Ecce Femina

The world outside is hard and disappointing

So, I didn’t blog yesterday because my RA has flared up and I couldn’t get out of bed all day.  I think it’s the cold weather.

I told you I would tell you about my experience with the Writers Meet Up that I attended on Thursday night.  Well… it was a great disappointment. 

It is very hard for me to put myself out there and decide to meet other people and this Meet Up sort of proves it.  I don’t want to harp on them, to be fair I was a new member and introductions are always awkward, on top of that they had another member there that never attends the meetings, but showed up that day.  She was monopolizing the conversation telling the other members in a very loud voice (she was elderly) things that are not appropriate for conversation in a family oriented restaurant, like how her son almost killed her and that she was bleeding and all sorts of horrors.  Worse, before I got there she had gotten sick on the table — and still refused to leave the meeting– thus the atmosphere was tense when I got there and I had no idea why until she left and they told me.  By then they really just wanted to get out of there, which was understandable, but still did not make for a good first experience.

While we were on the meeting there seemed to have been another new member there that did not introduce himself, so the group was not aware of him, but when he left he said loud enough for us to hear that, “You are the worst excuse for a writers meeting I have ever seen.”  I don’t really have any other experiences with writers group to make a comparison, but it was rather dull.  They also do not have any tips for bloggers and for writers of short stories and they sort of did not want to read or listen to any example of my writing.  Well, one group member did and I am forever grateful for that.  Poor guy, I must have put him on the spot!

Thus, my incursion into the world of writers meetings has suffered a rather premature ending.

Since my RA flared up, I couldn’t make it to the musicians meeting, something I really wanted to attend.  I will be there the next time they have a meeting.  The next step to go out there and meet people will be a Fiber Arts Meet Up where you bring the project you are working on and just sit and chat.  We’ll  see how that goes.  I am a little gun shy now that I have gone to a Meet Up and it was such a dreadful experience.  Well, there is a light at the end of the rainbow, at least for me.  There was a bunny in my garden yesterday afternoon and he allowed me to get near enough to snap a picture.   I love to see wild life in my garden, well, some wild life, I do not like armadillos and gophers, they make huge holes in the ground and just destroy my flower beds,  but I get a visit or two from Sandhill Cranes, monarch butterflies, bunnies, thousands of lizards, frogs (I don’t like those very much), red-shouldered hawks and ravens.

Here are the photographs:

 

 

 

Tomorrow I will be attending my first work shop as the Ventures Coordinator for the USF Chapter of Nourish International.  I am beyond elated about having the opportunity to put my skills to the benefit of humanity.  I’ll tell you all about it on Monday.

Have a great weekend, y’all.

Before I forget, I have update my book reviews website.  I reviewed Josh Lanyon’s Come Unto These Yellow Sands.