Wednesday, December 4, 2013


A very quick post today.

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. My husband surprised me with a rose in a cluster of baby's breath. I say surprised me because since we work together, and our driving buses gives us so little time to do much of anything else, his having stopped inside the grocery store to order it took a little time. And then when he did, because it was so early, there wasn't anyone in the florist's shop who knew how to tie a bow--well, he decided that maybe since I didn't know about it, it wouldn't hurt to let it slide.

But life had a bigger plan.

He stopped at the store again--needing to use their bathroom, and one of the always-smiling women who work there said to him "Hey, your flower is ready!" And a woman from the department came up to him after he came out of the bathroom with the bouquet. She said he could pay for it at her department. She told him it was already paid for by one of the cashiers, and all he owed was the tax. We've gone to this store since it opened, and the people know us on sight. So that was a huge surprise!

We had lunch in one of our more favorite places, had a glass of wine and it was very nice.

We later looked at our wedding pictures, and the reception ones (Funny, there were people in it we couldn't remember!).

The other milestone? I got my first check from Amazon the day before. It wasn't huge, but it was enough to make me happy. Also, I didn't expect this until next month. This was a nice surprise.

I'm still working on the WIP. I have a few more weeks before we are off for winter break, and I'm so looking forward to the time off, but not the money hardship that it brings. But maybe this time, with the little extra money we've gotten here and there, it will help some.


  1. Twenty five years is an amazing milestone. Congratulations to both of you!

  2. Sounds like you both had a great day. Still haven't gotten to your chapter. It's been busy at the salon and I went to bed at 7:30 last night.

    Hugs and chocolate!

  3. Thank you, William!
    Shelly, it usually gets busy when you think it's not going to be.
    Chocolate hugs!

  4. Hi and nice to meet you! Found your journal on twitter and it's lovely. Congrats to the anniversary. And that Amazon check as well! I'd love for you to visit my blog (if you get the chance)...I've just started my own indie publishing journey through Amazon as well. Good luck to you!

  5. Hi, Holly! Glad to see you here! I'll come and visit you!


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