I'm not new to talking, sharing ideas, or stating my opinion, especially stating my opinion! After all, I taught elementary school for 30 years! However, my audience has typically been smaller,just family, the classroom, or just talking to myself!

My blog has two goals: be an outlet for sharing thoughts on writing children's books and the path to publication (got my fingers crossed that I'll get there) and a place to chronicle my journey of losing my sight. Sometimes I imagine these two paths will overlap .

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Write From the Soul 16

Have you ever stayed overnight in your parent's home while he or she is not there? Since I live in another state, I'm sleeping at my mom's house while she is in physical rehab after breaking her kneecap. I have to say.....it's a little creepy! It's an older house and there are soooo many sounds; creaks, crackles, water trickling, radiators heating up, and the stairs seem to make noise even when you're not walking on them! I've never noticed all the sounds before, just the sounds from Mom or me.

I wonder....could the house be haunted?????

I mean, one of the alarm clocks just went off without being set. And I found the computer on when I had  already shut it down. WHY???????? I also keep hearing the dryer in the basement, even though I'm not drying clothes. Am I imagining this???

Of course, the alarm clock that went off was right near the window blinds that I closed. I guess I could have inadvertently pushed the on/off switch. And the computer? It was 1:00 AM and I was sleepy, I suppose I might have clicked "Restart" instead of "Turn Off ." And that dryer rumbling in the basement, could actually be the furnace making some of its strange noises.

Do I sound like the little kid who can't go to sleep because she sees monsters in the shadows and thinks the boogieman is in the closet?

I think I really miss my mom. Work hard Mom so you can come home soon. I don't like being here without you!  XOXO


  1. The only advice I have is definitely don't watch the movie Paranormal Activity. You'll never sleep again.

    Hope your mom heals quickly:)

  2. Ok, so I'm terrified of ghosts. Terrified. Cheering for your mom to come home soon! And whatever you do, don't read any Stephen King.