31 August 2015

  1. Successfully dealt with a school situation in which Robert was being bullied.
  2. Finished writing my short story submission for an upcoming anthology.
  3. Throat was not as sore as the day before. (I seem to have caught my son's cold.)

30 August 2015

  1. Nice walk.
  2. Good phone chat with the woman who may become my agent.
  3. Hot tea.

29 August 2015

  1. Cooler weather that included a little bit of spitting from the sky—we'll take what we can get!
  2. A good start on a new story.
  3. Bath bomb.

28 August 2015

  1. English Toffee syrup in my chai. OMG, so good I want to put it in ALL THE THINGS!
  2. No errands to run.
  3. Family game night.

27 August 2015

  1. My writer friends made me feel a bit better when I was down.
  2. It was my day off from laundry.
  3. Beautiful not-quite-full moon.

26 August 2015

  1. Nice walk this morning.
  2. A day to myself.
  3. Much longer visit from a hummingbird this evening.

25 August 2015

  1. A morning to myself! In which I walked three miles and then got some writing and laundry done.
  2. The kids loved the trial gymnastics class and are now all signed up to go weekly.
  3. Lavender bubble bar in the bath.

24 August 2015

  1. Kids went back to school! Yay!
  2. Productive day in terms of picking up stuff I needed at various stores.
  3. Hummingbird at the feeder again this evening.

23 August 2015

22 August 2015

  1. Haircuts for the kids.
  2. Really good burritos for lunch.
  3. A nice (if hot) walk to work off said burritos.

21 August 2015

Early Edition

Because good things have already happened today (and, one hopes, will continue to happen).

  1. Two hummingbirds! One during my walk and one in the garden. They, along with otters, make me ridiculously happy.
  2. Aforementioned walk. Because I hadn't had the luxury of one for some time. It's been too hot lately, but this morning was cooler and we had a good breeze.
  3. New Rob Thomas album. And it's pretty good.

20 August 2015

  1. Looks like I have an agent. She's having a contract drawn up anyway.
  2. A semi-productive writing day.
  3. Interest from some quarters in Changers.
It was all about the writing today.

19 August 2015

  1. Confirmed plans to meet with an agent who may be interested in representing me.
  2. New Cinema Sins and Honest Trailers.
  3. Okay, I have to: burrito!

18 August 2015

  1. Received the kids' classroom assignments. School will happen soon!
  2. A good writing day.
  3. Otters everywhere I looked. I love otters, so this was a happy circumstance.

17 August 2015

  1. It was my youngest son's birthday. He is now officially six. Seeing him happy was a good thing today.
  2. A working lunch with a dear fellow writer friend.
  3. John Oliver talking about televangelists. Because I grew up with that stuff all around me, and it's nice to see and hear it being called out.
See? No food today. I mean, I could have mentioned the delicious salad I had for dinner, but I didn't!

16 August 2015

  1. Celebrated my youngest son's birthday today. So: cake! (Better yet, Pac-Man cake!)
  2. A nice phone chat with my parents.
  3. Jalapeno aioli.
Again with the food . . . Not all the good things can be food related, can they?

Oh, bonus: Winning at air hockey. I *love* air hockey.

15 August 2015

  1. Cake batter (from baking our son's birthday cake).
  2. Swimming.
  3. The library.

14 August 2015

  1. A promising phone chat with a potential agent.
  2. A nice playdate at the local park.
  3. Getting even a small walk in (I miss my daily walks!).

13 August 2015

  1. Counseling a Tarot patron. She made me feel as if I really had helped her, which is nice.
  2. The kids out of the house for practically the whole day, which means . . .
  3. Lots of writing got done! Yay!
(If you ever wonder about my Tarot stuff, check out my Facebook site devoted to it.)

12 August 2015

  1. Peace and quiet in the house today—even with the kids home!
  2. Getting back into a workout routine.
  3. Iced chai with white mocha.

11 August 2015

  1. Being home again.
  2. My own bed.
  3. Bubble bath.


I've been away on holiday in Alaska, hence the lack of updates. Many good things happened, but I'll pick the ones that meant the most to me:

  1. Seeing a momma black bear and her two cubs
  2. Humpback whales (with calfs!) and orca
  3. A day in Vancouver that included a fabulous meal at Cactus Club Cafe
  4. Fabulous couple's treatment in the spa
  5. Remarkably good Thai food in Skagway
  6. Beautiful mammoth tooth earrings as a souvenir gift from my husband (I was looking for that perfect, unique thing, and he found it in Ketchikan)
  7. Seeing my kids so happy