Saturday, July 4, 2009

Twenty Ten - planning ahead

Today I received my contract from John C. Campbell Folk School for a class I'm planning to teach in December 2010. Imagine, twenty-ten. That is next year and already I have plans for December. This class will be for folks who want to write their Christmas Stories. Don't we all have stories of Christmases past? I know I do.

The book published last year by Catawba Press, Christmas Presence, will be our text for this class. I am sure my students who often come from distant states will enjoy the Appalachian stories in this book.

The class I planned to teach in July at Tri-County College in Murphy NC had to be cancelled due to my husband's illness, but I hope we can hold that class in the fall of 2009. A number of former students had registered and I must ask their forgiveness but I know they understand.

Planning ahead is something I've always done. I keep a calendar and mark all important dates, but for over a year my life has been as uncertain as a summer thunder storm. I don't know what is coming, but I do see clouds gathering on the horizon. In the past I'd have closed all the windows, taken the clothes off the line, and called my dog inside.

Today, I look at those thunderheads forming and say to myself, they will blow over. I have no fear.


Kathryn Magendie said...

I so enjoyed that collection of stories! :)

glenda said...

So did I, Kathryn. I love Christmas and I always have.
I think this class will be lots of fun.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Sounds like a marvelous class for Christmas. Hopefully, I'll be able to take it. I would love to take this class at that time of the year to get into the holiday mood. We hope you and BB are doing well.

Tipper said...

They will blow over.

Glenda said...

Hi Brenda Kay and Tipper, so glad you dropped by and left a comment.
Sorry I wasn't at CWP today, but I heard that you did a find job as MC Brenda. Thanks for carrying on.

Joan Ellen Gage said...

Glenda, Perhaps you just need a good raincoat made out of love.

Glenda C. Beall said...

What a precious thought, Joan. A raincoat made of love. That would take care of everything, wouldn't it?