Here Be Hippogriffs
Another introduction that I got from going along on Ayun’s virtual book tour for MLDD. I am now reading about Julia’s new pregnancy and waiting to find out the results as determined by the professional. She and her husband are truly trying to not be optimistic from what they saw on the scan, but as you know, you never know. They are in the midst of doing another IVF round. They also have a son named Patrick, who is a doll and great fun to read about his antics as a child.
Going through her archives, I got back all the way through January 2004! Can you imagine? Blogging so consistently and so well for over 2 years? I guess that people journal on paper in instances like this, but I have only known one woman personally who journalled every day. Like brushing her teeth, at night she would have to write about her day before she could sleep. She started the process as a result of a class project in the SECOND GRADE!
Julia has a humor to her posts that I wish that I could duplicate in my own writing. She has the ability through her telling of her life to describe every emotion in a very real manner. When you start reading, you don’t know which emotions are going to be presented at the time, just like life.
Lastly, a confession. I had no idea what a hippogriff was. It sounded like I had seen it somewhere before, but I couldn’t actually define a hippogriff. For everyone else that might be in the dark about this :
A monster having the wings, claws, and head of a griffin and the body and hindquarters of a horse.
from The American Heritage College Dictionary
Check in with Julia now and then. Happy Reading!