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Ah, April 4th, 2013. The time of year when March going out like a lamb and hints of warmer weather are expected. But March went out like it came in—like a lion—and so far April has been more lion-like than lamb-like.
My focus in March was writing my novel. I revised the National Novel Writing Month guidelines to fit my needs but kept the free-writing aspect, which is a different type of writing than I usually do. I plan on posting a report on the pluses and minuses of the month, but suffice it to say here that I felt it was a positive experience. I appreciated the several Beanery Writers Group members who joined me, following through on their revised writing contract for the month.
I managed to figure out how to do polls, and have used them in several recent posts.
Easter, being early, occurred the last day of the month. For once I was ready for the holiday.
However, the holiday wasn’t ready for me—my son’s car broke down and he was towed back to his in-laws home, so the grandboys didn’t have their Easter breakfast here. The weather was cool and rainy, so they had their egg-hunt inside the house. The potatoes were rebellious, unwilling to mash smoothly. All in all, the day went well. Guests Lois and Noah/Gary joined us. Church, dinner at daughter Sandy’s house, completion of a 1,000-piece puzzle, and a raucous game of Flip Uno accented the day. The day was a fitting ending to March and initiation into April.
It seems like the posts on CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS have had a political twist this year. I’ve written to support rights of adult adoptees to their original birth records; changes in the post office system, and changing the names of mountains so they are “politically correct.” There is at least one more issue I want to check on—prohibiting the use of basket raffles as fundraisers for non-profit agencies.
I’ve also posted children’s activity pages for major holidays, a project that has brought many visitors to my blog.
I want to welcome a number of new subscribers to CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS and to let my other subscribers know how much I appreciate their patronage. I hope that its posts are enjoyed by all.
Hopefully our dreams of warmer weather, accented by blooming daffodils and tulips, will materialize as the month progresses.
Carolyn Cornell Holland