30 November 2016

  1. More writing done.
  2. Stopped myself from eating fast food and felt very good about that.
  3. Nice phone chat with a friend.

29 November 2016

  1. More good reviews for Manifesting Destiny.
  2. More writing done on Brynnde (so close to finished!).
  3. Happy, healthy kids.

28 November 2016

  1. Being productive, at least in terms of housework and errands. (Less so with writing.)
  2. Having the house to myself.
  3. Finished The Crown. Which is good and bad because now there's no more of it to watch. :(

27 November 2016

  1. Fresh bagels.
  2. Habit Burger.
  3. Getting out of the house for a bit.
Yeah, it was mostly about the food . . .

26 November 2016

  1. Winning NaNoWriMo (but the book isn't finished, so I'm still going).
  2. Chat with my mom.
  3. Really nice review of Manifesting Destiny on With Love for Books.

25 November 2016

  1. Being home.
  2. Writing.
  3. My son's birthday, which featured sushi, his favorite chocolate pie, and several rounds of drawful.

24 November 2016

Thanksgiving Vacation Edition

  1. Smooth flights.
  2. Good boarding positions.
  3. Amazing food: Mike's Tacos, Hodad's, Surf Rider Pizza, PĂ­can . . .
  4. Dolphins.
  5. Glorious sunsets.
  6. Sky rides.
  7. Big cats of all kinds.
  8. Coming home to little cats, too.

20 November 2016

  1. Helping my boys create their own board games.
  2. So close to done with this current manuscript.
  3. Being able to close my office doors.

19 November 2016

  1. Five Guys Burgers (and a milkshake!)
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  3. Figuring out the rest of the book I'm writing.

17 November 2016

  1. A fun new hair color.
  2. Getting my nails done.
  3. One month until my birthday.

16 November 2016

  1. My orthodontist sanded between my teeth. Like, basically flossing with sandpaper (or diamond grit paper in this case). And it didn't hurt. I count that as good.
  2. Finished writing a chapter that felt like it had been going on forever.
  3. Ramen. It's kind of dumb, but I actually really enjoy eating it now and then.

15 November 2016

  1. Evening out with my oldest. We had a yummy dinner and then saw Murder on the Nile. Great fun!
  2. A little more writing done despite my busy morning.
  3. School librarians interested in my book.

14 November 2016

  1. Got so much writing done! The best writing day in a long while. Yippee!
  2. Had a good time on the online panel, though I'm not sure how much I actually contributed.
  3. Lots of new newsletter subscribers and Likes on my Facebook page.

13 November 2016

  1. A nice breakfast out.
  2. Good chat with my mom.
  3. Successful job hosting a Facebook event.

12 November 2016

  1. Survived my son's birthday party. 4+ hours at the arcade/go karts/mini golf/bumper boats/laser tag place... @.@
  2. Bubble bath.
  3. Sleep.

11 November 2016

After a few days away, I'm back on the Good Things train. It's been difficult--it still is difficult--in the wake of the U.S. election, but life can't stop. It can change, but it needs to keep going forward.

  1. Mother/daughter time complete with hawks, hummingbirds, and bunnies.
  2. Curling up with a really good book.
  3. Hilarity in attempting to play a board game my son created.

07 November 2016

06 November 2016

05 November 2016

  1. Nice lunch out with the family, including in-laws.
  2. Nice walk after eating that big lunch—fabulous weather, just perfect.
  3. Painting a tea set with my daughter.

04 November 2016

  1. Minerva (the new cat) getting more comfortable with us.
  2. Cookies.
  3. 17th anniversary of my first date with my husband.

03 November 2016

  1. A little more writing done.
  2. Good session with the writing group.
  3. Free bagel.

02 November 2016

  1. Feeling better after a day of being sick.
  2. Getting some writing done.
  3. Cubs won.
In truth, I don't have any particular attachment to the Cubs, but everyone loves an underdog story, right?