Returned home last night to find that Santa had been.  He’d dropped a couple of starlings down the chimney.  They seemed very excited to see us when we came into the living room. 

It took ages to find the keys to the windows, but we finally managed to hussle them outside.  Of course, they left us lots of presents.  It looked like it had been snowing. 

Question is: can I be bothered to put all the christmas cards back up again?

15 thoughts on “Visitors

  1. Nah, don’t put the cards up again.
    I’m glad the birds didn’t do anymore damage than snow, ha. I guess they were looking to make a nest.

  2. Carole,
    I have to ask you a writing question. The professor I just had said to write everyday even it it’s only for 20 minutes. Do you write everyday or did you when you were studying in OU? I’ve been trying to do it, but it’s not easy, because i usually wind up spending two/three hours and my house is falling apart around me.

  3. Connie,
    I’m afraid I didn’t write every day. I wrote as often as I could. I tried to at least keep a very basic diary every day. I’ve never managed to develop a consistent writing habit, which is probably why I’m not a published writer.

  4. Well, I’m not sure I told you, but I’ve started a novel; I had a very amazing critique on the first chapter by the professor that recommends daily discipline. I was/am stunned, so I decided to try what he said, but it’s going to take a long time, so I’ll see what happens. I’m looking forward to the SOI again.
    P.S. Anymore birds?

  5. I would imagine with writing a novel that a daily habit would be a good idea. I can also see how 20 mins could easily turn into 2-3 hours if you’ve got a whole novel to write. Still – go for it! I hope to be able to read some of it.

  6. Carole,
    I want to tell you about a stunning thing that happened to me. A friend of mine gave me a bookmark with this saying on it (hand copied by her) “To know how to say what others only know how to think is what makes men poets or sages; and to dare to say what others only dare to think makes men martyrs or reformers – or both.” Elizabeth Charles – British writer 1828-1896.
    She said it reminded her of me, Carole, I was so amazed, I stood there and cried. What a friend, huh?
    I’ve been thinking what a nice lot of people I’ve met including the ones at Trace, isn’t it nice we stayed in contact?
    I make my self write everyday.

  7. I hope your friend’s words encourage you to keep writing, Connie. That was a lovely and well-chosen gift from her.

  8. Connie what a beautiful gift. Carole, I am so in admiration of you for starting, continuing, and continuing to continue, this blog. It is a haven to come back to, to spend time here, to read what you are doing, and in such style. You ARE a published writer, on here if not elsewhere, due to your own endevours.

  9. Sue and Carole,
    Aren’t we fortunate that we met? I think of it and find it amazing that all the miles apart didn’t stop us, did they?
    Just think we’ll be writing together again, isn’t it wonderful?
    I had an email a long time ago from Benita, but then we never kept it going. Is she going to be in the latest SOI?
    Thank you both for such meaningful friendships.

  10. Carole and Sue.
    I heard from Benita, she’s in and looking forward to being with all of us again. I can’t wait.

  11. Sue, Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy visiting.

    Connie – Great to hear that Benita is joining us. I’m very much looking forward to it.

    I agree that it is great to keep in touch with such good friends.

  12. I had an email from Beth that said it’s doubtful that she’ll be joining SOI. She’s such a good writer, she’ll be missed.
    I can’t wait, I’m trying to round up everyone.

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