Sunday, April 30, 2017

April and May, Two Spring Sisters

     April. A gentle word. A favorite month name for me. April. Such a pretty sound, fresh, girly, a dancing-in-the-wind kind of song. And spring, you know. New life, new beginnings.
     But April is nearly gone for 2017.
     May is a beautiful month name, too. April and May, two laughing sisters frolicking in a flower garden in the rain. Listen. Listen to the soft music.
     Come in, May.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Fourth Life

     I am beginning my fourth life, I like to say. In truth, I am starting a new, exciting career (my fourth), and my passion is running high! My books are being published. Yes, my first two books for children will soon be on shelves and in children’s hands.
    The first will be available October 2017 and the second the summer of 2018. Look for Merry Tilda, A Winter Fairy Tale, in just a few months from now.
     Here are my basic stats: I am the daughter of two, the big sister of eight, the mother of four, the grandmother of 13, and the teacher of a thousand, at least.
     I read every day. I write every day. I draw and paint lots of days. I crochet and stitch and embroider lots of days. I clean a little bit every day. I teach a little bit most days. And best of all, I just mess around lots of each and every day. The messing around is the truly important part.