I was nursing a headache most of yesterday--yes, my turn, Lisa!--but am feeling better today for Day Off #2 and have gotten a lot done. And am just enjoying myself. Seven sweet things this week:
1.) 'Am still working on my 80s childhood memoir. Loving! It! ♥ That pile of paper scraps in the photo above is all the remaining notes that need to be turned into index cards--which will later be turned into "real" writing. The pile has shrunk so much since I started this in earnest earlier this year. My goal for the rest of today is to get as many scraps onto cards as possible so I can move on to the filling-the-notebooks-with-rough-drafts stage of things. Progress!
2.) The building manager and a plumber had to stop by earlier this week for routine winter-prep radiator maintenance, and as I welcomed them in, the plumber glanced around and unexpectedly greeted me with "Oh, I like it in here! It's very family-oriented!" and moments later commented, "It smells really good in here too!" as he left. I hardly knew what to say besides thank you, but both remarks made me laugh. A sweet encounter.
3.) A coworker left a thank you on my note that accompanied the cookies I'd brought into work last week and later thanked me in-person. A day-brightener for me.
5.) Chicago Cubs in the World Series playoffs! I'm not wildly enthusiastic about any one team--I tend to wish them all well--and it would have been a treat for Dad if his Pirates had advanced in the playoffs, but how fun to see the Cubs and their fans having such a great ride this fall.
6.) This pup, an English Yellow Lab--
--is now my younger brother's dog. So sweet! ♥ My brother, his wife, and somehow-almost-two-year-old Bianca have all wanted a dog for ages, and this one looks so dear.
7.) Chilly fall weather has returned, and with it, a pot on the stove here of simmering cinnamon water. Today's mix is simply cinnamon with vanilla, but as I finish my iced teas while I write this afternoon, I'll throw in the lemon slices too. Snow flurries and a frost warning are in the forecast for the next few days. Oh, fall! Love, love, love.
'Back to the index cards. 'A sweet weekend to you all.