Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday Slot picsHa—look what I just found!  How cool is this…a Happy Sunday graphic that so totally suits MUST LOVE VAMPIRES‘s Las Vegas setting. :flash   Well, I’m amused, anyway.

So Happy Sunday!  I hope you’re all having a wonderful week…with plans for another great one ahead.

This week, I AM HAPPY that the big surgery I’ve been anticipating is finally coming up on Wednesday.  Okay, so maybe I’m not dancing-a-jig happy. :dancingelvis   I’m actually not looking forward to it at all.  But it needs to be done & I think I’ll be very happy once it’s over & done with.  (More about that later, by the way, since I’ll need to fill the next couple weeks with blog posts in advance. :ohcrap )

I AM HAPPY that THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is finally out in paperback with it’s adorable new cover!

I AM REALLY HAPPY that this version of BITE is already in its second printing!  They apparently had to go back to press a second time before the book was even released because additional orders came in.  Whoo-hoo! :dancingbat

And I AM HAPPY with all the awesome goodies I found yesterday while out shopping.  Now, keep in mind that I did not intend to shop.  I was “running errands.” “Shopping” implies spending money for sport; “running errands” implies accomplishing actual necessary tasks.  Of course, I often get a little distracted by shopping-type activities while I’m out running necessary errands.  :money

But it was a Clearance item extravaganza!  I found oodles of green tea (which I live on)…

A pair of adorable “Wicked” slipper socks…

A bunch of soda flavored lip balm (which I also live on & absolutely adore!)…

Gum with a hard candy shell that I keep in the garage for when I mow the lawn.  I know that probably sounds silly, but I’ve learned the hard way that regular gum just gets sticky & gross if you leave it out there in the summer heat.  And do you think I can remember to grab a pack when I head out to mow?  Please!  I’m lucky I remember to put on shoes.  But if I buy the “hard stuff” then I can leave it out there year-round & not worry. :vampire

But the very best was something I didn’t even know existed!  Soda Pops.  Freezer pops in soda flavors.

Oh.  My.  God.  I like soda.  I like popsicles.  I didn’t know they’d mixed the two!  And, yeah, I could probably just buy a bottle of soda & make some on my own, but who can be bothered?

They had about fourteen boxes on the clearance rack.  They had been $5, but were only $2.50, so I picked up ONE.  Just one to try.  After all, they’re nothing but sugar, right?  And I just wanted a wee taste.  But when I was checking out, that one box rang up at 74-cents.  74-cents?!  Holy crap, I had to get them all!  So I ran back & grabbed them, & have been sucking away ever since.  You heard me—suck.ing.a.way.  Nom-nom-nom!

Okey-dokey…that’s my happy dancing fodder for the week.  How about you?


Now to announce the winner of this week’s Free Book Friday giveaway—an autographed copy of my very own THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, newly out in paperback!

:dancingbat   Cindy Rushford!!! :dancingbat

Congratulations, Cindy! :drinkonme   Please contact me with your mailing information, & I’ll get your book out to you as soon as I can!


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  1. Mary Kirkland says:

    Omg you are so funny…and a little to darn bubbly for this early in the morning for me….o.o LOL

    Hope everything goes well with your surgery. 🙂
    I love having gum around for the times I go out in this Las Vegas heat. I chew gum all the time and I love gumballs so of course I have glass candy jars filled with gumballs because I love sniffing them when I open the jar…yes, I am weird like that. 😛

    I didn’t know they made those frozen popsicles in soda flavor either and what a steal! That was a great find.

    As for me…I found out that my rats love the Gerber Graduates Banana cookies. They are made with real bananas, so they are good for them and are less expensive than treats made especially for rats…yeah for them and yeah for me. I bought a few more Gerber Graduates toddler foods and found that my rats love them and I paid so much less for those treats than for treats made especially for rats that i thought I would share the info with other rat mom and wrote an article that got published. 🙂

  2. Hollie says:

    Good Sunday Morning!!
    Congrats Cindy!!! :elvira

    I’m happy for the unseasonably warm Indian Summer we are having!! I can live with 80s for a little while longer!!

    I’m happy that we only have 9 days of work until fall break!

    I’m happy that we are finally looking into a new furnace! I think ours was made around the time fire was discovered!! So woohooo for us!

    I’m happy that our “craig’s list” stove is working and I LOVE it!! can’t beat 150.00 for a stainless and black stove and its only a couple of years old!

    ok…I think that’s it…Good Luck this week!! I’ll be sending you healing vibes and good thoughts!!

    • Heidi says:

      Way to go, Holly! I have to admit, I’m afraid to buy much on Craig’s List or Ebay…you just hear so many horror stories. But more power to you, if you’re good at it. Next time I need something, maybe I’ll ask you to hunt one down for me! :flash

      • Hollie says:

        My husband seems to have the touch with it (knock on wood) He loves scanning the boards! Just today he found us a Laz-y-boy full size sofa sleeper…100.00 almost brand new!! I’m a very happy camper!! :fangsmiley

    • Cindy Rushford says:

      OH My goodness Hollie I never expected to win and I just got on and the first thing I see is our friend Kathy telling me I won . Wow I am so happy 🙂 thank you for wishing me well I appreciate it my friend. Love and bites :biteyou Cindy

  3. Kathleen O says:

    As this is our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, on Monday. I have a lot to be thankful for.

    I am thankful that I have so many people I can turn to in good times and bad. I am thankful that my therapy seems to be helping my arm and shoulder.. Got a ways to go yet, but we are getting there.

    I am thankful that the weather is so wonderful for this time in October..

    Life is good…

    • Heidi says:

      Happy Thanksgiving, Kathleen! So are Canadian traditions anything like American ones, or are they different? (You know—turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie… :drinkonme )

      I’m glad the physical therapy is coming along well, too. I’m a big fan of that sort of thing. The chiro certainly helped me when my hips & spine decided they didn’t want to live in the same zip code anymore. :vampire

      • Kathleen O says:

        Yes we have most of the same food, turkey, Ham, and all the fixings. I know lot of my US friends have a dish that involves marshmellows on a dish. I think it is sweet potatoes, not many people here have that dish, at least not in my family or friends. But one of our side dishes is mashed turnips…A bit of butter and a bit of sugar and you have a great dish…

        I have made the pumpkin pies.. Just finished dinner and now am doing the cleanup and then dessert..

  4. Cathy Ward says:


    Oh, gum. I haven’t had gum since I got false teeth. I miss it. Anyone know a gum that doesn’t stick to falsies?

    Soda popsicles sounds great. I’ll have to make some with my caffeine-free diet pepsi. I love to munch on ice and this would be so much better.

    I just got The Bite Before Christmas for my Kindle. Will be reading it this week! Looking forward to it.

  5. Laura J. says:

    Congrats Cindy!!!

    WooHoo Heidi on the finds!!!

    I’m happy that MLV is finally out and I have read it!! Oh wait…did I say this already?!? Oh well, it bears repeating!!

    Uh….hmmmm….can’t really think of anything else. Guess it was one of those weeks nothing horrible, but nothing great either. But alive and currently healthy so…YAY me!!!

  6. Cindy Rushford says:

    Thank you To Heidi and I cannot wait to get and read your book:) I know from friends that have read your book that you are an awesome lady and author . I am glad I came over to see what your site is all about and to see what my friends were all chatting about 🙂
    Thank you to all of you who congratulated me , I appreciate it and I will be cheering the next winner myself. Hugs and :biteyou bites 🙂

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