Wednesday, July 21, 2010

MORE MONKEY PLEASE!

To date, there are 6,443 (and counting) FABULOUS SITS gals 
and today is my chance to grab as many of them as I can.


WHAT IS SHE TALKING ABOUT?
SITS is all about support - women bloggers supporting other women bloggers by reading, following and commenting.  Today, I am a featured blogger on SITS (I've waited a very long time for this).


For those of YOU who are NEW
and curious...

WHO AM I?  good question

I am a writer.
A shameless, self promoting writer.

My goal as a writer is to be published.
If I'm going to be published I need an audience.
YOU are my audience.

And Green Monkey Tales is my platform.
 
By FOLLOWING ME
YOU create the illusion of an audience
---> ---> ---> 

WHAT DO I WRITE ABOUT?
Sometimes its funny (really funny) and other times its sad (really sad) and sometimes, its sexy!

WHERE AM I?
I live on the Greenwich, Connecticut (Hedgefund Capital of the World).  Here I run a security, investigation, detective company that I inherited from my father.  We've been in business for 51 years  and I've been in charge for about 14 years.  This was my fathers dream but this is not my dream.  I am grateful for the gifts I've been given but I understand the importance of living an authentic life and for me that means honoring my gift of writing.

WHY GREEN MONKEY?
Green Monkey symbolizes the beginning of my healing.  I write about this in a short story, appropriately called, GREEN MONKEY.  I think this is my best work.  I hope to have it published one day.  It's really important to me.


After all, how many 50 51 year old women do you know who own a (green) monkey suit?

WHAT IS YOUR BOOK ABOUT?
It's about ME (creative nonfiction me) and how the death of my son taught me how to live.  It is about my ongoing connection with him and my commitment to living a true, authentic life.
 
WHAT....You want MORE MONKEY PLEASE!
Well, here are some of my favorites:

Let me make you SMILE :)
7 Seconds of Bliss
Playdate for Dad
Happy Whee Day

You want ROMANCE?  (I need to write more romance)
First Taste of Summer
Meet Fiona

SOULFUL, self discovery, healing
Fancy Pancakes
The Domino Effect of Giving
Write On


If you've read even this much...THANK YOU.  By following and commenting you nurture and encourage my joy of writing! 

Love, Light and Laughter,

Green Monkey

 JOIN ME on FACEOOK
TWEET ME on TWITTER 
EMAIL ME @ greenmonkeytales.com
and don't forget to FOLLOW ME 


188 comments:

  1. Holy SITS! Congrats on your SITS day! That's so awesome. I'm sure you'll get a gazillion more followers because you're such a talented writer. Congrats and enjoy! That's so awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  2. stopping by from sits...congratulations on your big day! i am going to poke about for a while to see what this green monkey business is all about!

    ReplyDelete
  3. "A shameless, self promoting writer." I love it! Writing is my ultimate passion! I'm totally your newest follower! ((:

    I love the picture as a green monkey! So awesome!! :)

    Congrats on your SITS day! Wear that crown with pride, because from what I see, you totally deserve it!

    Off to take a stroll through your blog... ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy SITS Day! Wow, and what a writer you are! Your blog . . .the design . . . the quote from the beginning, really brought me in. I am so sorry that you dealt with such a tragic loss - one no mother should have to go through. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and words with all of us!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Enjoy your special day. I am off to explore your world.

    ReplyDelete
  6. My goodness! I adore your writing! It's wonderful and I can tell from this post alone!

    Congrats for being a SITS featured blogger! I'm following and I want to support you on your inevitably successful journey!

    I must read more!

    :)

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,

    ~Zabrinah

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congrats on your SITS day! Love your blog title too - it's fab! Will be following you for sure - I just love writers and writing. Peace. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Stopping by from SITS. I love your passion for words and life. It just jumps off the screen.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Congrats on your SITS day! I love how you explained what the Green Monkey symbolizes... I'm eager to take a look around and read more!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Happy SITS Day! Love your honesty and your great writing. Your SITS Day is well-deserved!

    ReplyDelete
  11. You know...the beauty of the Internet is every once and a while you come across someone who is as stunning a writer as you.

    "I do not wipe my tears away. I am not ashamed to cry. I wear my pain proudly."

    Your day to be a featured blogger is more than due.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congratulations on your special SITS Day! I can't think of a more deserving gal especially after the sacred time we had at The AFSP advocacy training in Alexandria and DC... Keep your writing gift flowing and know that you are in my thoughts.
    Best wishes,
    Eliz

    ReplyDelete
  13. Stopping by from SITS to say hello on your Feature Day!! I am so sorry for your loss - cannot even imagine.

    Look forward to browsing your site - hope you have a wonderful day!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love to write too so I know exactly how you feel. It's never too late to be successful. I can't wait to read more of your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love that you love writing... and you're good at it. ;) All the best in your endeavors to be published... and a very happy SITS day to you! {following for sure}
    adriel xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Yea! Yea! Yea! Congratulations!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Woo-hoo! Bet you get many, MANY more followers, simply because we can see your heart in what you write. {I follow you now.} Congratulations on your special SITS day! Blessings to you!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Congrats on your day in the Spotlight! I'm off to read some of your posts! May joy rain on your day like a gentle spring storm!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Your blog is so inspirational. I just recently joined SITS, but you are already one of my favs. What you are doing is important. Keep putting the word out there!

    ReplyDelete
  20. This blog is delightful. I'm happy to have a look around!
    -SITS gal, CK

    ReplyDelete
  21. Congratulations on your SITS day and on embracing your talent as a writer.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Lovely to meet you through SITS. I'm also 50, and wish I would've started on my dream of writing sooner. You really don't think it's too late?

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow! your writing is so transparent and honest. I'm in awe.

    I'm relatively new to motherhood and blogging, so please do visit and give me some tips. You can find me at www.morethanjustmummy.blogspot.com

    Oh! Haaaaaaaaaapy SITS day.

    ReplyDelete
  24. ALready following you lovely.... and congrats dearie on the day... it is so awesome..... Will buy a copy when you publish your book... keep writing.... :-D

    ReplyDelete
  25. Happy SITS day! There's a lot to your blog I can see, it's going to take me a while to get through all of this, our blog sounds really interesting.

    Love you blog name too and the photo of you as a green monkey!

    Have a lovely day,
    Jade

    ReplyDelete
  26. Happy SITS day! I admire your determination to live authentically. Good luck on your journey!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Congrats on your SITS featured. I hope you enjoy your day in the sun!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hey it's your SITS Day^^...congrats.

    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  29. Your writing is vivid and visceral and the Green Monkey/Burning Man journey really moved me. It does sound like an amazing festival. I am so sorry you lost your son that way but happy to find you rediscovering him and yourself through your writing. Happy SITS Day, monkey mama!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love the green monkey suit! Will definitely have a read. Happy SITS day!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Happy SITS day from Casablanca, Morocco!

    ReplyDelete
  32. And what a fab writer you are too!! YOU GO GIRL!! Oh I would love to be published one day, I'll get there. Good luck on your journey and congrats on your day of glory!! xx

    ReplyDelete
  33. I'm not a good writer but I love reading! Best wishes with your book! SITS sister!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Congratulations on being published in Burning Man Stories. Green Monkey was hard for me to get through.

    And congratulations on you SITS day. You deserve it and many, many more great things.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Happy SITS day! I am going to be late for work because I am so engrossed in your blog. You are an amazing writer.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Congrats on your SITS day! So sorry you lost your son, very sad, but look forward to reading more of your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Well, I'm not from SITS, I found you the old fashion way LOL. Congrats on your award and yes be authentic.

    PS Thanks for the uplifting, lovely comments yesterday.

    Jules

    ReplyDelete
  38. Happy SITS Day! I look forward to reading your blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Congrats on your very own SITS Day! I hope to have one of my own someday soon.

    I read a number of your stories this morning and I am touched by your raw grief and how it has fueled not just your creative writing but also your compassion for those who are silently suffering inside.

    Thank you! God only knows how many people you have saved due to your outreach.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Happy SITS Day! I love the photo of you in the Green Monkey costume! Can't wait to explore your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Congrats on your SITS day! It's always encouraging to read about someone who's chasing their dreams. I look forward to reading your stuff.

    Alison

    ReplyDelete
  42. Happy SITS Day! It's nice to 'meet' you! I'm looking forward to exploring your blog! :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. Happy SITS Day! I read the story from Burning Man...powerful. As the mother of two sons I simply can not imagine how to deal with this pain and I so admire your ability to write about it so truthfully and eloquently. I am now a fan and a follower and am excited to having your writing to look forward to.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I was deeply moved by your post. Yes, writers need an audience. I am always amazed and shocked when people tell me they read my blog. I guess it takes a fellow blogger to appreciate the need to hear a comment or see a new follower. Enjoy this day and best wishes to you on your journey of discovery.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Happy SITS day to you! Hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy all the comment love.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Happy SITS. You are an inspiration, turning your tragedy into something you are so proud of.

    ReplyDelete
  47. happy sits day! i haven't dug through your blog too deeply yet, but just the sits day intro has me convinced that i will love your style! i look forward to reading more. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  48. Enjoy your SITS Day. I'm looking to forward to reading your favorite posts. I'm originally from CT but moved to VA about 17 years ago. Trying to get back home to visit before the year is out.

    ReplyDelete
  49. I'm pledging to read the entire story of Green Monkey. Congrats on your SITS Day!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Happy SITS day! I can already tell I'm going to enjoy your site. You have a beautiful writing style that people can easily relate to. Enjoy your feature! I'm off to poke around your site a bit more.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Happy SITS day! Enjoy the well deserved swirling bloggy love.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Happy SITS Day! I can't wait to come back and read more... I am quite familiar with Greenwich...it is a place unto itself and I think people that haven't lived there (or nearby)can't quite understand... ;)

    ReplyDelete
  53. Happy SITS Day! I'm pushing 50 myself...glad to find someone my own age in the blogosphere. I've always wondered about Burning Man...

    ReplyDelete
  54. Yippee!! Enjoy your SITS day!!

    ReplyDelete
  55. YAY for your SITS day! Hope you get published one day and have fun all along the way!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Happy SITS day!!! Are there really that many SITSters? Wow!

    Off to take a look around. Enjoy your day in the spotlight! :)

    ReplyDelete
  57. Congratulations and Happy SITS Day to you! It's blogs like yours that make me glad that I'm a SITS girl myself.
    As a mom, my heart goes out to you for your loss, but you are teaching us all how to be graceful in the face of pain that we dare not think about.
    Keep writing, puhleeease! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  58. Stopping by from SITS. Keep writing! Your passion for it shows.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Congrats on your SITS day. I hope you enjoy all the comment love you receive!

    ReplyDelete
  60. Happy SITS day! 51 is yesterday's 41...er...or something like that! Point is, follow your dream, who cares how long ago you were born? :-)

    ReplyDelete
  61. happy sits day and can totally relate to the monkeys--hope to read your book ;)

    ReplyDelete
  62. Happy SITSday to you! Enjoy it!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Congratulations on your SITS day in the sunshine! I read your short story about Burning Man and was moved to tears. It is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  64. First, congratulations on being the blog of the day.

    Second, you did a fabulous job introducing yourself to everyone - I'm confident you'll find a myriad of new followers.

    Third, a good luck wish to you as you continue on your journey to become a published author.

    xo
    Dawn

    ReplyDelete
  65. Happy SITS day. Congrats on your feature. I love your blog. I love to write too. I have 3 blogs and I am a writer for examiner.com lol. I am going to read some more of your posts. I am glad I found this blog today!

    ReplyDelete
  66. I love monkeys...even green ones! Happy SITS Day!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Happy SITS Day!! What a lovely blog you have here.
    I am deeply sorry about the loss of your son. What courage and grace you have to face life with such zest!

    ReplyDelete
  68. I love SITS because I find awesome blogs like yours! ANd I love the monkey suit!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Loving your blog! And Happy SITS Day. I am following you.
    Maureen

    ReplyDelete
  70. You are a talented writer and your blog is an inspiration! Wishing you a Happy SITS Day! Sending smiles from Australia! :)

    ReplyDelete
  71. Happy SITS day! Awesome blog - you are a gifted writer! I am a new follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  72. Congrats on your day. Love your blog. I'm a published writer so we have a lot in common.
    Mary

    ReplyDelete
  73. I've spent time here before and I love your writing. Congratulations on your SITS day.

    ReplyDelete
  74. Congrats on your SITS Day! I love the picture of the green monkey suit. By the time I finished reading the post about the suit I had tears in my eyes. Your a talented writer.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Oh my goodness! Is that really you in that green monkey suit? Where on earth do you get a thing like that??
    Happy SITS Day! I'm coming back based on that funny photo alone :)

    http://lambaround.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  76. It's only 9:32 am and I am moved to tears. THANK YOU for the LOVE. I was worried .... worried you'd just say "happy sits day" or that you thought I was obnoxious for asking for followers. but you're reading and your commenting and your words are so genuine and kind.... please know that I sincerely appreciate everyone who took the time to stop by. I have never felt anything quite like this - Its so validating.... THANK YOU :)

    ReplyDelete
  77. Happy day to you- and the Green Monkey tale definitely needs publishing. I'm sure there are many weepy sets of eyes out there, now. (I possess one as well.)

    love from Chicago,
    Keely

    ReplyDelete
  78. Happy SITS day! I hope you get a lot more monkeys!

    ReplyDelete
  79. So happy to have found you. Your writing makes me think and gives me hope. My child passed away five years ago.

    ReplyDelete
  80. Happy SITS day! What an amazing journey you are on. Turning a tragedy into something positive, healing for you and for others. Bravo to you!

    ReplyDelete
  81. Happy SITS Day! Love your style and sense of humor!

    ReplyDelete
  82. Stopping by from SITS! Congrats on your big day! I just read you Domino effect post & loved it. Have you ever read "When God Winks At You"? It's about all those coincidences that aren't really coincidences.

    ReplyDelete
  83. congrats on your SITS day! I love to read what you have to say. You write so well! Will be following you now :)

    ReplyDelete
  84. What an amazing writer you are:) Stopping by from SITS and I'm so glad I did:) Your Fancy Pancakes story was so bitter sweet. Thank you for being you!

    ReplyDelete
  85. so glad it's your SITS day! love your blog! i'm a writer too and started a network for women writers with cheryl from mommypants. we critique and encourage each other to achieve our literary goals. join us if you'd like:

    http://thereddressclub.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  86. Oh happy day! congrats and looking fwd to reading what you got.

    ReplyDelete
  87. Warmest Congratulations on your Sits Day from 'News From Italy' which you kindly follow. I have you on my Goggle reader feed but do not normally comment. Thankyou for entertaining us all with your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  88. Happy SITS Day!! This post was pretty funny so I'm subscribing now! :)

    ReplyDelete
  89. Stopping by from SITS. Nice to meet you and your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  90. Happy SITS Day! You are such a strong and awesome woman!! So glad I go the chance to "know" you!

    ReplyDelete
  91. Happy SITS day! I'm certainly excited to read more about your stories and your life experiences.

    Cheers!

    PS- up until two month ago I always kept a chicken suit in my car...just in case.

    ReplyDelete
  92. happy SITS day. My condolences about your son. Good luck publishing your work. If you don't promote yourself, who will?

    lisaDay

    ReplyDelete
  93. Happy SITS Day! I am off to check out rest of your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  94. Happy SITS day! I don't know whether to laugh or cry while visiting your blog. I'm doing both. So glad you're being featured today!

    ReplyDelete
  95. This is a great blog!!! Keep it up!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  96. Happy SITS day! You are an amazing writer! I am so glad to be one of your newest followers!

    ReplyDelete
  97. Just read you Green Monkey post so I can't say something light and cheery right now. I am so sorry for your loss and pain and so glad that you are find a path through it, back to a full life again!

    Happy SITS Day! (Us 51 year olds need to stick together!) I'm following your blog and twitter.

    ReplyDelete
  98. Congrats on your SITS day. I hope it is awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  99. Happy SITS day! Blessings to you on your journey of writing!

    ReplyDelete
  100. Oh my goodness I love the green monkey suit. Happy SITS Day!

    ReplyDelete
  101. Happy SITS Day! I really enjoy your style of writing :o)
    Tiffany
    www.pedicurestopuddles.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  102. I am coming to you from SITS and WOW. I just finished reading a lot of stuff here and on the other blog of your son and WOW. You are most definitely a writer, my friend. An unbelievably talented writer. Your Burning Man story is phenomenal, all the more so because it really happened. I could feel your pain. I am so glad that you can still find joy in life. I think you need to get an agent, ASAP, so you can share your writing with the world.

    ReplyDelete
  103. Happy SITS Day! I am so intrigued by your blog, and can't wait to read some of your writing :-)

    ReplyDelete
  104. Stopping by from SITS! So glad to have found your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  105. Funny that you asked, but I actually know THREE other women with green monkey suits. I do. Honest. Yup. No lyin'.

    Okay, maybe a little lying.

    It's difficult for me to click on stories that I know involve the death of a child, the heartbreak of a parent. I will do my best if I come across one of those stories of yours. I'm not making any promises.

    Congrats on your SITS day, happy Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  106. Happy SITS Day Sitsa! :) I am loving being a part of SITS, because I find some of the best blogs that way. One day I will get enough courage to send my blog in to have my own SITS day.

    Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  107. Great concept for a Blog! Keep writing! And enjoy your day of being featured! :)

    ReplyDelete
  108. Shannon, don't give up, keep on writing, no matter how small the audience! you never know who and when will read your words, or what effect they will have on people you may never meet. Happiest SITS Day to you!

    ReplyDelete
  109. Congratulations and happy SITS day!

    ReplyDelete
  110. Congrats on your SITS day! I love your writing!

    ReplyDelete
  111. Hello from a new SITStah! I look forward to reading more of your writing :)

    ReplyDelete
  112. Happy SITS day! I have to admit I am impressed with the green monkey suit. I am intrigued by your concept and plan on reading much more of your blog. Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  113. Those SITS gals sure know how to pick 'em! I love your writing and style and am looking forward to reading your posts. Happy to be following and getting to know you better. Cheers! Jenn

    ReplyDelete
  114. Stopping by from SITS as well, congrats to you! I think the monkey thing caught my eye. My boyfriend, who's a cowboy by trade and makes his living off the back of a horse, insists we ARE getting a pet monkey someday, only I can't imagine what the heck he's going to do with it! I don't think it will work cattle too well.
    Can't wait to read more of your posts. I'm slowly pushing 50 and need tips on how to do it gracefully and without crying!

    ReplyDelete
  115. Congrats on your SITS day! I am a new follower and glad to be. Your blog looks inspirational and soulful - well worth my time and can't wait to check it out. I'm so sorry you have had a son pass away. I can't even imagine the heartache that accompanies that. It looks to me like you are a shining example of how you live your life beyond such utter sadness.

    ReplyDelete
  116. Congrats on your big SITS day! Enjoy it fully!

    Love that you have a green monkey suit, that is hilarious. I'm gonna go read your post about green monkey now.

    ReplyDelete
  117. Happy SITS Day! I look forward to reading more of your fantastic posts!

    ReplyDelete
  118. happy SITS day. So far I love your blog. And no I have never met anyone who owned a green monkey suit. It's fabulous by the way!

    ReplyDelete
  119. Congrats and Happy SITS day!

    ReplyDelete
  120. Congratulations on your SITS Day from the Queen of the Helper Monkeys!

    I admire (but not quite envy) your green monkey suit. I think I'll just stick to my helpers ;-)

    Looking over your profile I, too, have a plethora of white shirts and sweaters mostly because I can never keep one clean for more than a few wearings!

    ReplyDelete
  121. Thank you for sharing your journey. You are a beautiful writer.

    ReplyDelete
  122. Pain tends to define us. It’s what we do with it, and whether or how we move on from it, that shapes our character. Thanks for the peek behind the curtain. Take care.
    Another from SITS.

    ReplyDelete
  123. I see most of the SITS girls already congratulated on you! Anyway, i will add my two cents and congratulate you on your SITS day too! Congratulations!

    Great blog! Keep up the good work!

    Victoria

    ReplyDelete
  124. Happy SITS day!!! I'm glad to see you as the FB. You really do have a good thing going here. THanks for being my friend.

    ReplyDelete
  125. Congrats on your SITS day!

    I'm sorry for the loss of your son, he was so young. I clicked on his picture and read the letter he wrote linked to it. I read it 3 times, it was a very beautifully written and moving note to his son and I thank you for sharing that with us.

    ReplyDelete
  126. Happy SITS day! Your blog looks like a great collection of just everything. Excited to read it.

    ReplyDelete
  127. You sound like you could make me laugh...and cry...I'm going to check out more!

    Happy SITS day!!! =D

    ReplyDelete
  128. Happy SITS day to you! I've really enjoyed roaming around your site and I wish you much luck with getting published. I can't wait to read more. Enjoy your SITS day!

    ReplyDelete
  129. Congratulation on being featured blogger for SITS. Im visiting from SITS and im your newest follower.

    ReplyDelete
  130. Congrats on your SITS day! And thank you for sharing your story.

    ReplyDelete
  131. What a lovely blog you have. It's so real and personal. You are a great writer and your stories moved me and made me laugh.
    Thank you for sharing the story about your son's loss. The moment my sons were born, I realized that losing them would always be one of my greatest fears. I cannot imagine your pain, yet I can see the strenght you have.
    Congratulations on being featured on SITS!

    ReplyDelete
  132. Happy SITS Day! I am a new follower and I am so exited that I found your site! I will be stopping back frequently to read your posts and smile!

    ReplyDelete
  133. Happy SITS Day!!

    I'll be a new follower! I was touched by the Green Monkey story. Keep writing...you have a true talent!

    Come by and visit when you get a chance...
    www.frugaltractormom.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  134. I'm so glad that you are the featured blogger...because I got to read you.

    Happy SITS day, from your newest fan :)

    ReplyDelete
  135. Congratulations on your SITS day, your blog is so powerful, moving, heartfelt, vulnerable and relatable. The story of your trip to Burning Man brought tears to my eyes, because I have known so much of that same pain.

    ReplyDelete
  136. Found you through SITS...and so very glad that I did! I am now following and look forward to checking back in often and also catching up on past posts!

    ReplyDelete
  137. Great, great blog - and, of course, Happy Sits Day!

    Great, heartful writing...keep up the good work.
    Alana

    ReplyDelete
  138. Happy SITS Day! What a great blog. You have an amazing talent for writing. And you look great in a monkey suit. Enjoy your SITS day & keep on writing!

    ReplyDelete
  139. Happy SITS Day! I appreciate your giving voice to your experiences--I have a friend who lost a son to suicide, and a blog yours is a wonderful thing.

    ReplyDelete
  140. Congrats on your day! I am helping to create the illusion of an audience and following your blog now. Yay!

    ReplyDelete
  141. I gotta say... love that green monkey costume!!! Awesome. :) Happy SITS day!!! xo

    ReplyDelete
  142. Wow... You're writing is so transparent and real. Something I aspire too. You were well-deserving of your SITS day! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  143. I adore all of your monkeys, I hope you are having a wonderful day.

    ReplyDelete
  144. Congrats on your SITS day!

    I am really enjoying reading your blog!

    Judy

    ReplyDelete
  145. COngratulations on your SITS day! You seem to be a talented author, I will be folloing and returning to read more!

    ReplyDelete
  146. Happy SITS day! :) You definitely are good at what you do...and (even though I know you probably didn't take the picture) the sock monkeys in a circle are ADORABLE. :)

    ReplyDelete
  147. Stopping by from SITS. You're blog is great! I think you might enjoy mine too (formerlyhot.com). I've just been through the trials and tribulations of getting a book published and I'm thrilled that it hits shelves in a few weeks! Good luck with your writing!

    ReplyDelete
  148. awesome, have a happy sits day to you, green monkeys and all!!

    anne
    www.anniebakes.net

    ReplyDelete
  149. Happy SITS Day!! I can't wait to check out your site, and I wish you well with your writing endeavors!

    ReplyDelete
  150. Happy SITS day! You know that I've been a loyal follower long before your SITS day though :) I'm sure that this day will help you capture many more sitsahs. Good luck, Shannon!

    ReplyDelete
  151. Happy SITS Day! I am now following you with GFC and on Twitter! And this is all because I love your blog and especially that picture of you in the green monkey suit!!!

    ReplyDelete
  152. Happy SITS to you!
    You had us at "Green Monkey Suit"
    Looking forward to reading more ;)

    ReplyDelete
  153. Happy SITS day! Sharing your soul only makes it grow. Yours must be huge!

    ReplyDelete
  154. Shannon,
    I'm a new SITS sister and I want to say congrats on being the featured blogger/queen for the day. Your blog is fun and inspirational. Luv it. Keep writing. Your published story is just around the corner.
    Best Wishes to ya!

    ReplyDelete
  155. Hi! Congrats on your SITS day! I have only read your home page so far but am hooked. Your enthusiasm radiates through your pictures and words. And that really is a complement from me - I spent 20 years doing print and web communications as a profession. Can't wait to read more. I've only had time to scan this week as I'm swamped getting ready to go out of town. But I'll be back -- as our dear Governor of California once said in a famous movie. Hope you are enjoying your day!

    P.S. Also glad to find someone who is in my generation, for a change :-)

    ReplyDelete
  156. Congratulations on your SITS day! I hope you get lots and lots of comment love on your special day.

    BTW, I can not believe you are 50, you absolutely do NOT look it. You look amazing!

    Blessings,

    Teresa <><

    ♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥

    ReplyDelete
  157. Congrats. You know why.

    I'm trying to write also, except that I don't. Much.

    Visit me sometime.?

    ReplyDelete
  158. Wow! You are a one amazing writer! I love your stories!

    ReplyDelete
  159. Congratulations on your feature. I am looking forward to browsing your blog. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  160. I have never followed any SITS of the day girl on my very first visit : ) I always have to make sure I love them, but you, you I could just tell! Can't wait to read more about you!

    ReplyDelete
  161. I am now following you! I haven't been around to read everthing but can tell I will like you! Thank you for your sweet comment to me on the SITS site. I have always liked being Kerry. I went to HS with a boy Kerry. We had similar last names and we got eachothers HS diplomas.

    ReplyDelete
  162. I'm about to go to bed..... what a day, what a day! its 11:42 pm and what looks to be my last comment is from "Kerry" :))))) This same "Kerry" was also the first to publish a comment under my announcement of being the featured blogger on SITS. :)))) love this! (also, Paul is my nephew - my sisters oldest son. He and Kerry were cousins)

    Thank you KERRY for chiming in at just the right moment!

    AND THANK YOU EVERYONE for reading, commenting and following.

    What a day, what a day!!!!

    ohhh the power of ONE, the power of women!

    THANK YOU SITS!

    xoMonkey Me

    ReplyDelete
  163. You are a wonderful writer. Your story is real, heartbreaking and enlightening all at once. I am so sorry for the loss of your son. You seem like you are a wonderful mother. Congratulations on your SITS day. I have become a follower and plan to come back often. I have always thought the Burning Man was for crazy people. I know that sounds judgemental, but the pictures I have seen have been crazy. Anyway, your experience there opened my eyes. Thank you.
    Nina

    ReplyDelete
  164. Thank you "sotheywillalwaysremember" :))))))))) I promise I will ALWAYS remember...

    ReplyDelete
  165. Congrats on your SITS day!!

    You sound like a fabulous writer. I also blog as a platform for my writing and hope to publish a few things as well.

    Blogging is a great way to stay motivated and inspired!

    P.s. great monkey suit!

    ReplyDelete
  166. Happy SITS Day! Better late then never I guess :)

    That suit is hilarious!

    ReplyDelete
  167. You are a detective, cool! Love the monkey suit! Can't wait to read your book!

    Happy SITS day!

    ReplyDelete
  168. Great job, Shannon. Aside from your beautiful words, you've hustled and put yourself on the map. You're an inspiration, my friend. I look forward to following you on your journey.

    ReplyDelete
  169. What lovely writing! Happy SITSday! (And the green monkey pic is hilarious!)

    ReplyDelete
  170. Congrats, baby! I hope you have many visitors who stick around for your wonderful sense of humor and your fantastic writing!

    ReplyDelete
  171. I saw you were following me and thought I'd drop by to say thank-you. What a great blog you have - and a readable, fluent and engaging writing style. I'll be back!

    ReplyDelete
  172. I'm right there with you on the writing thing. And my son is 23; your story broke my heart, and I pray that you are finding some release and healing through writing about it. God bless!

    ReplyDelete
  173. Happy SITS Day lady! I am off to explore some more.

    ReplyDelete
  174. Wow girl, congrats on your sits day!! Your an outstanding writer, I'm happy more people will be reading you.

    ReplyDelete
  175. congratulations!! I love following your blog and can't wait for your next burning man stories - keep walking...keep writing...keep sharing ;)

    ReplyDelete
  176. It's my first day at SITS and I obviously picked a good one! Great introduction post, and I have many more posts open in my browser ATM. Can't wait to get to them all.

    ReplyDelete
  177. Monkey Mania!!! I always assumed that one "sits" down, but I just realized that somehow GreenMonkey "SITS" UP! You certainaly brew a wickedly delicious sauce in your self-discovery adventures. Keep going, keep growing and I look forward to burning with you in FIVE weeks time!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  178. Dear Shannon, Wow, it is a special pleasure to meet you. Congratulations on your day to shine with SITS. I want to tell you that I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son. My heart is heavy with your sorrow. I have a blog where I mail out a handkerchief to women who have lost their child. If you would like one to catch your tears please let me know. dpucci9972@gmail.com
    You are a wonderful writter and I wish you great success. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    I will always think of you when I see a monkey :)

    ReplyDelete
  179. I love it! Who would have ever thought a Green Monkey would be so entertaining??
    I loved your intro on the SITS website. (Where I came from) It made me cry, just having my latest(probably not last) #5 baby I longed to feel that bliss again that you mentioned. When my child bearing days are over, I will miss that most definitely.
    I am a new follower and I am excited to see where you go from here! Thanks for the smile!

    ReplyDelete
  180. congrats on your awesome SITS day!! i can't wait for my day. your story is awesome! thanks for sharing your heart!

    Julia
    www.workwifemomlife.com

    ReplyDelete
  181. I'm a couple days late, but congrats on your SITS day. Your green monkey post is beautiful and inspiring. So sorry for your loss.

    ReplyDelete
  182. Wow, I love that blog. So heartwarming, I can appreciate your love of writing and the desire to become a published writer. Hoping that my one vote of approval will help you along the way. I have followed and will continue to read more. Looking forward to future blogs. Good luck and very best wishes.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for encouraging my JOY of writing. By reading and commenting you are feeding my soul, stroking my heart, and in the end...making me a better writer.

Thank You For Encouraging My Joy of Writing

Thank You For Encouraging My Joy of Writing
greenmonkeytales@live.com

Shannon E. Kennedy

***

Photo by Joan Harrison