Friday, February 5, 2010
Patience is Not a Virtue of Mine!
Okay friends! With regard to "Eerie Coincidence" from bizzyliz I think I'm getting tired of waiting for "Journal Boy" (JB for short) to 1) read his classmates message; and 2) respond or not respond. It's been almost a month, and little bits and pieces of a story are making their way in and out of my brain. Just so I don't forget them altogether, I believe I will put them down in some sort of organized manner. I would really love to just say hi to this wonderful young man, but I will have to do so through a story.
There is also a story in my head about kids and cancer. I have an outline for a story that relates to a personal experience, the stories of a few cancer kids who have passed on, together with the courageous fights of the warrior moms and the fictional accounts of events that might have been. I've never written a book; I only write short stories. There is so much I want to say and so many tributes that I feel are necessary to bring to light some of these very amazing people. I guess that's why the dog keeps waking me up at 3:00am every night! "You have to write, mommy, write! Get out of that warm bed and get your butt over to the computer!"
So this is what I am working on right now. It has taken me over a week to get this far with my thoughts. I've been blasted at work (you know, the place I go to escape my family) with registrations for the next school year. At the same time, I have been trying to put together a clever flyer for a Girl Scout event coming up at the end of the month. I'm also going through old photo albums of my parents to collect pictures of my brothers and me to put into a scrapbook at the Celebration of Life for my brother, which is scheduled for the end of this month. My all-time favorite picture of us is shown at the beginning of this post. The quality is not that great, but it was taken in 1955! Hey, I can hear the snickering...cut it out!
St. Louis has managed to escape the big snow showers, but we have had enough to keep this fraidy cat indoors for the weekend. I hope to have something to show by next week. Thanks for stopping by!
Oh, and another three pounds have gone by the wayside (or backside) in case anyone is interested!