It’s a weird and yet very happy feeling that I’m looking at my 50% and 25% DNA matches in this picture.
The Bears of HighlightsStandard
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.
HIGHLIGHT(S) OF MY SUMMERStandard
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?
But enough about me.Standard
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
Post-vaccine Small PleasuresStandard
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.
Truffle in MindStandard
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.
I Got a Full Request!Standard
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.