21 April 2017

  1. Best weather we've had in a while. Had lunch with a friend, and we sat out on the restaurant patio. Feels like forever since we've been able to do that.
  2. My oldest did well with his class presentation. I'd been helping him practice, so it's good to hear that it worked out.
  3. New tarot deck and new book to read.
  4. Lots of hummingbirds flitting about.

20 April 2017

  1. A rare day without errands or appointments. Never even had to get in the car for anything.
  2. Chocolate milk.
  3. Woke up to an email that my novel Brynnde is up for a cover award. I don't know if it will win—it's rather more of a popularity contest than anything about actual design merit—but it's nice to see it recognized. I can't take credit for the cover, but I do agree it's gorgeous! If you'd like to vote, the contest is here. You have to register to vote, but it's quick and free and they don't spam you or sell off your email. I appreciate any and all support!

19 April 2017

  1. Got the grocery shopping done.
  2. Survived the busy afternoon and evening. Even got a workout in.
  3. Moscato.

18 April 2017

  1. Had fun helping at the school library. The kids needed fairy tale books, so I showed them where they were (398) and went through various options. Reminded me of an old Cinderella story I wrote some 12 or so years ago...
  2. Hummingbird flying around my garden this morning.
  3. Baked potato.

17 April 2017

  1. Dyed eggs with the kids. (Yes, a day late.) We used this new process that involved rice and the eggs came out amazing!
  2. Felt productive in doing lots of laundry and dishes.
  3. Tiny House Hunters.

16 April 2017

  1. Had a nice Easter that involved staying cozy at home. The kids hunted for eggs inside the house (because rain), and the Bunny brought us a fire pit and the makings for s'mores. Now we just need sand and wood and dry weather.
  2. Did get a bit of a walk in.
  3. Resumed my exercise program. Feel better just for getting back on that horse.

15 April 2017

  1. Felt better today.
  2. Nice seder with our Jewish Culture group.
  3. Hummingbirds!

14 April 2017

Okay, so I woke up with an acute case of vertigo this morning. I've suffered from bouts of vertigo for years, but hadn't had one—certainly not one this bad—in a very long time. I was bedridden for the first half of the day.

So what was good about Good Friday?

  1. I was able to get up and shower and walk around by around 1:30.
  2. I was able to drive by 4:00
  3. My loving husband came home from work right away when I told him I was sick.
  4. My kids did a great job of getting themselves together for school while I shouted instructions from my bedroom.
  5. We're fortunate that we live within walking distance of school and the kids were able to get to school without me.
  6. Habit Burger for dinner.

Sometimes we just need something to knock us down so we remember how good our lives really are.

13 April 2017

  1. A whole morning without errands or appointments. I actually got some writing done.
  2. Fun time with my writing group this evening. They enjoyed the pages I brought and they also had some great stuff.
  3. . . . I'm breathing? That counts as a good thing, right?

12 April 2017

  1. The rain wasn't too heavy for me to get in a morning walk.
  2. Managed to buy everything we need for Easter.
  3. Got lots of laundry done. I don't love doing the laundry, but I do like having done the laundry.

11 April 2017

  1. I slammed my finger in the door and have a nasty blood blister BUT... It didn't mar my new nail polish.
  2. My youngest continues to do well in physical therapy. They say his calf is a bit weak, that's why he still has a slight limp. Once the muscle builds back up, he'll be good to go.
  3. Curry.

10 April 2017

  1. The youngest is officially out of his boot and into actual shoes again! He still needs some physical therapy, and he can't do sports for another six weeks, but we've reached the near end of a very long road.
  2. Everything went more smoothly than expected. I don't know how else to phrase it. I was prepared for complications and instead everything was simple. Traffic and schedules and just everything.
  3. Hair and nails night at the salon. In fact, the salon isn't even open on Mondays but they opened just for me. I feel special!

09 April 2017

  1. Lunch out with the kids.
  2. Family seder went smoothly.
  3. In-laws have offered us Hamilton tickets! And they'll even babysit!

08 April 2017

1. Dragon face!

. . . Honestly, that pretty much counts for all three good things today.

07 April 2017

  1. Jelly Belly factory.
  2. Really good Mexican food for lunch (especially the tortilla chips).
  3. Quiet afternoon and evening.

06 April 2017

  1. A quiet day indoors.
  2. Got more writing done.
  3. Fun time out with my writing group in the evening. They changed the April meeting schedule so I won't have to miss the rest of the month, too.

05 April 2017

  1. Picnic with the kids.
  2. Sitting outside to read a good book. (But then I finished the book, which is sad because I was really enjoying it.)
  3. Getting writing done in spite of kids being home. BTW, what do you think of "Adelia" for the heroine's name?

04 April 2017

  1. Traffic not terrible.
  2. Productive day around the house, even with the kids being home for spring break.
  3. Another good review for Brynnde.

03 April 2017

  1. It's that time of year again when I can sit outside and read in the sun.
  2. Got a nice walk in, too.
  3. A piece of mail I thought had been lost arrived.

02 April 2017

  1. Brynnde continues to do well.
  2. Gorgeous weather for a walk.
  3. Finished school yearbook pages.
  4. Shepherd's pie for dinner.

01 April 2017

  1. Brynnde has hit its stride and is now my most successful book since my Sherlock Holmes stories. I'm really excited!
  2. Good time with my writing group.
  3. Nice day for a walk with the kids.

31 March 2017

  1. Brynnde continues to receive many page reads and also garnered a fairly nice review in April's InD'Tale Magazine.
  2. All three of my children received gold medals at school for reading.
  3. New notepads with my logo on them.

30 March 2017

  1. Brynnde received its highest number of daily page reads yet.
  2. We've got more than a week off from baseball.
  3. Taco boats.

29 March 2017

  1. I survived. It wasn't easy--things were kind of crashing down on me unexpectedly--but I made it through.
  2. My son's baseball team won their game. I've now worn the same clothes for each win, so I'm expected to wear those clothes for every game now. Guess I'll be doing my laundry twice as often as usual.
  3. A quiet evening. Considering how the day went, I really needed that.

28 March 2017

  1. Gorgeous weather.
  2. Library duty cancelled so I ended up with the morning to myself unexpectedly.
  3. Thai food for dinner.

27 March 2017

  1. Fairly relaxed day.
  2. Met a friend for lunch.
  3. Got a wee bit more work done on Changers 2.

26 March 2017

  1. Nice breakfast.
  2. Hummingbird brushed my ear when flying past on my afternoon walk with my daughter. I'll count that as good luck!
  3. Having fun answering interview questions for upcoming blog tour.

25 March 2017

  1. Son's baseball team won their game.
  2. Cake! (I went to pick my daughter up from a birthday party and they gave me cake!)
  3. Brynnde made it to #13 on the Kindle chart!

24 March 2017

  1. Took the yearbook photos I needed to take and finished the yearbook pages that were my responsibility.
  2. Relatively quiet day.
  3. Nice chat with the neighbor.
  4. Daughter had a great time performing at the school talent show.

23 March 2017

  1. Beautiful walking weather.
  2. Quiet morning that allowed me to get some writing and other work done.
  3. Brynnde is doing well on its promo, having cracked the Top 20 on the Kindle free list for Regency romance!

22 March 2017

  1. Finally! A morning without an appointment, errand, or other obligation. Some down time, some quiet time, some time to myself!
  2. Youngest son had a good dental check-up, no cavities.
  3. Nice phone chat with a good friend.

21 March 2017

  1. Survived library duty at the kids' school.
  2. Got through my youngest son's physical therapy appointment.
  3. Hubby brought me dinner after the insanity of the day.

20 March 2017

  1. Actually got some writing done. A very little bit, but better than nothing. Tops last week, when I was so busy I didn't have two minutes to rub together for writing.
  2. Nice lunch out with a friend. Turns out there's something called Irish root beer, and it's very yummy!
  3. Baseball practice was cancelled. I know, I know, but baseball has been eating up our lives, so it was nice to have a break.

19 March 2017

1. Family day out at the movies to see Beauty and the Beast.

That's really all we did, so . . . I mean, it was a fine day and all, so I can be grateful for good health and my family and all that, but it's difficult to be specific about today. And that's fine. Not every day is going to have some great defining moment(s). Some days are just days, not particularly bad, and at the least fairly good, but also pedestrian. We need days like that for contrast, or as a baseline. This is life at its most general. Now here is life at a high. And here, at a low.

May you have more highs than lows in life.

18 March 2017

  1. Son's team won their baseball game.
  2. Nice lunch out with family.
  3. Good time with my writing group this evening.

17 March 2017

  1. Kids all had good report cards.
  2. Lunch with a friend.
  3. Confirmed that I'll be attending the workshop/retreat in France this June.

16 March 2017

  1. Night out that included dinner and a play (The Last of the Red Hot Lovers).
  2. I was accepted to the writing workshop in France this summer.
  3. Ordered notepads featuring my new logo.
Bonus: My daughter's teacher sent home her report card a day early and it was very good.

Bonus 2: Had fun helping my youngest do his project on his ancestors.

15 March 2017

  1. Youngest son's physical therapy went well.
  2. Oldest son's baseball team did well at their game.
  3. Finalized travel plans for our annual Thanksgiving holiday trip. Flights and hotel booked. Yay for something to look forward to!

14 March 2017

  1. Celebrating five years in California with In-N-Out Burger for dinner. (And the kids ran into school friends while we were there, so: bonus.)
  2. Pi Day! Cookies-n-cream pie! (We ate really unhealthily today.)
  3. I got a new logo as part of my author brand! I'm stupid excited about it.

13 March 2017

  1. My youngest got his last cast off and is now in a boot he can remove for bath and bedtime.
  2. The pork chops I made turned out amazing.
  3. Got a good workout in.

12 March 2017

  1. Weather so nice I didn't need a jacket.
  2. Got a nice walk in.
  3. Family game night.

11 March 2017

  1. Had fun shopping with just my daughter.
  2. My oldest cooked dinner—and it was delicious!
  3. Enjoyed showing my oldest The Prestige, which is one of my all-time favorite movies. It holds up remarkably well for being 11 years old.

10 March 2017

  1. Kids had the day off from school and were relatively well behaved. I was able to get a little bit of work done at least.
  2. Nice lunch out with the kids.
  3. Nice afternoon walk with my daughter.

09 March 2017

  1. I can't say enough about the gorgeous weather.
  2. Good time at my writer's group.
  3. Lots of people are reading Brynnde. Makes me happy!

Oh, and I finished the Buffy 20-year anniversary card collection on Quidd.

08 March 2017

  1. More beautiful weather.
  2. No one at the car shop, so my smog check went really quick.
  3. My son got his first run in baseball (this was their third game).

07 March 2017

  1. Good weather.
  2. Hummingbirds.
  3. Got more work done on Changers 2.

06 March 2017

  1. Nice morning out with friends.
  2. Finished writing a 10-minute play.
  3. Managed to get my son's baseball pants clean.

05 March 2017

  1. A quiet day at home after a busy day yesterday.
  2. The kids bought me chocolate bars—with their own money!—and surprised me with them.
  3. Family game day.
Bonus: Nice chat with my dad; it had been a while.

04 March 2017

  1. Magic show—the kids really loved it.
  2. Decent weather for the little league game.
  3. Not having anything scheduled for tomorrow.

03 March 2017

  1. Painting tiles to finish the school walls. Our family will forever be commemorated!
  2. Truly beautiful weather.
  3. Abundance.

02 March 2017

  1. New hair color(s)!
  2. New nail colors!
  3. But mostly new hair color(s)!

01 March 2017

  1. Fondue.
  2. London iced tea. (Similar to a Long Island iced tea.)
  3. Did I mention fondue? Oh, okay, well how about getting more work done on Changers 2 then?

28 February 2017

  1. More nice weather.
  2. Daughter had a good report from her dentist.
  3. Mardi Gras! And I baked a cake with a [plastic] baby in it!

27 February 2017

  1. Good walking weather.
  2. Getting back to work on Changers 2.
  3. My kids being really into Clue (both the movie and the game).

26 February 2017

1-3. Moonlight wins Best Picture.

I'm just so glad to see something with more substance win. La La Land is surely a charming film and visually stunning, but I cringe whenever films celebrating the world of movies get handed award after award while other films that have a deeper message get passed over.

Next year I hope to see some more women nominated for things like (*ahem*) screenplay and director?

25 February 2017

  1. Made it through the Opening Day of Little League.
  2. Fatburger.
  3. Brynnde continues to get lots of page reads.

24 February 2017

  1. Relatively quiet morning.
  2. Oldest son showing improvement in baseball practice. (Opening day tomorrow.)
  3. Sushi dinner with the family.

23 February 2017

  1. Productive grocery trip. (They had fully dressed Ruffles! I used to only be able to get those in Canada!)
  2. Finally mailed some stuff that I'd been meaning to mail.
  3. Fun time with my writing group.

22 February 2017

  1. Was finally able to return the wheelchair we'd rented for my youngest son when he broke his leg. Yay! Two months later he's now on crutches.
  2. Lovely lunch with a dear friend that I haven't been able to catch up with in some time.
  3. Nice phone chats with two other friends—it was an unusually social day for me!
Oh, and I applied to a possible writing retreat in France this June. They only take six writers. I made it through the first stage; they requested pages from my WIP. Fingers crossed! It would be an amazing opportunity!

21 February 2017

  1. Took the youngest for a check-up with the doctor. His bone is growing back nicely, and he was able to get a shorter cast.
  2. Rainbows!
  3. S'mores Girl Scout cookies.

20 February 2017

  1. Lunch out with my two little ones. Including ice cream!
  2. Cluedo.
  3. Bubble bath while rain patters the windows.

19 February 2017

  1. A good haul from Half-Price Books.
  2. Freebirds burrito.
  3. Got to hear the first 15 minutes of the Sherlock Holmes audiobook that I have in production. Eep! So cool!

18 February 2017

  1. An okay time at my son's baseball practice. Like, I was social and everything! (That's a big deal for me.)
  2. Lots more page reads for Brynnde. I love that people are reading it. Hope I get some reviews soon.
  3. McDonald's french fries.

17 February 2017

  1. My son and his partner got first place in their science fair.
  2. Got a little bit of writing done. It's been tough lately to feel motivated, so even just a little makes me feel productive.
  3. Watching Martha Speaks with the kids. I find that show ridiculously amusing.

16 February 2017

  1. Good news from my doctor regarding some test results.
  2. Relatively quiet day.
  3. Interesting stuff in my History magazine.

15 February 2017

  1. More beautiful weather!
  2. Brushed off an old manuscript that I'm looking forward to completing.
  3. Ice cream with my oldest and his, ahem, [girl] friend. They did a science project together and had to present it today, so we celebrated afterward. They are adorable!

14 February 2017

  1. My friends with birthdays today are all still alive, kicking, and well. (For some reason I seem to collect people with Valentine birthdays.)
  2. I felt genuinely helpful in various ways today.
  3. Brynnde got its first review!
Bonus: more beautiful weather AND my first full day without needing medication

13 February 2017

  1. Survived the field trip with my daughter's class.
  2. More sunshine! (It's been in short supply lately.)
  3. Getting a little more writing done. After being sick for a week, and lately also really busy, it was novel to actually sit and write for a while.

12 February 2017

11 February 2017

  1. Twelve hours of sleep. Goes a long way toward my recovery.
  2. Closing on the house.
  3. Season 2 of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Netflix.

10 February 2017

  1. My youngest (the one with the broken leg) was told by his physical therapist that he doesn't need any more visits until the cast comes off. That means I'm saved five more trips to PT! And really, my son is doing great with his crutches. So happy to see him relatively mobile again.
  2. Brynnde is doing pretty well in release. Lots of people making use of being able to "borrow" it from the Amazon Kindle library, it seems.
  3. I'm starting to be able to taste food again.

09 February 2017

  1. Tagalongs. I may or may not have an entire case of them in my office.
  2. Brynnde's release.
  3. Slowly, slowly recovering my health.

08 February 2017

  1. Able to sit upright for longer periods of time.
  2. Able to eat a little more.
  3. Hey, being sick means I've lost some weight.

Looking for the good here, people.

07 February 2017

I'm actually really sick and in bed today. I'm just grateful someone else is able to pick up the kids from school. I feel like I can barely move—weak and light-headed. Lots of water, lots of meds, and hoping to sleep off the worst of this.

06 February 2017

  1. The audiobook narrator I selected for my Sherlock Holmes stories has agreed to take the job. I'm very excited about this project!
  2. I've been asked to take over the school yearbook next year. Flattered, really.
  3. The youngest is getting good at using his crutches. He still needs the wheelchair at school, but in all he's making great progress.

05 February 2017

It wasn't a particularly good day, nor was it really a bad one. I simply did not have the restful weekend I really needed, and now I'm facing another packed week and no down time. So I'm struggling to find the good in today, but I'll try.

  1. Took two of the kids to the store and we had a fairly nice time despite it being crowded.
  2. I actually made a really good pork loin for dinner. Even my daughter, who is the pickiest of eaters, ate it.
  3. More pre-orders for Brynnde.

Oh, and I did send an offer to one of the audiobook narrators, so we'll see if he agrees to be the voice of my Sherlock Holmes stories.

04 February 2017

  1. A day in which I didn't have to leave the house, which these days is rare.
  2. Watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with the kids. Hadn't seen it in ages. Still think the book is loads better though.
  3. Narrowing down my choices for audiobook narrator. It's still a really tough choice, but I'm closer.
Oh, and Broadchurch should be back soon! Yay!

03 February 2017

  1. Gold Medal Ribbon ice cream.
  2. My medical procedure went relatively quickly (if not entirely painlessly); they told me I did very well. I'm a sucker for praise.
  3. Chinese food for dinner.

Yes, I'm all about the comfort food today.

02 February 2017

  1. Youngest son's first physical therapy appointment went well.
  2. Another good time at writers' group.
  3. Having fun writing a tarot manual.

01 February 2017

  1. Finished writing chapter 10 of Changers 2. Whew. It's been a slog getting back into it.
  2. Managed to juggle the variety of appointments and errands that needed to get done today. This was the busiest day of a really busy week, and I got through it. Yay!
  3. My Atlantis ring finally arrived. I'm loving it!

31 January 2017

  1. Manifesting Destiny got a fair review in February's InD'Tale.
  2. Brynnde was made a finalist in Books & Benches' cover art contest.
  3. Got a lot done (just not any writing).

I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed these days, actually. There is a lot going on in my life and with my family, and then on top of that is everything going on politically—it makes for a lot of stress. I know the answer is not to bury my head in the sand; that's what they're hoping we'll do, it's why they throw things from every side so we don't know which way to look. They want to scatter our energies and exhaust us. We're tired, all right, but more than that, we're angry, and we outnumber them by a lot.

30 January 2017

  1. New shoes. My old ones were developing holes. (I walk a lot.)
  2. More auditions for my audiobook. I'm just so excited about this project!
  3. Minerva (one of the cats) came to stare at me this morning. You'd have to know Min to know how amazing that is. We rescued her last October, and she doesn't like or trust me because I've had to chase her and stuff her into a carrier a couple times. So the fact she made herself visible to me at all is astounding. Most of the time she hides if she knows I'm around.

29 January 2017

  1. My book went on pre-order! Yay!
  2. People are actually pre-ordering my book! Yay!
  3. Shepherd's pie.

28 January 2017

  1. Nice solo walk.
  2. Got some more work done on my WIP.
  3. Received a really great audition for my audiobook project. So excited!

27 January 2017

  1. Got rid of old furniture. Felt really good to literally kick it to the curb.
  2. Started a new project—a tarot book I'm writing for a friend who wants to learn. I'm going card by card. Maybe I'll publish the manuscript later.
  3. Starting getting auditions for the audiobook I'm hoping to release. I'm so excited! I've wanted to do this for a long time. Squee!

26 January 2017

  1. No errands or appointments!
  2. Another fun evening with my writing group.
  3. Fatted Calf beef jerky and Christopher Elbow chocolates.

25 January 2017

1. Nice phone chat with a friend.

. . . That's about it, really. It's tough to find good things these days. Yesterday was cold and I exhausted myself with running around getting stuff done, but didn't manage to get any actual work done. I guess I can put "productive" as a good thing, even if I wasn't productive in the way I wanted to be.

24 January 2017

  1. Fun new hair colors. (Yes, plural.)
  2. No rain, so I got a nice walk in.
  3. Car stuff taken care of. Didn't love sitting in the waiting room for 2.5 hours, but at least I had my computer.

23 January 2017

  1. Good news from the doctor.
  2. I beat the hail storm home.
  3. Thai for dinner.

22 January 2017

  1. Nice breakfast out.
  2. The formatting for my new book looks fantastic.
  3. Facebook chat with a dear friend.

21 January 2017

  1. Relatively quiet day spent mostly at home.
  2. My youngest (the one with the cast) has figured out how to get himself to and from the bathroom and up and down the stairs. On one hand, this is a great relief. On the other, my arms were looking really good from all the lifting. Also, I do get a bit nervous about him on the stairs so still need to spot him.
  3. New white noise machine in my office works great.

20 January 2017

  1. Got my retainers. I'm so glad they're the clear kind (sort of like my Invisalign) rather than the kind I had in 7th grade. I don't mind being a nerd but I don't need to advertise quite so obviously.
  2. A nice get together with friends in which I made new friends. Yay for being social!
  3. My oldest came back from a week at camp. He was wet, tired, and hungry and was losing his voice but seemed to have a great time.

19 January 2017

  1. Amethyst fingernails and sapphire toenails.
  2. Youngest has now been fitted with crutches and can begin practicing using them in small, supervised outings.
  3. Breaks in the rain.

18 January 2017

  1. Was able to sleep a little later than usual.
  2. A quiet day without any errands or appointments.
  3. Toast. (Though I ate too much of it.)

17 January 2017

  1. Doctor says my son's leg is healing nicely. He can switch the long cast for a shorter one in two weeks and then begin using crutches.
  2. Special lunch with my little guy after the doctor visit.
  3. Yummy dinner made possible by the fact our oldest is away at camp and we're able to cook things he won't eat.

16 January 2017

. . .

It was kind of a down day, actually. Nothing bad, but nothing of note either. I guess I can count traffic not being too terrible as a good thing? And we had a nice dinner of deli plates that we all really enjoyed. It was somehow both light and filling.

15 January 2017

  1. Meatball sub.
  2. A walk with my daughter.
  3. Have managed to lose 5 lbs.

14 January 2017

  1. Beautiful day for my son's baseball tryouts.
  2. Nice lunch out, and kind strangers gave up their table for us.
  3. Quiet afternoon.

13 January 2017

  1. Orthodontist removed the attachments from my teeth. Is weird to see the flat surface of my teeth again after so long, but nice!
  2. Treated myself to a special lunch as celebration for having my teeth back.
  3. Sun! No rain! (Cold, but... sun!)

12 January 2017

  1. Really fun writing group meeting. No one had brought anything to workshop so we just chatted. (I probably talked too much, though. Sigh.)
  2. Getting back to my walks and routine.
  3. Cleaning out some of my office and closet. I don't usually enjoy doing that, but every now and then it feels really good.

11 January 2017

  1. Got a good walk in ahead of the rain.
  2. Trip for groceries was short and direct. Over and done.
  3. My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Finally decided to try it, and so far it's hilarious. (Then again, I'm only two episodes in. But still, loving it.)

10 January 2017

It was actually a really busy day. I had to split my normal volunteer time at the school library with taking the cat to the vet and then had to go pick him up again later.

  1. The cat is okay.
  2. The kids had good days at school.
  3. Iced chai with white mocha.

09 January 2017

  1. Everyone back to work and school.
  2. House to myself.
  3. Getting a walk in before the rain.

08 January 2017

  1. Really nice breakfast out with people whose company I mostly enjoy.
  2. Hot bubble bath on a rainy day.
  3. Golden Globes were . . . mildly entertaining?

07 January 2017

  1. Yay for not leaving the house? Seriously, I was totally lazy.
  2. Getting back to a writing project I'd put aside.
  3. Signing up to have a table at the Bay Area Book Festival in June.

06 January 2017

  1. Moana. What a great movie!
  2. Sent ARCs to my advance readers. Yay!
  3. Hot fudge sundaes.

05 January 2017

  1. Good writing group and they mostly liked the piece I brought to share.
  2. A break in the rain.
  3. *This* close to done with the manuscript I'm working on.

04 January 2017

  1. Very nearly done with my orthodontia. They'll take the attachments off my teeth next week and I'll get my retainers the week after that. Yes, it's like being a pre-teen again!
  2. Nice lunch out with the family.
  3. Home-baked cookies and joke time around the dinner table.

02 January 2017

  1. More [re]writing done.
  2. Reading.
  3. Bubble bath.
Also, Tiny House Hunters showed up on my DVR again.

01 January 2017

New Year's Eve/Day Edition

  1. A nice, quiet New Year's Eve.
  2. My son did well in his first fencing tournament.
  3. Got some writing done.

. . . It has been a relatively quiet couple of days. I've been feeling a little sad, though I'm not sure why. I continue rewrites on my current novel and think I may nearly be done. I'll be happy again once I'm able to send it to advance readers/reviewers.

I wish you all Many Good Things for 2017.