>>Attended my first-ever high school class reunion, technically an all-class reunion as the official event cancelled due to lack of ticket sales. Interesting. Two-hundred folks crammed into the 42nd Street Oyster Bar and Grill in Raleigh, everyone staring at boobs at chests to read the name tags. Hard to catch up over the din, but a lot of fun quaffing Carolina Nut Brown Ale, chitting the chat, and wondering where the hell 30 years have gone.
>>Returning to North Carolina always makes me musive. My own word.
>>My mom is tough; broken hip, lousy lungs, yet she still gets excited in a fabric store when she's designing her quilts.
>>I've decided gratitude is under-rated. I've also determined that every asshole has an angel twin. To you angels -- the strangers who help my mother, the clerks who grace the world with smiles, to all those who remember and use the 'polite' words and mean them -- thank you.
The Reading... Oh what a disappointment in Anne Lamott's IMPERFECT BIRDS. Does it seem lately so many bona fide proven authors rush their endings? Like they're thinking, damn, I am so sick of this story, these characters? Felt the same way when I finished Niffenegger's latest... Reading some non-fiction for a change, plus several novular WIPs.
The Writing... Finishing up lots of little projects before I head back to the mountain in a week or so. Marketing-wise, sent out 8 pieces, gotten 2 rejects, no wins.
The Contest... a contest you say? Stay tuned, next post. Promise.
For my friends... a candle for all of you having tough times, for those of you who have lost friends and family. I am thinking of you.