| December 27, 2010

Well–it’s melting now–but we had snow!  And it stayed around for a day.  🙂 We had flurries all day yesterday. Is there anything more restful than writing while snow flurries past the window? As long as you know your power’s going to stay on, and you won’t have to spend four hours shoveling! I was […]

Merry Christmas!

| December 24, 2010

The girl and I made these heinous looking cake balls! We’re available for a baking apprenticeship at any time. While we’re trying to unravel where the plan went off the rails (they taste yummy–sadly they do look as if we dragged them through the blender backward), I wanted to wish you all the happiest of […]

Movie Night

| December 21, 2010

The Thin Man is on TCM right now. I was watching Elf with my daughter, but she fell asleep, and I slipped out to watch this–another movie that buffs off the rougher edges of the book. I wonder why. I see reasons for changes to movies made from current books, but I find those choices […]

Look at the moon!

| December 21, 2010

I only had my camera phone, but I’m glad I took the photo because a few minutes later, clouds obscured the moon, and I don’t think they’re moving any time soon. I missed the color change, but what I saw made me wish I could see more with my own two eyes. I actually don’t […]


| December 20, 2010

from the pain of a rejection. I know it’s part of this business. I know I’m a professional, and I can get it right, but I’m frustrated when I get it wrong more than once. And I’ve managed to get it not-right-enough three times. I was already in something of a crisis of confidence, and […]

Random Saturday

| December 18, 2010

Watching Criminal Law with my favorite actor in the whole wide world, Gary Oldman. Rather an odd movie, and yet, Gary is so beautiful! And he could make Mr. Greenjeans into a character to watch. (Not that I didn’t enjoy Mr. Greenjeans as a child. Is that how he spelled his name? This may be […]

Back to Blogging

| December 13, 2010

How fast do the fall months fly? Just a few minutes ago, I was all slappy, happy because the twinkly lights of Christmas were going up before Halloween. Now–Thanksgiving’s over–and I’m missing those leftovers! And suddenly, winter has arrived even here. We had snow yesterday and today. Funny to go from 80s to single-digit windchill […]