Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Morning Views and News

Hi Everyone. I had to say goodbye to the stalwart Dowager Feline Clancy on Friday, July 15th. I am still too emotional to write about it now, but I promise I will share as soon as I've had enough time to grieve her loss. The outpouring of support I've had via Facebook, Twitter, and phone calls has been very comforting. Thank you very much.

The Dowager Feline developed quite a following when I posted about her here and here. In the end, she taught me more about life than a thousand prophets or seers.

I have filled my weekend with family, cleaning, and movies. Now I am looking forward to my upcoming week of writing. I've been reading the Margie Lawson lectures and am almost ready to dig in with the homework. I'll be using my current WIP, first draft, for the work. On Saturday I'm heading to Birmingham's Southern Magic Romance Writing Chapter to take Margie's all-day intensive workshop EMPOWERING CHARACTER EMOTIONS. Can't wait!! And stay tuned for a recap of my day-if my brain survives the learning curve!

Those of you who visited on Friday were treated to a special blog post by Margie. And one of the commenters won a packet! Heather Leonard!!!

This week on the blog, I'm posting about my recent travels to DC and NYC. I have a lot of busywork to catch up on in the office, too. I'm sending thank you notes, transcribing conference notes from the workshops I attended, and I'm cleaning out the junk drawer.

For those of you who followed me on the 4 Hour Body Diet, I have news. It didn't work for me. As soon as I stopped following it. I gained back every inch. It also didn't work for my daughter. So I've switched over to Weight Watchers. Darling Teen, Darling Hubby, and I are losing weight together. I'm really excited about it because we're in it together AND there is a super cool phone app I can use to track my points. The best part is that I already lost two pounds. Hopefully I'll be Skinny for the Moonlight & Magnolias Conference in two months. Stay tuned.

I'm really looking forward to this week. Hope to see you all on the Veranda. And if you're setting goals or just hanging out, come visit me today and tell me what you're doing this week.


Pam Asberry said...

I'm so sorry about your kitty, Christine. My cat was only nine when I had to say goodbye to her and it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. On a happier note, I am looking forward to seeing you at the workshop on Saturday. Thank you for letting us know about it! I hope you have a wonderful, productive week!

Christine said...

Hi Pam: I'm sorry about your kitty! So hard, but it was the right thing and we had the goodbye we deserved. Darling Hubby and Darling Teen were with us till the end. And she hugged me and pressed her pretty kitty face against mine before she passed.

I'll treasure that moment.

And I'm so glad you're coming to the workshop!!

Woohoo. Can't wait to see you :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about your cat.

Regarding the diet, my brother-in-law is trying weight watchers and it seems to be working for him. I wish you luck

Have fun at the workshop. It sounds wonderful.

Marilyn Baron

Christine said...

Hey Marilyn: Thanks! I am already seeing a downward trend, but I got LONG WAY TO GO. Thyroid is a pain. Those sandwiches at Carnegies probably didn't help either LOL.

I am sad about my darling DFC, but I know she is in a better place. And that's important to me.

Katherine Bone said...

Christine, I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a beloved feline. Sending hugs your way!

Christine said...

Thanks Katherine. Your words are a comfort to me. I appreciate the virtual hugs!