Saturday, October 31, 2009

October 31st, 2009

Katie (aka Lady Liberty) has a lot to say. So she started a blog.
Writing is good for you, and this makes me happy!
I told Katie to add a free hit counter to her page. She said no, she was worried that it would show that no one looks at it. I told her NOT to worry, that you get one hit for every time you check out your own blog (that is how I have 70+ hits on this one).
If you ask her, she might make you a kick-ass sampler CD.
(She might not, though, I didn't ask her if I could say that)
Have fun watching the Yankees tonight, KD

Friday, October 30, 2009

October 30, 2009

Mary Lloyd

This woman said to me, "You are such a good writer".

Oh, happy day.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October 29th, 2009

Kathryn Schuth

I don't know Kathryn Schuth. But we are facebook friends through a mutual friend, Patti Digh, who, well, I also don't know. It's confusing, I know. But we are all Internet BFFs. Trust me.

Recently, Kathryn posted a picture of flaming-yellow leaves with the caption,
"Looking up as much as possible while there's still a canopy to look at".
I responded that I want to love fall, but hate winter, and because fall means winter is coming,
I hate fall.
Expressing that made me realize how silly that is. And how limiting. It's like hating life because death is coming.
The city of Richmond is beautiful this time of year, and I have been extending generous gratitude to every falling leaf over the last week or so.
Today, I was notified that I had been tagged in a photo. Here I am:

Apparently, being grateful not only makes me feel better, but it makes me gorgeous!

Thanks, Kathryn. You made me happy today.

October 28th, 2009

This is kind of cheating.
Valerie is one person who makes me happy every day.
But for today, here is a specific thing:

Untitled from Valerie McQueen on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October 27th, 2009

Michelle was my waitress today at Cracker Barrel. I was looking through a travel brochure for Staunton, VA when she approached my table. "Oh! Are you going to Staunton?", she asked. I told her that my darling friend, Valerie, was moving to a little town near Staunton and
that I did plan to visit there.
Michelle told me that she used to live there, when she was married. I said that it must be so pretty this time of year with the leaves turning and falling. She said, "Oh, you don't know how! One morning, the first year that I lived there, I looked outside and the whole earth was covered in yellow in orange leaves with sunshine glowing off of them. I wanted to take a picture, but thought that a picture wouldn't be enough so I got the video camera out. My husband asked me what I was doing, and I told him, 'I'm videotaping the leaves!'. He said, "You expecting them to start doing tricks or something?' I said no. But I just kept on taping, back and forth, and back and forth covering as far as I could see. It was so pretty".
I thanked her for telling me about it. She said, "There are real pretty buildings there, too". I told her I would try to go very soon so as not to miss the blanket of leaves that
will soon cover the town.
She nodded in encouragment.
A couple of minutes later she came back to the table and said,
"I forgot to ask! Can I bring you something to eat?"