It’s a weird and yet very happy feeling that I’m looking at my 50% and 25% DNA matches in this picture.
On my cabin walls
I didn’t buy much in the way of new clothes for a year. But masks? Boy, did I buy a lot of masks.
This is one of my favorites.
I enjoyed wearing it on our daily walks.
I’m enjoying not wearing it on our daily walks even more.
The Highlights Foundation campus is open again! I’m doing a 4-day personal retreat. I’ll have my own cabin! I’ll walk through the meadow! I’ll eat great food! I’ll read!
Oh, yeah. I will probably write too, because that’s supposed to be the point.
In all seriousness*, the timing is perfect. I’m at that point in revising that I’m not only searching for missing puzzle pieces, I’m smashing some of the ones I already have.
*Possibly a first for me. Savor it while you can.
Most important events of the last two weeks
- Got to LA and Hastings-on-Hudson to see both sons and families.
- Found great coffee places in both*
*Because how do you write without great coffee?
PS. That’s not me in the photo**
**Feel better now?
This is my son the actor/director/writer/singer’s* latest project.
The rest of his website is pretty cool too.
*And a bunch of things I can’t remember, because my head is filled with pollen.
- 2 dinners at restaurants (outside of course).
- Ditto my favorite coffee/writing spot
- No longer afraid when a maskless person walks past me
- Made plans to see
For the first time since February, 2020, my husband and I had iced lattés on the plaza of my favorite writing spot. They had only one doughnut left, but who cares?*
Ok, maybe I cared a little.
Is there a truffle exception for Valentine’s Day? My husband gave me a box this morning. I’ve already eaten four. It’s only 2pm.
Yes, an agent actually asked me for the full manuscript a couple of days ago! She said my sample was great! Because I’m a writer, I’ve already shifted into the “Now she’s reading it and saying to herself, ‘what was I thinking when I asked for this?” stage But I’m not going to linger on that. Instead, I’m going to watch a video of a zoom session between a kitten, a lawyer, and a judge over and over again.