Archive for February, 2014

Looking Back, Again

Written by lindahubalek on . Posted in Blog, Butter in the Well book series

Looking Back Audio BookMy book, Looking Back just became available as a downloadable audio book on Audible.com. I wrote this book in 1994 and it is the fourth book in the Butter in the Well series. The story is about the Swedish immigrant woman that homesteaded the farm that I grew up on in central Kansas. Kajsa Runeberg homesteaded the land in 1868, and moved off the farm and into town in 1919.

This book was easy to write emotions into because I slept in the bedrooms, ate meals in the kitchen, and roamed the same fields that Kajsa originally plowed. I poured my thoughts into Kajsa’s words, because I had also felt them being in the same place, although in a different century.

I wrote the whole book in six weeks because the story just flowed out of me as I put down the thoughts of living on the farm myself.

And now, twenty years later, I listened to the words I wrote back then, as I reviewed the narrator’s version of the book. Not only did I remember scenes of my childhood this time, but my life’s events twenty years ago when I wrote the book.

You might say I was “Looking Back” on my life too, and enjoyed it.

Kansas Snowstorm, Birds and Gray Cat

Written by lindahubalek on . Posted in Blog

Birds during KS snowstormHello from snowy Kansas! We could get up to a foot of snow before this storm is over, but I’m staying warm and cozy in my office today. The electricity is still on and I’m typing away, while watching the snowy scene just outside my window.

I have three bird feeders right outside my office window. I took the window screens off, and have a bench right up against the window so my male cat, “Gray Cat” can sit and watch all the birds- while only being a few inches from the action.

Occasionally he’ll forget himself and lunges for a bird, but he usually just sits enthralled there for quite a while- until it’s time to take another nap.

Enjoy your day, whether your watching snow, birds or something else!

Gray Cat and birds

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