Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mama Leone left a Note on the Door...

...she said Sonny move out to  the country...

After some 17 years in our home we are preparing to relocate. At this time I have only one question.


Sorry for the rant. It's been a long couple weeks. The process of cleaning out and deciding what to pack and what to chuck has taken its toll. Blogger is a wee bit, shall we say, edgy? I'm trying to look at this as a good thing, really I am. A fresh slate, an opportunity to get organized. To part company with the Clutter Creature that seems to have crept in, in its sneaky little way, and quietly taken hold of my closets and drawers. It's cathartic, actually. All the heaving and hoeing. Yet it isn't without contradiction.
It's an ending. It's a beginning.
Which, exactly?
Both, exactly.
Moving is a coin. Heads it's happy, tails it's sad. Flip and see which it'll land on today. The bigger part of me is enjoying the moment - desperately ready to expand, contract. Chances are we have months to go before we say goodbye to the old place, hand over the keys to the next owner. For now it's about decisions. Keep the lamp or toss it? Does that sofa go? Oh, hell no.
This morning I'm going to tackle the cabinet in the basement where the kids stored all the videos they watched when they were little. Yet I wonder...what does one do with 48 Disney movies - VCR format - when nobody has a VCR anymore? Won't the Little Mermaid be peeved if she winds up staring at the business end of a Hefty bag?
It was dear Walt Disney himself who said :

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Yes, it does.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Baby Got Face & Stuff - It's a Book

And so, after spending many, many months growing all its fingers and toes, book baby Wishless has arrived!
I want to thank the terrific L & L team for working so hard to help bring this story to life. They did an outstanding job on the cover, editing and "delivering" a bouncing baby e-book, soon to be in print and available also at Amazon, B & N, & Fictionwise.

If you decide to make a purchase, first-off I thank you! I hope you'll enjoy the read. My goal was to lift you out of the day-to-day details of your life and entertain you for a little while. Maybe you'll forget a trouble or two. Perhaps you'll even laugh, cry, and smile along the way.

Now that its here, I'll surely be busy with all the 3 a.m. feedings. At least the morning sickness has finally stopped. Kinda...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Do You Believe?

It wasn't as if I was in the mood to debate the subject of miracles. Yet, I recently ran into a woman I know who was hot and heavy on the miracle bandwagon. Up until now I've been a bit of a miracle agnostic. Perhaps that's too harsh a term. Maybe I've just more or less outgrown the notion, the way you do Santa Claus or happily-ever-after. (Boy oh boy, Blogger is certainly surly this evening.) Not really. I suppose I need some solid proof, something tangible to hang my hat on. This woman caught me during the right week. If ever I needed a miracle its right about now. So she says it's all about having faith. You must, she advises, always believe in the impossible.
But isn't that an awfully big commitment?
I guess I could try it on for size for the next few days. See how it fits. If things work out, I might actually become a miracle convert. Will she or won't she? Tune in again next time to find out the answer...