Monday, September 29, 2008

Not gone; just disconnected

The satellite finally gave up. Hopefully, repairs will make all better.

Until then, I wish everyone well!

I hope the coffee shop doesn't start charging rent.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Spoke Too Soon

The Internet's down at home again. Fortunately, the car's working, and the coffee's flowing. (I can't wait until hot-chocolate weather. They draw the cutest little designs on the steamed milk here!)

Last night, after dinner my friend and I drove around town so I could show her the courthouse square I "borrowed" for my Welcome to Honesty series. She'd read Her Reason to Stay, and I didn't even have to force her to look at our hometown, including the coffee shop where I wrote a good many of those pages.

That's friendship! Seriously, we talked about family, both the ones we grew up with and the ones we've made since. We've both traveled the world since marriage and babies, but every time we meet, I look at her face, and I'm taken back to those days when no event was complete or anywhere near as much fun until I'd shared all the shocking details with her.

I just wish Denver was a little closer! I'm actually a bit startled when I meet people who haven't lived everywhere on earth, and I envy them--the connections that time and distance never strain, the time they get to spend with the loved ones they love best. On the other hand, I'm wise enough to just relish the hours I got to spend with my friend and look forward to the next time! (Even if I'm pretty sure next time can't come fast enough!)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Back in again!

I can't believe it. Yay!

Clouds are hovering overhead, even, but shhhhhh--don't tell the satellite dish. I'm a little bemused, in the middle of about four projects, at a stage where I need to finish two right away and get them out. Sigh. (Car troubles and girls who live far enough away to need car swappings!)

And tonight I'm meeting one of my dearest friends for dinner. I rarely ever get to see her, and I can barely type for dancing.

However, I'd better get back to those pages so I don't have stories running through my mind during dinner.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesday in September

The trees are really changing now. Yellow and a few red. The weather's not cooling, really, but the sun is angling in that Autumn tilt. Didn't the summer days fly by?

But the girl's back at school, and Labor Day went by. Fall's starting soon, and I expect to be excited, but right now, I feel a little melancholy because the girl's room is empty, and I miss all my offspring.

Better take this to the wip, huh?