I couldn’t help borrowing this title from a Dolly Parton song. It covers the way life’s been going here in our normally quiet country side. We have been under heavy construciton for more than two weeks. Our lawn is wrecked. They are digging to install the infrastructure for city sewer service. When its all over, we may be glad to have it. Right now it’s hard to get my head around that thought. And did I mention our high strung dog has started peeing in the house?? He barks all the time. He’s trying to protect me from the big bad noisy construction machines! Good grief…
Since my last blog posting, life has been even busier than usual. I’m wrapping up the end of my nonfiction class assignments. Class is going well. I will be glad to have it behind me soon.
While we were on the cruise last month I wrote a Chapter, per request of the editors, for a new Anthology, Writing After Retirement, to be released by Scarecrow Press in 2014. I signed the contract yesterday. Hurrah!
I recorded a BookMark review of The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein for NPRs WPSU of State College, PA. Click this link to listen to it: http://wpsu.org/radio/single_entry/LL-4607/bookmark Garth visited Bradford on April 17th. His presentation was hilarious and enjoyed by all, he could be a stand-up comic!
April 17 was a busy day for me. I spoke to the Warren Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer Luncheon and met so m many dedicated unselfish people who give tirelssly of their time and energy. Never too Old to Make a Difference was the name of my talk. I enjoyed my time with those lovely folks.
We’ve seen a couple movies, nothing worth mentioning. It seems it is either feast or famine in the movie world and the feast seems to be over!
Some of the recent books I’ve read and enjoyed are: True Colors by Kristin Hannah, a good read. The Orphan Sister by Cwendolen Gross, also an intersting read. Leaving Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns was a follow-up to her Cold Sassy Tree which was a wonderful. I read her first one years ago. Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh, a gripping story about a coal mining company town. Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly and his co-author. It was surprisingly good and was a must read for me since it was chosen by my book club. My favorite of all the books I read was Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Magninficent! I highly recommend it. All of these books have been out for awhile except O’Reilly’s.
Till next time, keep reading my friends…