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Writer’s Journal; Memoir, Beach and Pieces of Me


Kites down on beach.

Kites down on beach.

Please see the new collage of photos in column on far right.

Beach Tour…

It was sad to see the beach so littered from the celebration of our country’s freedom. Yep,  tons of firework and party mess on the beach. I told my friend that I wish every person who celebrated and left trash would come out in the daylight the next day and clean up. Did you?

I still found many wonderful things to bring back for you (not the garbage). It was another tide pool day. I won’t bore you with too many more tide pool treasures though. It was also a tourist day and it was very cool to see so many families out enjoying the beach…kites, cook outs, sand castles, dogs, surf fishing and one family had two people completely buried laying down, so that only their heads stuck out—that is pure trust. It was quite a scene for a cave dweller to experience, but I reveled in it and smiled and waved and found so many pictures to bring you.

Memoir/Writing News…

The memoir is going good. I got invited to share my mind map poster and journal page with the local writer’s group next Saturday. Our writing group is  putting together a writer’s mini conference this winter; hopefully, the first annual one.  I returned my friend’s book to her and we had a great talk about her book, the changes she’s making, and the next steps to publish it.  We also discussed my memoir series and the writing camp. She is a veteran of NaNoWriMo and was happy that I joined. I felt jazzed talking about writing and books in person, rather than the virtual world. Don’t get me wrong, I love my peeps here too, but you know.

Personal Pieces…

I became a great aunt on the 6th. She is the fourth great grandchild for my parents, and my sister’s 2nd grandchild. It all happened in Alaska, so I probably won’t get to hold this baby until next year, whaaa. Thank the fairies for the internet and digital cameras, because I’ve already got to see her. Oh yes, she’s a beauty.

I will be staying the night with my 3 grandchildren and my daughter tonight.  My two grand daughters have birthdays this month, so it will be a fun time to visit. I get to be with my son for part of Tuesday, and we finally get to have a visit with his 4 year-old son.  It’s going to be hard to be away from my cave and my beach, but I’m so excited to see them all and play mom and grani for a day or so.

Be back in a couple days,


Author: Patti Singleton

Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the desert, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy.

18 thoughts on “Writer’s Journal; Memoir, Beach and Pieces of Me

  1. I love the pics you do for us………………am I on your to see list???? ant

  2. You are most welcome, Patti. And, yes, from Laura’s Roadmap. You and Hazel both have great blogs. Inspiring! Look forward to your posts on Roadmap and now here. Love this technology!

  3. Amazing how this blog always sounds like a welcome letter from a good friend — and we’ve just met, through the magic of the web. (Those fairies do their job well.)

    • That is exactly what I want visitors to feel like, Susan. I love seeing your smiling face in your pic. It makes me smile—they are contagious.
      Your friend,

  4. Would you be so kind as to direct me to this mind-map ‘thingy’…it sounds most intriguing!

  5. Have a wonderful time with your family! See you, at camp, when you return. **Hugs**

  6. Enjoy your time out of the cave! Have a great visit. You sure get s some great pics what type of camera do you have? Those deer pictures are really sweet. Am anxious to hear how you visit with Hunter goes. Love and Blessings

    • My folks got me the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS19 last year for my bday. I had been filling their camera with Alaska pics and my camera was stolen, so they got me an upgrade of theirs. I love it. You wouldn’t believe how far away some of my subjects are…it does distance with incredible clarity.

  7. Your life sounds rich and wonderful from this post, and I can definitely resonate with the cave dweller tendencies:-) I also dislike litter and usually pick some up whenever I’m on the beach. What a great idea to set up a local mini writers’ conference. You’ve got me thinking…

    • If you have a local writer’s group, it gives you instant working hands to run a conference. If not, there’s a good reason to start one.
      Let me know what you do with the idea…I’ll keep watching your site too.

  8. Thanks Patti. Sure, I’ll keep you posted:-) H xxx

  9. I would love to find a writer’s group in my area!

    Congratulations on the new baby in the family – July 6th is a magical day for a birthday! ; )

    • Sorry, I hit something wrong and lost my msg to you. I was trying to ask if you had tried the site called Meetup? I think that is the name…it is to hook up with groups in real life…like writer’s groups.

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