132. Colors, colors everywhere! Even the most nondescript bushes have come alive.
133. Ballroom dancing. We're still on the foxtrot — but hubby and I are getting it together. Tonight is our third lesson.
134. iTunes with albums at the click of a mouse, and even a little credit from a gift card. This week I bought "Level Ground," Brian Doerksen's September 2010 release, and the beautiful single below. They are totally blessing me!
(Fernando Ortega - "Give Me Jesus")
135. I found a gold tablecloth among the stuff Mom left behind. I didn't think the colour would go with my red walls, but after Thanksgiving, I tried it and I kind of like it. The kitchen how has a warm, autumny feel to it (plus it puts Mom back in my life in a subtle way...).
136. These came last week. They're a thank-you from Vogue Patterns Magazine for the use of one of my poems in an upcoming issue. I think I'll need to find a seamstress for the trendy outfits. But the Christmas crafts and aprons are giving me the itch to pull out the old Kenmore.
137. A Wednesday lunch with old friends and new.
138. The Texas Rangers got into the World Series. What do I care, really, except that this fall I decided to follow baseball and they grabbed my imagination (how can they not when, with a payroll of just $55 million, they beat out the Yankees, with their payroll of $206 million).
139. Went shopping on Friday for the Christmas shoeboxes. Totally enjoy doing that, even though I dropped some serious coin (memo for next year: shop ahead during the Back-to-School sales).
140. The aroma surrounding me as I type this (Saturday), of baking focaccia bread topped with Parmesan cheese to go with tonight's main dish of leftover roasted vegetable soup (pureed carrots, turnips, onions, squash - yum!). I love making soup and bread!
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