It’s been a helluva week trying to learn how to negotiate the Supreme Court system and I’m drowning in paperwork to such a degree that I haven’t had much energy to attend to my very important piece of ephemeral space here.
Most of you who are my FB friends know that C’s father is dragging me to court in a huge tantrum of throwing his toys out of the pram.
Isn’t it wonderful that we can open up our pc and find lovely people to visit with? Here are some you might love as much as I do.
My friend Pamela wrote the loveliest little Halloween story in two parts. I absolutely devoured part one and then couldn’t find time for part two till today. It is so charming and very worth the read.
My friend Jeannine has the greatest sense of humour and I can’t help myself. I
stalk follow her Momaiku blog every day. Nothing like a teenage son pushing a mom’s buttons to bring out the inner snarky poet.
My friend Julie breathed a sigh of relief now that the American elections are over and I have to say that I agree with her. I’ve never been so
deeply concerned, freaked out, frightened, involved in another country’s politics before, and I’ve never heard my 20yr old daughter talk so much about women’s rights, misogyny and oppression before.
So many of my friends have been at opposite poles it’s been painful to try to support them all. And some people have def. not been playing nice with the other kiddies. I’ve read so much vindictiveness and hatred on new media these past few days. I’m sure you have too. But I have the antidote to that! My friend Bolton Carley has started the most wonderful Blessed Turkey Project on Facebook. The idea is to post a little line or two each day to say what you are grateful for. It’s been a relief to read down the gentle posts, and a reminder that there are all these lovely people using new media; people who I have yet to meet and look forward to getting to know a little better. Come join us, you’ll probably feel good too.
My friend Celi is writing away with the rest of us NaNoWriMo crazies and it’s lovely to stop by her farmy and feel how daily life just carries on despite the ups and downs and sore pigs, skunked dogs or temperamental cows, life just keeps happening.
And a book I ordered thru Amazon arrived. One of my favorite poets, Carol Ann Duffy’s children’s book The Princess Blanket, illustrated by one of my favorite artists Catherine Hyde. It’s the most exquisitely beautiful book I’ve seen since I bought my friend Jackie Morris’ Tell Me a Dragon, The Snow Bear and The Snow Leopard last summer.
And in my post box, four letters from new friends! (Part of my good mail club) So looking forward to writing back today.
And finally my very new friend RaRaSaur, (whose name I don’t know yet), writes a clever post about blog etiquette and the battle between the ocean of opinions and the rocks standing firm against the waves. Consequently, today I am happy to be an insignificant little piece of seaweed floating on the great big ocean of life, getting gently rolled by the waves, wrapped around a rock here or there only to be set free by the next wave and carried to a new place.
Everyone needs a day like today I bet. One day to recharge, catch up, rest and breathe life back into the soul.
Think about taking one soon my gentle, pink-hearted friends.