Monday, August 31, 2009
Hey out there, write a letter to a friend today. I have a few penpals that I keep up a snail mail correspondance with, some from when I was a child. I was reminded of this when I was opening mail at work recently. There is a client who must have saved stamps from awhile ago and then found out that there isn't really a great dollar amount on them for trading or such. So go with this thought from a stamp I'm looking at right now that has a wonderful picture on it of a man from olden days writing a letter and with the quote "Letters mingle souls".
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The kids had free tickets to a Giants game last night and so we told them the best way to get there in our opinion was to take the ferry that goes straight to A T & T park. According to Dan, the bay was a little choppy. Tiffany handled it well but did wonder out loud to Dan if this was what it was going to feel like once he was a sailor out at sea. Dan just nodded his head and said "sort of, only on a larger scale probably." Six weeks and counting...
Friday, August 21, 2009
I've been helping my friend Marlene collect the fees at the door of her 3rd Thursday of the month Writers Forums for about a year now. I really look forward to these gatherings, a melding of the minds of other creative writers in our area and she always has a very good presenter to spiel on great info to help us in our craft. Last night was perticularly fun. The presenter was Chris Baty who puts on the NANOWRIMO website every year during Nation Novel Writing Month in November. Now, I'm far from a novel writer and in fact am in awe of the novelist I have the pleasure of reading and knowing. But I am now the proud owner of the book "No Plot, No Problem", not because I expect that I can write the great American novel, but because I now have a momento of a hysterical evening with my new crush, Chris Baty. Ok, he's probably young enough to be my kid, but what a darling, funny guy. I laughed til I cried, maybe you had to be there. Anyway, I can't say enough about this cute guy. So if you feel the pull of creative writing, check out nanowrimo.org or google Chris Baty, it will be worth your time.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Well, once again I sent off one of my little ones to their first day of school. The tradition of our household on the first day of school is to take your picture at the front door ready to embark on the new adventure. Sadly we had to buck tradition this year, Tiffany wasn't aware of the new school year tradition and since first class at JC was exercise, was sans makeup and wasn't in her best sweats. I guess the daughter in law of the house will start her own traditions soon enough and I'll just have to pull out the family photo album and reminisce...
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I have gotten onto a website called Navyformoms.com that my friend Dorene found when her son Garrett went to the Navy a couple years ago. It is so cool, I'm already "blog friends" with a couple other moms. You can chat about concerns with your child or other Navy issues. There is one for Tiff too called Navywives.com. I'm going to see how it goes with communicating with those other moms out there and I'll keep you posted. Just 8 weeks to go and the recruit heads away to basic training in Great Lakes Illinois. Then hopefully 8 weeks from then we will be winging our way to Chicago (December, we'll be freezing our butts off!.) So take care and we'll talk more soon.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Well, for the day starting out badly (morning fight with hubby, overcast cold weather, etc.) it got better after arriving at work. Got to eat a donut and swoon over the Spainard. And, tomorrow is Friday! Whoo Hoo, guess I can't ask for more, well I could but it wouldn't do any good. Talk more soon.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Feeling kind of blue. Just probably a combination of things, will shake it off by tomorrow since I get to see the 7 foot Spainard. And who you ask is the 7 foot Spainard? He is Angel the sales rep. who visits our office occasionally to give demos to the sales staff here at the office. Swoon... Wow that little daydream just about snapped me out of my funk. More later.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Here I thought that after I got through July and all the activities I was a participent in, things would be less dramatic. Oh contrare, or however the hell you spell that. July recap, boonie cabin over 4th, Sister's quilt show a week later, 35th class reunion towards month end. Cabin restful, Oregon a blast with bff, little sis and 5 other funny women, class reunion casual, fun yet bitter sweet. From all of that do you think I came home bursting with words to pour onto the page? Well, one could hope but with new stuff like the prodigal son now preparing to head out to be a sailor with the US navy, daughter in law having a few family issues of her own (no one told me that when you get a newbie to the family not only do you get to worry over them but you now have their siblings to wring you out as well), and a much looked forward to upcoming Labor Day weekend going away party for the above mentioned sailor with the Oregon clan shot down the tubes by a certain person who shall remain nameless (initials are PAM), guess not meant to be. So I sit here at 3:30 am, spiral notebook by my side with nary a wisp of story to scribble down. Maybe after all this time when I've thought summer was my favorite season, I'm wishfull thinking of fall and what new leaves may turn for me at August end.