Saturday, June 18, 2011

Highlights of my week

Saturday morning. C.C. is home this weekend. Marley the Great Cat and Ellie the Wonder Pooch are both sleeping on the bed between his legs. He sleeps. I sit beside him with my laptop on my lap and type. Domestic Bliss.

Blogger and I are fighting. It doesn't want me to post comments on the blogs I read. It's taking forever to load pages. I'll try again later. Internet Distress.

Glynn Young, @Faith. Fiction. Friends, who is one of the most ardent supporters of writers online, mentioned my poem, Saturday Waits, in his Saturday Good Reads today. Cyberland Gratitude.

We held a memorial service for Terry Pettigrew yesterday. It was beautiful. Touching. A fitting end. Real world thankfulness.

C.C. and I went out for dinner last night after he arrived back. We sat and chatted for over three hours in a tiny french bistro and shared hearts and minds. Loving satisfaction.

I received an email from a man the other day who saw the documentary on my book. He wrote to ask if he could be my boyfriend, despite the fact he is obviously much younger than me, he added (and he is a complete stranger). "You are unequivocally the third most ravishing woman I've ever seen," he wrote. Email consternation (though I'd sure like to know who no. 1 and 2 are! :) )

I attended an amazing event Thursday night. TimeRaisers celebrates great art and volunteerism. Company's purchase art works that individuals can bid on to buy through volunteer hours. One of the artists who started coming to the art program I started at the homeless shelter five years ago had a painting up for bid. Philanthropic win/wins

This week I heard from a woman I met online eight years ago when we were both posting on a support website for people involved with psychopaths. Her email was a wonderful gift. Grateful re-connections.

Had a long chat with a dear friend I haven't spoken to in a couple of years. He'd moved away and while neither of us are quite sure why we disconnected, reconnecting is a wonderful and beautiful thing! More grateful re-connections.

I heard from a woman who read my book, The Dandelion Spirit. "You really helped me," she wrote. Grateful connections.

I had tea with a woman whom I admire. We chatted and connected and I am looking forward to our developing friendship. Blossoming friendships.

My mother wasn't feeling well this week. My sister ensured she received medical attention. Sibling gratitude.

And so much more...

10 comments:

Maureen said...

Wonder if your ardent admirer is related to one who sent me a message on FB. I did not respond.

Have a delightful weekend.

Louise Gallagher said...

LOL -- me neither Maureen -- but it did make me laugh -- which is a good thing! :)

Claudia said...

you know what i like about you Louise? you have such a grateful heart..so many would take all these for granted. now that my daughter is back from bolivia, she looks into the fridge and says: wow - there's so much to eat - and out of the tap comes warm water - and we don't need a bucket to flush the toilet - and...1000 things she sees with new eyes and i as well.. wishing you a lovely weekend

Josie said...

What a wonderful collection of experiences! I especially liked the first one. I never feel more at peace than when I am beside my husband and we are surrounded by purring furkids. What a lovely way to start your weekend. I hope the rest of it is just as nice!

Louise Gallagher said...

Hi Claudia. When I was at university in Strassborg my apt had a bucket by the toilet to flush it. It was rather "romantic" at the time! :)

Louise Gallagher said...

Hello Josie.We didn't getbout of bed until the afternoon . The rain kept pouring so we kept relaxing. It was quite lovely.

Brandi said...

This was beautiful!

Fi said...

Relaxing time - how blissful. Love your reflections on wonderful moments in your week.

I encountered someone else having problems with Blogger and commenting this week. She said that if you untick the box to stay signed in when you first log on it helped fix her problem. Not sure if this will help but worth a try

Ruth said...

Life is good, even with what we lose.

This morning I learned of a blog friend's death a week ago. We will all go, but it's hard to lose anyone. Glad you had a lovely memorial for Terry.

S. Etole said...

your grateful heart has blessed ...