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.