Betty’s Run; Summertide; Beer; Writing

This year’s Betty’s Run for ALS raised almost $400,000. When the website is updated I’ll link to it here. Thanks again to everyone who made a donation on behalf of my mom. Took my dog along for the walk and I was amazed at the number of other participants who were there for someone else. It certainly puts things into perspective, something that I’ve really needed lately. For a supposedly rare condition, it amazes me how many people I talk to who know someone who’s had to deal with it.

In other news, summer is upon us again and now that Nick and Dan are becoming more prodigious sleepers I find myself defaulting to my natural sleep patttern, which is heading to bed around 12:30 – 1:00 and getting up around 8:30. We are looking forward to setting off for Van Isle later in the month.

Went to a session on crafting an Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant proposal last night (this is what I’m supposed to be doing right now) and picked up some tips. Then headed out for beer with Rona and Maureen. Yum. Talked books all night of course. What else is there?

And have been doing pretty well, I think, with ye olde writing. Pumped out the first draft of another (!) new story for a proposed anthology I’ve been invited to submit to. And yes, there’s that novel, which I’ll be getting back at as soon as I get this grant application off the ground. Really. Speaking of which…

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