In spite of my being very careful not to shake hands and later rub my eyes, I caught a virus earlier in the week. Turned out to be a pleasant week though, nursing the cold or flu, whatever it is.
Tuesday I went to my half-time day job and got all caught up with voicemail and email.
Wednesday I knew I had to stay home and not push myself. So, this week I missed a memorial, a Chinese meal with my aunt & uncle to celebrate Lunar New Year, and the Women’s National Book Association event at Castro Valley Library. However, I had a chance to “chat” with a pal in Australia on Yahoo; I’m not a speedy typist but that worked out fine.
It’s Sunday. Rain is lovely. Got up around 9:30am. Prioritized my work for next week.
I’m drinking green tea, watching old movies on YouTube and working as the writing-career-coach.
Colleagues and friends made my day:
Margaret Davis, author of Straight Down the Middle, with her email acknowledging receipt of the CD of photos (of her beautiful book launch) I created for her.
Mil Pribble emailed to tell me about Chinese in Mendocino County. Mil said: “…a very well done mostly pictorial account, published last year by Arcadia Publishing, (Available through The Temple of Quan Tai in Mendocino.) It was assembled and written by Lorraine Hee-Chorley, a friend of mine who is the great grand-daughter of John Song Lee, aka Joe Lee, who in the early 1850s organized a flotilla of seven junks and attempted to cross the Pacific, intending to land at Monterey.”
Kate Farrell, author of Girl in the Mirror www.girlinthemirror.info and Workshop Leader www.wisdomhasavoice.com , says the Redwood Branch of California Writers Club http://www.calwriters.org/ has grown so big that they had to change meeting place to Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa in Santa Rosa, CA
Pal Olga offers her home to host a private party.
My hubby started a new job a month ago and he’s studying for a course, so, it’s not like I’m missing weekend outdoor fun.
So, I’m working (with Carole Lombard movies on YouTube as inspiration), pumping vitamin C, and resting.
Webpages getting my immediate attention:
It’s almost 4:00pm; time to rest a bit. Being under the weather is nothing to “sneeze” at.
Happy Writing! Happy Name Building!
Writing Career Coach Teresa
Creator of Build Your Name, Beat the Game: Be Happily Published (a
As an author and a community member, I use my novel Love Made of Heart to:
• shed light on stigmas suffered by immigrant women, men, and children
• advocate understanding of mental illness/traumas to the mind
• help survivors of violence find their own voices through writing