"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

** Tuesday's Tidbits **

An extra special Thank You goes to Sue at Sue's News, Views 'n Muse! After reading yesterday's post, Sue realized I was most likely referring to a memoir she glowingly reviewed recently. She even listed the link in her comment: http://grannysuesnews.blogspot.com/2010/09/lets-take-long-way-home.html. The name of the memoir is "Let's Take the Long Way Home," by Gail Caldwell. I was practically jumping for joy when I realized Sue did have the information! But, now, I have a quandry. Should I still read "The Condition" first, before mailing it to Bookie/Claudia? It's a BIG book.....Hmmm...I think I'll go ahead and mail it to Clauida with her other winnings. I hope my library has Gail Caldwell's book, since I already own a gazillion books, and haven't even read a large number of them, yet! Ahhhh...So Many Books. So Little Time!
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I don't know if I've mentioned a newsletter I receive about once a month that is full of literary magazines and contests and calls for submissions, etc. I've posted some of the information about them, but not the newsletter itself. The website is: Poets & Writers. It's full of wonderful information. Sign up for the newsletter and you'll be kept in the loop!
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You know all that irritating junk (snail) mail that fills your mail box practically daily? For years, I opened everything, realized it was junk and threw it away. Then someone mentioned to me about the great Buy One Get One Free restaurant coupons they received, or the Save So-Much when you spend So-Much kind of coupons. So, I started opened up junk mail again. Good thing I did, because recently I received a nice little rebate check in a blank-looking envelope, that almost got tossed before I opened it. And the coupons are worth going through, even if you only find one that you would use. Okay....I told you all that, so I can tell you this: I wanted to send something special to my sister now that she's home from the hospital, but I couldn't think of anything other than a cute homemade card. WELL, yesterday while going through stacks of junk mail that I'd let pile up in my office, I came across one for $4.00 off an Edible Arrangement! Voile! The perfect special gift! They're rather pricey, but I got a small one, since it's just Marian and her husband. She called me today to thank me and was so pleased and surprised and feeling quite "special"!

"When you urgently serve others, attack problems, enact solutions, and express your sense of family and friendship, the rewards will come back to you with equal speed." -- Pat Croce

9 comments:

  1. Becky---I love memoirs. They're my favorite. What is "Take the Long Way Home" about?

    I am sure your sister perked up when the edible arrangement arrived. What a nice gift!

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  2. yummm edible arrangements, what a great idea!! I wonder if they can make one out of tacos: with hard shell tacos, then soft burritos, then some chips and salsa, quesadillas and sopapillas for a sweet touch!! (yes, I am hungry and away from home)

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  3. Yummy edible arrangements! What a sweet gift to your sister! Glad you found the book you wanted to read!

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  4. That's good you know now the name of the book you wanted to read. If it were me, it would have driven me crazy until I remembered the name of it!! Very sweet of you to send that to your sister. I'm sure she was delighted!

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  5. Glad you found the name of that book :)

    And that's a great use of some junk mail, we mostly receive fliers (either in our mailboxes or someone shoves it our way in a mall, on the street, etc.)
    An edible arrangement sounds so cool!

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  6. Thanks for the newsletter link. i signed up.

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  7. Becky, you have inspired me to read more memoirs. Also to work on my own, since that's what I would like to write.

    Thaks for the newsletter tip. I'll check it out.

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  8. Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did, Becky.

    =)

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  9. i think the edible arrangements is a great gift. your sister will enjoy it. rose

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