Monday, July 23, 2007
Are you in a reading group? I am in a great group. We have a lot of fun when we get together, and we do actually talk about the book we read. I just finished July's book, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See. I really enjoyed it, and it's a great read for a women's reading group (which ours is). Our next book is The Memory Keeper's Daughter which I read last year and will probably re-read before our September discussion. There are some moral issues in this book. which should make for lively discussion. Our book group has a web site which makes it easy to remember what books have been chosen, contact members via email, etc. We call ourselves Bookworms Boston. Enjoy!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Just so you know, this post is NOT about Bette Midler's movie. I love the beach. I grew up in the midwest, where our swimming was done in a pool. Now that I have access to beaches and salt water, I can't get enough of them! Unfortunately I haven't had much beach time this summer, but last weekend we WERE able to go, and we had a blast. Sun, Surf, Sand - what more could a girl want!
I have two children. My daughter is 34 (and the proud mother of my g'daughter), and my son is 31. I love them both dearly. They have both had struggles of late and I have tried my best to be "there" for them both. When you have children, I don't think it occurs to you that they will be your babies all your life. No matter how old they get, you want to help them, fix their boo-boos, let them make good decisions. And just when you think they've left you and are on their own, they come back. They need you again. It's one of life's pleasures and one of life's burdens all at the same time. My son started a new job last week - an exciting and terrifying experience all at the same time. I send him virtual hugs every day. My daughter will be struggling with a health issue for awhile. I want to hug her, tell her it's going to be okay (which it will be) and support her every minute. Some days it's easy. Some days my own life intrudes and I can't be there for her, and that's hard. We all just do the best we can. Hug your kids every day you can. Be the best you can be - it's all we can do.