Wednesday, February 10, 2016


I started this morning off with a bang...literally. I moved a magazine to place coffee on the coffee table and I heard something hit the floor. It was a keepsake. I didn't recall the significance of the knick-knack, but when Jilda reminded me, it triggered a thread of memory.

The only good to come out of it was that I got a column from the experience. That's one of the upsides of writing. Even when things go wrong, something good can come from it. I'll post the column next Monday.

Today was beautiful here, but cold. When I drove to town to pick up Jilda's meds at the drug store, the bank blinking sign said 39 degrees at 2 p.m. That's not that bad, but the 15 mph wind out of the north made the windchill if felt much colder. When I got back home, windburn on my face made it look as if I'd been slapped.


  1. Brisk cold winds can feel like a slap on the face. This weekend will be one of the coldest here in quite awhile as we are headed down into the single digits. I'll be staying in and keeping warm. Will look forward to your Sunday column on Monday!

  2. The wind was bitter here, too (South Georgia.)
    And, I smiled when I read "...when things go wrong, something good can come from it." True. At the time, it doesn't seem so, but given time, one can look back and know that is true.

  3. We all are hoping the meds do the trick and Jilda is fit soon! Okay, I can hardly wait, I love a good story. Especially when it is a spur of the moment inspiration.
    From a cool Florida..

  4. I look forward to reading that "Keepsake" article.

  5. I like to see people bring good out of a bad moment. No since worrying about what has already happened. Would love to read the Keepsake Article and I'm glad it was only the wind that slapped your face. :)

  6. I'll be waiting for the story of the falling keepsake. That cold wind can do some damage to exposed skin.

  7. Anonymous1:53 PM

    That's why I live in Los Angeles!!

  8. Mrs. C gets very attached to her stuff, I live in fear of breaking any "keepsakes."

    Well not actual fear, but I am cautious.

  9. I hope the column will make up for the assumed breakage of the keepsake.
    I'll be waiting for the column.
    Have a safe weekend.


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