Second-Serving Sunday: The I Can See Clearly Now Edition!


So good, we want more!

A weekly peek backwards and a look ahead, in my little corner of the blogosphere

It’s been a bit of a chaotic spell here in my world. It’s been very cold, the last few days, and, on Wednesday night, our water froze – we have a well, and things like that can happen. We brought in a few gallons of water from the store, and then my Accomplice refilled it at work on Thursday. As I write this on Friday afternoon, we have water, but, as it gets colder tonight, we may lose it again, so I’m getting laundry and dishes done, and I’ll have a shower, soon, and make sure all of the backup jugs are refilled before dark, just in case.

It’s different, making the shift to no running water. Things done almost without thought – flushing, hand washing, brushing teeth- take on new proportions, and need to be thought through again, as I adapt to the situation.

And that’s good for my writing, and my living, because it stretches my mind in directions it might not ordinarily go. It’s also been a week of writing and living revelations…

On Thursday, Annalise and I celebrated her half-birthday with a lunch out at McDonald’s, because she was craving the fries, to the new pet store (she’s been with my Accomplice, but I hadn’t, yet), and to the grocery store to buy some celebratory cupcakes and cookies). Now she’s more than halfway through her tenth year, so I thought it would be fun to post pictures of our resident Force of Nature from now, and six months back…

  • And now, on to the week’s goodies!
Annalise, at ten and a half. ❤

Last week in life:

  • I’m settling into my new January goals, adapting to challenges and changes, and celebrating ten and a half years with the coolest girl I know! Oh, and writing and planning for a cross-continental vacation at the end of next month!

Recently at shanjeniah:

Second-Serving Sunday (dang, Monday, again!): The Hello 2015 Edition:

And now, last week’s features…

Coffee and Conversation:

WIPpet Wednesday:

SoCS (Stream of Consciousness Saturday):

Just Jot It January:



ON her tenth birthday, with a new treasure and a tiara!

What’s Next:

January Focuses:

  • Revisions: I’ve got novel scenes; and three short stories slated for this month.
  • Plotting and Planning: A-Z posts; short stories; two novels; and a novella.
  • Oregon Trip: Lots to plan and do to get ready for our end-of-February vacation.
  • Paying It Forward: Sponsor duties; beta-readings; and book reviews.

And on the blog:

Half-birthday with heart!

In the Wilds of Internet-Land:

Life Stuff:

  • Revising, planning, family, and hometending seem to be the order of the week to come. What do you have on your calendar for the week?

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