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Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning to You...

That's the beginning of a kids' song I always liked. In case you don't know it, it goes like this: " Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning to you,/ Good Morning, Good Morning, and how do you do?" Ever just wake up and feel like singing that song? I am definitely a morning person and today, well, it just feels like a good morning. We had a lovely weekend (combination of meeting up with friends, cooking and lazing around at home, and reading, of course) and I don't have loads to do today, so I can concentrate on my story -- all of which helps explain why it feels like a good morning at my house.

The "Good Morning" song makes me think of a couple of things to write about in today's blog. One is: if you've lived through some really bad mornings, you are definitely more appreciative of the good ones. Without giving you the gory details, let's just say I've had my share of bad mornings -- most of them happened when I was a much younger woman in a troubled relationship that I didn't get out of soon enough. But like I often tell my students and the students I meet when I visit other schools to talk about my work, difficult times deepen our understanding of what pain is -- and that makes us better able to imagine what it feels like to be someone else (for instance, a character in your book!). Also, surviving those bad mornings makes you extra-glad for the good ones... perhaps this point of view could prove useful if you happen to be going through some tough times yourself. 

 The other thing I was going to explore in today's blog entry is why I've always been drawn to the world of children's literature and even children's music. But you know, maybe I'll leave that for tomorrow. Hope you have  a GOOD MORNING and a good rest of the day, too. Talk to you tomorrow! 

Changing Gears
Shame on Me!
 

Comments

Guest - Kim on Monday, 07 January 2008 22:54

I'm glad you had a wonderful morning -- for me, waking up at 6:00 A.M. was definitely difficult after getting up late during the past 2 weeks! My morning was spent in school working on Robotics, and now we have the main idea down, so that's a good start. Tomorrow, I think we'll go into the details, and the full design must be finished by Friday. It's pretty crazy to be back on a tight schedule again!

I'm glad you had a wonderful morning -- for me, waking up at 6:00 A.M. was definitely difficult after getting up late during the past 2 weeks! My morning was spent in school working on Robotics, and now we have the main idea down, so that's a good start. Tomorrow, I think we'll go into the details, and the full design must be finished by Friday. It's pretty crazy to be back on a tight schedule again!
Guest - Sophie B. X. on Tuesday, 08 January 2008 14:47

I was sick last week when my dad bought me a box of chocolates, Lindor my favorite! I was beaming at my dad, he was so nice to remember! Weight issues aside, I begin to eat the chocolates. Only the sweets didn't have the same taste! My nose was blocked and I could no longer smell the chocolates, so they didn't taste nearly as good. Our sense of taste, from our tongue, is very poor. We are able to distinguish different kinds of food, from their smell. The agony of waiting to recover.... This morning, I've regained my sense of smell- time to tackle the box of chocolates again! I really do appreciate my sense of smell now.

I was sick last week when my dad bought me a box of chocolates, Lindor my favorite! I was beaming at my dad, he was so nice to remember! Weight issues aside, I begin to eat the chocolates. Only the sweets didn't have the same taste! My nose was blocked and I could no longer smell the chocolates, so they didn't taste nearly as good. Our sense of taste, from our tongue, is very poor. We are able to distinguish different kinds of food, from their smell. The agony of waiting to recover.... This morning, I've regained my sense of smell- time to tackle the box of chocolates again! I really do appreciate my sense of smell now.
Guest - Tamar on Tuesday, 08 January 2008 18:19

I never understood how you could always be so bubbly in the morning.. and you claim you don't even drink coffee!!! I woke up at 3 p.m. the other day and not only was it a bad "morning" pretty much everything went wrong.. every have one of those days??
p.s. you always talk about reading in your blogs... you should recommend books in your blog or somewhere on your site!!!

I never understood how you could always be so bubbly in the morning.. and you claim you don't even drink coffee!!! I woke up at 3 p.m. the other day and not only was it a bad "morning" pretty much everything went wrong.. every have one of those days?? p.s. you always talk about reading in your blogs... you should recommend books in your blog or somewhere on your site!!!
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