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?