Take Good Care

A friend of mine, Lisa, uses that as her signature sign off. I think of her every time I hear it. It’s also what I’ve been trying to do these past few nights I haven’t posted. I’m attempting to learn mindfulness, watch my sleep hygiene, keep up with unread email, read more, write more and not stress out about any of the above.

I’m actually trying to cram a lot more into my twenty-four hour allotment these days but I glaze over at other people’s idea of stress so I won’t go there. I promised my husband I wouldn’t stay up too late but I want to tell you about some fun things I’ve done lately.

I participated  in a webinar writing class today. When I figure out how to do it correctly, I will credit the instructor as I think she is super fab. The class was limited to seven attendees and we all got individualized instruction on a different part of our book’s structure.

In order to participate, I picked up a microphone for my computer. I already had a pair of headphones. Imagine my joy, sitting at my kitchen table, when my headphones said, “unmute” and my name was on the screen. Yes, I had water at the ready because my lips went dry and my voice was clacking louder than a freight train. But it was fun!

The microphone comes with a tripod to elevate it. I’ve been messing around with GarageBand on my MacBook. I have no delusions of singing or even playing musical instruments but voice recordings, hmmm. I’ve heard podcasts are the new blogs, but I’m not ready to abandon the written word quite yet. It is at once intimidating and exhilarating to imagine what long- forgotten dreams this granny could live out in her fuzzy purple bathrobe.

In keeping with my promise to get more sleep, I’ll sign off.

Until next time,




Published by theoriginalcbd

Aspiring memoirist, humorist and actual mom.

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