Friday, September 12, 2008

Blah! Blah! Blah! That's Life . . .

Life is good, then it's not so good, and now it's cold. Indeed, what has happened to the sun? No matter, we were done with the 100-degree-plus-Fahrenheit weather anyhow. The cart might be in front of the horse, so to speak, but it seems we are ready for the crackling of the fireplace on cool evenings once again.

In any case, Lady Gatekeeper has finished editing twenty seven of forty three chapters of her manuscript: Swords of the Watchers. Would you like to read a teaser? Oh go on, we know you do. 'Tis called "Of Whisperers, Nephilim and Dark Lords."

The book proposal has been written and hopefully in the near future (like yesterday) the rest of the chapters will be handed over to her editor. My writers group has been marvelous. Tirelessly, they read over each chapter, rewrite, reword, cut and paste, just cut etc and polish up whatever is necessary. Kudos and thanks to each and everyone of them.

On the other side of life, Prince Layne will soon turn 16 and Princess Sarah turned 20 years old this year. Lady Gatekeeper cannot begin to tell you how old she feels. Wait . . . she feels pretty good. Ah yes, that must be the part about how life is good. However, the how-life-is-not-good part is that Prince L. might have a girlfriend. 'Tis much too soon, would you not agree? Of course, it has been a pleasant surprise that we have had sweet conversations about it. Bottom line, the young Prince has said, "Oh, Mother . . . you won't have to worry about such things." Yes, it was regarding how life could change with just one wrong decision.

Well there you have it. One can go on and on but we shall leave it at this and quote Lord Layne's favorite scripture: "Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble." (Proverbs 4:10-12.)

Okay, okay that was my advice to him. His favorite verse would be : "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5,6)


That's life!


By the way, "The Neighborhood Chronicles" will soon have another chapter as neighbors are leaving the Desert. Yes, the housing market dilemma has reached us as well. 'Tis a sad story.



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