September 23, 2010

I heart Amy Tan!
I went to hear her at TCU Tuesday night. She is so engaging. After her talk, I stood in line for a long time to have her sign my books. Before leaving the house, I collected what I could find on my bookshelf and came up with four of them. I kept going back and forth on whether I should bring four books, (couldn’t find Hundred Secret Senses) and wondered a bit if it was … I don’t know… piggish … or was it a compliment to bring them? I wish now that I also had her memoir with me to be signed. I am going to take my coupon and buy it tomorrow. Also, see that red chop? Ms Tan doesn’t usually use it to sign books, but her thumb was in a splint, so she couldn’t notate, which leads to a little bragging … there was a Q and A where the audience wrote questions that were collected, screened and then asked. Only 3 were selected. The first 2 were questions about to get started writing a book and the third? It was … What happened to your thumb? … which happened to be the question I submitted (now, I know, someone else could have submitted the same question, but I would like to think it was mine.
Oh and how did she hurt her thumb? While juggling packages and the car door, she closed the door on her thumb. Her comment was that she was amazed that a door could close so tightly with a thumb in between the door and the car. Ouch!

September 14, 2010

I did it! I sewed, washed and ironed 154 napkins for daughter Michelle’s wedding! Yay! One task down. 2 gazillion tasks left to do.

September 07, 2010

i sometimes get accused of being a little negative on my posts……or maybe i complain a little too much…..okay……i complain a lot. isn’t that what blogging or writing in a diary is all about? you know…..”dear diary, you will not believe what so and so said to me…..”
anyway, today i am going to say how lucky i am to be blessed with a wonderful family. today, i went out to walk & didn’t take my cell phone. well… the storm sirens went off and my darling daughter michelle tried to call me & she heard my cell phone ringing in the house so…she went out to look for me in the rain. unfortunately, my walking partner and decided it was raining too much and went to starbucks instead so we didn’t hear the sirens. we were safe, but michelle didn’t know that. i was touched.
sister laura sent via mom this little mushroom for me. it’s just a little thing she picked up that made her think of me. no other reason. not my birthday or anything. so i propped it up on my sewing machine as a pin cushion and it makes me smile as i continue to sew 150 napkins for the wedding.
speaking of napkins, husband scott gave me the day off to sew and now i have 20 napkins left (yay!)
lucky lucky me!