Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday, Day of Rest

I wake in the morning, peek over the hill and survive my kingdom on Mocking Bird Hill

Tra la, tweetle dee dee, it gives me a thrill to wake up in the morning when everything's still on Mocking Bird Hill......

There is peace and good will in the morning on my Mocking Bird Hill.

Woke up slowing and felt a little stiff from sitting on that chair at the book store last night for an hour. The hour went fast for my brain but my body feels it this morning.

Daryl and I went to hear a talk by Linda Joy Megers about her new book, "The Power of Memory". How interesting and motivating she was. Only six people there but being a Friday night people are busy. The two ladies who were there asked interesting questions and I felt they were writing something. After the program the one lady told me about a writing group in the area that was very good and she thought I would enjoy it. Ok, already I forgot the name but SR Senior center has a writing group on Friday afternoons that does the same thing and I use to attend that and enjoyed it.

Yes, I bought her book and she autographed it and I told her to make it out to Daryl as he was the working writer at the present moment.

She handed out a two pages of ideas, Turning Points-Creating the Arc of Your Memoir, to help us get started. And a card, Be Brave-Write your story National Association of Memoir Writers on the back Learn how to feel empowered with purpose and energy to begin and develop your life stories.

Daryl and I have been interested in getting our life stories together. Even working on turning the dinning room into our work area for this purpose only. Already it is full of old photos and letters and information waiting to be organized.

So the timing of this is perfect.

TO DO Today Write to Linda Joy Meyers.

Since today is Saturday and only plan was to maybe go see the Street Art Faire in Walnut Creek, I was in no hurry to start my day......Yesterday Daryl picked up from the library a DVD I had placed on hold......'The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' based on the best-selling novels by Alexander McCall Smith of which I have read every book of his in this series. So I put it on and started watching it.....from my bed.....all warm and cozy. What a wonderful and great surprise.....The book became alive!!!!! Usually a movie is not as good as the book but this DVD IS the Book!!!! It captures the characters and setting perfectly. I'm so excited. And this was on HBO so I knew about it but had to wait until this DVD became available. The whole first season is on this one DVD.......some things are better than the 'good old days'.



  1. Hello! Daryl told me about your new blog so I dropped by to say welcome to the blogosphere and I hope you get rolling on those life stories. They're always so fascinating to hear.

  2. How exciting. Someone is out there. I've just started this and don't really know what I'm doing but Daryl is my Mentor and Motivator. It is fun. Thank you for writing.

  3. Wow! I didn't really believe real people were out there. I've been busy house sitting the past few weeks. But I'm back and hope to continue. Also been reading a variety of books.

    Ye Ole Book Keeper