“Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.”
~Joseph Wood Krutch
I hope everybody is having a wonderful, fabulous week! It’s been a good one here in The Dungeon, but busy. So busy! :purplebat
This week, I AM HAPPY that I was in the right place at the right time. Just yesterday, as I was leaving for an appointment, there was a little white dog in the middle of the road. And it was a busy section of town, too (highway nearby, gas stations & truck stops, major traffic). So of course I jumped out of the car & raced to its rescue. Thankfully, a couple other people were trying to do the same, & two other women were actually holding on to two other dogs at one of the gas stations. They (the dogs) were all together—four total.
At first, I didn’t know what was going on. Then I started to think one of the dogs kinda looked familiar. I said, “Roscoe? & the little white dog’s head came up. Ah-ha! I knew these dogs! I knew where they lived! Texted the gal I thought they belonged to (who is a dog rescuer, which is why she has so many of the little darlings; all different colors & breeds & sizes LOL) & she freaked! Turns out, they’d all been in their outdoor pen, but one of them must be an escape artist & let the whole brood out & taken them on a Grand Adventure. (I’ve got one of those, too, & have been there/done that, so I could sympathize with her mini panic attack.) Well, once I knew where they’d wandered away from, I scooped them all up, put them all in the car, & drove them home. And they loved it! They were so cute, looking out the windows, the little white one sitting on the middle console like a queen.
So that was my very good deed for the day! My neighbor was so happy to have them back, & so relieved none of them had gotten hurt. (The fact that none of them got hit or killed really is a miracle, let me tell you.) She must have hugged me & said thank you about a dozen times. Which is exactly what I’d have done if somebody rescued my babies! And just like the day I scooped my amazing Pekoe Boo (a.k.a Little Mr. Interstate) off the side of I-80, I feel extremely blessed to have been in the right place at the right time. Because no one else who was helping to catch & hang on to those dogs would have had a clue where they belonged or what to do with them. And I’m very grateful I did, or I may have had to bring them all home with me!
I AM HAPPY—& very, very excited!—that tomorrow is Talk Like a Pirate Day! You know what that means…oodles of swashbuckling (hopefully scruvy-free) fun here in The Dungeon all week long! Well, okay, there may be a stray day when I lower the Jolly Roger, but otherwise…all week long!
I AM HAPPY that MUST LOVE VAMPIRES will be released in just over a week! (Happy Bat Dance! Happy Bat Dance! :dancingbat )
And I AM HAPPY to have gotten most, if not all, of my Street Team packages out to my wonderful Street Walkers. If you’re on the team, watch your mailbox—promo goodies & chocolate gifties are on the way! :batmoon
So things are heating up! Lots of fun & excitement is just around the corner.
But now it’s your turn to share your happinesses (?) & gratitudes (?). (Hey, those might be real words; you don’t know! :face ) We wanna hear the good stuff to set us on the the right path for the coming week!
Now to announce the winner of this week’s Free Book Friday giveaway—the Vegas-set (& therefore kinda MUST LOVE VAMPIRES-related ) Just for Kicks by Susan Andersen…
:dancingbat Donna Cummings!!! :dancingbat
Congratulations, Donna! :drinkonme Please contact me with your mailing information, & I’ll get your book out to you as soon as I can!
7 Comments • Comments Feed
Mary Kirkland says:
I am Happy I am the first one posting…woohoo…lol
I am happy that my daughter is finally starting to study for her GED.
And I am Happy that I won 4 books this week. It’s like getting presents in my mailbox.
On September 18, 2011 at 10:39 am
Yay! Mary gets the halo…now she’s gotta be a Good Girl all day! Think you can do it? :fanglips
Sounds like you’re having a good week! All thumbs-up! :lucky7
On September 18, 2011 at 11:03 am
Mary Kirkland says:
I’m always a good girl…Bwahahah! erm, I mean…Yes, I am. :fangsmiley
On September 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm
Jessica Lemmon says:
Tomorrow is talk like a pirate day?! Thank you, thank you for giving me an idea for my blog! (PS, Tangled is the CUUUUTEST movie!!!)
On September 18, 2011 at 11:09 am
Oh, yeah! We’ll be partying like pirates here, too! :flash
And I am LOVING Tangled! Gotta add it to my To Buy DVD list!
On September 18, 2011 at 11:26 am
I’ve got something else GIGANTIC to be happy about today! Took a nasty spill down the steps last night. Don’t know what happened; one minute I was vertical, then my heel hit a step funny & I was down. Hit the edge of every step HARD with my ass. When I finally came to a less-than-graceful stop, I thought I’d seriously hurt myself. :uhoh
When I finally got up, I decided nothing was broken, but I do think I bruised a kidney & am now about 3″ shorter from driving my tailbone up to my neck. Ouch. And this morning…well, the swelling & bruising on my wrist has gone down, but it’s still store. My hip & neck hurt. And my ass….I’ve got a bruise about the size of a cantaloupe & the color of dark purple plums covering my entire right buttock. It is not pretty!
But I’m alive, which is a minor miracle, to say the least. And I’ve got a chiropractic appt. Tuesday that will hopefully help. Unfortunately, I have to go in & tell him, “Sorry, doc, but nothing is where you left it.” :jack
On September 18, 2011 at 11:11 am
Cathy Ward says:
I have a post and rail fence with chicken wire on the inside. When I got my Rottie mix from rescue she dug under the wire and wandered the neighborhood. Thank God it’s a quiet street (no thru traffic) and she just visited the houses that had pets.
Last fall I hired a handyman at $35/hr., bought 220 ft. of board and had him cut and nail the boards across the bottom of the fence. My thinking was – she wouldn’t dig down far enough to get her large body under a hard board.
Well, within a half-hour of spending all that money she had a huge tunnel under and out.
On September 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm