"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Friday, November 23, 2012

Painted with Frost

Rose leaves


We had a very pleasant but extremely quiet Thanksgiving at the Lodge. Humans and canines were all well fed and appropriately grateful for our many blessings.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Week

There was an election on Tuesday. Therefore, a repeat of a fave photo.

Many former colleagues from my time in the Legislature have been returned to their positions. I'm very happy for them, and for our state.

On Wednesday, we had our first snow. Only 2 or 3 inches. Very pretty. Didn't last.

On Thursday, a Diocesan Council meeting, one of the best of the year. Went out to dinner afterwards with a FFTLR (Friend From the Lakes Region.) Like our FFTNC (Friend From the North Country), she's also a priest.

My Sweet (Tea) Olive is blooming. Those very tiny white flowers fill an entire house with their scent. Magical! Miraculous!

The Christmas Cactus given me by our FFTNC and her husband nearly a year ago is doing its thing, too.

On Friday, the girls were battling for "the sunny spot" in my office/library.

Yesterday the diocese hosted a celebration for our Bishop, who retires at the first of the year. Lots of people came from all over the state---and beyond--to wish him well. The President (that dude with me in the top photo) sent a letter of congratulation, as did the Governor (whose letter I read). There were many testimonials, gifts, delicious food, saw lots of friends and made new ones. We spent the evening continuing the fellowship at a friend's house. When we got home, Ruth knew I'd been with Another Dog, and I think she knew it was a Border collie. Jewel seemed less freaked out.

Large crowd at church this morning for our Veterans' Day service.

My participation in National Novel Writing Month is going well. I'll be playing catch-up today, because yesterday is the only day I didn't make my quota--in fact, I didn't write at all. But there is absolutely nothing on my schedule this week, so I felt all right about having some fellowship and relaxation time.