Writing my life away

I love to write. I wrote as a little girl and found it again after having three kids. This will be a way for me to 'keep up' with getting published. Since I'm not published, I hope this will keep me on target and not stray.

Friday, November 26, 2004

I'm a fruit!? lol

The day after. . .

The day after Thanksgiving most people are out shopping, but not me. The dog got loose and wandered the neighborhood. He's so old and has arthritis. I was surprised he went so far. Finally he roamed back to our house. I rescued him from being hit by a car at least 7 years ago and he seemed younger, but pretty ancient then. No one believed that if he even lived he would ever walk again. Pretty good neighborhood stroll for not walking LOL.
The macaw wouldn't even let me call to him when I first saw him walking down the road. He kept drowning me out screeching. I got so tickled. I couldn't believe the kids slept through all that noise! I'm glad things have settled down.
The sky has been so blue today. I loved it. So cold that I couldn't take the kids out. I love this kind of weather. I'm getting the Christmas bug

I keep looking at the calendar. If I count what's left of today, I still have 5 days to write my Nano book. I never even heard of it before October of this year. You probably think I have at least 10,000 words at least. HA! I only have 1900 words. I keep telling myself I can finish it in the next 5 days. That there is still time. Yeah, right. I should tell my self to get real. I can't have enough time read 50,000 words in that lenght of time LOL.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

What's at your walk tracks?

Writing my life away

I was reading some blogs of people from a writing group I'm in. I got so tickled at Lynn's (oops just realized I forgot to post her a comment - Sorry Lynn I'll be back.)
Anyway, she mentioned that that she's so far back from anything that there are cows at the end of her road.

Yep I hear you. I'm in one of those places. In our areas attempt to catch up with the times we have (in the county) two new walk or fitness tracks. Since this place is just crawling with things to do - not- we have been regulars to each all summer. So one day as we (hubby, three kids all 6 or under, and I) I think about what I'm telling my kids are at the fence separating the walk track from the 'neighbors'.


Big 'ol black cows. (some were brown lol)

Must have been beef cows, but I'm sure not dairy - which are Holstein and Jerseys of which they are neither. Anyway the cows were there first. BUT WHO HAS COWS AT WALK TRACKS? NOT ONE, BUT TWO.

Nope sorry not kidding. Both our walk/fitness tracks have cows for neighbors.
LOL - Now that I think about it the 'park' does too! For a total of three weird places you should not see cows - not that I mind cows- they can be lovable in their own way, but does any other backwards places put parks beside cows?

okay I just found the thing to change the time and date (it's wrong for my time) so I did.
See there ya go you live in Tn too long and cows and doo-hickys to change the time and date begin to be interesting.

So next time your out walking, playing, whatever -- see who your neightbors are!

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Writing my life away

Writing my life away

This is something I wrote when homesick once. I am not using the name of the place so it says BLANK as to not confuse anyone. Reading it now I see it's poor writing, but hey we all have to start someplace.

Years go by and seasons change, heart strings still call home. Things also change as time goes by and reality when faced can cut like a sharp knife deep in the gut. The saying is you can always go home, but you can never go back. These words ring so true it can be painful to think about. As time changes the physical appearance of homes and land, I find I can drive up the road to the beloved place I called home, but can't go back to the way things used to be. BLANK will forever be stuck in "the eighties" for me and with great pride and full heart I call that HOME. My house is long gone from my touch, but can't be removed from my heart. There I carry with me the memories of a childhood both good and bad and cherished all the same. Good people of BLANK County be good to it for me and please don't change too much. The past is alive for me with fond memories.

testing my blogging abilities

I think I have done it. My first blogging attempt. I hope to write thoughts and feelings here as well as annouce finishing books and making it to publication. Can I do it, we'll see. If you have stopped in to read this and got this far, Thank You. I hope to make this interesting and learn more about the gadets of blogging. (I'm a computer dummy in the worst way.) I would love feedback on any creative writing I may post in the future good or bad. While it's nice to have someone like what you've written, you learn from what someone doesn't like and why they don't like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Have a Great Thanksgiving!
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