Things I do…

| September 20, 2012

instead of sleeping. Clean the kitchen. You know–that cleaning, where you totally clear the counters and make it look as if you’ve just moved in. Note: We have way too many cups. Someone here (me) has a compulsion to put her hands on the perfect mug. Clear the clutter. This one is sort of pointless. […]

Thursday, after the Storm

| July 12, 2012

We had quite a day yesterday. Our kitty, who visits this blog regularly, seemed to be deathly ill. He’s 19, and he’s not the man he used to be, but he’s still our kitty, and–well, frankly, there are marriages that don’t last as long as we’ve had him. I literally begged the vet to see […]

Friday Follies!

| June 29, 2012

Not so much follies, as a plan to beat the heat! I’m going to run my errands before the sun comes up. (Also not true. The sun is rising already, but I’m getting out of here before it’s too much warmer than the current 73 F.) I haven’t slept much (due to the above-mentioned 73–terrible […]


| June 26, 2012

Working, working, working. But not all my work is writing. I want to be home today. With silence, or maybe the playlist of Sting’s songs I’m writing with lately, and all the time in the world. Instead, I have errands and a bit of resentment because I don’t want to share my time with stuff […]

Drafting Fast!

| May 14, 2012

I’m home from Girls’ Week (and lonely for my aunties and cousin), and I’m starting Candace Havens’ Fast Draft class today. That means I’m committed to write 20 pages every day for two weeks, and then I have two weeks to revise it all. I’ve actually stated a goal of 15 pages, because that’s my […]

Thursday is my Friday

| May 3, 2012

I’m abandoning hearth and home tomorrow for Girls’ Week with my family. I cannot wait. We talk and laugh and eat too much (although my sister/cousin and I have made a pact for this year about that), and watch movies and old TV shows. Seven days will not be enough. I’ve made another pact with […]

Summer Heat

| May 1, 2012

Already here and already destructive. This is a photo of our pool before the summer came, when the weather was kind of coolish. So–you know–around early February. Not perfect, but I kind of thought the one good thing about all this unseasonable heat would be early swimming. We began to treat the water, and things […]

Monday, Monday

| April 30, 2012

What a lovely weekend. We’ve done all we can do on the renovation so I didn’t feel guilty about not working on it. I read a book for a friend on Friday and Saturday. Also on Saturday, another friend called with this question. “I have tickets for the matinee of Les Mis tomorrow. Do you […]

Still a little frantic!

| March 7, 2012

I have a random photo today–our kitty, giving the girl the stink eye because she’s more interested in my laptop than in admiring him. (In the background, you can see the afghan I finished just before diving in to too many obligations at one time.) I thought I’d be finished with all my reading by […]


| March 6, 2012

I’m skidding to the finish line on judging my Rita entries. Plus, I have three more entries for an unpublished contest. Plus, I’m writing. And editing. And I’ve been cleaning closets and the “junk room.” We lost the router last week. I’m the Adams IT department, and I have to say, my third router installation […]