It snowed today, this Thanksgiving Eve. I went out in it on lunch for a quick trip to Hallmark and to the grocery store and it was really coming down. Snow definitely puts you in the holiday spirit. A stranger in the parking lot even said to me, “It’s a beautiful day!” And indeed it is. I have lots to be thankful for this year. Here are pics of the front and back yard taken when I arrived home from work this evening.
I miss my flowers and gardening, but I know they’ll come again in a few months. For now, it’s nice to reflect on other things for the holiday and winter season. The snow helps to remind me of that.
Your house looks rather similar to my own. Anyway, I am here to say that Sioux Roslawski just mailed me your novel “Dickinstein”, which arrived yesterday, though i didn’t open the package until today. I was expecting a different book–which was included–but Sioux knows I love Emily and I also love the odd, the dark, and the antiquarian, so maybe she just slipped it in? Anyway, I love your inscription–thank you–and I am stoked to start reading right away today. I normally never read two books at once, but the Eleanor Roosevelt bio I am in the middle of won’t be done for weeks–I am a slow reader, but an avid one–so I am throwing aside all caution and reason to dive into your novel immediately and with great anticipation!
Thank you for that. You just made my holiday even better. I hope you enjoy the book. It still haunts me. Always a pleasure to meet another friend of Emily.