My lists keep growing. I have to unpack my winter clothes, probably throw out the things I can’t fit into anymore. I have to store my summer things. Where? Have to get used to apartment living.

The vest I was knitting. It’s too hard. It was marked easy, and it’s not. So, I guess, I will have to sit in the knitting store as I knit it. Or have someone else finish it for me. Too expensive, I think. I’d rather be knitting for the new baby coming in five weeks!!!! Can’t wait. I already have my eyes on a baby sweater..

Lists of things to do, things I want to do. Lists of things to write about, memoir stories, short stories. Lists of cleaning out clutter. How does it accumulate so fast. We’ve only been in California since May!

Guess I’m just a pack rat. Lists of things I shouldn’t do anymore.

Hey, I’m human. Thank God.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

My Office

Deciding we are moving this past Wednesday night was the right decision. But, dealing with clearing the clutter out of my office is a nightmare. I have a huge office, with loads of built in storage, and everything is full to the brim…It will take me a month or more, working more than 3 or 4 hours a day. Papers to read, books to give away, that hurts, but it has to be done. Pictures, art stuff, loads of drawers filled with ‘stuff’ and more stuff.

I told Anthem Authors today that I would be moving to California, I think everyone was shocked. I wanted them to hear it from me.

The great thing is that I have the Henderson Senior Center to give the books, CD’s, VHS videos, cassette tapes, and a million other things. They will have to move to a larger facility in order to house all these books and ‘stuff’. I am so grateful to be giving it to them because I know all the people and they will have use for it, even if they use the books for raising funds. Thanks Sue and all of you at the Henderson Senior Center.

As for Adopt A Caregiver, my heart and my eyes overflow when I hear how well it’s working. It means so much to me and I know for sure, it means something to the caregiver, and also the person who does the adopting. Thank you all, I applaud you for doing this after my speaking about it to your groups.

Remember to keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Waiting For Sunday

I always wait for Sunday. These days it’s usually my catch up day. That means I have to clean up the clutter in my office. I always have too many projects going on at once.

My desk is in it’s usual disarray . There are recipes competing with emails and letters to answer. Websites I want to comment on, questions to ask anyone who knows about links, social networking. It’s all Greek to me.

And my bookshelves. I’m a book junkie. My friend reminded me the word I was looking for was category, when I said I wanted to organize them. But truthfully, I should call them scattergories. For their is fiction, non fiction, novels, books I haven’t read yet, cookbooks nestled next to art books, and the craft of writing books, and the list goes on and on.

When that’s finished, there are the insides of all the drawers and file cabinets. They aren’t in bad shape, because you can’t see inside them.

Then there is my writing. This blog, short stories, memoirs, bits and pieces of writing to be finished, edited, and filed away — or published?

Sorry, I have to leave. I’m going to Office Max and get some new notebooks for all my writing.

I’m going to be making some notes on memoir writing in the next couple of months. Our writing group is going to give a workshop on this subject. I think I will include some of it here, in case any of you would like to try to write your memoir.

Because it’s holiday season, remember the caregiver.

Adopt A Caregiver, and give the gift that lasts forever, and costs nothing. Tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene