As if in protest to a Rocky Mountain winter, spring unfurls at a furious pace here. Tulips point skyward revealing bright bulbs of cherry, peach, lemon and mango. My daughter’s garden already offers chives which are snipped and adding savory to our baked fish.
I know…it’s May 5, Cinco De Mayo.
But that’s my issue. I’m getting discombobulated on dates, times, schedules. I fixed beef enchiladas in rojo sauce last night. Cinco De Quatro. My kids are my focus. They’re grown, leading full lives and the chance to be with them, to share in these moments of finishing grad school, transitioning jobs, is worth distraction on my part.
I *forgot* tips last Monday, and while I’m busy cooking in the Garden City, I *forgot* to post a Friday recipe. And here it is Monday again. So I ask for your patience until I return to the ranch May 19. Flash Fiction will continue but my other posts may bumble off-schedule.
However, I have a delicious, spicy, hot tip for writers–in particular, bloggers–worthy of Cinco De Mayo. Author, blogger and marketer, Rachel Thompson started #Mondayblogs on Twitter in 2012. It’s a place for bloggers to post their writing (on MONDAYS, thus the name Monday Blogs) under the hashtag on Twitter. You can follow @MondayBlogs, too.
The benefits are real, encouraging and fulfilling. It’s social media working at its best for writers. I’ve met terrific bloggers, found good advice and look forward to what I now consider one of my favorite days of the week.
Now go have a taco and keep on writing until we meet up again on Carrot Ranch! (And don’t forget there’s a new prompt every WEDNESDAY for flash fiction even when I’m cooking and enjoying life off-ranch.)