Friday, November 20, 2015

The Week Before Thanksgiving

It is hard to relate to the date here. Today the sky was pure blue and the temperature was in the 80s. The only hints that it was a week before Thanksgiving were the golden leaves on a tree next door and the the short hours of daylight.

I am busy plotting the next Crochet Mystery and hope to have the synopsis done by Monday. I just found out the cover copy meeting is already scheduled for December 9. I can't wait to start writing the actual book. Actually even as I'm working on the synopsis, I am already writing the beginning of the book in my head.

We have no seminars this week, so I was finally able to get back to the gym and go to my knit and crochet group. We used to meet in the classroom of an organization called H2U. We lost the use of it due to a string of events that reminds me of a line of dominoes falling. The nearby hospital which was somehow connected to H2U was doing some remodeling and they needed a place to give their nurses classes and took over the room we'd been using. We were offered the hospital cafeteria, but then it turned out they'd given the time to someone else. Then we were offered a couple of hours at a nursing home with no parking.

Our group of yarn crafters turned down the offer and we were left to try to find someplace to meet on our own. We finally found the almost deserted food court near the movie theaters in a shopping mall in transition. There is a group of canasta players that meets there, too. We have claimed a spot in the mezzanine above the food places. It is really all about the people, so the place doesn't much matter.

We will be spending Thanksgiving as we have for the past number of years at a restaurant at the beach. The food is always good and the view fantastic. Sometimes we see dolphins swimming by and always the sunset. I don't know if there will be a repeat of last year afterwards. My son talked me into going to the mall with him at midnight. It was all very surreal to be there so late and have it so full of people. If he asks, I'll go. I'm always up to do something offbeat.

I am very grateful to have a life rich with variety.


Linda O. Johnston said...

You certainly do have a lot of fun-sounding variety in your life, Betty! Glad you figured out a place for your yarn crafters group to meet. And the possibility of dolphins at Thanksgiving? Sounds fantastic!

ldosborn said...

Molly could no doubt get into an adventure at the mall on black Friday AM !

Betty Hechtman said...

Linda, I like to think every day is an adventure.

Betty Hechtman said...

Idosborn, Molly could definitely find some trouble to get into at the Mall.

Planner said...

Idosborn's comment makes me wonder what Molly's bookstore does on Black Friday. Could there be trouble brewing there, in addition to the coffee brewing in the cafe?

Enjoy your Thanksgiving! The setting on the beach sounds absolutely delightful!