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My job requires me to write. Every phone call I get I have write what the inquiry is about. I work in an MP's office. I am an office assitant. Happy happy to be.

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Very good day today. Fellowship with the ladies. Very good in deed.

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Hello Friends,
We went away to visit son and sister and friends in South East Queensland last Monday, and back today, sorry I did not let you know, thought I did, but I was mistaken.
Thanks to Corrina for the true story, I do think there are some realistic and helpful stories available and expected for children these days, about death and one parent families etc. Look forward to hearing that yours is accepted for publication, do you do your own illustrations?
Hope the weather has settled down now Rioeen, we have had some amazing weather in Aus this last week, though fortunately not where we were, just a bit cold. A large oil freighter was swept aground on a beach near a city, and a road collapsed and a family killed and a few other nasty incidents too.
Hope you are doing well with your journaling and baking, Carol.
Look forward to catching up with everyone.


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I'm into baking today. Too bad because it is a nice day.

I've been looking birds up on the internet. Not so easy getting information many of the sites you to be a member. Library is the best source for that kind of information. Sooooooooo many birds.

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Hi Corrina, you can call me retired or a stay at home person LOL, it was just that I used to work as a secretary but then we decided I stay at home when the kids came and I liked it so much LOL, now I am a stay at home person! As for being green with envy, well I get loads of busy days, wanna help emoticon I also used to help out with the teenagers group at our Parish for 7 years as well as with other groups, now I just volonteer for office work. At home I am always inventing things to do like re-furbishing, or doing crafts, etc. so I guess you see what I mean.
Just look forward to your summer, I am sure you will have a nice break, I'm sure you deserve it!

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I just can't wait for summer. I'll have time to send some queries out to publishers, and do some more writing. (I'll send out the starling story first thing). And sleep....I am so tired. June is a very challenging month for teachers...graduation and report cards and cleaning out stuff. This summer, there are some pipes coming through my library, so I have to pack up books and dismantle the computer lab. All I can think about in the middle of all this overwhelming chaos is my quiet deck and my laptop. It's like this every year, and I know it will pass, as it always does. If you are retired or a stay at home person, I want you to know that right now, I am green with envy!

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That's OK Corrina LOL I am a very emotional person so a few tears makes the story even more meaningful. Yes I totally agree with you stories like the one you wrote would be good for children to help them learn of other issues in life besides all the fun and cutesy stuff. So I think that's a emoticon idea ~ Go for it!

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Thank you for your encouragement. Corrina.

I sure appreciate it.

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And Carol, if every-other-day works better for journal-writing, adjust your schedule. You're the boss!

Doreen, I am sorry the story made you cry. In all my life, I have never been so grief-stricken as I was when that bird died. Maybe it was because it was my first direct experience with death....I wrote it with the intention of maybe working it as a children's story and sending it away. I am a school librarian, and I really think kids should have the opportunity to be exposed to real-life issues in books, not just all the cutesy, funny stuff.

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Thanks Corrina.

I am doing it to get discipline. As the days go by it is getting easier. Tonight before coming onto the internet I actually felt like going to my journal first instead of after. So it is happening.

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OK I can see clearly now the tears are gone.
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Thank you Corrina for sharing your lovely though sad story with us...I am typing this with tears welling up in my eyes. You have written this true story beautifully, well done!

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Carol, I think it all depends on what you see as the purpose for your writing. Are you trying to develop a discipline for writing? Or are you just doing it for your own personal enjoyment? If you are trying to develop a discipline, then you have to write, whether you feel like it or not. Just like exercise. If it's just for enjoyment, and you aren't enjoying it, then don't do it.

Doreen, your encouraging words are well-appreciated!

Here's the ending of my starling story:

“Mom!” she cried, when she brought the bird into the kitchen, where her mother was putting the picnic things away.
Her mother turned quickly from the sink, shutting off the water. “What is it, Callie?”
Callie held the bird up in her palms. “I told you,” she said, her voice trembling. “I told you I shouldn’t have left him.”
“Oh, Callie,” her mother whispered, bending to look more closely at the bird.
“Mary gave him a whole dropper of water. It was her fault!”
“She did her best, Callie. She was trying to help.”
Callie stroked the bird's tiny head. “Mom, what can we do? Help me make him better!”
Callie’s mother shook her head. The bird was quieter now, and its beak almost shut.
“I’ll go to the grocery store,” she said, “And buy some liver. Maybe some bits of raw liver will help.”
Callie nodded, clinging to the small hope her mother had offered. And Callie’s mother got the keys to the car, and went out the door. Callie knew what her mother was thinking. She should have listened to Callie. She should have trusted Callie’s instincts. What had happened was Mary’s fault, but it was Callie’s mother’s fault, too. She was sorry for it. Callie knew that. But none of that mattered right now. What mattered was the fading, tiny life in her hands. Callie begged Tweety not to die. It had worked before. But it didn’t work this time. The baby starling breathed its last, and died in Callie’s hands.
When Callie’s mother got back with the liver, she saw right away that it was too late. She set the bag down on the kitchen table and stared down at the floor for a moment.
“You’ll have to bury it,” she told Callie, who was still holding Tweety in her hands.
Callie lay the limp little body in the basket, and went to her room. She had a shiny blue box that she had been saving for something special. It would be Tweety’s coffin. Callie lined it with soft tissues, and lay Tweety inside.
“Do you want some help with the digging?” her mother asked.
“No. I’ll do it,” Callie answered.
“Callie. Take some flowers from my garden. All the flowers you want. Put them on the grave. Make a nice spot for Tweety,” her mother said.
Callie’s mother took great pride in her flower gardens. She never let the children pick flowers from it. Callie knew then how sorry her mother felt.
In the end, Callie picked just one of her mother’s flowers, a perfect, purple petunia with petals like damp velvet. She found a smooth rock and fetched a purple crayon out of her pencil case. She wrote Tweety on the rock, tracing it over and over again, so the letters were solid, so that they would last. She lay the flower on top of the grave, next to the rock.
Callie hadn’t known such pain was possible. It hurt to breathe, to blink, to swallow. As she sat next to the small mound of fresh dirt, it seemed to Callie that her heart was like that gap in the sky where the tree’s branches used to be, before it was cut down. She was different now. Being responsible for a living creature had changed her. Tweety's death had changed her. And seeing her mother make a mistake...that had changed her, too.
It was a beautiful day, all shining and golden, the grass as green as it was possible for green to be. In the sky, starlings were flying, soaring on the wind. Tweety would never know the feeling of wind in his wings now. But, it had almost happened. She had almost saved him. And Callie knew, even as she cried, that she would not let this stop her from trying again. Not even if she had to print names on a hundred rocks.




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6/6/07 12:01 P

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Journal is not fun for me. I've heard it over and over again that it is a good idea. It is kind of like I half too. I know I don't but I am hoping that it will be fun. When I write it is something that I am excited about and so it is easy and fun.

It is like knitting I do it because I want to. I don't do it with the idea of making stuff to sell for a craft sale of something.

I only have one sleeve to do and it is a big job but I don't look at it as drudgery.

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Hello friends, just wanted to say we had a great weekend and have been so busy all through this first part of the week...we had freak storms on Monday, we almost never have rain in June but this hit us real bad and we also had floods. Thank Goodness there were no casualties but it was scary! Then yesterday out came the emoticon drying everything up...on the rooftops all you could see were lines of laundry drying out.
Hi Carol how's your knitting coming along...I know I find it hard keeping a journal when the days are so busy but I am sure if you enjoy it, you will keep at it.
Well Corrina what can I say? Your last installments have left me breathless, saying 'hey hurry up and give us the whole story'...no honestly I am really enjoying reading your lovely story, please give us more. I love your writing.
How are you doing Jan? Anything new with you?

Wishing you all a great week,
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Journal writing got lost already. I didn't write in it yesterday. I may write in it tonight. I don't have confidence that it will last.

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Here is another installment of my bird story....

Callie kept the flies and bugs she caught in a container filled with water. Callie wondered how baby birds drank, and then she realized, after she thought about it, that the mother bird probably gathered water in her beak and dribbled it into the babies’ mouths. If Callie kept the bird’s food soaked in water, it would probably get enough to drink that way.
One morning, Callie’s mother told Callie and her sister and brother to get ready. They were all going to spend the day with their grandmother in the park.
“I’ll have to bring Tweety,” Callie said. “He can’t go all day without eating.”
“We are not going to drag that bird around with us all day,” Callie’s mother said, firmly. “We’ll leave the bird with Mary. I already talked to her. She’ll feed the bird until we get back.”
“Mom, please,” Callie begged. “No one can take care of Tweety like I can. If I can’t take him along, let me stay home, then.”
But Callie’s mother would not change her mind, and she would not let Callie stay home alone, either. The bird would stay with the neighbour lady for a few hours, and that was final.
Callie climbed into the back seat of the car, a lump in her throat.
Callie loved her grandmother, and she normally would have enjoyed spending a day at the park with her, eating a picnic lunch and swimming in the pool. But today, all she could think about was Tweety. Being away from the bird was agony. She couldn’t focus on anything. Even sitting still was impossible. She wandered back and forth, under the trees, unable to eat, unable to play, unable to carry on a conversation. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, it was time to head home. Callie sat in the back seat, silently willing her mother to drive faster. The car had barely stopped in the driveway, and she was out the door, racing over to Mary’s house.
Mary was in the kitchen with Tweety. Callie knew right away that something was wrong.
“I think this bird is fading,” Mary said.
Callie reached into the basket and took Tweety out. The bird lay squirming in her palm, its beak opening and closing, soundlessly. His black eyes were dull.
“What did you do?” Callie whispered. “What did you do to my bird?”
Mary looked at her sharply. “I didn’t do anything, Callie. I took good care of this bird.”
“Did you feed him?” Callie heard her own voice shrinking, lost in a knot of tears, gathering at the back of her throat.
“Yes, I fed it. And I gave it some water, in an eye-dropper. I thought it needed something to drink.”
“Where’s the eye-dropper?” Callie asked, unable to stop the tears. They dripped down her face, and she let them, because her hands were too full of dying bird to brush them away.
Mary went over to the counter. “Right here. This is what I used.”
Callie stared at the dropper through a blur of tears. “How much did you give him?”
“It was full,” Mary answered.
“But,” Callie choked, “That dropper is as big as Tweety is!”
Mary said nothing. She wasn’t going to admit she had made a mistake. And it didn’t matter any more, because what was done was done, and it couldn’t be changed.
Callie turned and went out the door. She took Tweety home.


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6/1/07 12:12 P

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I made some neiman-marcus cookies. I cut the sugar in half and next time I would use even less. Good cookies.
I'm knitting a sweater. Probably the wrong time of year to be doing that. It is relaxing.
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Well hello to everyone from me too! I have just come back from grocery shopping and am waiting for it to be delivered. Yep you guessed right, I don't drive here! LOL I used to drive in Canada but not here, it is just a jungle out here on the roads.

Corrina I am loving your story and agree with Jan the dialogue is so realistic and I'm glad to know the little bird made it, well at least so far, right?

How nice that you have been baking Carol, how's your journal getting along?

I know Sue is very busy lately too but I'm sure she'll be back with us one of these days as she loves writing.

I am hoping this weekend will be very special as DH and I are celebrating our 29th Wedding Anniversary
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Hello Everyone, hope your week went well and you will have a satisfying weekend (it's Friday already here).
Carol, pleased to hear you did some baking, what did you bake?
Corrina, enjoying you story about the sparrow, the dialogue is so realistic. Will it be published, are you writing it for a particular market, or for yourself?
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I did some baking.

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....and here's another piece. Jan, that's funny, the thing you said about mothers! This is a true story, so that's very wise!

When Callie awoke, early the next morning, Tweety was the first thing that came into her head. She leapt out of bed, her heart in her throat, and rushed over to the basket.
“You were wrong, Mom!” she called into the kitchen. “Tweety is still alive!”
“Wow,” her mother said, coming into the room for a look. “That’s really amazing. Look, it’s already squawking for something to eat. Well, you’d better get busy. Go and swat some flies out on the porch. Birds like worms, but they eat bugs, too.”
Callie lifted the rags. To her combined disgust and delight, there was bird poop on them. As gross as it was, the fact that the bird was pooping was a good sign that it was healthy.
Over the next few days, Callie was very busy. Catching flies and digging worms for a hungry baby starling was a big job. Callie wondered how one mother starling could possibly keep up with feeding not just one, but four constantly squawking babies.
“Do you think Tweety is going to live now?” Callie asked her mother.
Callie’s mother hesitated. “Well,” she said, carefully. “It has a chance.”
Tweety was growing quickly. The fuzz was rapidly being replaced by the beginnings of feathers. Every time Callie or someone in her family walked past the basket, the bird let out a series of loud squawks and cheeps. The starling could lift its head now, and Callie could see its open beak and glittery eyes peering over the top of the basket.
“He’s always hungry,” Callie said. “I can’t fill him up.”
Callie’s mother smiled. “I know the feeling,” she said.

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I have 2 days of writing journal. emoticon

Maybe this is the real thing. I never believed that I would ever come across a successful way to lose weight but I have so many the journal will be the same.
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Hello, did we all have a mother like the one in "Just a Starling"? Enjoying the read, looking forward to the next instalment.
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I am using MS Word. I'm on the computer doing spark stuff so when I'm finished I can go into Word and journal.

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Here's the next part of "Just a Starling"

Callie’s mother peered at it. “It’s a starling,” she said. “Nothing special. It’s going to die, Callie. You can try to keep it warm and comfortable, but it won’t last the night.”
Callie found her old Easter basket, filled it with rags, and lay the bird inside, covering everything but its head, and setting the basket in a sunny window.
“Where are you going with your dad’s shovel?” her mother asked her, a minute later, as she saw Callie pass beneath the kitchen window.
“To dig some worms for the bird,” Callie replied. “Baby birds eat worms.”
“You won’t get that bird to eat anything,” her mother warned. “It’s wild, and it won’t take food from anyone but its mother.”
“I’m going to try,” Callie said, firmly. She added, almost to herself, “I have to try.”
To Callie’s delight, the bird did eat the worms. She cut them into tiny pieces, and dropped them into the bird’s mouth with a pair of tweezers.
“Tweezers sort of look like beaks,” Callie told her mother. “I probably tricked him into thinking I was his mother.”
Callie’s mother was surprised. “I’ve never heard of a wild bird that would take food from a human,” she said. “But Callie, it’s probably still going to die.”
“I think I’ll call him Tweety,” Callie said. “Every time I walk by the basket, he opens his mouth and tweets at me.”
Before Callie went to bed that night, she said good night to her baby bird.
“It’ll probably be dead in the morning,” her mother said. “Don’t get too attached, Callie.”
But Callie was attached. “Don’t die,” she begged Tweety. “If you stay alive, I’ll take care of you until you fly. I promise.” The baby bird craned its skinny neck and opened its beak, demanding more chopped worms. Callie stuffed a few choice morsels into the back of its mouth, and stroked the bird’s fuzzy head as it swallowed them down. It had glinty, black eyes, and long twiggy legs, with claws at the end.
“Baby birds are the ugliest things,” Callie’s mother remarked, as she peeked into the basket. “It’s probably covered in lice. Don’t touch it too much, Callie. And don’t even think about asking if you can take that thing with you to bed.”

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I love journaling! Carol, you've inspired me to pick mine up again. There's something about a spiral notebook and a glide pen...! And a lot of good writing ideas come along once the ink is flowing. I like to include the dreams that I remember in my journal.
Jan, I haven't thought ahead too much to the summer yet. So much to get through at school still, during this last month. I have been doing a great deal of hiking this spring (I have this desperate need to be in forests) and would love to continue through the summer, barring the severity of the mosquitos. And days wandering the shoreline of Lake Erie... writing of course, and reading...Ok, I am drooling now. Good night, everyone!

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I started my journal. I dated it and wrote about 2 paragraphs. Now, we'll see whether I continue or not.

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Hi Everyone,
Lovely to wake up and find so many posts this morning.
Enjoyed reading the story about the sparrow, Corrina, look forward to the next instalment, and your plans for Summer.
And Rioeen, thanks for your kind comments about my website, the recipes are my old family favourites. I had a 'Biggest Morning Tea' (10 at my place) to add in to the million plus that participate in Australia for cancer research on 24th May and I made them for that, plus others.
We are enjoying the slightly cooler weather here in Australia.
Yes, I will go dancing one day, thanks for remembering, Corrina. Just have to find a dance suited to our age group, they are not on all that often.
Take care and God Bless,
Hugs, Jan

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Hehehe I see you will not tell us the ending here.
Of course not, a writer never should, right?
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Doreen...never anticipate a happy ending. ;)
You might be disappointed here. But it's not really about the bird, as you will see. I'll post more of the story after a few more people have read it.

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Ooooooo I love it Corrina, I felt I was right there...I had a similar experience only a few weeks ago but it was a little baby sparrow and I have learnt the parent sparrow does let some of the babies out...gosh it was sad I could not save it, it was very weak. I am sure your story ends better and I want to read more.
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Yes, I did mean another month of school...oh, and the last few weeks just draaaaaaaaaaaaaaag....
It's so good to see all of your messages here. Jan, I am so glad and thankful that your healing is progressing so well. If you are biking, then you can probably manage some dancing, too!
I am going to make a point of posting more often. Maybe I will put some installments of my starling story in this space. Here's the first part....

On Callie’s street, the houses were old, and there were many tall trees, spreading their deep shade over the front lawns. On the corner, an old man named Mr. Bailey grew strawberries in his large garden, and sold them in green boxes at a little fruit stand he built in front of his house. Callie’s mother loved Mr. Bailey’s fresh strawberries, and would often send Callie to buy two baskets at the fruit stand so they could have strawberries with their supper.
One warm afternoon, Callie walked down the street towards the fruit stand, and passed the spot where, earlier that day, a crew had come with power saws to cut down one of the tall trees. Its branches had been starting to get caught in the hydro wires, so the city had decided to chop it down. Callie had watched from her bike as the tree came down. It had made her sad, to see the tree sway, teeter a little, and then, fall. Laying on its side, its new leaves still so bright and green, it seemed to shudder, like it was crying. There was a big gap in the sky now, where there should have been waving branches. The tree being gone made everything look strange.
Now, on her way to buy the strawberries, Callie saw that the tree had been cut up, and the wood put in piles. The branches were dragged out of the way and stacked, the green leaves already starting to wither. Near one of these branches, Callie found an overturned nest. She lifted it, and to her horror, discovered four baby birds underneath. The baby birds did not lift their heads or open their yellow beaks. They just lay there, tangled together, so small they did not even have feathers yet. When Callie prodded at one of the birds, gently, with her finger, it was cold. Dead, like the tree. The nest had come crashing to the ground when the tree had fallen, spilling the babies out onto the ground, and killing them.
Callie’s heart filled quietly with sadness. She was about to put the nest back on top of the dead birds’ bodies, when one of the grey little heads lifted, and a yellow beak opened in a silent cry. One of the babies had survived the terrible crash! Callie gathered the tiny bird into her hands and rushed home with it.

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I guess I'd better get started with a journal. Love writing but hate journaling.

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How lovely to see everyone checking in emoticon .
I'm so glad to hear you are doing well Jan. I loved to re-visit your site, it is really looking great, your recipes are lovely and yummy and I loved to read through your lovely poems again.
Hi Corrina I guess with just a month to go (Jan I think Corrina means 1 month of school), it is bound to get busier but then it will soon be over and you can sit back and relax and enjoy your summer, though holidays do bring lots or work too. We all are looking forward to our summer, the kids have been working hard at college and Uni so they too deserve their well earned break.
I too have not had much time to write and my son has been using the computer for his projects so I had limited access. emoticon

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Hello Everyone,
Thanks Corrina for your kind comment, yes I am doing well, still some tightness, but it will pass and I am not restricted in movement.
I missed something, what do you mean when you said 'still another month to go'?
We went for a bike ride today, enjoying the Autumn weather. Haven't written anything new, though I have pulled the website together. http://www.freewebs.com/jandante
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Hello everyone....
I have missed you all so much. Life just got so terribly busy. Still writing, here and there. I wrote a story about an experience with a baby starling I had when I was little, and I have also been trying to do some edits for the youth novel I've been working on all winter. Work has been very busy and I am prematurely tired, with still another month to go! Jan, are you recovering well from your surgery? I have thought of you so often!

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It is expensive sending those cards 52cents in Canada. Every once in awhile. The internet cards are easier to dispose of and easier to send. Nothing wrong with them. Very nice getting those too.

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Guess everyone's so busy.

Good for you Carol! How lovely to write out cards. I do use the internet alot for communicating quickly and frequently but like you I also love that special touch of sending out cards occasionally especially homemade ones even though my 3D cards usually take me about two hours to make.
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Pretty quiet bunch.

Writing in cards. Time of catching up with people. There is so little personal communication. Who sends cards to make someone's day except over the internet. I have cards on the table and I'm getting them ready to go.

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Hi! emoticon just stopping by to say hello and hope you are all fine - anyone writing lately? Had to stop on re-viewing my poems, not happy with working in the new programme, gotta find another way to do it.
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Writing isn't a priority with the weather we are having. I think sometimes I'm just plain lazy.

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Hello everyone, I decided to re-read my poetry 'book', the one I am going to have published some day and decided to work on what I would like it to look like...could not view it in Word so my DD showed me how to work on it in another programme. I sure wish I had more time for writing.
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People in general are afraid or have no need to step outside of their circles.

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Hi Carol and everyone, yes it is a little quiet on this team, seems like everyone is busy.
People circles, how interesting Carol!
Well, I have been busy and I am hoping this week will be a little less hectic so I can catch up. Talk to ya all later.

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Quiet on this team. I'm trying to write something about circles. People circles.

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A lovely weekend with my daughter. Healing is good in families.

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Hi Corrina just wanted to say I love the beautiful flower icon you chose for our group well done and thanks.

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Hello everyone and a Happy Easter! emoticon

That was interesting about the basket Carol, I too had never heard of it being for yourself, we have baskets and hampers done for needy families and institutions too during different times of the year. I too am Catholic and so is all my family.
I read about your husband being Catholic too Corrina and that he teaches in a Catholic school ~ this is really interesting getting to know each other through our love of writing. I 'ditto' what Carol said in her posting.
Jan yes it is important to find peace as well as love and hope in our faith. My best friend (ex-manager) in Canada is a Protestant and we were and still are great friends and share our faith through our love for each other and for Christ.
I does seem as if Dee has left us, she was only getting herself 're-assessed' so to speak as she reached her goals ~ I see her Sparkpage is up again, are you with us still Dee?
I'm also on the look out for Sue.
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Hello Everyone, Happy Easter.
I was having a discussion with another internet pal about the difference between Catholics and Protestants. In the end we agreed that wherever we find peace is right for us. Most of our friends in this town are in our Church, when we retired here 3 years ago, we met a lot of nice people and had instant family and friends.
We are going into Winter over here, but we don't even get a frost. It was too hot to get young plants going outside, and I have been battling with weeds, and have another operation scheduled, so decided to try the salad veges in tubs.
Yes I have written some free verse, but it still has to sound right, and even that is difficult sometimes.

I see we are 5 again, that Dee has left us.

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Corinna

The baskets are for ourselves. Packages for the food bank were blessed on Thurs. so it is our turn.

It is hard to go to church or most anywhere alone. Sometimes I get tired of it but somehow I keep going.

Might I suggest a Saturday evening service. It is the same as Sunday. I'm sure you knew that.

I am taking classes to become a Catholic.

The excuse about your son is an excellent excuse. Don't be hard on yourself about that one. We all have our cross to bear.

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Do the baskets go to needy people?
I would like to go to church tomorrow too, but I am making dinner for eight people and we're eating at 1:00...
I don't really have a church of my own. My husband is Catholic, but I am not, and don't want to convert. It's hard to go to church alone. I kind of gave up on it. It's also difficult to plan around, because my son still depends on me to do his insulin shots, and he has breakfast around 10:00 on the weekends.
Well, I am certainly the Queen of Excuses, aren't I? But you have to admit, they're good ones!


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Thanks for the laugh.

I am putting scones, cookies, apples and a candle. I've been to church Thurs, Fri and I'll go again I think tonight or Sun. We'll be celebrating the reserrection on both Sat and Sun.

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Carol, my husband teaches in a Catholic school. His class did a dramatic presentation of the Stations of the Cross at mass on Good Friday, with a choir singing between the readings. The kids did an amazing job. That's a lovely idea around the basket. I've never heard of that before. By the way, I am curious as to what you put in there....was it chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate? Mine would be full of chips!

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It is a basket of some foods that deprived myself of over the lent season. I put them in a basket and take them to church.

There is a traditional one that has pascha, egg cheese, sausage, and other things. I don't eat any of these things at any time of year. I put the foods that I eat.

Easter season is such a blessed time of year. The way the Catholics do it is just bringing me closer to God. What more could I ask.

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I'm getting my Easter Basket ready so I can have it blessed tonight.

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Hi everybody, yes I agree with you Corrina about free verse, it is easier and lots of fun to write not having to worry about rules...I enjoy writing all kinds of poetry.
I was amused to read about your novel titles, the title of my novel was the first thing to come to mind and it was around the title that I wrote my story, (hmm, correction, am writing).
We are having crazy weather too, we have temps that are up into 18 degrees in the morning and the evenings it is down to 10, of course we never have snow here but it can be biting cold and we do have freak storms!
How lovely that you have been planting Jan, we miss our garden but we have a few plants to take care of, some house plants and some on our rooftop, nothing like having your own garden though.
Carol how are you feeling lately? I thought of you on Holy Thursday at church.
Unfortunatly I have not had time to write any lately except for some poem requests I get on my fav craft forum.

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Jandante, have you ever tried free verse? You can just write and let the images flow and not concern yourself with rules, like meter,rhyme, etc. I like to write poetry this way, because everything can just flow out without boundaries....


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Planting veggie seeds sounds heavenly. Unfortunately, we have been dumped with snow--very unusual for April in this part of the world. My daffodils were about to bloom, and of course, they have now reconsidered and are slouching dejectedly in my front garden. It's supposed to be like this for the entire Easter weekend....I find it very hard to get my walks in, after enjoying the lovely warmer temperatures, the violets popping out of the grass, and the birds singing. The cold seems to reach into my very bones.
I am making an Easter dinner for my own family tomorrow, and having my parents-in-law over.
Hope to get some time for the edits on my novel this weekend. And I need a title. Does anyone else have problems with titles? They are always such a challenge for me. My other two novels are called "Leaving November" and "Swinging From the Moon." It took literally months to come up with those.

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I wrote a poem yesterday morning before Church, but know I have a lot to learn about meter. Going to study up on it.
Not doing anything special this weekend, planted a few punnets of vegetable seedling in tubs on the steps of the deck.
Trust everyone having a safe and happy Easter Weekend.
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Hi Everyone,
My DH has long dreams with intense plots, but I very occasionally have one scene, then when I wake it has gone a few seconds later. I can never get up and talk about a dream.
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I am sure dreams are filled with significant messages. There is no universal interpretation; at least, that is not my belief. I think that dreams are messages from within, the mind's way of attempting to show us something about ourselves. We are our own interpreters. Of course, this is just a general way of looking at dreams. I would never rule out possibilities--God telling us something, someone very close to us sending a message, etc. These would be rare (yet extremely memorable) experiences. I've had the odd one of those myself....

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After a dream I ask God what it means if anything.

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I find a lot of inspiration in my dreams--they have been the seeds for many short stories and poems. Even a single image or a strong feeling can bring out incredible creative energy.

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Good Morning on Thursday from my side of the world.

Carol, glad to hear things improving for you.

Rioeen, No poems in the night, I took a headache tablet as I have not been sleeping. However I have remembered what the topics were, and have jotted that down.

Here's to a satisfying day or evening for everyone.

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Thanks Rioeen

I will be getting some electrodes treatment done on it soon. I had some done on my back and I haven't had a problem since.

I've lived with it for so many years. I've had prayer for it.

I do some gentle strength exercises and that has done wonders too.

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I'm so happy for you Carol, I thank God your shoulder and hand are fine, have a nice day!

Well Jan I guess you must be asleep right now but just another added thought, hope you can see your pen and pencil when writing, I sometimes can hardly decipher what I've written 'in my sleep' by morning emoticon Happy dreams emoticon maybe we will find a poem from you in the morning emoticon

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My shoulder and hand are fine today.

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Hi Rioeen, Thanks for having a look at the freewebsite, as I mentioned, I made up an index, (which can be easily changed), but have not put anything else on it yet, except for one item to get started. We had visitors all day, and I am tired, and I have a meeting in the morning, so I won't get to it for a while. I have my items on a blogspot and Yahoo360, so will transfer.
Yes I must do something about getting poems down that go through my head in the night, I have had them the last two nights, but a total blank in the morning.
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Hi Carol I'm sorry to hear about your shoulder and hand and hope you will feel much better soon.

Jan, well done on your website emoticon I had a quick look and will go back for a proper visit, I really liked what I saw.
About poems coming to you in the middle of the night emoticon I have had that happen to me so many times and lost them forever so one day I decided to just get up and write them, even if it is just a few verses that way I can write more in the morning as otherwise by then it is all gone. Another thing you could do is have a notebook handy and keep it in your purse, or bedside table for any inspirations emoticon ...I usually have many scraps of paper with a few scribbled words or lines on which I work at a later date but that way they are saved emoticon
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Carol, sorry you are having trouble with your shoulder and hand.
I have poems come to me when I wake in the night, but of course there is nothing there in the morning, have to work out how to get them down.
If anyone is looking for a free website www.freewebs.com is very easy to use, I had a look around and started one there last night, haven't put much in there as yet, but made up part of the index. They have over 400 templates to choose from, easy to edit etc. It is at www.freewebs.com/jandante


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Some things to write about but haven't sat down to write yet. My shoulder and hand don't encourage me either. Soreness in both. I've been hoping that it would go away like usual but not so yet.

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Hi Sue I have just been to your site and re-read your poems, I really love Wish and Kindness and especially Friendship! You have a special way with words friend emoticon

Hi Jan I'm afraid I have not written for quite a few days now, there are days and there are days, I'm sure you know what I mean. But I'll update you as to how I'm doing. emoticon

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Rioeen, enjoying your input too. Look forward to hearing how your writing is going.
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Hello, everyone has been very busy here.

Dee great news you are almost onto your target. We have a small motorhome too, but won't be getting away until June, except for a few days next week. Loved your Aunt Louise.

And I hope we can have good discussions here (re spelling etc), I certainly did not feel criticised. We are from different countries with different backgrounds and we are going to have different ideas about many things. If we offer our thoughts in a considerate manner, I am sure they will be appreciated and gratefully received.

Corrina, novel finished, now that is a satisfying milestone to achieve. Your poetry has a lot of descriptive thoughts, enjoyed the read.

Sue, I viewed you website and was impressed, Thanks for sharing with us, and lovely to see your Mum's website there too. I noticed you are both using your own server for your websites. I am with tpg (your Mum's too). I loved so many of your poems, A Hug, School Volunteer, believe, Laughter, Wish, and your love for your family and canine friends shone through.

Carol, know you are busy running another site, and look forward to getting to know you.

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Hi Dee I'm sure we are all smiling with you about the differences in spelling emoticon it is always interesting to read about the different ways we do things across the world.

Oh reading Aunt Louisa really brought a smile to my face this morning, it was fun reading it and I am sure you had lots of fun writing it - that was just emoticon I got my DD to read it too and she says it reminded her of Edward Lear's Nonsense poems like The Owl and the PussyCat!
I loved the grape on each plate and her "I can't eat, why should you?" ~ you got some great characters there.


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Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.


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Well, so far we have not gone and now it may be awhile before the motorhome is ready. So...

I'd like to clear up any possible misunderstanding about my reflection upon the spelling of words like materialise. I only meant to smile about the differences in our various ways of spelling ordinary words from one part of the world to another. There was absolutely no criticism intended. Just want to be sure everyone knows that.

Corinna, I very much appreciated your 'dark' poetry; it kept me reading, with great intensity, to see where he was going and what would happen.

I have books of poetry, but as I look back at them, the expression has gone through many metamorphoses as I have done myself. Poetry, of course, reflects what's happening in the poet's life. There are groupings of widely different poems in my books, almost as if written by entirely different poets. And, perhaps that is true! The person does go through many changes in her life so that she is no longer what she was ten years ago, or twenty years ago or...

emoticon Hearty congratulations, C., on having penned (or typed) the final words of your novel. That is absolutely WONDERFUL!! Yes, I am shouting here.

My Spark Page and photos are offline now as I am making some changes in what I do and don't do here at the website.

Here's a funny little rhymer (I have very few). BTW, I wrote the tribute to Bear late last September. This one is crazy-fun:

AUNT LOUISA

Aunt Louisa ate a pizza and a piece of pie,
Uncle Charlie was cutting the barley and got a piece stuck in his eye,
Cousin Ruthy lost her toothy and Billy got lost in the wood,
It was a bad day for many you say?
Aunt Louisa sure thought it was good!

The tooth fairy came and left Ruthy a dime,
"That's not much for a tooth," she complained.
Billy was found in a hole in the ground;
He got scared so he hid, he explained.
Uncle Charlie picked the barley out of his poor, sore eye.
Aunt Louisa had toast and some corn and a roast,
and finished the rest of the pie.

Aunt Louisa was sad and then she got mad
for they said she should go on a diet.
She said, "That's absurd! It's the worst thing I've heard!"
but they told her she really should try it.

Aunt Louisa got sore; wouldn't cook anymore
and nobody knew what to do!
Dinner was late, just a grape on each plate
for she said, "I can't eat, why should you?"

Dee

BTW, I have changed my goal weight but the ticker, for some reason, doesn't reflect that. I'd be a wrinkled up stick at the original goal.


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emoticon emoticon well done Corrina on finishing your novel, never mind the editing for now, you have lots to celebrate, I can't wait to have mine finished but I'll get there some day!

emoticon I missed you...that was a great poem with deep thoughts, well written, keep writing lady!

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Edited by: RIOEEN at: 4/2/2007 (15:32)
Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.


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