Friday, January 3, 2014

The Laundry is Done & A New Approach to the Blog

Friday has been laundry and cleaning day around Graywood West, the Arizona house that Ed and I are lucky to inhabit for some of the winter months. My MSU Rose Bowl Game clothes have been laundered and are ready for more use, probably on the golf course here in Arizona where fan clothing is always a good topic of conversation, especially when one's Big Ten fav comes out on top.

There is more to tell today, too. I have an announcement of a change for the blog.

Starting this weekend, there will be a new approach to the Willow Blog. I'm going to give myself a bit of a break. Instead of seven posts a week, one per day, there will be five posts, one for each week day. Weekends will be my sabbath time, time for a break.

When my Dad was living, I wrote every single day. Each post went to him as a daily email. It was my gift to him those last two years and five months that he was here. Even more, those daily posts established a sense of "I can do it" for me.

Discipline is a struggling thing. Writing is not easy and, like anything, benefits from constant practice. All of these Willow blog posts have given me a sense of schedule and words and practice. So, starting with the first weekend of 2014, Willow Blog will be published five days a week.

Dear Readers, I know you will follow along as we all head into the new year together. I wish you a Happy New Year, from under the Willow that shades us all.


  1. Good for you, Wanda. While your commitment to daily blogging has been inspiring, cutting back makes sense to me. Always look forward to your writing and photos, no matter how often they land in my inbox.

  2. Thank you so much, Heidi. It has been a funny weekend, not thinking about writing for two days in a row. I did do some other creative things though -- a pen and ink drawing, pizza dough. I'll be back at it on Monday!