Sunday, November 20, 2016


That's what seemed to happen to the fine, warm weather and the time this week, anyway.  Boom!  Just like that it's Sunday and freezing outside.

The sweetness of life, however, continues in little ways.

My father is here and building a bookcase out of the piano parts.

My sister brought over a heckuva lotta delicious barbecue from her and her fiance's new business venture.

Incidentally, I don't have to make food for about a week now, thanks to leftovers.

A fellow writer landed an agent, another has launched her first book and the Bumble Book Club was a balm to my weary spirit Wednesday night.

I discovered the best hiking trail nearby that actually made me feel like I was near the mountains. (Like Appalachian foothills, anyway.) I need some mountain or beach therapy, not sure when that's going to happen, but nice to have a little substitute to trick my brain.

No papers to grade this weekend! I actually did get to the bottom of the pile on my desk. Every letter of recommendation, college essay, assignment and odd job has been satisfactorily wrapped up at the moment.

Finally, despite her best efforts, Rose did NOT hack up a hairball on the carpet last night.

Spill it, reader. Any little thing you're grateful for today.


  1. I'm grateful for the hilarious podcast "My Dad Wrote a Porno" which is making me hoot and bark and scare unsuspecting bystanders when I walk by them cackling.

  2. On a different note - I have a baby grand piano that is free to a good home. It would make a lovely shelf set - cherry wood.

  3. I am grateful for like-minded people. And having friends who want to play piano/guitar and sing after our early Thanksgiving dinner :-)

  4. I'm grateful for a cozy, lazy weekend with my girl.

  5. I like your list - it sounds like healing kinds of things have been going on for you.

    I am grateful for Nivea hand lotion.

  6. I'm grateful for today's "Thanks-Living" dinner after church -- and that I personally had to do nothing for set-up or clean-up. (It will be my job on Thursday.)
    The need for mountain or beach therapy is real and strong. I'm glad you were able to find a way to take in a small dose without major travel.

  7. Will you share a picture of the piano parts bookcase when it's finished? It sounds interesting!


Spill it, reader.