Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ack! I'm behind on the blog!

Please allow me to explain, though. I've just returned home from visiting my grandmother, who turned eighty this year. She still lives in the house in New York in which she raised my mother and her two sisters, as a single parent. It's kind of amazing, considering the time and what she had to work with, that all of the kids made it to adulthood and even had functioning kids of their own. It's a testament to resilience and determination, for sure.

That said, though, I was unable to get any work done while I was there. I thought that maybe, with my mom, brother, aunt, and grandmother, I might be able to foist off my surely charming children in order to continue the blog, copy edit more efficiently than usual, and perhaps even get some writing projects going. However, it was not to be, as that "charming" adjective may be either an exaggeration or entirely sarcastic on my part. I love my children, really I do. One of them is going through a Velcro phase, meaning she is velcroed to me. Hey, why did I capitalize that first word? Because Velcro is a proper name of a product. So why didn't I capitalize it with the second use? Because that version of the word is slang, rather than an established proper title. By all means criticize my use of a slang term, but my capitalization is on target!

And I'm back home, so I'll get back into the swing of things. I'm still accepting new clients!

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