It has been a fruitful week by all accounts, with the ending of another month and the introduction of a new one, and with the excitement of being able to visit my daughter at school for a special day. Today was also a very good day, as I got to spend the afternoon watching a movie with the whole family. It’s rare that we get that weekend time to relax together as a family, and I am definitely grateful for that. With that in mind, here are my Six For Saturday…
- My oldest daughter had another birthday. I like to say she’s 8-going-on-30. She honestly says the wildest things. The best one on her birthday was her telling her mother that it was so cold it was now her “Brrrrthday.” We did get to all go to her school that morning for morning program, too, which was a gift that rarely happens too, and I know she was overjoyed by that.
- The end of Black History Month always comes with mixed feelings for me. On one hand it’s nice to hear some other people discuss the historical impact of African-Americans to our culture, people who wouldn’t normally talk about achievements of black Americans. But on the other hand, it points once again to the segregation that still exists in this country, just that we have to designate certain months for particular ethnic groups.
- I signed up for health insurance today, after grappling with what I wanted to do about it. I was the only one in my family who wasn’t insured, and I’m bull-headed enough about it sometimes that I forget I too am human. It was made painfully clear to me, though, recently, with the loss of a close family member, and that was what truly made me go out and seek health insurance in the first place. Sad that it happened that way, but grateful that the decision was finally made.
- Several copies of my new novel, The Absolute Contingency, sold on Amazon, on Barnes and Noble, and I personally sold three of them myself this week. It was wonderful to get a review from a discerning reader who plowed through my book in a matter of days and suggested it as the next book club book for her mother’s book club. I am honored, and I’m excited that the sales have just started.
- The Olympics ended on Sunday night but I just watched the Closing Ceremony yesterday, and it was fantastic. I always love the Opening and Closing Ceremonies because they always display such amazing artistry and they show such phenomenal history.
- I am in the process of updating some of my playlists on Spotify and adding more to the mix. This week I added one called Weightless, and I’m very happy with the mood it sets. Additionally, I had several more people subscribe to one or more of my existing playlists. Oh, and I don’t know if it counts as 7, but I find it funny how many people are following me on Pinterest even though I’ve only pinned two things there ever. Hmmm.
As always, I’m happy to see another week end, and I’m excited to welcome a new one, as well as a new month. March promises to be full of some wild weather, just like February, but we’ll get through it like we always do. Complaining never accomplishes anything. At least I think it doesn’t.