I had to let ‘Finish the Sentence Friday’ go because A-Z April is
kicking my ass a demanding sort of creature, even when we’re only four days in. Perhaps a result of somehow ending up in demand useful, and ‘Admin’ing another Facebook Group (which I love, because there are new people to chat to, and you know how much I thrive off interaction.
The beginning of the week held the BIGGEST AND GORGEOUSEST surprise. You know I’ve been on at Chris FUH EVAR to do a vlog since she mentioned something about it (or maybe I did – who knows by now, right?). Anyway – she finally DID, and Ohmigosh, it was AMAZING. She wrote a stunning post about friendship, and the ways in which the Blogosphere connects us to others we’d never usually have the privilege to meet, and she included the VLOG I asked her to do (because I knew I’d…well, you’ll see what I did) but to see as it happened the excitement and wonder and happiness inspired by a little bit of good Old Fashioned SnailMail, was INCREDIBLE.
Oh Diary, there are so many wonderful people out there in the Blogosphere, and I feel hugely, wonderfully blessed by the friendships I share with some of them. Properly so. And this – the realtime stuff, and the vidchats at the weekends, all team up to make it so much more ACTUAL than just words through a page, which is marvellous.
I just keep going back to this and watching it again and again and again. If I could hook up to it intravenously, I would. This. Is. EPIC. This one I love 😀
My Diary, you know those days when you take your trembling sense of self in your hands and walk up to someone, tentatively, because you’re
a bit hugely awed by them, and you ask them a favour, and they say YES? Oh Diary, that FEELING! Not to mention the laughs we had afterwards, because she couldn’t work out why I was so intimidated by her incredible talent! But DIARY – oh the REWARD for having had the courage.
I am beyond thrilled to have Hasty – yes, she, the poet of HastyWords fame- over at Bards today, and not only that, but her poem came rippling out of an Actual, In Fact conversation we had! WOW!
Trust me (and I include the title because I was TOLD (and who am I to argue with genius?) you do NOT want to miss Slippery Nipples and Starry Nights
I went on a picnic with Husby. It was beautiful. Apart from the swan, who wanted ALL THE FOOD! But we figured out how to make him go ‘way – we gave him LETTUCE and he got so upset he left in a huff to swim away around the lake, and only came back in time for dessert. But then he was so pushy I had to get up and chase him. A number of times. But we did have a lovely hissy conversation (I won, by the way – I can totally out-swan a swan, and I will NOT be bullied by a bird – even if he’s big enough to break my arm) and he was rather sweet.
Seriously. For reals? When you write a thing with a CLIFFHANGER ENDING, you do rather expect that people will understand that they’ve been left on the ledge! But apparently keeping this to ONE PART was unacceptable. And I got snarked at for it. I even had virtual cushions thrown at me.
And you know what? I’m nice to my readers, so I wrote…not PART TWO, but PART SIDEWAYS.
It’ll make sense – keep a weather eye!
Dear Diary – I LOVED going on the boat for work this week. What fun to have an Island so close, where I might sometimes need to go, and where I got to meet my Dad for lunch and sit watching the sea, nattering about nothing in particular. This is a GOOD JOB I have here.
I just hope everyone else on the hop is EXTRA-NICE to me and my EXCESSIVE EGO about this one…