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  • Writer's pictureMarilyn Gardner Woods

Cancelled - darn it!

Updated: Mar 15, 2020

Not a big deal in the whole scheme of things, but huge, huge, huge disappointment for me. However, I do have to go to Texas often, so as soon as the frenzy and panic has calmed, I’ll make a new plan.

In the meantime, I have huge amounts of discretionary time on my hands. After readjusting my attitude, I find this is a monumental gift.

Here’s a few things on my in-the-near-future To-Do list:

  • Plan a party for newly married docent friend

  • Haul the forty-year-old Kitchen-Aid mixer out of hiding and make cookies and muffins

  • Make an appointment for a colonoscopy (boy, have I been procrastinating on this one…)

  • Rotate the mattress on my bed

  • Sign up for a writing class at Writer’s Ink

  • Up my walking regime *****

  • Listen to music; Diana Ross’ “Reach Out and Touch Someone” comes to mind.

  • Do just that!

***** My friend and walking buddy, Gail, suggested we do some late afternoon walking and she introduced “Cock and Walk”—we walk a little, stop for a margarita or glass of wine and then walk some more, talking all the while. Is it any wonder I hang out with her?

What's up in your world?


After I surfed in yesterday arrived safe but had the neatest man from San Antonio and Borme , ? we went over restaurants you were going to etc.Almost phoned you to chat with him Really cool lawyer OK well I’m painting my dining room so catch you later Margaret

Shoot!!! Your trip sounded so great! I loved all your to do list - especially walking with friend!! Sounds great, miss you!😊❤️Stenzels

Just want to thank you so much for including me in the thoughts that you share. I read and enjoy all your writings and I notice that I end each reading with a smile on my face and with the words, “I really love my Marilyn.”


Yes, planning a trip and looking forward to it are two  uplifting steps! To cancel is surely  just a real disappointment!

I will wait a week to decide about flying to  Denmark in May.

How to make lemonade out of lemons?

Fiddling around my home today , framing some art work, planting tomatoes, weeding, writing to anxious friends ,

Lazing around too.

Slow down.

Let it be.

Let it take time.

Bread baking came to mind? Get yeast! Who to share with?

Where is my incomplete knitting - did I give all the yarn away when I moved?

Books to be finished or reread?

Is Gym  ok?

Are we elderly? Are we at risk?

A stressfull surprise  and daily challenge!?

Be well!


How are you out in San Diego? Just wanted you to know the Dallas Museum of Art is closed along with many museums, schools and venues around this area due to the Corona Virus concern. Sadly, we cannot enjoy the Mexican exhibit together this month.

If you do come, please include me in a lunch or dinner while you are here. Would so enjoy a visit with you and the Finks.

How can I get on the purchase list for your book? Love your stories full of friendship, memories, Texas. CA and family!

All best wishes for you,


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