Friday, June 3, 2011

Juggling June

Alas, June is here already. The first part of this year for me has been talking about recovery and my memoir in particular. I spoke at the Unitarian Church last month. A fellow told me, he drove in from Maple Ridge just for the talk. I thought to myself, am I a celebrity?

I also spoke at My Artist's Corner, an art group of mental health consumers in Burnaby. They had some good questions and remarks for me. Later this month, I'm speaking briefly at an art reception, salon showing at The Art Studios and presenting to a health care assistants class at Vancouver Community College.

After Oprah Winfrey had her last show, I wrote her a note and got a response within six hours. I did receive another email from her several days later. I found out some of these letters others receive are the same. But I'm just glad to be acknowledged and to be able to email her about my recovery and memoir.

American Idol ended after a lot of agonizing, waiting for the end of the show. They had some stellar singers this year. I liked the comments from Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson.

The Canucks won their first game in the Stanley Cup playoffs. As a Vancouverite, I want them to WIN! I was at a store on Wednesday, when I heard people shouting and applauding. I dashed over to the big tv screen section and watched the replay of the one and only winning goal during the game in the last seconds. Hurray for the Canucks!

Other work and leisure activities have me working hard. I'm on the computer a lot keeping up. Soon July will be here, and we'll be off to our annual vacation spot Parksville.