Is starting out with overcast skies, and that delicious autumn snap is in the air. Downstairs, my craft room/studio is undergoing an amazing transformation, due to the Dynamic Duo, Debbie and Nicole. Incredible!
Nicole grew up with my daughter, Wendy, on the same block in Port Orchard, and what a pair they made. They used to doll Nicole’s little brother Jason up in curls, dresses and make-up–especially mascara, since he’s blessed with long lashes. They got into a lot of other mischief, as well, like trying to roller skate on the frozen surface of an above-ground swimming pool–Nicole–and playing a game that involved tasting some concoction from the kitchen, bread dipped in pickle juice, etc., blindfolded. Those were the days. Deb and I figure we probably only know the stuff they thought it would be safe to tell us, and we’re content to live out the rest of our lives in ignorance and denial–at least where their childhood antics are concerned.
Tomorrow marks another seven days on the D.I.E.T., which I’m beginning to think isn’t a diet at all, because it’s way too easy and I never feel deprived. As Barbra Streisand wailed in “Funny Girl”, when her character, Fanny Brice, got her big break in show biz right off the mark, “Where’s all the suffering???!!!”
Just kidding, Universe. No need to send any of that my way.
I’m writing today, and composing a list of favorite romantic books/authors for a promotion I’m taking part in. Most of my faves are classics, since I don’t have time to read anywhere near as much romance as I’d like to these days.
And that’s the news for today.
Be well, be safe and be kind.