The recent delights:
A gallon of fresh, homemade apple cider from my friend Christi (she has a cider-making party every autumn). Oooh, so delicious! I haven't let myself buy the local stuff in the store yet, since food prices are so much higher now and that is my most extravagant autumn luxury. Which means I'm only enjoying her gift the more!
The amusing fun of getting a phone-call at work Tuesday afternoon...from a coworker who'd just gotten home. She serenaded me on the harmonica so I could hear her three dogs 'singing.' What a funny treat!
A fat stack of comics in the mail from my mom. Those will keep me busy for a while. =)
And a surprise check for over $60 from the dental insurance company! I knew they'd shorted me with coverage on my last dental visit (assuming my dental office could count correctly), but I never expected they'd find the mistake themselves and correct it of their own initiative. What a blessing!
I feel like a bowling pin that's just been sent flying end for end by what showed up on the monitor under my nose just now...but chapter 29 is DONE! (Though it needs severe mangling/trimming.) I'm happy for that, and for the idea for a book 5 avatar that popped into my head this evening, so that should not be too hard to whip into being before I start rambling about the book in 2009. A great pair of evenings, and now I can set writing aside for a little bit and just focus on editing and catching-up with the rest of my life!
It is indeed! Wish you could taste it. What I particularly love about hers is the smell--such a strong fresh-cut apple-smell.
It feels great, though I'm not really looking forward to the revising.
Shelley--they have three little dogs, I believe one's a rat terrier mix and one a small beagle, can't remember the middle dog at present. Made me wish we had a digital camera to take movies in the days of Copper, because of those performances he'd put on when I played the clarinet.
Congratulations! That's fantastic news. You must be so pleased... and no doubt a little relieved too. *hugs*
The cider sounds lovely. An autumn cider-making party sounds like a great idea. Your friend Christi sounds like a real gem.
It feels great! Took me a little while to settle down last evening. =)
It does seem like a great tradition, though it takes immense quantities of apples just to come up with a few gallons of cider--which is why she wants plenty of people over to share the labor. =)
Too bad one can't upload smells to the internet, because it smells like fresh-chopped apples, just wonderful.