Friday, September 3, 2010

Writing and the Weather

We talked with Dee Dees today. She's also known as "The Life Story Lady" and had some great thoughts on capturing the memories and thoughts of family members-or even your own history. Her book, 'HOW TO WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY IN 28 DAYS", is a short and to the point, and gives you a chance to talk with older family members to get their stories before it's too late. Dee says you don't need to be a "gifted writer" and you don't need to worry about grammar, etc. In fact, she says it's very easy to get started. Just pretend you are writing a letter to a friend. She offers 15 free writing tips and lists the top 10 mistakes people make when writing their memoirs. You can get this information by emailing her at

Another great point she made is that you don't necessarily have to wait until you reach retirement years. Young adults could give this as a gift to their parents; or you could do this at the time your child is born as a lasting gift and legacy for them to cherish when they grow up. Check out Dee's book! She makes the process EASY!

It's been awhile since I've been able to blog. Just like all things, I guess we need to set priorities and make time to do the things we like to do...
I've been waiting until the end of the day, and by then I usually have run out of time.
I like to think of September as a time when we can wipe the slate clean from summer obligations/vacations, etc. The kids go back to school and fall seems to be a great time to set new resolutions and get into new routines.
Therefore, one of my resolutions for this fall--to faithfully check in and blog about the show, the authors or just what's on my mind.

We received a "taste" of things to come-weatherwise today. Temperatures only reached about 60 degrees! It was quite windy but wonderful to be able to open the windows for fresh air. The labor day weekend weather forecast looks great!

Enjoy the time off with your family this long last summer holiday weekend.

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