On life's journey, whether traveling around the world or walking around your block, there's lots to learn about life, love, and the pursuit of happiness, so lets dive into a new ocean together!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

"Seniors Have A Life Too" Thanksgiving Cruise

I’ve been requested to write a short note to tell everyone that I’m still alive and kickin’! Once I discovered that my niece Sharon didn’t need my assistance as her Stylist or Publicist with her new book Lady and the Sea, I decided to take a long overdue vacation when Regis Philbin invited me and my dear friend Betty White to join him on a Seniors Have A Life Too Thanksgiving cruise (and yes, his wife, Joy, is coming). Who knows where we’ll end up but you can count on us kicking up our heels at sea ... oops ... I mean, as Sharon would say, we're losing sight of our safe shore and diving in to a new ocean ... or something like that ....

Von Boyage!

~ You cannot discover new oceans

until you are willing to lose sight of the shore ~

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lady Leaf's Loft

Picture of my 20-year-old granddaughter, Destinee, giving me a make-over last week-end. She is a make-up artist for Mac Cosmetics at The Belk Department Store in Columbia, SC.
Destinee: "Grams, you're looking more like Aunt Eunice every day!"
Me: "Oh, thank you, darling granddaughter."
Destinee turns to her co-workers: "This is my grandmother. She's an author, and I'm giving her an overhaul for her upcoming book signings."
I took that as a compliment.

When there is so much going on, I make extra sure that I enjoy my my first cup of morning coffee. Then I take a deep breath and dive into the day. Hopefully, I will be able to float awhile (float = nap!)

A few random thoughts...

Aunt Eunice flew the coop. She offered to be my stylist but she's off somewhere with Betty White doing what comes naturally for two old foot-loose-fancy-free gals. Some day when I'm eighty-something I plan to be foot-loose too, but for now I'm enjoying the wonderful journey of marketing my debut novel Lady and the Sea. Yes, I also hired Aunt Eunice to be my publicist, but she forgot, as sometimes old gals do. So I am handling my own publicity. I'm doing quite well for a simple-minded Orange-County-girl-turned-Southern-belle. My book has gone international, so that's about as far out as I can get!

I would hire a personal assistant but I'm having too much fun answering my correspondence. Keep those cards and letters coming in!

Rob has taken over the Shipping Department, which I'm oh so thankful for. I'm also thankful for Amazon.com, e-books, and the other fine stores who are carrying Lady and the Sea.

That's a quick update. I'll get more up close and personal next week after the big family wedding. Our daughter, Carrie, is getting married this Saturday ... remember when she got engaged on Valentine's Day? I'll give a full report next time!

I want to thank each and every soul who has purchased Lady and the Sea thus far. Don't be afraid to lose sight of your familiar shore. Dive into a new ocean and enjoy the journey!

Though I have seen the oceans and mountains, though I have read great books and seen great works of art...
there is nothing greater or more beautiful than those people I love.