I love you more than I love goats, and you know how I feel about goats", Gaby said. James Patterson, The Christmas Wedding Lunch with Gerry’s brother and his wife, catching up. Then a visit to the Rogers flour mill to stock up on dry goods. My husband, knowing the soft spot I have for
Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book. Bill Watterson, The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book Big rain. Cool temperatures. An afternoon spent under a quilt with a book. It doesn’t feel much like summer right now. The garden is happy, drinking deep, and I am
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true. John Steinbeck I’m back in the woman cave with my manuscript open, weaving threads into the work. I will far exceed my thousand
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus With a return to sunshine and blue sky, and a few wonderful things to do today, it’s going to be a good one. I’m finding it a
I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more. Henry Fielding I’m joining in with a group of writers for Five Minute Friday where we’re given a prompt (this week it’s fly) and write for five minutes about it. I’ve flown to conferences,
“I’m not very creative” doesn’t work. There’s no such thing as creative people and non-creative people. There are only people who use their creativity and people who don’t. Unused creativity doesn’t just disappear. It lives within us until it’s expressed, neglected to death, or suffocated by resentment and fear. Brené Brown It’s another beautiful day.
Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions I long for ordinary time: predictability and routine. Even as I write these words I see the absurdity of them, because even in ordinary time sands are shifting—sands are always shifting. Still I