the gifts of ordinary

July 18th, 2010

One of my favorite finds this year is Katrina Kenison’s memoir The Gift of an Ordinary Day. And if you still haven’t read this elegiac rendering of a family in transition, I know you’ve cried a tear over this video. I’m spilling over with the news that Katrina will be my special guest at the Mother’s Plunge in Boston on Sat., Sept. 18. Now you really have to come and bring a friend to share a cup with us. Katrina will read and talk and sign books, while I carry on in my blah blah customary manner.

One of my favorite finds this year is Katrina Kenison herself. Our new friendship is a pretty amazing story that Katrina began telling on her own blog. I’ll fill you in on the rest when I see you in Boston. It will be an extraordinary day. Or, if you believe in magic as much as I do, you will find it to be another perfectly ordinary day.

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  1. It is downright impossible for me to convey my excitement about meeting you both at the same time … two months from today! Yay!

    Comment by Lindsey — July 19, 2010 @ 12:01 am

  2. If only 🙂

    Comment by Christine LaRocque — July 19, 2010 @ 12:13 am

  3. I finished her book right after “Hand Wash Cold”. I have two boys as well, so every page felt like I was reading the future. But I took her message to heart & try very hard to not look to the future, but stay right here. They never be 2 & 5 again (even when 2 & 5 isn’t cute or cuddly).

    I cried at least once during every chapter. Not an enjoyable experience in the airport.

    Comment by erika — July 19, 2010 @ 12:49 am

  4. pure ordinary magic. love and gratitude to you both. wishing on a star…

    Comment by melissa — July 19, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

  5. […] two of my favorite authors (karen maezen miller and katrina kenison) will gather together for an event this september…and dreaming of experiencing their ordinary magic […]

    Pingback by question no. 29 « s o l u n a — July 19, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

  6. I just watched this video. Can’t stop weeping for all its truth. Thank you Karen, and thank you Katrina. Off to order this book now.

    Comment by Katie Murphy — July 23, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

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