I’m taking a break from general kvetching to appreciate the peace and beauty of the day. I have so very much to be thankful for in my life. I’m even holding off on my annual Holiday Snark post.

I’m especially thankful that I have come out of a “chuck it all” funk and am pulling three months’ worth of work together on my WIP (thank you, Madeline). My project feels all bright and ooooh shiny new again!


walrus and carpenter


Coe and I are spending a wonderful day with my sister in crime, Anna Adams, and her family. There will be much food, wine, laughter, and love. And while there, no doubt the time will come:

“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”

This poem is especially appropriate to those of you enjoying oyster stuffing. Lewis Carroll always has something pithy to say on most of life’s important subjects. (I don’t think Carroll has been deemed an irrelevant, tired cliché by the self-appointed Social Relevance police – yet).

I wish many, many blessings to all my family, friends, and cyberspace friends.

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  1. You are very welcome! Yeh for coming out of the funk! And I love when the work feels all new and exciting again. 🙂

    Hope you had a fun Thanksgiving!

  2. Lee says:

    I had a fabulous Thanksgiving and hope you did, as well! I really appreciated your well-timed words of encouragement.

  3. jmh says:

    Glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving. I ended up celebrating the American one as well this year (I’m Canadian), since I was in Utah during ours. What can I say? I craved turkey and gravy.

  4. Lee says:

    I love turkey (dark meat) and gravy! I have many happy memories of Thanksgiving dinner with Grandma Em, back in the days when everything was homemade except the canned cranberries!