Outside my window it is dark and the evening has cooled off. Husband is in bed, and the kitties are sleeping.
I am thinking about the fact that it's our 11th wedding anniversary tomorrow (and our 13th year of being together).
I am thankful to have a job -- no, a career -- that lets me do what I love (i.e., talk and write about film) and that allows me to be self-supporting (though, happily, my husband, who retired early, has his own income, and we each add to each other's comfort). Because I watched my mother be financially dependent on my abusive father for so many years, I grew up knowing that women must be self-sufficient, financially and in other ways, and I'm grateful for that lesson. I worked hard to get where I am, took jobs I didn't want to take along the way, I'm still working hard at a career that (despite minor irritations), I do basically love and that has panned out for me, and I'm grateful.
In the kitchen there just ain't much going on! (I need to go grocery shopping tomorrow.)
I am wearing a pair of pretty palazzo pants in black and teal and a black scoop-necked tunic (covered in cat hair -- not so pretty!).
I am creating... a book! A god's-honest, peer-reviewed book for a publisher that's been around, one way or another, since 1851. (Okay, it won't be a best-seller, but it should get me a promotion in 2015.)
I am going to celebrate our wedding anniversary with my husband tomorrow by ... well, going to lunch - lol. (I know, not a big deal, but we'll enjoy it.)
I am wondering what an article I printed to read tomorrow for my research will reveal. (Yes, I'm an academic nerd: I'm so lucky to feel so enthused and excited by what I've chosen to write about.)
I am reading mostly academic fare (again, for research) with the occasional romance novel thrown in for good measure.
I am hoping that my inner lower lip, which I burned on some soup the other day, begins to heal and feel better.
I am looking forward to writing more!
I am learning how to handle my own angst and psychology -- and how to have faith in my abilities -- as I move through revisions on a large-scale book.
Around the house there is a lot of cat fur, as always. (And I'm wearing a good portion of it at the moment.)
I am pondering how best to celebrate and to use our anniversary day tomorrow. (I will work, husband will practice guitar ... so, okay, no great mystery.)
One of my favorite things is a healthy and satisfying meal. I'm lucky: I had dinner at a friend's house tonight, and that's what she served. It was lovely.
A few plans for the rest of the week: revise, revise, revise. And to see a friend on Monday who's having some severe health issues.
A peek into my day...