Monday, October 8, 2012

Another Hiatus from Writing


Hello All,
Once again I need to take a month off from blogging—both posting once a week on my two blogs and commenting on yours. Three different friends—one from Minnesota, one from Kansas, and one from Wisconsin—are coming to visit, each for several days. For a variety of reasons, all of this needs to happen within one month.
         Besides that, the barometer is starting to be a little erratic and that always brings on problems with Meniere’s Disease—not the episodes any longer but lightheadedness and dizziness. This always tires me out.
         So the truth is that I just don’t feel equal to writing well.


         Unfortunately, my last posting primed you for what was to be my pièce de résistance!!! That is, the recounting of what happened on my First Communion Day.
         That will now have to wait until November 7th. I hope you’ll stick around for that posting. And I hope also that I can write it in such a way that the humor will emerge and you’ll guffaw at the incident. And . . . that when I finally do post the story it won't be anticlimactic or a letdown!
         Some of you have expressed your enjoyment at my recounting of these early grade-school memories. If you’d like to read two other ones, you might take a gander at  “Beginning with Prepositions” and “Building Bocks of Writing and Speaking” on my writing blog. Both recount how Sister Mary McCauley taught grammar to my fifth-grade class back in 1946. She was a creative and innovative teacher—or so I think.
         See you on November 7th

Photo from Wikipedia.

24 comments:

  1. I've got your post scheduled for my blog on Oct. 17, so I hope you'll pop in now and then to see what comments are made and answer any questions :) But please take care of yourself and feel better soon!

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  2. Dear Karen, I continue to be grateful that you invited me to guest post on your writing blog. I'll post a brief note on this blog and also on my writing blog on the 17th or 18th to tell those who read/follow these two blogs about the guest posting. And of course, I'll check in on your blog on the 17th and for several days thereafter and answer any questions or comments. Peace.

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  3. Take whatever time you need--I'll be here when you get back!!

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  4. Taking a break is always good for the heart, mind and body. Take care of yourself and we will ll look forward to your return.

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  5. I'll be here when you return.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. Yes, it's always a good idea to take whatever time we need to do things in ways that will benefit everybody. I'll be here when you get back. Happy visiting! :-)

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  7. Everybody has to take time off now and then.....feel better and hope you enjoy your company. This will just keep the suspense going for your first communion post!

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  8. Dee, you just take care of yourself! Your posts are like gold dust and will be a welcome sight whenever they come. I hope you have a wonderful reunion with your three friends -- full of laughter and love.

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  9. Take care of yourself, and have as much fun as you can. I will be here when you return. You will be missed but are so very right to put your needs first.

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  10. As you must know, you will be missed, Dee. But you are so wise to know what is best for you. We'll still be here! :-) Enjoy your time with friends. That is just a wonderful feast for your emotional soul, I think. oxo

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  11. Enjoy your time off with your friends. Hopefully it will leave you feeling refreshed.
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  12. You can take a break whenever you need to. We'll be here when you get back. Don't worry about it. Enjoy your visitors and I hope your dizziness subsides quickly. See you in November!! :)

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  13. Enjoy time with your friends! We'll still be here, eager to hear your stories, when you return. :-)

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  14. Dee, we will miss you and look forward to your return, but your own life and needs come first. Have a wonderful time with your friends and I hope you feel better soon.

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  15. Enjoy your visits Dee! Nothing like being with good friends!

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  16. Dee, thanks for visiting my guest post at Karen's blog and for your comment. Hope you feel better and get your "Mojo" back!

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  17. Dee, I was unable to post or check blogs this week while I was in Minnesota, so, just now catching up.

    I hope your dizziness is brief and that the barometer steadies himself and you are feeling less light headed. So man factors play into our well being, don't they?

    Do enjoy your friends, each in turn, and all that they bring to your table of life. I'll be waiting to read more about your First Communion and misadventure. You never disappoint, dear Dee. I know you won't with the second installment. Take care.

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  18. How wonderful that your friends are coming to visit. I know you will have a great time. I will miss you lots and I will be sorry that once again you will miss posts that I had hoped you would read. The California Missions and one I wrote about a memory I had after reading about your life in the 1940s. I guess it has to be good enough for you to know that you are an inspiration to me.

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    1. Dear Inger, I'm going to be able to start reading blogs again tomorrow as I've discovered that will work out for me. So I'll read the ones about the California Missions. I've so looked forward to them. Peace.

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  19. Ah love, and I just found you via a comment you left on Frankandmary! (chuckle) Just my luck you're off for a bit of a rest. Thoroughly understand why, however, so enjoy yours...

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  20. HELLO ALL,
    thanks so much for your words of support and encouragement. I hope to complete my First Holy Communion story on Wednesday, October 31. That's a week earlier than I indicated in this hiatus posting. I am so blessed by all of you and I so appreciate your following this on-line memoir blog and the stories I tell. Peace

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  21. If I take more than a day off I forget how to do anything!

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  22. I'm looking forward to November 7th :)

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