Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
~ JOHN LUBBOCK
A glorious good morning to all! I hope everyone reading this had a wonderful Christmas, or whatever you celebrate at the winter solstice. Trees, crosses, and fat men in sleighs aside, The Tyler Gang had a wonderful day exchanging gifts, sharing glorious tales of yore, and watching a blockbuster movie on our bigscreen. Needless to say, the six-to-eight weeks of preparation for the event takes a toll on a septuagenarian, and trying to keep this site interesting and on a schedule has been a constant challenge. So I am succumbing to the forces that I’m no longer young enough to battle, and taking some time off. I have close to a hundred unread books on my Kindle, two shelves of Xbox games I’ve never seen the end of, and probably another hundred movies and TV shows waiting to be watched. In addition, I have a major room rearrangement to perform to enlarge our dining area by a foot or two, and then there’s the teardown from Christmas to take up the rest of the week. Once I get the work done, at least some of the fun had, and recover a bit of energy, I’ll be back to the grind, so watch the places where you usually look for new-post announcements, and when you see new stuff, I’ll be back!
Finally, I want to make this abundantly clear: The closer we got to Christmas, the busier things became around Chez Tyler, and if I overlooked anyone who sent me Christmas or holiday wishes, I had no intention to snub anyone, and I apologize. I love and cherish everyone who has taken the time to read, and especially comment on, my humble efforts, and I most sincerely thank everyone who has made the visit. Now, I’m off. Anyone who wants can contact me at the Talk To Me! tab above and it will show up as an email notice. The blog is still available to read, as are all the books and stories at the tabs above. Give me a few weeks to vegetate, and I’m sure I’ll be back in form before you know it. Until we meet again, then, be safe, have fun, and read well and write better!