Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Finished Chapter 7

Yay! It's been a productive day. I finally settled on a working title and I just finished Chapter 7.

Lily is excited.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Lake weather

Ahh, a sunny spring weekend at the lake. Not too cold, not too hot. It was perfect lake weather.

And finally, the grass has almost completely grown over since it was destroyed by the construction of the new bulkhead and sundeck last year.

And talking about the sundeck . . . that's where I spent most of the weekend.

Ahh, lake weather.

Friday, April 7, 2017


I've scored some real treasures at auctions--antiques, paintings, old books. When it's online auctions, which is what I typically do, you cross your fingers that what you see is what you get. And when you get something for 1/10th the price you would have paid, because nobody else wanted the darn thing, worry creeps into your initial excitement at having won.

Last weekend I bid on a Chinese chair. I've wanted one for a long time but couldn't ever find just the right one, or when they did look good, they went too high.

But I'm finally done hunting for just the right Chinese chair. The pictures online looked great, but nobody else bid on it. I was initially ecstatic--I got it for a song. Then then the worry crept in.

But I picked it up Monday, and worry no more!

It's even more beautiful in person than its pictures. It has a gorgeous glossy finish, and there are two intricate carvings that pierce the back splat. One is of lotus flowers, the detail is stunning; the other is a Chinese symbol that I had no idea what it stood but was determined to find out. 

I was over the moon to discover the symbol carved at the top of the splat means "blessing". 

I'm in love with my new chair. Each time I look at it, I'll be reminded of all life's blessings.