Friday, October 15, 2010

My Book, My Ghosts, My Pen Pal, My Posts

This past month has been nothing but vacation, vacation, vacation for me – maybe not YOUR idea of vacation – my mother, as a matter of fact, would call this type of vacation Hell. You see, most of my "vacation" has been taking care of some of my grandchildren. So – restful it is not, but fulfilling it is. I rarely get to see my son and his family, so this vacation has been a real treat for me (yes, I said treat – inside joke to my kids and some of their friends who know us).

As always, I am surprised that I get any writing done at all with so many interruptions, but apparently I have completed some articles and blogs over the past month, and here they area (read what appeals to you – comments are always welcome):

Little Sister Saves Big Brother From Scary Robber
This story, related to me by my daughter-in-law, Michelle, was so funny, I asked her permission to blog about it. If you have more than one child or if you are from a family with even one sibling, you will enjoy this blog.

Understanding 3 Year Olds

I pride myself on understanding my grandchildren and have been fairly successful at it – until the day this happened.

Apparently, I'm going to have to be VERY careful how I say goodbye to my grandchildren.

Children Can Be So Exasperating
They can also be humorously exasperating, as you will see in this blog.

Forces of Good and Evil
This battle took place in a dream. Read to find out who won and how.

Check Out This "Writing for AC" Blog
If you are a writer who writes for Associated Content, you'll want to read this blog.

Meeting Abby Greenhill, an Associated Content from Yahoo! Contributor

On one of my vacations (the one I took with my sister, Kathy), I got to meet Abby Greenhill, who writes for Associated Content. Read about our meeting in this article.

Pen Pals Meet for First Time After More Than 45 Years
On the same trip when I met Abby, I finally got to meet the pen pal I had been wanting to meet for over 45 years. We met in Orlando, Florida, where Chris and her family were vacationing.

What's Happening to Florida's Trees?
One of the things that surprised me about my trip to Florida was the Spanish Moss that hung from the trees starting in southern Georgia and all the way to Clearwater, Florida. They looked ugly from a distance, but when I downloaded the pictures, they looked almost pretty. Click the link for a slide show.

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer -- Part V

In all of my other breast cancer journals, I discuss the clinical aspects of my breast cancer journey. In this one, I discuss my feelings and emotions concerning a breast cancer diagnosis.

Snopes Verifies This is True: Common Sense is Dead
And I have proof! Read the article.

Take the Mr. Coffie Challenge Regarding High Page Views on Associated Content from Yahoo!
Not a typo – Mr. Coffie DID challenge Associated Content writers to post their page views. Some people have commented that by posting our best articles, we are opening ourselves up to plagiarism, but I'm keeping an eye on Google Alerts to see if any of the ones I've posted have been stolen. If you are a writer who wants to rise to this challenge, I suggest you do the same.

Spirits and Alcohol

Here is one possible explanation for why alcohol is sometimes referred to as spirits.

Touched By a Ghost
Though some of you may not believe this story, I swear it's a true story.

A Haunting in Beverly – I DO Believe In Ghosts – I DO, I DO!
Another true haunting you might find hard to believe.

Thank you for clicking on any or all of the above blogs and articles. See you next blog.

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