29 February 2016

  1. Time alone in the car. I like driving when it's just me and my music.
  2. Legitimately shopping for clothes for the kids. I love to shop, but I feel guilty when I know it's not "necessary."
  3. Homemade egg salad. It turned out insanely good.

27 February 2016

  1. Time out with my son.
  2. Rediscovering Steve Winwood's Roll With It.
  3. Fine weather for a walk.

26 February 2016

  1. Just as I was telling my daughter I was sad I hadn't see the hummingbird today, the hummingbird flew up, hovered a moment, and darted off!

. . . That's really kind of the only good thing so now I have to go back to the basics:

  1. Access to clean water whenever I want or need it.
  2. A roof over my head.
  3. Plenty of food.

25 February 2016

  1. A lovely profile of me and my latest book in the local paper.
  2. Salon night! Hair and nails now in much better shape.
  3. Saw a hawk in a tree on my morning walk. Also, more hummingbird sightings.

24 February 2016

  1. So much fun being a guest on a radio show for the first time ever!
  2. Hash browns.
  3. Hummingbirds.

23 February 2016

  1. Date night.
  2. Fondue.
  3. New business cards.

  1. Perfect weather for my morning walk.
  2. Quiet and relaxed at home.
  3. Nice chat with the guy who works at the pet store. I'm killing it with the whole "interacting as an adult" thing lately.
Speaking of interacting as an adult, please be sure to listen to the radio show I'll be guesting on tomorrow! I may or may not be very grown-up. I may have already used up my quota for adulting for the week, in which case . . .

21 February 2016

  1. Getting a workout in for the first time in a few days.
  2. More talk with other grown-ups. (I can do this!)
  3. Full moon.

20 February 2016

  1. A trip into the city.
  2. Good weather.
  3. Pleasant conversation with other grown-ups. (Proved to myself I can still do that.)

19 February 2016

  1. A hummingbird came and hovered right in front of me while I was bringing the trash bins around. Beautiful little ruby-throat.
  2. Getting through forced socialization.
  3. Doing a fun podcast interview. It's especially great when the interviewer gets genuinely excited about your book.

18 February 2016

  1. My son getting 2nd Place in the Science Odyssey.
  2. Skyping with my dad.
  3. Hummingbirds.

17 February 2016

  1. It didn't rain until after we were all home for the evening.
  2. Orthodontist says I'm on track.
  3. I didn't have to take Alexander to Science Odyssey alone.
Bonus: ice cream

16 February 2016

  1. Husbands who step up to help.
  2. Friends who swoop in to make me feel better.
  3. Hugs from the kids.

15 February 2016

  1. Newspaper photographer came to take my picture.
  2. Day out with the family that included lunch and a movie. Bonus: we ran into friends at the movie and were able to sit with them.
  3. Beautiful weather.

14 February 2016

13 February 2016

12 February 2016

  1. An acknowledgement from the agent to whom I sent my revisions.
  2. Interesting conversations with my 10-year-old son.
  3. Mozart in the Jungle.

11 February 2016

  1. Continued gorgeous weather.
  2. A nice lunch out with friends that included creating and ordering new business cards. (We're fun like that.)
  3. Reading Highlights with the kids. I tell them the jokes and riddles, and we do the Hidden Pictures together.

10 February 2016

  2. Quiet morning at home.
  3. More beautiful weather.

09 February 2016

  1. Relaxing at the nail salon.
  2. Watching my kids do gymnastics.
  3. Mardi Gras cake.

08 February 2016

  1. Got lots of writing done.
  2. Scott worked from home, but what we really did was go work at Starbucks (hence getting all that writing done).
  3. The best weather we've had in a long time.

06 February 2016

  1. Chicken Fried Steak.
  2. Time with family.
  3. Warmer weather.

05 February 2016

I'm actually having a pretty rough week. So I'm having to hunt for the good stuff. Today I:

  1. Didn't eat fast food, even though I was tempted to.
  2. Cooked a really great lamb for dinner.
  3. Had some quiet time while my son was at fencing.

03 February 2016

  1. FIVE #Pit2Pub requests for my manuscript.
  2. Feeling slightly better than yesterday.
  3. A Dr Pepper shake from Burger King.
Yesterday was pretty bad. Three rejections plus a sore throat. But today more than made up for it. Let's see how tomorrow balances out . . .

01 February 2016

  1. Scott home early.
  2. Girl Scout cookies.
  3. My book featured on a blog.
Bonus: That episode of X-Files was pretty awesome.