As I was preparing to write this post, I saw a news headline that the president of Zambia, Michael Sata, has died. What a tragic postscript to the celebration of the country’s 50th birthday. Please pray for a peaceful transition to a new leader for the country.
Today was my belated grocery shopping day. Poor Jasper thought he had to wait till I got home to have breakfast, so we ended up having “brunch” and then not being hungry for lunch!
I was having another bad sinus day so this afternoon I went up to the medical supply place and got masks to go with my nebulizer. I hate the thing you have to clamp between your teeth! I did a treatment before going to my meeting and another after getting home, and I do feel somewhat better now.
I was half an hour late to my critique group meeting because I had the time wrong in my head. I’ve been very wrong-headed lately, to be honest.
Anyway, it was a good critique group meeting and I got some good feedback. Afterwards we had our regular monthly writers’ meeting and it was excellent. Our speaker was Nancy Masters, a writer from west Texas. She was very entertaining and had a fun writing exercise for us to do at the end. I bought two of her books and may order a third online.
I don’t know what I’d do without my writers’ group. I really need that monthly dose of encouragement. It used to be that other homeschooling moms were “my people.” But to be honest, I don’t really feel that welcome or accepted in a homeschool group anymore. Ten years ago I used to look forward to our monthly homeschool group meetings. Now I don’t even attend. Instead I look forward to my writers’ group meetings.
The big question now is: to NaNoWriMo or not to NaNoWriMo?