky Feldman’s second novel, was named a finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She is also the author of the award-winning The Foreign Language of Friends and When a Grandchild Dies: What to Do, What to Say, How to Cope. She is proud to be an indie author! #poweredbyindie