Monday, May 16, 2022

Ready for Summer!



Summer is right around the corner, and I am ready for it! Getting away into the mountains is my favorite part of summer. Up in the crisp fresh air, no phone service, and endless adventures. It is also where I like to go to rejuvenate and relax. Taking time to recharge is something all of us need to do from time to time.

Spending months slaving away in front of the computer to finish and publish a book can be exhausting. But working hard doing something I love is rewarding and thrilling. Seeing that hard work getting recognition is the best feeling. But taking a break and having time for yourself is a must. Life gets busy and finding time for yourself can be hard. For me, time in the mountains is just what I need for a life reset. 

 Living at the base of the Big Horn Mountains gives me endless opportunities to go up and play or relax. Just a day drive over the mountain to Tensleep and back is relaxing and wonderful. After getting through Wyoming's unpredictable winter and going through the moody spring weather, I'm ready for summer and time in the mountains.


Those lucky times when I get to see the local wildlife
is always a giant bonus.

We have upgraded to Glamping!  Growing up, we loved to sleep outside under the stars. Summertime in a ranch house with no air conditioning, it gets hot. We spent most of the summer sleeping outside on ancient bedsprings. Then we upgraded to tents! Hunting camp with dad's big canvas tent was always so much fun. Warm and snug inside with the stove on a cold mountain day. Now I've become what I used to make fun of, a camper trailer camper. Going from a leaky 1977 camper to a new 2021 camper is so nice. Comfort but we still get to be out with nature enjoying the mountains.

Though I still make time to write while I'm relaxing in front of the campfire or sitting on top of the mountain with an amazing view before me. I always take a notebook and a handful of pens with me when I go to the mountains to hide from the hectic world. 

In Promise of Spring True Tucker gets lost in the mountains. After saving the life of a little girl, a blizzard strands True in a cabin with the girl and her handsome father. Adventure, excitement, and love find True as she spends time in the mountains with the dashing man and his adorable daughter. But when it's time for her to return to her normal life, will she stay with the man she loves or choose the life she is accustomed to?

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Happy November!

 It's National Novel Writing Month! Every year I attempt to get a novel finished for NaNoWriMo and every year I fail.  So far this time ...