Archive for April, 2016

Sat 4/23

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Seven have checked in since I last wrote and that encourages me to stop thinking of Sat chores & write to my best friends. This could be a woe as me but turned out rather humorous. I was looking forward to two of my very favorite book visits on Thurs, Fri & Sat—–.Go Forthers (seniors) at Fourth Presbyterian Greenville and two days at Blue Ridge Bookfest in Flat Rock NC. where I could meet and hear a talk by Sara Gruen, author of one of my favorites, Water for Elephants. and also stay in a lovely mountain inn with super breakfast.  Tues I woke up with agony from an infection that I know all too well. Headed straight to DR for meds. I  asked for help (beyond the meds) to be well on Thurs.  Yes, I felt back to normal on Thurs, went to the book event and had a great time with these gracious seniors.  My request was answered for Thurs.  I woke early Fri morning with the same distress and had to cancel trip to Flat Rock.  Where is the humor?  I only asked for help on Thurs.  but Fri & Sat was not mentioned.  The joke was on me—God does have a sense of humor.  This morning thanks to another MD  visit & more meds, I an feeling much better.  Now I have to unpack my suitcase & car.  I am tempted to just leave as is for the next trip.  Go Forthers had read Joy in the Morning, which has not received as much attention as book I & III.   They had a great discussion & made me quite proud of my middle child.  Hope to go there again with Myra to Laura.  I plan to take the weekend as sick days and stay home to be ready for next week.  I know there is nothing more boring than listening (or reading) about someone’s illness, but I did think it worthwhile to mention that when asking/praying be sure you include the complete time schedule!!!   Hope to be back soon.    Shirley

 

April 12

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

I am obsessed with checking if post are being published, so here I go again. Please excuse. My morning is waiting for the service man to check my a/c. Please, please let it last for one more summer. On my list of things I want to purchase, I do not have a new a/c unit. Shirley

April 11–later in evening

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Since I want to try again to make sure I can still publish posts, I will add a PS to my earlier post. The website format has been changed and it does not work as well so far—-oh, why must things always be changed when you are comfortable with the old.
Now for the PS. I neglected to mention sorrow at the death of Pat Conroy, one of SC greatest story tellers. His words will remain but I wish we could have more. I have read most & intend to read several again. Sleep well, dear Pat, and may the old bad dreams never touch you again. Now let’s see if my luck is holding. Good Night, Shirley

April 11 Yes!!!

Monday, April 11th, 2016

I will try a short post to see if it goes through. I have been having many issues with website and haven’t had time to devote to calling webmaster & going through long problem of trying to fix the problem. I won’t bore you with all of the details. I was ready to just give up—but I cannot lose you. I have to file this as “Stuff happens.”
Other than this, things have been well for me, and I continue to be busy. Finished the Mockingbird study and felt it was really good. It was more poignant with the death of Harper Lee. I feel as if I lost a close friend. I wanted to send flowers or take food like we southerners do. She will always live through her words and what an impact she continues to have.
Best news is I am writing again. I went back & forth with whether it was sensible for me to attempt another novel. My decision came when I read these words of an artist. “I tried to resist the part of me that was art. Then I realized it is the cornerstone of who I am. It is how I speak.” I agree and so I will continue to write. I feel more complete when I am writing. So a new work is in progress. I won’t give you a spoiler but for you alone I will say that Myra is gone (which you know) but Laura will continue in a new place in her life. A comfort zone is a beautiful place—but nothing ever grows there. This gift from a facebook friend led me to take Laura out of her comfort zone—now do you want to know more! Thank you for your faithful following. Hope you are enjoying the spring, and good reading.
Shirley

April 11 Trial II

Monday, April 11th, 2016

It seems the trials go through but when I write a long message it does not. I will keep trying. I so hope to get through to my readers—if you haven’t all given up and stopped checking for post.

April 11

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Trying once again to post blog

April 9

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

April 9

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Just testing to see if this will send. Have been having issues.