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Thankful Thursday

1. I'm thankful the latest heat wave decided to only hang around a couple of days. The house is cool enough to work and think again.

2. I'm thankful my son is having a good time at his cousin's--going to the Exploratorium, riding some concrete slide thingy, and doing the Alcatraz tour this weekend. It means I can have long hours of productivity AND non-productivity without feeling guilty.

3. I'm thankful for people who are happy to help with research. Yesterday, I talked to a museum librarian in Chicago, and was so nice--completely welcoming about my questions and my upcoming visit. I also emailed back & forth with....IDA B. WELLS' GREAT-GRANDSON. OMG.

4. I'm thankful that husband and I are getting fun time together this week. Last night, we saw The Proposal and pretty much laughed the whole way thru. Tonight, we're meeting friends in Santa Cruz at a Sri-Lankan restaurant we've never tried. We may even go for ice cream.

5. I'm thankful that I've got things relatively together for the Chicago trip and that I got thru the copyedits for the critique book. (They're working on the page design now!) This means that I'm actually going to be able to step back into the WIP a bit this week & get reacquainted with the story.

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beckylevine
Jul. 16th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
It's a lovely week. :)
jeannineatkins
Jul. 16th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
Wow, sounds like a lot getting accomplished, and fitting in fun with husband, too! Huge yay on number three and also omg. Very very cool.
beckylevine
Jul. 16th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
It's incredible, isn't it? I was having this feeling like these things were so far in the past, and I know I don't have much for original sources, but still, this was pretty amazing.
lorrainemt
Jul. 16th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
What a great list! It sounds like a sweet summer week, and isn't that so good to have. I'm so glad about #3--phone calls can be so daunting.
beckylevine
Jul. 16th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
It is a sweet week. And, yes, phone calls can be hard. In a way, though, I do get a better sense of who's "out there" than I do on email!
ext_172625
Jul. 16th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
Sounds as though everything is coming together nicely for you. Yay! Enjoy the cool days of summer. We had about two weeks of deliciously sunny weather with low humidity - so unLongIslandian. But the humidity and chance of showers is back! Blah!
beckylevine
Jul. 16th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
It's working, Stella. It's warm today, but not past my tolerable point. Hope your world cools off soon. :)
d_michiko_f
Jul. 17th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
I was just at the concrete slide (children's park in Golden Gate Park) with C and friends last week. :) I did not dare go down it!
beckylevine
Jul. 17th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
I know. If I was there, I'm not sure I'd let my son do it! But he'll be fine & better I'm not around!
ext_158080
Jul. 17th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
What a great list! Sounds like you've had a very good week.
beckylevine
Jul. 17th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
It is. And dinner tonight was incredible--yummy curry.
pjhoover
Jul. 17th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
A wonderful Thursday! Your writing time is enviable! Hope it was a great day!
beckylevine
Jul. 17th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
It was, PJ. Thanks!
amygreenfield
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
What a great week! And I'm so happy about the terrific connection you made with Ida B Well's great-grandson. Talk about bringing history closer to home!
beckylevine
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
Isn't that amaazing?
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