Sunday, April 5, 2009

Crazy Week...

Writing and blogging took a back seat this week. It was a tough one. I lost a dear friend to pancreatic cancer on Tuesday. She was also one of my choir members. She will definitely be missed. Friday, my son was in an accident. Both he and the other driver are okay, but both cars were totaled. It's the stuff of parental nightmares...

On the writing front - I'm heading to Nashville April 24th for the SCBWI-Midsouth Plotting Workshop. I'm making it a personal retreat weekend with designated writing assignments while I'm there. I'm pumped!

14 comments:

CJ Raymer said...

Oh, Nora! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. And, about your son's accident. I'll pray for you and your friend's family. Seems like we've both had a difficult run of it this past week. I hope you have a great time at the conference. You need some time to "chillax." XOXO

Nora MacFarlane said...

Thanks, CJ. My spring break starts Good Friday. I'm soooooo ready!

Martha Flynn said...

Whoa! You've indeed been served up a few lemons this week...but sounds like lemonade is on its way. Glad your son is (physically) unscathed!

PJ Hoover said...

Thinking of you :)

Rena said...

I'm sorry to hear all the heartache you've been going through, Nora. I hope things get better and have a great time at the conference. Let us know how it goes!

Lady Glamis said...

I am so sorry to hear that. When it rains, it pours. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

C.R. Evers said...

((((((hugs))))) Wow! YOu have been through a lot this past week. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad your son and all involved were ok.

Have fun on your getaway! I hope it's a healing and productive time.

more ((((hugs))))

Christy

Bish Denham said...

Some weeks are just plain harder than others. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anne Spollen said...

Wow -- nasty week. Have a great time at the conference - sounds like you need it!

Rena said...

I nominated you for an award -- :)

http://renajjones.blogspot.com/2009/04/lemonade-stand-award.html

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Sympathy your way--that's a tough week. You definitely deserve a break. I hope your writing retreat is productive and refreshing for you!

Mary Witzl said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend too, and your son's accident. Our 17-year-old is just starting driving lessons and I want her to be confident, but at the same time, I'm so frightened.

Hope you have a better week after your spring break starts!

Nora MacFarlane said...

Thanks All - Spring break is here. Things are looking up!

Brenda said...

{{{HUGS}}}