last day of November

Oh my gosh! I (kind of) did it! Okay, so I missed a couple days, and some days had two posts because it was after midnight, but really, I’m happy with myself for sticking to it. And thanks to anyone who kept up with my posts! Today was again sunny in the morning but cold….

Thanksgiving

Rainy all day. I got up around 7, went to Starbucks & got a donut for Mom. Read a little while then edited most of the day. We talked to my dad’s brother & sisters. We talked to Sandy. Mom & I went to eat at 12Sixty. It was very quiet. They had a holiday…

Another post-midnight post

Wow. It’s not that I’m busy in the evenings, it just doesn’t dawn on me until late to remember to post. Rainy morning. Starbucks, editing work, then to bookstore. Home, Twitter book club (first time-fun!), more editing, dinner, watch TV (Gilmore Girls marathon!), play game on my phone. Mom & I chatted about Christmas. Shopping,…

Two 4 One

I didn’t write yesterday (probably could have in the morning), but by the end of the night, I was toast! So tired! Mom and I went to Disneyland(!) to celebrate my 48th birthday(!). We had a great day! I secured my annual pass holder card (new design!), and we were off to the traditional first…

Catching up – Nov 20 & 21

Post birthday day was just fine. I went to work where we had a potluck planned for the holiday. The contribution I signed up for was whipped cream. But I also bought some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies because yum! Also, as I mentioned earlier, I made some seasoned nuts. I bought roasted unsalted mixed nuts…

NPM – 22 of 30

Christmas Day what I remember: walking to Starbucks with my sister & her husband tripping and falling flat on my face into a yard on the way home when I told my dad I’d fell, the way he took my hand, patted it, made sympathetic noises knowing it would be my dad’s last Christmas not…

Red

Red as an apple in her lily white hand Red as the blood you shed on the land Red in your dreams at night Red until the day you’re dead – from “Red” by Barbara Nesbitt Today’s reflection prompt was “red.” (By the way, I’m doing this December Reflections 2017 thing.) The first thing I thought…

Happy New Year!

I’m trying out a new blog format to go with the new year. What do you think? I spent most of the day at a coffeehouse doing my Unraveling workbook. It was awesome! I’m still not done, as I still have to pick a word (though I have a couple that I’m already tossing around). But I…

holidaze

Year after year it gets more and more difficult to get into the “holiday spirit.” I don’t know if it’s the beautiful San Diego weather or the merciless onslaught of all things Christmas 6-8 weeks before it. Probably a combination of the two. I mentioned that my family isn’t super traditional for Thanksgiving, and I…

Thanksgiving

Never been a big holiday for my family. We rarely, especially since me & Sandy have grown up, have a ‘traditional’ meal. Today, we had grilled steak with potatoes, plus alioli & bread. It was really good. For dessert, chocolate pudding with whipped cream. For lunch, Mom made pan con tomate and we put jamon…