My shelves are full of books I acquired after trading in several used books. (My shelves were full anyway!)
The words are piling up on my current WIPs. (They're not all lovely, but this is why we rewrite.)
I have a lovely selection of tea from the Monterey Spice Company. (They have such delicious tea and spices.)
I have four medium-sized pumpkins waiting to be roasted. (For pie and bread and cake and cheesecake and soup and pasta and...)
I have several bananas that want to be made into bread. (Plain, with pecans, with chocolate swirls, with blueberries!)
I have a story due to Podcastle. (A lovely story about a girl who falls for Death. It's delicious.)
I have a performance/reading to prepare. (So that's why I did all that theater in my youth.)
I have two book proposals to write. (And the projects will be fun!)
I have several writing projects to work on. (And these projects are fun.)
I have a home full of joy, beauty, light, books and love. I have wonderful old friends, I have fantastic new friends. I have a beautiful family, both chosen and through blood.
I imagine there are people who would compare my life now with my life of a few years ago and tell me how worse off I am. They couldn't be more wrong.