For my brother, the SKEPTIC!!! LOL!!!!
In this video, Dr. Garland talks about her writing process and the affect that some of her subject matter has had on her personally.
And YES, my Southern accent is SUPER THICK in this one!
Stay tuned for subsequent videos!
Please comment below!
Please check out this post that my good friend Dr. K. E. Garland asked me to write for her blog’s “Self-Love” series.
Many of you may already know Dr. Garland as the author of The Unhappy Wife.
Well, in addition to that, she is also the Editor of Daddy, an anthology which includes stories written by women about their relationships with their fathers. Tikeetha Thomas, a well-known blogger on WP is featured in Daddy.
Both of these ladies are fierce in this writing game and I encourage you to check them out, if you haven’t already.
Also, be sure to catch the latest edition of the “Self Love” series as it is written by my dear sister, Michelle, who is also the very talented author of a love poem that I recently read on this blog entitled, “Present Distance.”
You can find Michelle here.
Seriously, check her out! I can assure you that you will NOT be disappointed.
I hope you enjoy my piece. Let’s discuss it in comments 🙂
PS: I will continue the poetry readings through Valentines Day. That said, you will not want to miss my reading of one of the baddest poets on WP, Braeden Michaels!
Love and Light,
House of Mathilda….
More about that later!
Admittedly, I’ve fancied myself as a “royal” of sorts since about 1981.
During that time, my mother used to refer to me as Lady Di because she clearly thought that I regarded her as a servant!
But don’t all children tend to see their mothers in that way?
Anyway, at that time, one of my favorite singers was Teena Marie who also used the title “Lady” …as in Lady T.
With both of these things in mind, I just ran with it and started doodling the name Lady G.
And, with that, Lady G was “born.”
After starting this blog, I was fortunate enough to meet a whole new group of wonderful friends.
One of these included an awesome writer by the name of R J Llewellyn. Most of you guys may know him as “Roger” or “Woebegone but Hopeful”—he is the founder and chief writer for his own blog, Heroically Bad Writer….which is ironic because he is anything but. He also has a couple of really good books on Amazon!
Anyway, I became a huge fan of his uproarious series, “A True History of These Isles”, which retells the history of The United Kingdom.
That said, I often joked with him about the many historic characters that were featured.
One set of characters, in particular, included a couple of royals named Mathilda.
To me, they were sooooo badass!
When I told Roger that, he responded that I embodied that same spirit of badassity!
Of course, after a good laugh, Roger started referring to me as Lady G or Lady Gwin, House of Mathilda or Matilda!
Either spelling is acceptable.
Now you know!
No doubt, that’s a brief synopsis of events, but here is the PROCLAMATION with a preface, as written by RJ Llewellyn:
My research when writing my two volumes of ‘The History of These Isles’ led me to conclude that whereas many folk impacted upon the history of these isles, not enough consideration was given to the ‘Age of the Matildas’
This period took place during the reign of Stephen I (1092/6 – 25 October 1154), when his right to the throne was contested by the daughter of his predecessor Henry I, she being Empress Matilda.
A great struggle took place, Matilda being a stalwart and tough foe. When Stephen was captured his rule was kept in place by his equally determined wife Matilda of Boulogne. Thus did these two strong women hold the reigns of powers for some time and made a more constructive effort than the men who just hit each other and the peasants.
It should also be noted that the powerful King David I of Scotland was married to Matilda of Huntingdon (one of her children becoming a saint).
This writer concludes it is undeniable these were women of striking character and ability.
Thus when considering the scope in depth of achievements in Life of Family, Profession and Blog, the Lady Gwin of Best Blog it must be stated by this historian The Lady Gwin has displayed similar qualities of determination, skill and forbearance, added to which she has a sense of humour, possibly lacking in these aforementioned formidable ladies.
Therefore by the powers vested in me as an Historian it is with all solemnity and gladness that I, Roger Jacob, writing as R J Llewellyn, do this day 19th December in the year 2018 do proclaim as follows:
From the date of The Lady Gwin of Best Blog’s 50th Birthday, let it be known she may with all truth and dignity bear the title Lady Gwin; Honour’d Lady of the House of Matildas (And Mathildas) by proclamation and efforts. And from that date bear herself as a true Matilda or Mathilda as she so see fit.
Laudo et congratulor.
So…yeah…I turned 50 this week and I don’t feel a day over 49.
Anyway, I thought I would share some of the more interesting birthday greetings.
To be more specific, I received greetings in Spanish from my Puerto Rican chica and a “traditional birthday greeting” from an awesome “Kiwi” native to New Zealand. By the way, the second video looks sideways but it plays normally once you click it!
I also had a good old Southern Happy Birthday from a Girl Raised In The South (GRITS).
Check them out:
Stay tuned tomorrow for the Official Story of Lady G from the House of Mathilda, as told by that dashing Welshman, Roger Jacob, writing as R J Llewellyn aka Woebegone but Hopeful.
You can find “Roger” at his blog, Heroically Bad Writer. Click HERE to get THERE.
Love and light
Let’s chat in comments!
Thank you all for 3 WONDERFUL years of friendship and laughter!
If you’re not following me, why not join the fun?
By the way, I am LadyG and you can find me here OR HERE!
And YAAAASSS….Stay tuned for the “official” story of how I became royalty! You’re gonna love it!
Love and light 😘💋💋
Ok, so I didn’t go home today.
I actually went home yesterday, but somehow “I went home yesterday,” as a title, didn’t quite have the same ring to it.
Yesterday, I went to my hometown of Augusta, GA.
Yep! Home of The Godfather of Soul…James Brown.
Not to mention the Master’s Golf Tournament.
And yours truly, LadyG.
Anyway, the purpose of my visit was to see one of my best friends and sister, Gloria and her son Zoser.
Together, Gloria and I are the Ladies G!
At any rate, Gloria and Zoser, who happens to be on his way to bonafide celebrity-dom due to his burgeoning singing career, flew home from Seattle to Augusta for the holidays.
Naturally, I could not allow them to fly back into the Northwestern sunset without us getting together.
Me, Lady J and Rod rolled over to Augusta for the day and had a BALL!
I’m sure if you asked those two they’d tell you how “interesting” it was to hear their mom chatter on and on about her old Homecoming Queen highschool glory days:
“Mama was the Homecoming queen and a Varsity Cheerleader for 4 years…and….”
“We know, Mom…you were blah, blah, blah, blah, yada, yada…”
They had heard it all before!
—No less than 10 zillion times.
Sorry friends, I have truly digressed!
Never mind that, please enjoy the following pictures from a hometown visit with some of my favorite people.
Love and Light, Lady G 😘💋💋
In Loving Memory of Christopher, my baby brother.
With love and light from Little LadyG (1970ish)
Along comes a simple invitation:
A speedy acceptance and a wintry trek with the following directions:
A brief pictorial on how the seemingly mundane can become quite magical with the help of good friends!
Love and light,