Write From the Heart
I live in St. Louis, MO, but my heart and soul hang out at the beach. I am a multi-genre, award winning writer, and speaker. I am a seasoned pre-k teacher, on line writing instructor, wife, mother, Nana to twelve. Hopefully, something I say will make you smile, further your writing career, or inspire you to write from the heart, too. firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter, @WriterLindaO.
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Got my eyes set on you!
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Support the local arts
Everybody needs a laugh. This book should do it for you!
Why is my face as large as the frog's?! Ribbit.
Friday, May 19, 2023
As the school year draws to an end
I taught them the last letter sounds/blends CH, TH, SH, and OO.
MY THEY'VE LEARNED A LOT THIS YEAR!
Older brother Liam was a nervous wreck on Field Day. "I can't run very well. I have never been good at kick ball." He helped bring his team to victory, FIRST PLACE WIN!
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Things that made me go "Hmm"
A memory popped up on Facebook this morning, and it made me laugh. Charlie is on his way to being five-years-old. When he was barley three, I asked about his boo-boo. He has always been talkative.
"I'm alright, Nana. See, look. I am alive. I 'm not dead."
Yesterday I walked into a big box store and passed the pharmacy. A pharmacy tech spoke loudly on the phone to a customer. "Yes sir that IS actually part of the directions, squat and let it hang like a limp noodle." No idea what he was being treated for, and didn't want to know.
One time we were on a cruise and an obese woman passed by wearing a shirt emblazoned with I BEAT ANOREXIA.
Some things just make you smile, wince. shake your head...
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
A cage for our cutie
I did hit the jackpot with this purchase. I saw a small, flat carrying case on a shelf. Unzipped it and knew if I released the folded up cage inside, I would never get it back in. There was an original sales tag on the unused, NEW item for our sweet, Sassy Boy, who loves-loves-loves his "dad." When Bill goes to the back yard or sits on the patio, this sweet kitty sits at the back door and cries to come out.
He was one happy cat when we took him outside. He resisted his removal with all of his fifteen pounds when it was time to go inside. I think it is going to be a great summer for all of us. He will be next to his "buddy" and be able to view the backyard birds and bunnies.
I paid $5.99 for this collapsible Ruff and Rufus cage. Bill researched it on line. Retail price $50.00.
I'd say that was a bit of good will for Goodwill to sell it at such a discount.
Monday, April 17, 2023
Beloved television teachers
I have been cleaning out closets and discovered these treasured books from the time of my childhood. I am certain they came from yard sales. I bought them because they were so near and dear to my heart.
Romper Room was an early childhood television series in the U.S. from 1953-1994. Miss Lois (there were several teachers over the years) who used a magic mirror to "see" her viewers. She called the names of children she "saw" watching her show. She insisted they be good "Do Bees."Before Sesame Street, which was released in 1969, (when I was pregnant in Alaska and I had nothing elese to view) there was Romper Room which my kids and grandkids watched.
L to R from 1953, 1954, 1935, and 1940. So many little hands must have turned these pages.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
It wasn't Peter Cotton Tail
I received an acceptance from Guideposts, Angels on Earth for one of my stories to be released in August. I am delighted to break into this publication. Hopefully many more.
Spring has arrived and I have sat on the patio and read five books in two weeks. My leisure activity.
For those of you who may have known prolific writer, Georgia Hubley, sadly she passed away last week.