Nothing happened this week except for more frigid weather and snow. Mr. Contractor is still waiting to hear from Ms. SalesRep, saying she found someone to drag our house up the hill. Overnight temperatures have dropped into the teens and single digits, so the slab will get poured after the house is set. Happy, happy, … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 121
“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” ~Anna Freud British psychoanalyst of Austrian-Jewish descent, Anna Freud was born on this day in 1895.
“Don’t let your habits become handcuffs.” ~Elizabeth Berg American novelist Elizabeth Berg was born on this day in 1948.
I spent the month of November writing a novel. That’s right, I participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and this year, I won! To win, I needed to write 50,000 words in November. I am among thousands who “win” every year. The goal is not to be the first or the best; the goal … Continue reading I Did A Thing
In the grey light of the predawn hours, the party woke the villagers. “We need to move before the next watch arrives,” said Skrie from Malusk’s shoulder. “I can appeal to Tymora to help cover our trail but we need to know which direction we should go before we go stumbling in the dark.” The … Continue reading Relocation
“Life is my university, and I hope to graduate from it with some distinction.” ~Louisa May Alcott American novelist, short story writer, and poet, Louisa May Alcott was born on this day in 1832.
“Hold fast to whatever fragments of love that exist, for sometimes a mosaic is more beautiful than an unbroken pattern.” ~Dawn Powell American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and short story writer, Dawn Powell was born on this day in 1896.
Only a little got done at the property this past week. Between the frigid temperatures and the Thanksgiving holiday, Mr. Contractor spent the week with his family. He got the backfill as complete as he could before he left. (C) 2022, JJ ShaunBackfill along the south and west walls. (C) 2022, JJ ShaunLooking south and … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 120
“Be yourself. No one can say you’re doing it wrong.” ~Charles M. Schulz American cartoonist Charles M. Schulz was born on this day in 1922.
“No matter what happens to you, you can maintain your own control about what you believe and who you are.” ~Alexis Wright Waanyi (Aboriginal Australian) writer Alexis Wright was born on this day in 1950.