Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 30, 2011

secret home for
woodland gnomes
a squirrel runs past

Sasha has gained
8 oz. in one week
best possible news
month ends
on a high note

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November 28, 2011

triangles into squares
as I quilt

108 squares cut
into 216 triangles
then sewn into
108 squares
day of quilting

November 29, 2011

life-changing diagnosis
quilting continues

tutoring and
marking papers
108 squares
become quilt top
beautiful day

Sunday, November 27, 2011

November 27, 2011


quilted two
quilts with Sasha
lovely nap
quilts squared
and bound

Saturday, November 26, 2011

November 26, 2011

piecing a quilt top
dogs sleeping on
the sewing table

a quilt top pieced
then after a nap
two quilt backs sewn
two quilts pinned
dogs and cats helping

Friday, November 25, 2011

November 25, 2011

rubbing my leg
purring in my ear
best friends

and errands
new quilt laid out
hot rock massage
sunny fall day

Thursday, November 24, 2011

November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving joy
a text message
from my daughter

quiet day
quilt squared
and bound
baking cornbread
and brownies

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011

wind chimes
gently sound
drifting yellow leaves

dogs home
from the groomers
looking spiffy
another chapter
weekend ahead

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November 22, 2011

endless rain
muddy paw prints
across the floor

morning tutoring
home just in time
pouring rain
endless rain
never-ending rain

Monday, November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011

cold autumn rain
cascades off the blue roof
a mug of hot tea

unceasing rain
new flash fiction
helping a student
prep for math final
quiet day

Sunday, November 20, 2011

November 20, 2011

first novel
world of
new discoveries

first draft of
first novel
60319 words
dragons roar

Saturday, November 19, 2011

November 19, 2011

weekend writing
aroma of fresh
brownies baking

more than enough
words still five
chapters in my novel
fresh brownies 
new oven works

Friday, November 18, 2011

November 18, 2011

thirty days
50,000 words
madcap writing

therapy appointment
another chapter written
afternoon spent reading 
new oven installed
snow mixed with rain

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 17, 2011

sitting on a tricycle
in the backyard
a rattlesnake

proctoring exams
tutoring math
running errands
very rainy and cold
glad to be home

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16, 2011

feeding from a fuchsia
morning shower

three students
teaching my
bridge class
vet visit

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 15, 2011

lone frog sleeping on a log
on the stove
applesauce simmers

morning tutoring 
encouraging students
afternoon reading
napping, recovering
nice day

Monday, November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011

summer days spent
roller skating and
climbing trees

another chapter written
doctor’s appointment
lunch with a friend
reading and napping
with Sasha

Sunday, November 13, 2011

November 13, 2011

cold wind
whipping pine needles
shower steam whirls

record number of
words written 
in one day
reading and napping
wind whips wildly

Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 12, 2011

dripping rain
swirling wind
three slugs wander

writing, writing,
words flowing

Friday, November 11, 2011

November 11, 2011

wind chimes
gently sound
drifting yellow leaves

dogs home
from the groomers
looking spiffy
another chapter
weekend ahead

Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 10, 2011

clouds lightly draping
the full moon
temperatures drop

replacement oven
results in brownie soup
tutoring students
at home and school
vet calls with great news

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November 9, 2011

early darkness
slugs lining
the purple walkway

the never-ending day
tutoring, teaching
therapy, vet visit
20921 words

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November 8, 2011

twilight zone
dragons soar
as faeries dance

another chapter
writing class

Monday, November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011

food bowls filled
water dishes clean and fresh
time to write

taking a risk
accepting the challenge

quiet day

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November 6, 2011

in the recliner
under an afghan
reading with the cat

nearly 15,000 words
and eight chapters
afternoon reading
with Sasha 
darkness falls early

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November 5, 2011

kindred spirits
around the world

writing, writing
two more chapters
reading, napping
super day

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 4, 2011

the Rosetta Stone
my son and I
touch history

good news 
from the vet
roller coaster ride
art show opening

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 3, 2011

icy chill
down my spine
winter’s near

bad news 
from the vet
colors the day
tutoring students
reading and napping

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 2, 2011

yellow leaves
drifting downwards
a wind chime echoes

coaching four students
second chapter written
taught bridge class
vet visit for Sasha
high winds whipping trees

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 1, 2011

chocolate cake
at day’s end
cat purrs

1809 words
first chapter
first day
tutored 3 students
chiropractor visit