Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Synopsis: 2012 March 25th

Nearly two months!  That's how long it's been since I published my last Sunday Synopsis.  A telling sign of the lack of structure, calmness and peace in my life.  When I am writing and thinking, then my days go better  --- and I am again writing and thinking and writing and thinking.

Over the last two months, I have had a number of posts, mostly excerpts from The Centennial History of the Town of Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin, 1848-1948.  The posts about these folks from the old days of Springdale have brought forth a number of contacts from their descendants  -- and, for me, each contact fills in the tapestry of Springdale.

I have also written several pieces (dare I say, chapters) of the the Ranch Years.  This project is going a bit slower than I had anticipated --- I thought I could whip out a Chapter a week.  Perhaps that might be possible, if that was my ONLY project.  Nonetheless, the story is starting to take shape.

My blog writing yielded a breakthrough with my posts on the Wanderers  and Fair and Square, Golden Rule .  I have two major posts that I am working on at the present time; one prompted by WDYTYA and the other for the COG (due April 1, Yikes!).  In addition, I have decided to forgo the Geneablogger daily prompts because how I think and write rarely fits in with a prompt.  Hopefully, I won't lose too many readers with this change.

Last on my writing to-do list is the ongoing saga of my Uncle Ralph's letters.  My granddaughter and I seem to be getting back into the groove.  Now I need to get up at o'dark early (5 a.m.), stagger into my office with tea cup in hand, place butt to chair and fingers to key board, and begin again to put these letters into book form.  I have a deadline for a "nearly-final" draft to take to my aunties for their blessing  --- that being the weekend of May 19th when the aunties, a cousins from Michigan, California, and Oregon get together.  There, I have put it out there for all to see.

These Sunday Synopsis posts are interesting.  I feel like I am talking to myself, but also to that Universe that surrounds me --- and surprisingly others seem interested as well  -- so March 2th synopsis, fly away now.

6 comments:

  1. You have a to-do list and are working on it - that's a lot more than I can say right now. I admire your discipline and perseverance.

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    1. Greta, thank you for your kind words. Kinda like words from the master, as I have always admired your work.

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  2. So glad for structure and calmness in your life again--and writing and thinking! Don't ever feel like you are talking to yourself. There are some of us out here who miss hearing your "voice."

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    1. T'is nice to hear that someone is actually out there on the otherside of my cybertalk --- and to hear that My "voice" is missed is amazing to me. Thank you!

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  3. Thanks for the Sunday Synopis. It directed me so some wonderful posts that I would have missed.

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    1. Sheryl, thanks for stopping by and reading and commenting. I'm glad you liked the two posts that I mentioned. Now that I am getting fairly proficient at the "href" thingy, it is easier to do--- and I also like to follow links to the posts that I might have missed. BTW, you do such a nice job with your grandmother's diary. Kudos to you.

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