Okay, it’s been summer since Thursday, but now it’s Happiness Sunday so let’s party:
Today is Typewriter Day.
I love typewriters. I have no idea why, they were a nightmare to write my first master’s thesis on, and I can’t imagine using one again. But there was something lovely about the click of those keys.
Typewriters are just cool.
This week I sobbed my way through Jessica Parks’ wildly romantic 180 Seconds. It’s not depressing, the dog does not die, but it is an emotional roller coaster, even if the love interest is so damn wonderful it’s hard to believe he’s real. Of course, the heroine has problems believing in him, too. Really great love story, all different kinds of relationships, just a lovely book. But you’re gonna cry.
What did you read this week?
(Any suggestions for how to change the Good Book Thursday header for July? They had kittens up there in June, you know.)
Today, I am working on my health by going to my GP for the first time in, uh, three or four years. And then possibly finally getting some color in my bathroom. I very practically made all the tile in there white because tile is difficult to change and I could add color other ways, but frankly it’s kind of meat-lockerish in there. Then I thought about painting a border on the tile, but the whole room is a shower, so that’s not practical. And then I had this BRILLIANT idea and bought tub stickies in bright colors and a lot of bright colored accessories and some yellow oilcloth and I am going to town on the meat locker today (slowly with much resting in between because still sick). I also ordered some light blue grout dye, which I am slightly nervous about it but it won’t be here for awhile, so one thing at a time.
So what did you make this week?
I meant to post today on the feedback you all give me on Nita, but I have just had the week from Hell thanks to asthma, allergies, and bronchitis all hitting at once, multiple phone calls to my GP, two trips to the ER, and two docs who were a little careless. Fortunately there were a lot of nurses and two other docs who were not careless and who took excellent care of me, and after a battery of tests pronounced me healthy as a horse with asthma, allergies, and bronchitis can possibly be (brain scan was great, EKG was great, blood tests were great) I am flat on my back with steroids, a super-inhaler, and a trip to my GP scheduled on Wed. All of which is to say, the regular posts are all scheduled to go up, but my participation here may be limited to chiming in now and again.
As always, talk among yourselves. You will anyway. And I really am fine, I just need to rest until the meds take hold.
You know what made me happy this week? A raccoon that reached for the stars. Because a raccoon’s reach should exceed her grasp, or what’s a heaven for?
You’ve probably already heard about this little over-achiever that climbed a skyscraper in St. Paul over two days while people held their breath that she’d get to the top. That’s her in the picture to the left, taking a nap on the 22nd floor. Continue reading
Today is World Juggling Day.
Or as any woman with a job and family would say, “Every day.”
I’m on a P. G. Wodehouse binge because I was getting too dark in my own novel and because it’s summer and in the summer, the best place to laugh is Blanding’s Castle. Also you have to love an author who replies to his critics this way: Continue reading
I will get pictures of my work up on Instagram this week, I swear, but until then I give you something much, much better: Karin Pfeiff Boschek’s pie art.
I don’t see how anybody could cut into these, they’re that beautiful.
So what did you make this week?
First, thank you all VERY much for the feedback. It’s enormously helpful, and I have made the changes noted. Never apologize for nit-picking, that’s practically the definition of copy editing. Continue reading