Retirement is not for Sissies

June 10, 2009 at 9:43 am 15 comments

Thanks so much for keeping me in your loop y’all! I’m sorry I dropped off the planet with no notice since March…holy cow, March????? All I can say in my defense is that retirement is not for sissies. 

Updates since then:  Pap managed to land that job he was interviewing for.  I’m still writing for the paper.  The Pirate play was a hit. Penelope One I managed to get the garden in, pick up two part time bookkeeping jobs and start writing another play.  Two of my short stories were rejected…this is a weird world nowdays.  I suspect that the editor for one of my stories is barely out of high school.  Her comment on a story about a woman with alzheimers was “ewww, this is creepy”. 

Mother’s Day rocked.  All the kids and grandkids made it home, we had nice weather and tons to eat.  Mothers Day 2009

As you can see, we are girl heavy in the family and yes that is a Christmas wreath still hanging on the house.  Pap and I gave our ladder to one of the kids and we’re both too short to get it down.  The two handsome men in this picture are my one and only son (in the glasses), and my new son (Prince to my Princess) with the hat. 

This weekend is our annual Art Walk downtown.  

Okay, I’m all caught up and I’ll be around to see all of you post haste.

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  • 1. Little old me  |  June 10, 2009 at 10:23 am

    yaaa your back, and what a busy bee. Well done on your play, and as for the editor old age will come to her. haha

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    • 2. katcampbell  |  June 10, 2009 at 4:46 pm

      That’s what I’m countin’ on LOM. Can you believe someone would put such a comment on a manuscript? Ugh.

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  • 3. Quilly  |  June 10, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Well done on your play. Pick a different editor and resend. AND, what a lovely family! No wonder you’ve been busy!

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    • 4. katcampbell  |  June 10, 2009 at 4:47 pm

      Yup, Quilly, that story is one of my best. It made the most cynical member of my writer’s group cry so it’s gonna circulate until everyone has rejected it or published it.

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  • 5. Dave  |  June 10, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    what a great photo!

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    • 6. katcampbell  |  June 12, 2009 at 4:20 am

      Thanks Dave! Pap took it with his usual fiddling and piddling, it’s a miracle that we’re all smiling.

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  • 7. nessa  |  June 10, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Glad you are back. Beautiful family. Congrats on the success with the play. Ew, what an editor.

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    • 8. katcampbell  |  June 12, 2009 at 4:20 am

      You’d think they’d screen these kids, wouldn’t you Nessa? Love your new website!

      Reply
  • 9. LJ  |  June 10, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    You have the nicest family! Look at them all! Darlings!

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  • 10. vaianp  |  June 10, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Glad the play went well. And glad to hear that Pap landed the job. Great Family picture.!

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    • 11. katcampbell  |  June 12, 2009 at 4:21 am

      Thanks! You’re website revamp looks fab too!

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  • 12. J.  |  June 11, 2009 at 5:11 am

    “ewwww … this is creepy”???
    How professional.

    Soooo nice to see you back Kat! yay!

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    • 13. katcampbell  |  June 12, 2009 at 4:21 am

      I’m glad to be back, and I’m so happy to see you happy once again!

      Reply
  • 14. anhinga  |  June 13, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Welcome back! I once left a Christmas tree up until Good Friday. The kids always said Easter, making it far worse than it was.
    🙂

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  • 15. Hayden  |  June 18, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    welcome back, and thanks for stopping by! I’m not sure I’m “back” yet… I sure understand life erupting and needing to take a blogging break!

    Can NOT believe that editor. Am AMAZED. and not in a good way…

    Reply

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