My Weekend is All Booked…

Dear Reader:

After all the diversity of celebrations, emotions, changes, interruptions, anticipations, problems, possibilities, disappointments, exhilarations… start slowing down… (if you are like me) You are ready to go into hibernation for a few days!

Yesterday… the sorely missed key element in the Lowcountry… WARMTH… returned! Hallelujah! By the time I got to the Styles and Dingle law office ( to deliver Tommy’s birthday gifts) the sun was shining brightly and blue skies prevailed.

As soon as I climbed to the second floor… I started smiling-the staff had surprised Tommy and decorated the front door and had a large balloon floating in the lobby!

Clemson colored Balloons!

Holding Tommy’s annual birthday change jar, along with his bear stocking with a memoir story to accompany it… my boys! Happy Birthday Tommy!

*** (Michele loved the Merry BIRTHMAS Christmas/ Birthday card) and then sent this cartoon that had me choking …I was laughing so hard!

I talked myself out of doing any heavy cleaning… but I did lug all the flowers back out on the porch… including BIG RED!

Then I left the outside door open… closing only the clear storm door … excited as the sunlight filled the den!

***I wholeheartedly agreed with this FB meme.

Anne had dropped off the latest Louise Penny murder mystery novel and all I wanted to do was start the long anticipated novel… When I read the first paragraph I laughed out loud – it has my ” name” written all over it!

Of course … there is one important ” sacred” segment of time I have already blocked off… the Really Really Orange Orange Bowl! Go Tigers! ( will have to stop and rest up for it earlier in the afternoon since it is a late ” 8″ game taking all fans on both sides into the ” Midnight Hour!”


So until tomorrow…I look forward to my passport getting stamped … even if it is just to Three Pines tomorrow… let my mind explore and meet new people!!!

” Today is my favorite day” -Winnie the Pooh


About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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