Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sandra Moore dropped in to share some wit and wisdom with the Dreggers. Great reading on a rainy day, thanks, Sandra.
And scroll down and click to read the first chapter of Murder on the Ol' Bunions.
What crayon in the box describes you on a good day? Bad day? Which one do you aspire to be?
I'd like to be Purple. Rich, deep, alluring. I aspire to be red someday--daring, fun, extrovert. Ha! It just won't happen, I'm afraid.
Pick one…..Pink iguana, purple cow, periwinkle giraffe. Which one and why? Can be negative or positive.
Pink iguana. To be that ugly and then pink. I'd have all the other iguanas green with envy. Wait, they are green, aren't they? That periwinkle giraffe sounds good too. . .Gentle, kind giraffes, and periwinkle is such a lovely color.
Favorite turn of phrase or word picture, in literature or movie.
If you were assured of writing a best-seller, what genre would it be? Give us a sliver of information, a characteristic or glimpse of a scene.
He wasn't after her to kill her, he only wanted her for her dentures.
What period of history intrigues you the most?
1842--China during the Opium Wars. A lot of American sea captains were involved during that time. Very intriguing.
What makes you feel alive?
Playing the newest Nancy Drew game with my daughter. :)
How does something worm its way into your heart? Through tears, truth, humor or other?
Definitely humor. Though I love quotes that make me stop and think, but humor is essential for me because I tend to be rather serious minded.
Where would you most like to travel ----- moon, north pole, deep seas, deserted island, the holy land or back to a place from your childhood, somewhere else? – and why.
I'd love to cruise the Mediterranean islands simply because I've never been there and you can see so much in just a few days.
Favorite season and why?
I used to adore Springtime, but now I love Autumn. It might have something to do with the fact that our new house backs to the mountains and they are so beautiful right now. Spendid colors!
Which compliment related to your writing has meant the most and why?
"Your book cured me of my insomnia."
It certainly gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling to know I had the power to HEAL! Insomniacs line up!
What would you do today if you knew you had only a week to live?
Get in the car with my family and drive to a secluded cabin, video camera in hand and recording. I'd take some time to make videos of myself "talking" to my daughter about those times in her life that I would miss. Then I'd cry. . .and cry. . .and cry. . .
Isn't that an oxymoron?
Anything you'd do but don't because of fear of pain? What is it? Ex. Bungee jumping, sky diving, running with scissors.
How about just gardening and walking, or jogging, or even running? You see now why I write for a living. :)
Grammatical pet peeve…sound off.
When people leave off the comma before direct address.
A man and woman sit at a table in an upscale restaurant. They each have a cell phone to their ear. What are you overhearing? Tell me about this couple…..
"I'm not speaking to you, Gerald. I told you I was right and that I'd never speak to you again if you went ahead and did it."
"You're speaking to me now."
"Not face to face. The phone doesn't count."