A Good Day

A perfect day. Except for the cold coming back with a vengeance and settling in my chest, that is.

I turned out 3,095 words in Il Maestro e le Figlie di Coro, which is shaping up to be a novelette or novella and not a story at all. It stands at 5,281 words already.

I made beef stew, which has another half-hour to go in the slow cooker, and we’ll have it with the rest of the mashed potatoes seasoned with onion and sour cream that I made for feast following yesterday’s Samhain ritual.

I walked to the post office this morning to pick up a parcel from my mother, who sent me the two books she’d promised to lend me at Christmas, a selection of magazine clippings, and imported British chocolate bars as food for the soul now that the book has been handed in.

And on top of it all, I discovered that the set of speakers and subwoofer I’d been eyeing to replace those that died this weekend is on sale this week, at 50% off the regular price.

Yes, indeed. The day’s been a very good one.

So now it’s on to delicious stew, a soothing warm bath, and reading in bed for a while.

3 thoughts on “A Good Day

  1. Tigerlily

    mmmm… mashed potatoes :) You know I love that recipe, and I know you don’t like the cream cheese, but it’s so good. Cheddar too. Enjoy your chocolates and relish in the remainder of the day.

  2. Alison

    Suuuuuh-Weet! Everyone needs a day that just…goes, y’know? Where all your streams flows smooth. So Excellent.
    I love mashed potatoes as does my almost 8 yr old. If you would ever want to reduce the fat and boost the calcium, try plain yogurt in place of the sour cream. Its to fie dor. I mean to die for!! That typo was just too funny to erase. Also, I add garlic to the potatoes as they cook. It gives the potatoes a little sumthin sumthin.
    Glad to hear you’ve had a good day!

  3. Talyesin

    “Il Maestro e le Figlie di Coro”

    Loosely translated, “The Master of the Figly* Bits of the Core” or “The Master of the Fig’s Core”.

    Or something.

    *wherein “figly” is used to denote a term meaning ‘small carefully put-together parts which require entirely too much concentration to adjust properly, or indeed at all’.


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