1) If you could write a book, what would you write about? Or if you've already written books, when can we expect to see your next one? I have a couple of ideas for stories. One involves growing up in a Deaf family with a fifth of alcohol thrown in and the other has to do with coping with widowhood. I don't want to get anymore detailed than that online.
2) Have you ever wondered about quitting your blog, what was the first thought that came to mind? Actually I have. The first thing I thought was: I don't have anything to say! I have to be careful about what I write about in real life because this is the internet. Whatever I put online is there forever and I'm sure there's a lot out there I wouldn't have posted if I'd thought about it twice. So what is there left for me to blog about except for my four footed friends? Even there I'm running out of pictures and ideas. A timely meme for me today!
In high school, my favorite subject was drama. I took drama when I was a senior and loved it so much I took it twice. I had to get permission from the teacher and she readily gave it. How could I not love drama? The teacher encouraged us to get in touch with our feelings and stretch. We practiced with tons of exercises everyday. At the end of the semester, we put on a class performance, a "little theater". Mrs. Cooper was one of the best teachers I've ever had, always encouraging us to think through a situation and figure out what the character might be thinking or feeling. I went from being very stiff and awkward with myself to more relaxed and in tune with who I was.
1. Ride bikes with TB...but in the morning when it's not so hot!
2. Swim in the lake
3. Visit & swim in the ocean
4. Spend time with grandson Little T
5. Read A Dance With Dragons when it comes out in July
6. Pick up cat blogging on a regular basis again
7. Find blocks of time to write and then do it!
8. Hide from the heat and humidity as much as possible
9. Find recipes that don't require using the oven!
10. See an orthopedic specialist in ankles about fixing my foot
11. Watch movies with husband and kids -- nothing much on TV during the summer!
12. Read all these books I have piled up as long as I'm hiding indoors from the heat and humidity
12. Stay in touch with friends and family now that school's over!
All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them? It depends on the book and/or the author. For example, I would rather own George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice series because I love it so much. I collect Stephen King's books. I'm beginning to feel the same way about Edward Rutherfurd. Many other books I'd read and enjoy just once. Those I'd rather borrow.
1. How’s your head space doing this week? It's pretty good this week. There is always stress but I'm managing it a lot better now that school is over.
2. Anything major got you down lately? If so, what? What are you doing about it? The economy and what it's done to our finances. Everything is so tight we are practically counting pennies. The only thing we can do is watch what we spend, which is what we've been doing for the last couple of years.
3. What do you do to help pull yourself out of depression when it strikes? For me, depression is a chronic battle. Right now my meds are working again. Sometime during the winter, my antidepressant sort of failed and I slid into a deep well of depression. I thought about quitting school, wanted to sleep all the time, and the whole nine yards. The doctor gave me a new med to try and what I did was just basically order myself to hang in there until it could kick in and start working. That's the thing with depression. It usually lifts but it just doesn't feel like it ever will. It's a real struggle to fight it.