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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Outta Here!

A few years back, I read "Ladder of Years" by Anne Tyler about a woman who just up and leaves her husband and children. She assumes a new identity, and begins working and living in another city. I was drawn to this book -- not because I *ever* wanted to leave Mark or my kids. . . but by the notion of a woman just LEAVING. And, reinventing herself. Always kind of mystified me.

I'm still perplexed by it. . . guess it's 'cause I'm heading out. But I'm coming home. (You can start humming that Daughtrey song, if you must)

I thought I was posting my last blog entry last night, but reading Beth's recent post, and Judy's. . and so on and so on. . .made me want to leave one more entry before hitting the road.

So this is me .... outta here.
I hope to post lots of pictures of successful scrapbook layouts on Friday afternoon.

. . .after I take my kids out to lunch, of course. And, after I go by and hug & kiss my wonderful husband at work.


OH. . . in that book? She does eventually come back to her family. If you've never read any Anne Tyler books, I would recommend her as an author. My recommendation? Begin with "Breathing Lessons," or "The Accidental Tourist."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I'll have to check it out.
Again have a great time.

3:10 PM  
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3:10 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

LOVE Anne Tyler. I'd never read her until college, and she was on Mrs. Isle's summer reading list. I read everything she had written and have since, although I haven't yet read her latest. Have a great trip!

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Tiger Lamb Girl said...

Never heard of Anne Tyler...

Sorry I haven't commented much lately --- things are a little hectic;).

Hope you have a safe and great trip!! xo

3:58 PM  
Blogger Helen Hancock said...

Love Anne Tyler....can't wait 'til Friday...enjoy!

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you had a wonderful trip and an more "awesomer" homecoming!


3:28 PM  
Blogger Heather J. said...

Have too much fun.
Can't wait to see the new layouts!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I love Searching For Caleb. And the Accidental Tourist, of course. One of my favourite films too, but only on the strength of the book!
You will be back soon, so I hope you had a terrific, creative, and restorative time!
And if you're still feeling a bit like an old bat, my Penny (who is now a prefect!) will be in Year 11 in September (I think that's 10th grade?), so just now I'm feeling older and battier!! xx

5:12 AM  
Blogger Yummers! said...

Love Anne Tyler, too.

Have a wonderful get-away scrapping weekend! Can't wait to see all your creations when you return. Post them all!! We want to see them!!

3:00 PM  

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