Archive for May, 2018

Wed 5/23/18

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Hello on a mid week morning—especially a big hello to the 5 friends who have joined me since I last wrote. I will never know this answer—Did 5 folks check in—or did one person check in 5 times. I am happy either way.
I am entering into a time of sorrowful thoughts. Seventeen years ago I had not the slightest clue that my life was soon to change forever. It was not in my agenda to live the rest of my days without the love of my life, my soulmate and the most precious gift I have ever received. All that I have to do to put this in perspective is give thanks foe every moment we shared. Life has been good to me and you, dear readers, have been a large part of my salvation. Thank you for getting to know Myra and wanting to read about her.

Beautiful day and I have plans ahead. I have put a lot of effort into making my patio a peaceful retreat that is a thin place for good thoughts.

I keep the royal wedding in my thoughts and the message from my own dear Bishop, Michael Curry—when loves takes over, amazing things happen. I must tell you that I met him when he was Bishop of North Carolina and gave sermon at ordination of a young priest from my church. His sermon that day was just as arousing (even without royalty) and at the following reception, I told him that he “really raised the rafters” with his sermon. Being a southerner like me, he knew that was a high compliment.

Writing a column for Forest-Blade about politics which is something I have tried hard to avoid. Lately, I have learned that you can be political without being partisan. It is a thin line to respect the beliefs of others without imposing your own. I will try hard.  Those of you who know me well are now rolling your eyes.     Enjoy the remaining week and please keep reading. I need you.

Shirley

Tues 5/15

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Hello to all, Today you are first on my To Do list. Ten hits have been made since I last wrote & I hope you had a new read. June 15 already. Where does the time go? I must admit that I spend a lot of my time being entertained by my kitty. My family is getting tired of hearing my kitty tales—but she is just so darn cute—especially when she runs across the inside window ledges chasing the chipmunk race down the outside ledge.
Hope everyone had a Happy celebration of mothers. We all had a mother and even if she is no longer living, memories make you happy. I am often surprised when I make a comment & sound exactly like Inez McIntyre Proctor. I was blessed to be with 2/3 0f my family. Granddaughter, Allison cooked brunch for us which was a real delight. Son, John, served us steaks in the evening. Also, presents to enjoy.
Only writing going on is column for Swainsboro Forest Blade. I am often asked about a new book, but I fear that door has closed (but not locked)—-unless I come up with new characters—what so you think?
Enjoy this lovely day & rain tonight to water the newly planted
Shirley.

Wed May 2

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

The merry month of May offers pleasures ahead. I am trying to ensure this and spent the last two days clipping and “neatening” the outside of my townhome, scrubbing tiles covering my patio and filling a few patio pots with what I hope will be colorful blooms soon.
I did put two tomato plants into the ground because I am an old southern lady and WE MUST GROW TOMATOES as said in the movie “Steel Magnolias”. Looking forward to the delicacy of sliced red ripe tomatoes in a sandwich with mayonnaise on white sliced bread. Don’t say “Yuk” if you haven’t tried it.
Not much going on for me in book world. Most of sales are on line (lots of e-books). I do beam when someone tells me, I am enjoying your book and have it on my Kindle. Wouldn’t Myra be surprised at this modern electronic world. For the next hour I will do some real writing on my column for Swainsboro Forest Blade.. Good night and sweet dreams.
Shirley