Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday!

Wow, has it been a hot one this week, or what?!  I swear, there were more than a few times when I didn’t think I’d make it.  And I’ve got a 17-year-old kitteh who doesn’t handle heat well, either, so I was really concerned.

As I write this, however, it is (if not exactly cool) tolerable.  And I is grateful. :angelme   Please, please let these lower temperatures & lovely breezes last!

This week, I AM HAPPY to be pretty much caught up on my To Do list.  Not everything; there are still a few stragglers.  But for the most part, all of the major things I needed to do have been done & taken care of.

And though I will follow up on this a bit later, I AM HAPPY to have my “Dynasties:  The Kincaids” book for Harlequin Desire written & polished & turned in to Editor C.  It turned out great, & I’m very, very pleased with the story as a whole.

I AM HAPPY that the past week has been littered with Project Runway marathons.  Don’t ask me why.  I never even thought I liked the show that much; some of the contestants & drama annoy me.  But suddenly I can’t get enough.  And it’s a great show to have on in the background while I run around doing other things.  I always try to catch the runway show & evaluations at the end of each episode, though—that’s my favorite part. :tongue

I AM HAPPY that—as of this writing, anyway—I & my kittehs survived the recent heat wave baking the East Coast to oblivion.  (And maybe other part of the country, I don’t know; I really only care about the weather in my neck of the woods & the temperature inside my own home.  The rest of you are on your own. :ROFL )  But I do not handle heat well.  And neither do the kiddos.  They were alternately not eating & throwing up, & I was really worried about Precious there for a while.  She is just too darn old to be dealing with this sort of thing.  And do you think any of them were smart enough to lie in front of the fans I had running all over the house or go down to the basement where it’s ten degrees cooler than anywhere else in the house?  Of course not! :knock   The gentle breeze & electric hum scares them. :hide

I AM HAPPY that I am finally having surgery this week in what is likely the first part of a two-part procedure to help me with something I’ve been complaining about for years.  It is just enough already. :bloody   I’m not particularly looking forward to it, but am hoping it will help.  And if it doesn’t, it gets me one step closer to the surgery that will! :hippie

Last but not least, I AM HAPPY that I’ll be able to finish Kay Hooper’s Blood Ties (so good!) before I leave for the hospital & can pick a whole new book to take along with me.  What it will be, I have no clue…& there are so many great titles stacked up around me to choose from, I’m actually not happy about having to make that decision yet again. :humpf

All right, My Darlings!  What are you happy about or grateful for this week that you’d like to share?  We want to know so we can celebrate with you! :jump


Now to announce the winners of the past week’s giveaways!

First, the winner of our “HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR Giveaway #2″.  This prize pack includes an autographed copy of HIDDEN HEIR, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on DVD, & a batch of cookies baked by Yours Truly.  Choices include: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pinwheels, Banana Nut Cookies, E.T. Cookies (chocolate cookie with Reese’s Pieces), or Coconut Mounds.

:getdown Jane!!! :getdown

Congratulations, Jane! :claphat Please contact me with your full name & mailing information, as well as your choice of home-baked cookie, & I’ll get your prizes out to you as soon as I can!

Second, the winner of this week’s Free Book Friday title, Hot Stuff by Janet Evanovich & Leanne Banks.

:getdown SiNn!!! :getdown

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

Thank you to everyone for participating in our Dungeon giveaways this month, & making them so much fun!  There’s more to come, of course.  Always, always… :wink


6 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Hollie says:

    :claphat Yay Jane!!!! :claphat
    :claphat SiNn :claphat

    I’ll be thinking good thoughts for you and your surgery!! And that hopefully it does what you want it to do!!
    Im happy that you and your kittehs have survived the heat! I dont know how people can go without air conditioning!! My husband put ours in a couple of weeks ago and he says it has made me a much nicer person to live with…..and on that he is right!!
    Im happy that I am still on vacation! :beachball
    Im also happy that the 4h fair is this week and that our girly will be taking a friend with her this year so we dont have to hear her beg us to go the rides with her! phew!!!
    Im happy that today we got to see the balloon chase at the fair…got there at 6:40am…but it was worth it!
    I guess thats it for now!!

    • Heidi says:

      I have decided that my next house will either have central A/C or be built entirely underground. Leaning toward underground cuz I think that will really come in handy during the Zombie Apocalypse. :hide

  2. Jessica says:

    Still be saying prayers that your surgery & recovery go smoothly! :angelme

    I’m happy that my mom had a pool & I can use it! It has been crazy-hot! :jump

    I’m happy my Mom is recovering from her collarbone surgery and is swimming & gardening, all the things she loves to do. :beachball

    I’m also happy to have recovered from a little bout of “woe is me” – no more whining, I have a “Smile Feel Good” reputation to keep! :allgood

    Congrats to the winners!

    • Heidi says:

      Oh, what I wouldn’t give for a pool right now…or earlier this week, at least. I would *live* in there! :jump

      So glad you’re mom’s doing better. I still cringe at the thought of a broken collar bone cuz I hear that hurts like a mutha. :oucher

      And even the Pollyanna’s of the world are allowed to have a few ho-hum moments…glad yours is passing & you’re starting to feel sunny & upbeat again. :beachball

  3. Jane says:

    Thanks so much, Heidi. Hope everything goes well if the surgery is to take place. :cupcake :drinkme I’m grateful there were no power outages in our neighborhood during this heatwave.

  4. Paula R. says:

    Congrats to Jane and SinN!!!

    Heidi, I’m HAPPY about a lot of things this weekend. A very good friend of mine got married yesterday in a beautiful ceremony. The day was perfect, and the temps lowered for everything. The ceremony was outside and the bride and groom were just perfect.

    I came home to find several e-mails stating that I WON some books at three different sites. Colour me surprised. So very excited about that. I’m also happy because it’s still summer vaca, and I will be heading to RomCon after going to see some of my friends in a play, then Mexico. I will have no money after this summer, but I want to be happy, and make it through.

    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

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