Monday of another week

Time to fill ’em again!

Paperwhites: Miracles, plain and simple.

Waiter at special dinner out last week. I applauded his “George Kent” style. Blank look. Laugh from a friend, saying, “Not everyone is as riveted as you are!”

Both boys’ bedrooms are clean and made up. C arrives by train from New York and D by plane from Colorado. Tomorrow!

Today I shaved pages, many pages, out of three chapters. I’m using the ironing board as my writing desk at the moment. Provisional and yet? Fitting, somehow.

19 thoughts on “Monday of another week

  1. Hazel

    I hope it’s a wonderful homecoming for you and your boys! And thanks for the reminder about paperwhites.
    (Also, I did finally reply to your email, hope it was to one of the right places…)

  2. Tina

    I’m really excited for you .. both your boys coming home. I’m thinking they are excited as well .. they probably miss each other as well.
    Both rooms looks so very comfortably warm ..wonderful.

    1. deemallon Post author

      Thanks, Tina. Not shown in pix: crumbling, unpainted south-facing wall, beat to death baseboards, failing window sashes. But I love our house. Built 1805 according to some records.

  3. Liz A

    I’m not a movie watcher, nor much of a novel reader (the reality of the news cycle is scary enough) … but more than once I have wondered if the authors of dystopia in both genres had a prescience that is indeed now coming to pass … much as I try to push the thought down, it comes to me again and again that this IS us

    1. deemallon Post author

      I wonder about writers pulling from the ether, too. The fact that the novel “children of men” is based on was written by PD James makes a compelling case for that, since she normally wrote murder mysterious.

  4. ravenandsparrow

    The beauty of your street in autumn and the prepared beds for your absent sons brings a sense of home so poignantly into focus. Warm thoughts to you and your family as you gather to celebrate the coming holiday together. May your home hold you close.

    1. deemallon Post author

      Thanks, Dana. In spite of all the grey, this is my favorite time of year. Having the boys home is a real bonus.

  5. Deborah Lacativa

    I can attest to how cozy one of those rooms is. My own mattress now feels like a bag of bricks.

    Children of Men was so powerful, I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch it again. Some films are just like that – a shovel to the head. As for Holiday movie fare, “Die Hard”, “the Polar Express” and nearly any old b&w classic like “Casablanca” or “Now Voyager”.

  6. Nancy

    Yay! For time with both boys! Seeing Finney-boy on the bed, I wonder if that is allowed or not, I’m guessing it is okay. He has grown, learned and calmed down so much – yes? When I saw you saying “ironing board’ my mind saw you ironing out your pages, literally, – getting them just right! Enjoy your family time.

    1. Nancy

      PS Your trash cans today bring into view the fact that each trash day, when cans are out along the streets of my neighborhood, I think about how we don’t do that anymore. Odd.


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