Saturday, May 31, 2014

Saturday morning...

Honestly, just afar 6 am I was sitting on my balcony with my coffee and laptop working on my next chapter ...great day and the words were flowing so all good!

Took a break at 9 am and now just after 10 I am done writing for the rest of the day - it often happens that way. Early morning is when I am most creative so it's a good time to work on a new character or further develop an older one.



Friday, May 30, 2014

Apple Blossom Festival

 This is Apple Blossom Festival weekend in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia.

I remember the parade each year and the beautiful people on the floats - how I wanted to be like them. Isn't it funny what we remember over time?  I would learn over the years we can all be beautiful if we are 'prettied-up' as my mother called it to sit on a float for one day of our lives.

When I moved home in the mid '90's I travelled to Kentville a number of times for the annual Festival and Parade.  Parking was a nightmare as you entered Kentville - I remember that - and the parade was lovely.  But....and there is sometimes a 'but' was not the parade and celebration I had remembered from my youth.

Life is often like that.

Have a wonderful Friday whatever you are doing today.



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Maya Angelou

American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou influenced many of us with her written word.  

Of her top ten best-known quotes my favourite is -

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

So true don't you think?

From the heart,

Carol Ann

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My New Motto....

Just had to share this with you. Hope it brings a smile to your face on this mid week Wednesday.



Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sunny Saturday

My sister, Lois, found this photo on Facebook and shared it with me this morning. So...I thought I would pass it on to my blogger friends.

It is a fabulous looking Saturday morning here in downtown Toronto and I hope the same is true where you live.  (Rita, how about where you live?)


Carol Ann

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Rejection number.....

Rejection # 12 arrived via e mail last evening - hate it when that happens.  All writers know rejection is part of the business but each time I receive one it still hurts - the ego if nothing else. I was so sure this time.  But then, I was so sure every other time.

I still have one submission out and won't hear back from the publisher until October at the earliest. I will sit tight for now.

Summer vacation is coming and then I will formulate my next plan.



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Early Toronto Morning

I took this photo just before 6 am today....hazy then but the sun was coming up.  Not so sunny now but a good day for writing.  I hope to write for several hours today - or for as long as the words appear.  Any writer knows if you are in the zone the words flow.  

It's a good writing day for me and it's only 10 30 am.



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lexi and Friends

Lexi and family are in Ottawa with the rest of the Scott boys for the long weekend. James and his brothers are going through their dad's things...we have all been there and know what a tough day that will be.

Lexi had fun with her cousins who helped her dress up as a Princess - she looks shy but, trust me, she is not... Seven of the eight cousins were there so they are making memories and these memories will help them think good things about their Grandpa Scott when they look back on this weekend. 

Jalen, I am sure, has been either playing hockey or baseball or busy with his iPad. Not as easy to capture him in photos.



How Will You Be Remembered?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Up Schitt Creek....

You have to laugh at this one yes?



Morning Coffee...

I often see funny Facebook pix re that all important cup of coffee. I thought this one was funny and worth sharing with in case you did not see it.



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Update re Graydon's death

Many cups of coffee, tears, investigation and comparing of notes later and we still do not know exactly what happened during those critical last 36 hours of Graydon's life. Graydon was my son's father and his death has left a huge hole in my son's heart.  And, that breaks mine.

The funeral was lovely but the questions remain unanswered.


John Dea

Today would have been my brother in law, John R Dea's birthday....slowly catching up to me!

RIP John - we speak of you often.



Mother's Day 2014

Mother's Day at the Old Mill with James and Jalen (Lexi and Tracey were were her parent's home for the weekend.)

My mother absolutely loved the Old Mill and it is lovely to carry on the tradition with my family.