Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I'm (im)patiently waiting for the December anniversary issue to arrive at the Cassville newspaper office! The "Get Away for the Holidays in Style" and "Worth the Drive" teasers are for my articles.
In the meantime, I am also pushing my deadline to the limit. Tomorrow should be interesting as I try to get my articles done under the wire. I had a great restaurant visit/interview today and can't wait to share the restaurant with my readers.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Just like we shouldn't start anew only on New Year's, love only on Valentine's Day, thank a veteran only on Veteran's Day (you get the idea), we should be thankful for every day we're given, not just on Thanksgiving.
I'm thankful for (in no particular order):
- My great friends, some further away than others, and some I haven't seen in years.
- Facebook! I know it's perhaps silly to some, but it keeps me connected to friends near and far. (Plus it has a killer Scrabble app!)
- The work I get to do, often with a fresh cup of coffee and sometimes still in my pjs. While sometimes isolating, my freelance writing has developed into a rewarding career.
- A warm house to take shelter in, and the ability to pay the propane bill that is coming my way later this week.
- My family. Although it's scattered over three states these days, I somehow feel closer to them than ever before.
- My freedom. I've learned a lot over the past few months that's made me appreciate it even more -- so many people have sacrificed their own freedom to fight for ours.
- My new cochlear speech processor. Although all the sounds can be overwhelming at times, I'm truly enjoying its clarity, the help it is giving me with my lipreading & speech, and listening to music. (Stephanie, I hope you'll forgive me someday for buying that Kid Rock CD!)
All this and so much more. I'm grateful.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
You know you've lived in the country too long when someone picks on you for using the term "y'all" on Facebook.
You know you live in the country when the voting precinct's parking lot is mostly grass.
You know you live in the country when you look out your bedroom window and see THIS:
Watching the election results roll in -- I'm really only interested in how the Proposition B vote went here in Missouri. I'm also obsessing over the contest results over on pioneerwoman.com -- she was having a drawing for people to come and spend a weekend at THE Lodge. Please, please, please, please pick me!!!
I'm planning on getting back in the saddle tomorrow for the first time since losing Johnny. Gonna be bittersweet.