I’ve always loved that line from the old Nat King Cole song but it is definitley not true… sometimes hazy, sometimes crazy but with our life style definitely never lazy! My flowers look better than ever this year thanks to all the rain but when we have a few days with no rain, I have to work watering plants for a couple hours. But really I’m not complaining, I love the peaceful aura and beauty they create, so it is worth all the effort.
I’ve also been lucky enough to have some lovely overnite grandchildren visits which I always enjoy. Last week I was in a quandary, we wanted to go to a movie but there seems to be a real dearth of good movies this summer. My nine year old granddaughter looked a the list of possibilities and said, “Well, actually I read Mr. Popper’s Penquins and it was really a good book.” Her older sisters moaned at the prospects of a children’s movie but we went and we all loved it! It truly is one of the best comedies ever. And the twelve and fourteen year old granddaughters totally agreed. It was incredibly funny, in fact we’d all love to see it again!
Last night after all the hoopla of the busy holiday weekend, my husband and I went to a very nice movie, Larry Crowne. It was a feel good movie that is truly supportive of higher education. It shows how learning to look at the world in a different way can really change a persons life. As a scholarship sponsor of UPB and Alumnni Board member, I appreciated that. It was co- written by Tom Hanks and the lady who wrote My Big Fat Greek Wedding, so there were plenty of laughs, too.
“A woman’s is like a tea bag, you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.” A quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that I came cross recently and especially liked… because it is so very true.
A bit of good news on the publishing front, Runaway Grandma has been selling well on Amazon’s Kindles and now Runaway Grandma and Mother Love are available for all e-readers through Smashwords.com. Personally, I still love my hard copy paper books but writers and publishers who refuse to go e-books will lose too many potential readers.
Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing co-edited by Carol Smallwood and Suzann Holland will be released Jan 12, 12. They invited me to be part of the project and I wrote one chapter in the book. I’m excited and proud to be part of their remarkable team of writers.
Till next time, keep reading, my friends!