“The RoseBouquet”

About and FOR friends of Ruthe’s Secret Roses


“The RoseBouquet”

Blog Features & Holiday Plans

I’m still fine-tuning the look and features of this blog, but today it formally begins. Subscribers to the RoseBouquet will notice some changes, and even some features missing that you saw regularly for a number of years. This is meant to streamline things so that producing the RoseBouquet won’t take me so long, however if there is a hue and cry to restore certain features, I’ll be more than happy to comply.

Except… The Refreshing Dew articles… would likely be reprints, since those took the longest, and I want to claim that time for writing freelance articles that I can send to editors and get paid for. 🙂

I plan to make regular, weekly entries under At Home…, What’s New, and whenever possible, Tips & Solutions. The Rose Closeup or profile of some friends I’d like to honour will be more occasional. I know myself well enough that it could easily evolve into a full-fledged weekly article. I’m trying to remember this is only suppose to take ONE hour a week. I really must TRY to be a professional writer, and that means taking time for it.

The Ruthe’s Roses section is going focus on some aspect of the novel. Today is is a profile of a couple of friends, (the way I used to do in the ezine some time back) but generally I want to be bolder in drawing attention to the book.

By the way, I was told yesterday that a reader of my novel, “Ruthe’s Secret Roses,” is eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. Well, I put in some hours on that last night, and will try to get in more yet on Friday. I’m on chapter 17 now, and having great fun writing it.

The renovation of the site is creeping along. I had a productive week last week, but lost some time yesterday to go to the city, and will lose more tomorrow morning as I go for an eye examination, and may get drops in my eyes, in which case it will be hard to see for a few hours afterwards. I’m also not sure yet when Dennis’ funeral will be, but I’ll give up business hours to attend that.

The Get Acquainted forms are definitely not working, and I hope to fix those as soon as I’ve finished the section I’m on right now.

However,.. ~GRIN~ we’ve promised to go to Winnipeg for July 9-13. My brother Ernie and his wife Penny want Dad to build them a 2-seat glider swing like he used to build years ago. I’ll lose 3 days of work then, but I’m calling it holidays. When you are self-employed you can do that.

I am moving ahead slowly with plans to sell stuff on eBay. Just waiting for my photos first.


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