Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I hope you’re having a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious week & weekend!

I’ve had a bit of an up & down week myself, but I’m happy & upbeat & ready to look at the glass as half full.  Or, as Dwight (Jason Lee) said recently on an episode of Memphis Beat, “I’m starting to think the glass is half full of bourbon.”  It’s not, but it certainly could be. :drinkme

It is also July 4th weekend, so I know a lot of you will be out celebrating.  While others will be staying at home to relax.  But I think we’ll all be thinking about how lucky we are to be living free in America. :flag

That’s number one on my list this week…

I AM HAPPY that I can celebrate our country’s freedom & independence this weekend.  I am, indeed, proud to be an American.  And I’ll be wearing red, white, & blue on Monday to prove it! :flag

I AM HAPPY that the RWA conference is now over for another year.  No, I wasn’t there, but it was really hard to read all the tweets & posts online from people who were.  They were having too much fun & I was missing too much…they need to just be done now & stop making me feel guilty for skipping. :humpf

I AM HAPPY I wasn’t the only one who skipped the RWA conference this year.  It felt that way at first, but the more I whined about not being there, the more people came out of the woodwork to say, “Me, too!  Me, too!”  We made some fun for ourselves, held some giveaways, & kept each other from sinking too deeply into despair.  The cheeriest part:  We didn’t have to deal with airlines or packing or unpacking or feeling like a wrung-out dishrag for a week afterwards… :kittylaugh

I AM HAPPY that my dear friend, Virginia Kantra, brought home a RITA Award for her novella, “Shifting Sea.”  I’m sorry I wasn’t there to witness it, but she so totally deserves it!

I AM HAPPY that staying home this past week did, in fact, help me get a leg up on my current deadline.  I’m still a little behind—due to circumstances beyond my control; & believe me, that’s exactly how I’m going to say it when I have to explain my tardiness to Editor C :spikey —but I’m not too far off.

And last but not least, I will say that I AM HAPPY DishNetwork provided us with a free HBO preview last weekend.  They didn’t play a lot of great stuff, but I was able to catch a few movies to watch later on the Torture Cycle.  The Ellen DeGeneres & Paula Poundstone comedy specials were hysterical.  Now I’m watching Resident Evil:  Afterlife…& you know how I feel about zombie flicks.


And now for the winner of this week’s Free Book Friday “Canada Day” title, Quicksand by Iris Johansen.

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:getdown Jamie D!!! :getdown

Congratulations, Jamie! :claphat Please contact me with your full name & mailing information, & I’ll get your book out to you as soon as I can!


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  1. Anne says:

    I’m happy my a/c was fixed in time for some really hot, muggy weather, for my paid day off tomorrow and for TrueBlood season three waiting for me at the library before this long, hot weekend.

    I am NOT happy about that sexy fail picture under July 2. You seem to work too hard finding really appropriate pictures for the Sexy Fail feature. Couldn’t you have just photoshopped Clark Kent glasses on the Hunk of the Month?

  2. Laura J. says:

    I’m back from vacation.

    I’m happy we went and I saw black bears in the wild. 9 to be exact. 2 mamma bears with 2 cubs each and 3 bears by themselves. One a little close for comfort, but I was in the car with hubby’s hand on the window button to roll up the window if Smokey got any closer.

    I was absolutely beautiful in the mountains (Great Smokey Mountains). Have you ever gone anywhere and felt like you were home (I mean somewhere other than your home, home)? That is how it was for me. Now of course, I reserve the right to change my mind if I’m ever down there when it snows. But from our cabin we had a view of the mountains and the sunsets at night were unbelievable.

    I’m not happy we had to come home. I really, really could have stayed there (even knowing it snows–but I also know their road crews know how to clear the roads of the crap…at least the main mountain roads).

    Congrats Jamie!! And Heidi=== :chick happy dancing on getting closer to get that book done!!!

  3. Hollie says:

    Happy Sunday!
    Im so Happy that Im in America! and a citizen of the United States!!
    Im happy that I am in New York State right now with some of the best people (relatives of course) :wink
    I am happy that I got to meet a very new to me cousin today…and that we hiked up Cane Mountain trail!
    1/2 mile up and even went up in the fire tower at the top!! and I am deathly afraid of heights! but I did it!!
    Im happy that her husband and my husband got along and even went golfing together!
    Im just HAPPY!!
    Happy 4th of July everybody!! :flag :flag :flag

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