That's all I can say about this week. It's been a series of nonstop disasters, nothing life threatening, but some more serious than others. We were supposed to be at our home in Florida today, visting our kids and enjoying the near-perfect mid seventy degree temperatures. Thanks to all the calamities this week, we had to cancel the trip and are now "basking" in a combination of wind/sleet/snow that's blowing into its second day. However...its Friday, things have returned to some semblance of normal, and I'm feeling grateful~

~for 40 minutes in Borders this morning, sipping coffee, writing in a brand new Moleskine, and reading Winter's Bone~

~Awake, a new CD from Josh Groban, especially Don't Give Up, my favorite song to replay (and replay, and replay, especially this week) ~

~that I finished my novel for NaNoWriMo before the beginning of this week from hell~

~three more days with no work, since my office is in total disarray thanks to a major renovation project~

~that I have not come down (knock wood!) with the nasty intestinal flu that's making the rounds, landing my mother in law in the hospital earlier this week~ ~as always, these two:

don't you love Magic's "leaf beard"?