Rebecca19

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 23 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • in reply to: Off-Topic Question of the Day #4430
    Rebecca19
    Participant

      Agree 100 % Ms. C. And it’s nice to be back. Thank you. You all have not been far from my mind.

      in reply to: Off-Topic Question of the Day #4428
      Rebecca19
      Participant

        Just my two cents, “for whatever it’s worth” as my dad would say:

        I would like to take a self defense course with my daughter before she goes to college. That’s a few years away, but sometimes I think sooner may be better than later. My son has enjoyed taking Karate at the Y and he may want to pursue it more this year, or swimming. I once read tumbling and toddler gymnastics is excellent for mind development, too. I think it’s an all around good choice for kids of any age. It also teaches self-control and how to create calm in your mind.

        I feel strongly that no one needs an assault rifle to kill a deer or shoot cans. I have a family similar to Crossfox, I grew up shooting cans. My dad reminds me of Atticus Finch, he has a cool head and a compassionate heart. My sister gave us all nicknames when we were young, so he is Doodles. With his way of being, my children have started calling him “Dumbledoodles.” He is gentle, humorous and respectful. If I ever did anything wrong, he would sit down with me and the first thing he would do was to gently ask, “How are you? Tell me what’s going on.” He would get to the root of it–which was very constructive and we love him for it.

        He hunts and we eat every bite.(Well, Dad eats the viscera, I don’t!) He has always taught me, “Never point a gun at anyone–ever–even if it isn’t loaded.” I think there is value in having respect for anything we do and what we do for each other. I know my dad is not like most men who hunt but because of who he is, I once told him, “Dad, you can’t be against gun control and not be pro choice” When I explained, he said, “Wow kid, you’re right.”

        I’m for the sanctity of life but I feel the government should not have the power to say to a woman she cannot make that decision herself. That really bothers me because it goes against everything I believe in about my relationship to the government. And I feel that applies to a lot of issues, like this one. But we are a long long way away–on both issues–from following basic common sense. If our representatives and senators would not pork-barrel the crap out of stuff, I think most Americans would agree on things. Even RBG had a problem with how Roe V Wade was written, but she would still want all women in America to have a choice.

        There definitely needs to be more restrictions when it comes to guns. I bet we all agree on more than we think, but our reps and senators often play Loki in how they write bills which later become complex laws that create more disagreement than necessary.

        The bottom line is, there needs to be more balance in the force

        in reply to: I am happy today because… #4427
        Rebecca19
        Participant

          Hello Friends–I’ve been busy with my artwork and writing in Tudor Land, but you will see by this interview, you are not far from my mind: https://lauraloney.com/new-interview-on-the-mug-of-rebecca-monet/. How is everyone doing?

          in reply to: Home #4332
          Rebecca19
          Participant

            How are you Big Mama?

            in reply to: I am happy today because… #4321
            Rebecca19
            Participant

              My flamenco teacher put me onto the writing of Franklin Habit, Knitting columnist, and I laughed to the point of tears and I don’t even knit (yet). If you need to be happy today, try this out: https://www.moderndailyknitting.com/2022/01/10/a-letter-from-paris-pecked-in-paris/. And there is more where that came from! I’m even reading his knitting book reviews. That’s how entertaining he is!

              in reply to: I am happy today because… #4299
              Rebecca19
              Participant

                Oh Crossfox, I’ve been thinking of you lately because I saw a cool Christmas tree in Cambridge in our home state. It was created entirely from upside down bushel baskets and decorated with repurposed items. It was beautiful! I wish that kind of beauty for you–that which was worn, will become new and something beautiful–your new life, your new health, and your new furry friend–May all of these things give you joy! Here is a quote from Dickens that seems timely in every way for all of us :“It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” Merry Christmas to all of you! I’m grateful for you!

                in reply to: I am happy today because… #2458
                Rebecca19
                Participant

                  Hey Crossfox!

                  I get everything you are saying. I felt “forced” on social media with my Anne Boleyn book and though I love the community aspect (fellow history geeks), it is a hole for sure and I miss the quiet of this spot right here.

                  Nextdoor is bedlam. An eloquent post which suggested we respect each other was voted “disprespectful” by one moderator but the rest voted to keep it up.

                  Sometimes we have to remove ourselves from the madding crowd.

                  Crossfox, I envision you in a scene like one in a “Wonder Woman” movie and you are determinedly walking away, jaw set and victorious, while stuff is blowing up in the background — cut to scene: it’s a quiet coffee shop. You are with friends, talking about your favorite books, and laughing… 🙂

                  in reply to: I am happy today because… #2456
                  Rebecca19
                  Participant

                    I hope you are having a wonderful time in Atlanta. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has a good feeling about “The Russian Cage!” I’m right here in Atlanta and as much fun as it would be to attend, I have a lot of mom-sponsibilities with school starting, renovating old plumbing (!) but also some Labor Day fun with the whole family attending the first Georgia Tech football game tonight and going together on a whitewater rafting trip tomorrow! But I hope it goes really well and that we hear some good news. Either way, you know we all love what you do and nothing can change that 🙂

                    in reply to: I am somber today because . . . #2364
                    Rebecca19
                    Participant

                      Thank you, Ms C. I will. And I’d like to second what you said to Big Mama. <3

                      in reply to: I am somber today because . . . #2361
                      Rebecca19
                      Participant

                        My parents live in Maryland and my family and I live in Georgia. I feel the miles more and more. I’m sorry to hear about everyone’s loss. My father-in-law just passed away on March 22. He was 97. Sometimes I wish we did have a picture page on here. He was in the Air Force in WWII–a navigator on a B-24. I love the image we have of him from then. Last year I introduced him to the Mary Russell series by Laurie R.King and he read them ALL –enjoyed every page. They gave him great pleasure this past year!

                        in reply to: I am happy today because… #2360
                        Rebecca19
                        Participant

                          Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve been on–so sorry to hear about the vaccine trouble for you both, Big Mama and Ms. C–glad you are both better, now! I’ve had my head down researching Anne Boleyn’s early life. I’ve greatly enjoyed it. It’s for an ebook I was asked to do for an event on May 19 (the date of her execution). In my reading, I learned more about Marguerite de Navarre of France. She was the sister of Francis I, King of France in the 16th c,and given the moniker, “The First Modern Woman” by her early 20th c biographer. She was truly fascinating. Among her accomplishments was her “Heptameron.” It is a collection of over 70 short stories. I look forward to reading more about her. I just purchased two very old books–one is her Heptameron, which appears to be over a hundred years old but somewhere in there it belonged to someone named Mariann in Trenton, NJ. I wonder what Mariann thought of it? And a 1936 copy of Marguerite’s biography by Samuel Putnam. I love these old books! And I didn’t break the bank. Together they were less than buying two hardbacks in a bookstore today. And yes, I love how they smell…Here’s to old books and surviving our vaccines!

                          in reply to: Off-Topic Question of the Day #2292
                          Rebecca19
                          Participant

                            Just sat down with some hot chocolate and Susan Hill’s “The Mist in the Mirror” :)))

                            in reply to: Off-Topic Question of the Day #2287
                            Rebecca19
                            Participant

                              Thank you Ms. C and Big Mama. The poem is based on a day my sister took her teenage children on an outing to the beach. My nephew loves collecting sea glass. They sent a picture of my niece holding it and she looked enchanted, like a mermaid.

                              I knew everyone here would understand my relief and the shared words (and belief in mermaids;) )

                              And I love my Sookie Stackhouse Companion; double fun to know I have something you contributed to, Big Mama!:)

                              in reply to: Off-Topic Question of the Day #2284
                              Rebecca19
                              Participant

                                In keeping with all things “off topic,” this is a bit random, but I looked for this poem for about 7 hours today, deep in the bowels of my Macbook air. My younger son had to do a “free verse” poem for school and I wanted to share some of mine. Imagine my devastation when I believed them all lost. I cried when I found them. I said to my older son, later, “I found the poems!”
                                “I know, I heard you mom” (hug) ” ‘I found the poems! I found the poems!'” (mimicking my voice through his laughter) “I’m happy for you mom. I love you.”
                                Meanwhile,’not sure what was better: finding the poems or having my fourteen year old’s imitation of me, his laughter and hug. Here is one of “the poems!”

                                “Sea Glass”
                                by R. Monet

                                I think he probably walked the beach slowly,
                                But not exactly methodically;
                                Maybe darting,
                                Then bent over each find like a sandpiper once still,
                                Spying his dinner;
                                Dark eye again poised.

                                He gave them to his sister,
                                (that much I do know).
                                They turned her hair indigo;
                                Hand splayed out like the inner pearl of oyster shells,
                                Dappled with gems of green and blue.

                                in reply to: Off-Topic Question of the Day #2271
                                Rebecca19
                                Participant

                                  The pleasure is mine. I am in good company and I’m grateful for the kindred spirits here 🙂

                                  As we wait for “The Russian Cage” at the end of February and talk about fav books in 2020, I’ll add I’ve been into a lot of historical fiction lately. But my worlds converged with “Le Temps Viendra” by Sarah Morris–mixing the historical Anne Boleyn with a time traveling modern day heroine.

                                Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 23 total)