Friday, September 12, 2008

1 year, 0 month, 19 days, 11 hours, 18 minutes, 3 seconds

Today I’m writing from the beach. It doesn’t seem like I was here three months ago – it seems like a year. The days pass slowly at Camp Swampy. Everyone tells me the time will pass quickly. Why doesn’t it feel that way to me?

The weather is perfect. It’s an overcast 77 degrees. By 8:30 AM I was sitting on my favorite bench in North Side Park and starting a new story. Two hours later I was back trying to get hubby out of bed so he could enjoy the day. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee from Dunkin Donuts beans finally did the trick. I took my mug out on the balcony and enjoyed the view of sand and surf. Ah, this is the life.

Back at the computer I only had 150 emails to check so I surfed on over to I was surprised to see “A Cup of Comfort for Families Touched by Alzheimer’s” is in stock.

A Cup of Comfort for Families Touched by Alzheimer’s: Inspirational stories of unconditional love and support (Cup of Comfort)

Writing a story about my own life experience is always an emotional trip. Writing about my mother was a heartrending journey.

It’s excruciating to watch your own mother deteriate in front of your eyes. There’s no preparation for it. You fly by the seat of your pants. I read everything I could get my hands on – newspaper articles, medical books and most especially stories about real people. My inspiration came from the caretakers; people who were kind enough to share the insight that only comes from personal experience. It inspired me to write my own story. I hope it will help others to know they’re not alone in this journey.

Check my website for a chance to win a copy.

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There’s a new book review up on Ezine - The Elements of Style - Is it Relevant Today?

Check it out when you have time.

And while you’re surfing check out this new blog – I know the blogger and he has some interesting things to say.

The Distraction Culture

And have a great day!