this blog is beginning to feel more like my old paper journals, minus the drawing and sketches, still not comfortable sharing those! But, it is filled with newspaper clippings, notes, photos, all the things that are gathered throughout the day and week. in my book journals i wrote everyday, more or less. here, lately anyway, it feels like i've been posting once a week, distilling the monday through sundays happenings in a sweetly condensed version.
here then is the cream of my week...
~i finally got to see my two oldest sons and their apartment ninety minutes south of me. they are roommates. they are so clean, so handy, so competent. i am amazed. it is a very weird thing to go sit in your kids apartment. they are not my little boys anymore. they are men. i am still not sure what to say about this. (oh, i know, thank you God.)
~ i finally got to see my niece perform. watching her sit up in front of a crowd singing her heart out gave me chills. i learned that she didn't take after me (she can sing) and i also learned that bars are really for the young. and sometimes proud aunties. i hope all her dreams come true.
~ i received two letters from Zimbabwe. from maxwell and gift. i was and still am astonished that they wrote me back and their letters made it all this way. you might remember i wrote about them (and others) from our trip to africa back in may. i sent family photos and other small items. not the books yet, i wanted to make sure that the letters would be received. and they were. amazing! see, maxwell lives on an island, with only a small village, certainly no post office. he had given me the address of the crocodile farm where he works. now i can send him books. he hoped most for a dictionary.
~i went to a book signing for My Nepenthe. i met the author Romney Steele. she was even more charming than her book and she graciously signed not only my friend Anne's book, but she signed my giveaway winner Sally Anne's book, and then mine too! it was kind of like meeting a blog friend since we'd only talked online. i am glad to have met her and i hope to see her again.
~ i want to thank these people for liking my photo and putting it in their magazine.
thank you sincerely. (whoohoo) :)
here's to good times, family, friends, a toast to life.