Susan Marie Molloy

Life in the Oasis

Moving Along

This past weekend was a busy one.

Sure, there was the usual cleaning house and running a few typical errands (no grocery shopping, though!), and a little relaxing.

That relaxing part was pretty important. I’ve been pushing a lot of activities, well, they’re really necessary home-type-tasks, but I found myself lately not taking time for myself and activities I enjoy to unwind. It became time this weekend to set aside those moments.

I finished up adding books to my Kindle that I want to read. It’s upwards of 400+ books as of now. I plan to keep writing my reviews and sharing them here on this blog, and on Goodreads and Amazon, too. There are sure to be surprises there, just like my discovery of John Philip Sousa’s books.

The amount of books in my Kindle might seem daunting, but I don’t have nor watch television. That leaves a lot of time to read. I do have some DVDs of good old shows that I either remember watching years ago and old ones I newly discovered. Putting on an episode here and there while I’m crocheting or folding laundry is OK with me.

The Internet service where I live is unreliable, and I’m trying to figure out the best times to post and research on the Internet. If it’s storming, though, forget it. It’s down with little hope of coming back until the storm passes. It’s something I have to work around for now.

I’m still working on my book, and thankfully I don’t need the Internet for now while I’m writing.

As I was straightening out my bookcase, I found a bunch of old paperback books my dad had. They’re all World War II history books and novels, and are part of my to-read list. Some of those paperbacks were a whopping 50 cents when he bought them.

It’s good to be busy. I just need to remember that relaxing is a good balance.

November 14, 2016
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Author: Susan Marie Molloy

I am an observer, a writer, and a poet. My latest poetry books, "Engaged," "Indigo Fantasy," "Life in the Oasis," "Gallery Night," "God of the Sea," "Solitary Walks," and "Grapes Suzette" and my short stories, "The Green Gloves" and "The Crowd of Turin" are now available on Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

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