Friday, June 2, 2017

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 169

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I don't know about you, but I'm anxiously awaiting the middle of June. Because by the time we hit the third week of June, two major milestones will have passed. 

1. All my flowers will have been planted and mulched. I'm into gardening because of the bright colors, not from any sort of intrinsically good feeling about being one with nature. As far as I'm concerned, once everything is planted, the flowers are on their own. Sure, I'll fertilize them occasionally, if I remember, but that's about it. Once we hit the middle of June, I ain't touching another shovel, rake, or clod of dirt until fall arrives. 

2. School will have ended. Thank God! I spend more time helping my kids with their homework, or yelling at them for not having done their homework, than I do working on my own story, or planting flowers, or conversing with my wife. I expect my writing progress to leap forward starting in two weeks. 

Enjoy the links and have a great weekend! 

ChemistKen 


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3 comments:

  1. Good luck to your flowers. We are so hot and humid here, I have to water them and the garden every single morning. Certain plants need it twice.

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  2. I first read 'flowers' as 'followers'. lol I don't garden. I'm too busy with everything else. Maybe some day. I did when we lived in Virgina. Maybe I'll try again.

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  3. Who would have thought that after we graduated that last semester, we'd still be ruled by the school calendar. Make it go away! Bring on summer! Congrats on that mulching and that flower planting.

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