Friday, November 14, 2014

Brrr, it's cold outside and other things.

This post is linked to Willy-Nilly Friday and Friday Fragments

Yep, it's Friday, the end of the week and time for a bunch of random thoughts about life and living and other such nonsense.

1. Where in the world did this cold air come from? It's way too early for this kind of weather here in coastal Virginia. Just yesterday I took gorgeous pictures from my balcony and now with a freeze due for tonight I can kiss those beautiful scenes goodbye. Bring out the coat and mittens!!

2. The doc says she STRONGLY SUSPECTS that I have celiac. We'll know for sure when test results come back. I am discovering that eating gluten-free is gonna change my life in more ways than one. First meal.... salad and corn spaghetti with meat balls. No bread...

3. Imagine how excited I was on Thursday to actually see my book "Springtime in Magnolia" listed on Years of writing finished.... It's like sending your little one off to first grade. Lot of nerves, lot of anxiety, lot of pride. Gee, I hope my 'baby' does well out in the world.

4. My new shopping cart is making life so much easier when I have to bring groceries from the car up to my third floor apartment. Of course, we have an elevator but to just pull this along behind me with all my groceries in it at one time.... now, that's priceless.

5. So much going on that I feel like I am caught up in a whirlwind.  We are trying to sell my house, trying to sell my book (got a book signing coming up Dec. 7th) and getting ready for the holidays. I swear, it's just about more than this old lady can take.

                                            So, cross your fingers, say a prayer and wish me well.


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  1. Congrats on the book! Life is interesting when it is busy.

  2. #1 From our Canadian friends, ah!
    #2 Bummer!!!
    #3 GREAT!!!
    #4 Another GREAT!!!
    #5 It best to be busy...count your blessings!

    Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. Congratulations on your book WOW and I love my little wicker shopping cart on wheels. Beautiful fall photo...your first meal looked delicious!

  4. Latane - Hello - - I ordered your book! I have been waiting and as soon as I read your news about it, I went to Amazon and ordered it! I am very excited. I hope other people get on the band wagon and follow suit! I know it is going to be marvelous. You are a great writer and I look forward to reading it.

    Sorry about the Celiac disease. Try to take care of it. If you follow the diet, I guess it is not too bad. I hope not for your sake.

    Will be looking to the mail each day, anxious to get to read your new book!

  5. Congratulations on your book! Wow, that is VERY exciting! I will be ordering a copy. Wishing you much success with selling both your house and your book!

  6. This "fall weather" in Mo did not make for great color. We have snow coming tomorrow so fall is pretty much finished.

  7. The Autumn color is gorgeous! I am so jealous, Mom! Sorry it's already getting pretty cold there. I'm going to want a signed copy of the book, of course, so I will order directly from you. I can't wait! Hope the house sells soon, too.

    About the sorry you are having to re-adjust. I can't imagine life without bread. It has to be hard! Hope you are feeling much better now. By the way, post that quilt on your old quilt blog and I'll go by & look at it, or at least on facebook!

  8. By the way, my Willy Nilly post is no. 2...forgot to use my name. (It was 10:30 pm!!!) DUH! :-)

  9. Love the shot of the colorful leaves from your balcony.
    Congratulations of your book. I'm going to go to Amazon and check it out. Good luck with the sales!

  10. LOVE that photo of the foliage. Wow. And congrats on your book! I wish you a great weekend :)

  11. i think i need some spaghetti for supper ... that looks delicious!! one of my faves. ( :

    Congrats on the book. so awesome! i will be sure to check it out on amazon! you are 2nd bloggy friend i know to have a book out & readable for the world. my childlike thought is: holy cow. i know i know, it shows my age. but hey that is what we said in school in the 90s. ha. ha!!

  12. I know! NOT fair, we want to have more warm days! I din't not you have written books! I went to Amazon and checked it out, it looks like this is your second one!?! Congratulations! I used to live on the third floor too, it was the last floor, so I liked that I din't get the stumping of my neighbors in my ceiling, but it was hard every time I went shopping!

  13. Congratulations on your book and best of luck with your marketing, it can be a bear!
    I have Celiac's. It is so hard to get used to but once you do you will feel so much better.

  14. it has sure gotten cold over in the part of va too! brrrrr!! you are in my prayers and well wishes for your house to sell and great reviews on the book! i am still so excited for you! beautiful fall view there...most of our trees are bare now...keep warm and thank you for linking!!

  15. How Marvelous! So Much NEW and Exciting in your life . . great new book (that;s impressive) - Book signings . . . new home . . new food choices . . . yep - You have a marvelous adventure ahead of you!

  16. That was a wonderful fall scene and yes the weather is crazy.
    Way to go on that book, I bet that was exciting to see it listed on Amazon.
    I've never heard of Spaghetti made out of corn before, interesting. How did it taste?
    Neat little shopping cart.
    Yep you sound super busy. Just take time for yourself so you don't get burnt out.

  17. Where is your book signing being held? The shopping cart is a wonderful idea.

  18. Hurray for your book being published! Congratulations!

  19. Congrats on the book, Latane. Hope you have lots of sales online and at the book signing. The new shopping cart will come in handy. We are relocating to an apt also and recently selected a similar shopping cart.

  20. Congratulations on publishing your book! :) That's big.

    It snowed this week for us. Winter's here!

  21. It is so nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier this evening.

    I just went to Amazon and read the information about your book. It sounds so good. I will be obtaining a copy before year's end, no doubt.

    I'm grateful you have that shopping cart to help you get your groceries up to your apartment all in one trip! That has to make your life so much easier.

  22. Congratulations on your book! I am heading to Amazon to check it out.

    And it is way too early for this cold!

  23. Congrats on the book! It is like sending our little ones out into the world. I so have to get me one of those little shopping carts! I never thought about how much easier it would make getting groceries from the car into the house.
    What a gorgeous photo of the Autumn colors! Too bad the cold is going to shorten the season. I think our arctic friends decided to share, as far as I am concerned they can have their cold air back!

  24. Good luck with your book..The cover is beautiful.Congratulations !!!
    I think we're all getting cold at the same time this year...Stay warm..

  25. Congratulations on our book being published!! I wish you luck on your bookselling journey:)

    Sorry about the celiac suspicions. I don't know anything about it, but not feeling well is not fun.

    Thanks for linking up. Have a great week!

  26. Oh, Latane, I do hope it's not celiac. But you are wise to start going gluten-free. Congrats on the book release! How exciting.


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