That’s what she said

said, "Carol Lynch Williams has created some kind of miracle in the THE CHOSEN ONE" and she was right. I finished reading it yesterday and could not stop thinking about it. High stakes and lovely writing.

said, "A beginning is filled with so much hope." Jeannine was referring to the blank page at the beginning of a project and I realized that that hope is what keeps me in the writing game. Each time I start a new book, I know the sky’s the limit on what I can accomplish.

Zippy’s mother once said "We’re talking about rulers and we end up talking about blue-green algae. Isn’t that strange?" I dug that 12/23/91 gem out of my old quote book because this past week I spent the day with my in-laws and was reminded how odd yet fun it is being a part of that family. (Although sometimes the odd outweighs the fun).

Anne Lamott said, "Hey, who fucking cares?" when she was in the bathtub, feeling down on herself as she stared at her post-pregnancy thighs. I think Anne’s wisdom applies to an awful lot of stuff in my 47-year-old life. Feel free to remind me of this sentiment when I fall into a shame spiral.

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    • Zippy’s mom says the funniest things. She said something else comparable the other day that had me laughing but I didn’t write it down. And now it’s gone…………

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    • Zippy’s mom says the funniest things. She said something else comparable the other day that had me laughing but I didn’t write it down. And now it’s gone…………

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  1. Your Birthday! I missed it! D’oh!
    Belated HAPPY HAPPY to ewe.
    And if you ever spiral because of looking at yourself, I’m going to come out to Denver and SMACK you, because you look awesome.

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    • “HAPPY HAPPY to ewe” reminds me of those Sandra Boynton cards from decades ago. Thank you for the birthday cheer!
      And thanks for the heads-up on the SMACK, too. Since you’ve been lifting weights, I really want to avoid that situation. No spirals here!

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    • “HAPPY HAPPY to ewe” reminds me of those Sandra Boynton cards from decades ago. Thank you for the birthday cheer!

      And thanks for the heads-up on the SMACK, too. Since you’ve been lifting weights, I really want to avoid that situation. No spirals here!

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  2. Your Birthday! I missed it! D’oh!

    Belated HAPPY HAPPY to ewe.

    And if you ever spiral because of looking at yourself, I’m going to come out to Denver and SMACK you, because you look awesome.

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  3. Your Birthday! I missed it! D’oh!

    Belated HAPPY HAPPY to ewe.

    And if you ever spiral because of looking at yourself, I’m going to come out to Denver and SMACK you, because you look awesome.

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  4. Oh, thanks so much for quoting me, but I kind of think Anne must trump all with her wisdom.
    I was helped through Thanksgiving thinking of my very giving friend who’s almost finished raising three boys, and gracefully handed much extended madness, saying, “Knitting is more important than Thanksgiving.” You kind of have to know Sue to know why this made me smile so much, but it is interesting how these quotes stick in us. So honored to be in your brain for a while!

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    • Three boys might make me disappear into knitting, too. Fortunately, I only have two so haven’t turned to the yarn but I think I get where she’s coming from. YIKES.
      And while Anne is most definitely wise in the most earthy sense, your wisdom is nothing to sneeze at. Thanks for being in my brain! πŸ™‚

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    • Three boys might make me disappear into knitting, too. Fortunately, I only have two so haven’t turned to the yarn but I think I get where she’s coming from. YIKES.

      And while Anne is most definitely wise in the most earthy sense, your wisdom is nothing to sneeze at. Thanks for being in my brain! πŸ™‚

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  5. Oh, thanks so much for quoting me, but I kind of think Anne must trump all with her wisdom.

    I was helped through Thanksgiving thinking of my very giving friend who’s almost finished raising three boys, and gracefully handed much extended madness, saying, “Knitting is more important than Thanksgiving.” You kind of have to know Sue to know why this made me smile so much, but it is interesting how these quotes stick in us. So honored to be in your brain for a while!

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  6. Oh, thanks so much for quoting me, but I kind of think Anne must trump all with her wisdom.

    I was helped through Thanksgiving thinking of my very giving friend who’s almost finished raising three boys, and gracefully handed much extended madness, saying, “Knitting is more important than Thanksgiving.” You kind of have to know Sue to know why this made me smile so much, but it is interesting how these quotes stick in us. So honored to be in your brain for a while!

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  7. Glad those words resonated with you, Melodye.

    (I haven’t started in on my gift book yet but it hit me the other day that it’s synchronicity because I’m about to embark on a revision of a story that’s full of emotion and real life; I have a strong feeling that book’s going to help me immensely. Thank you again.)

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  8. “HAPPY HAPPY to ewe” reminds me of those Sandra Boynton cards from decades ago. Thank you for the birthday cheer!

    And thanks for the heads-up on the SMACK, too. Since you’ve been lifting weights, I really want to avoid that situation. No spirals here!

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  9. Three boys might make me disappear into knitting, too. Fortunately, I only have two so haven’t turned to the yarn but I think I get where she’s coming from. YIKES.

    And while Anne is most definitely wise in the most earthy sense, your wisdom is nothing to sneeze at. Thanks for being in my brain! πŸ™‚

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