Thursday, March 22, 2012

Five Glorious Things


1. I was on TV last night. Yes, I was. Speaking about the importance of commemorating an Irish speaker's legacy. And more I can't say until I hoover up this blog and breach my own anonymity. Fame. Such a fleeting thing. Note to self: make the most of it.

2. A blue jay starting to build something outside my window. Awfully sloppy if it's a nest but she's busy so this must be - whatchamacallit again - Spring?

3. A lovely lovely lovely St. Patrick's Day lunch out in the middle of the country. I felt I was part of a movie set. You know, the big open fire to the ceiling welcoming all guests, the gallopping horses outside the window, the table groaning under the weight of all the food. Getting a prize because I was the most "Irish" there even though I disqualified myself at the outset. And getting to sing a duet - The Isle of Inisfree - with another guest.

4. Gordon-the-Gift freshly at home from his Labrador work life, putting many of the finishing touches to The Tigeen. We now have beachstones set in around the wood stove. Pics to follow.

5. Finally meeting someone I really, really wanted to meet for a long time last night and HIM saying to me - I love your writing, I'm so glad your words were in our local newspaper! Gulp. Silence. What on earth does one say? This man is one of my heroes.

14 comments:

  1. One says: Thank you very much, I am glad you liked it.

    So, you are famous, are you? But we'll probably never find out who you are because you will NOT (hear me?) hover up this blog.

    You seem to be better, good. It's no good to give in to misery. I should know, I frequently do it and it never brings me any profit.

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  2. How wonderful. Enjoy every glorious moment of it!

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  3. Enjoy whatever special attention you receive. Fame can have its pluses and minuses, but likely family and friends will see that your feet don't get too far off the ground. Nice to have someone you admire express their appreciation of your work.

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  4. I love watching the birds gathering their nest material. One of the delights of spring.

    I hope the Mahon Report hasn't deflated your happy mood too much.

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  5. Thank you for celebrating your joy and sharing it here. It brightens my day.

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  6. Gorsh WW. I can tell the grandkids I know somebody famous besides me ..lol

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  7. Gorsh WW. I can tell the grandkids I know somebody famous besides me ..lol

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  8. Friko:
    I'm still kinda miserable inside, forcing myself to appreciate what's good in this life. You know what I mean. I know.
    XO
    WWW

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  9. Joared:
    Oh the famey part was brief. Had a lot of nice emails, comments, etc.
    Andy Warhol 'n all that.
    :)
    XO
    WWW

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  10. Nick:
    I had a huge shrug at the Mahon, was anybody SURPRISED?
    We are all living in banana republics.
    Back to nest-making and the birds. :)
    XO
    WWW

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  11. Aw Sharon - thank you. We can fake it till we make it, yeah?
    XO
    WWW

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  12. GFB:
    I'm so glad you're mobile again. Good for you!
    And that's famous enough for one day!
    XO
    WWW

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  13. I am delighted to see you write this post. Wonderful.

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