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In the wee hours of the morning…

Here I sit in the quiet of my bedroom, listening to the pellet stove roaring away, the clink, clink, clink, of the pellets dropping and the fire burning hot, the warm air filtering into the room. My daughter is a sleep, the dogs are curled up in the living room in the respective chair and couch, and my hubby is asleep, snoring lightly next to me on the bed.

The snow lies like a blanket outside and crunches underfoot. The air is cold, crisp and invigorating! I know, I just took the dogs outside only moments ago. One of the reasons I am awake. The cold has a funny way of “shocking” you into awake mode.

I have been reading The Power of Memoir… and the subtitle and author escape me for the moment. I will have to edit this post later, but the book has helped me with restructuring my memoir A Daughter’s Reflection. I am in the stages of picking apart the book and using index cards to help me with this. I could use Scrivener but I do hate being on the computer all of the time. Just seems like I have been on it way too much and it is a time sucker. However, there is such a thing as shutting the wireless off..so I guess it is not so much being on the computer as it is the Internet! There is something to be said about being connected to it all of the time and that usually means chatting on social networks or forums even though you (I) had originally attended to work on writing. I may start using regular index cards, but I will have to keep them away from my Chihuahua because she loves anything that is paper; she tears it to shreds. So, I have a dog that will and has literally, “eaten my homework”.

I am restructuring and rewriting A Daughter’s Reflection so much I will probably have to publish it under a different title. I guess we will see when I reach that part.

Well I must be off to sleep. Hope to get an early start to the day and to make the most of the time God has given to me. It’s a challenge, but working on it. (Aren’t we all?)

I pray you are all snuggled in warmly tonight. It has been one heck of a winter for us all. Snuggle up under those blankets and sleep tight!

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