Tuesday, January 8, 2013

a Tuesday without Gwen...

Isn't a writing day at all.Gwen has the dreaded lurgy and I tried to write my half-hour but my eyes were doing something weird (all fine now) so I walked the pooch and went up to our house and unpacked about twelve or so boxes. Here's the thing - our kitchen at the house we built was about twice as big and we grew to fit it. Can we shrink? I don't know. Gah.

Then I went off and saw my grandkids. I was chatting to them about this and that and reading the first of the Famous Five books - An Adventure to Treasure Island  - I think it is called. Those suckers are 70 years old. I remember loving them as a kid because sometimes George (the first trans-gendered fictional character I believe) would call Julian an ass which was okay in Britain apparently. So we were discussing why they could only wear jeans on holidays and why were they having a 'holiday' in the summer which is now called a 'break' and so forth. My grand-daughter Hannah told me she was going to be a writer. Yahoo! I love it! Then a little later I asked her if she'd read all her Christmas books yet and she said she had and I said 'not Little Women! I wanted to read you that!' and she said yes she'd read it and Jo was her favourite and I said Jo was my favourite and the penny dropped. Of course she wants to be a writer. It worked!!!!

Now we are waiting for our real-estate agent to drop by so we can sign papers for an offer on a property we might like to have. So I will write until she gets here as my eyes aren't being deranged.

What a duck-soup of a post. Ah well. This crazy writing life indeed.

5 comments:

Suzanne Furness said...

The Famous Five, classics! My husband read them all to our children when they were little and they loved them!

Hope the property purchase goes well.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Fantastic about Hannah! I think that "Little Women" definitely has the power to create writers. :) Hope your eye is better!

Margot Kinberg said...

Jan - How cool that Hannah wants to be a writer - yay!!! And I know what you mean about being thrown 'off course' on a day you'd planned for writing. I hope Gwen feels better soon.

And you know what? I like duck soup posts! :-)

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Take care of your eyes! I keep reminding myself of that as well, using eye drops more often is one day to do it.

Faith Pray said...

Hoorah for 'Little Women' and young writers! Jo was my childhood aspiration for womanhood - writer, tomboy, impetuous, inky.