The boss has returned home. She was medically released, so we had to get her out of the hospital. The surgery does not seem to have done much good...or it may just take a longer time than anticipated for results to show. She is showing increased strength, so that's something. Neither one of us has said it, but we both have admitted to ourselves the possibility that her condition might be permanent.
On less depressing news...I got my lawn mowed! It had been three weeks. The lawn mower quit on me three weeks ago. With only being able to get it into repair on Thursday or Friday, it took a week to get it to the shop and another week for them to fix it. But it cost less than half their initial estimate, so that was good.
My reading time may take a hit. I've been in the habit of getting into work about 6:25 and have 25 minutes or so to read before clocking into work. But now I have to start work at 6, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I may have to finish The Talisman at home. I picked up Tony Wedgeworth's Altered Creatures book, The Hunted, today. This is another story about Santorray, the Blothrud. I think (I hope)that Tony is working on organizing a Writers' Open Forum for this summer. We had one in the City Hall in 2017. We didn't have one last year, but I know Tony hoped to have it in the new available space in the library. I had a presentation researched and planned, and I hope to do that this year. Its title: Pornography, Erotica, and Blocking a Scene.
I'm not going to go into any details about those subjects here and now. I'll hope you can attend, if and when. I'll give details after.
I'm going to offer up a plug for an excellent poet, N.K. Wagner: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A50ae09ce-4221-48c2-800a-59dd29986eab
The link will take you to a free promotional presentation of her published poems. You'll see is a talented photographer as well. And, she is the editor/publisher of Page and Spine Fiction Showcase. It is an excellent publication to submit your writing efforts. They will offer feedback even if they do not accept your submission for publication. That is very unusual. So, if you wish to try, you've got four months to prepare your best effort. They do not accept submissions between June 1 and October 1.
One more recommendation—one I've mentioned before. Anne R. Allen and Ruth Harris have a great blog. If you have any interest in writing, you should subscribe to it (it's free) and read it.
And that is it for this time. I'm sorry it's so short, but there's just been too much personal stuff going on to keep writing at the top of my to-do list.
Until next time, please read.