Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday!

Is everyone ready for Thanksgiving?  (I’m not sure I am, but then, I still think it’s October. :uhoh )

This week, I AM HAPPY that I’m back to sleeping in my own bed instead of the recliner.  The chair was convenient & certainly easier to get in & out of after my surgery, but I’m sleeping much better back in my bed.  (The Kittehs are also happy about this—they love snuggling up with me at night & also using my mattress as a Bouncy House…but only if I’m there to bounce on, too!)

I AM HAPPY that I found oodles of The Kittehs’ favorite snackies on sale.  I’m very particular about what I feed my babies & rarely give them dry, but I do give them oversize snackies once in a while as a treat & to help clean their teeth.  So when I found bags & bags of them at Ollies, I grabbed them all.  Never mind the funny looks I got or the fact that I ended up breaking the cash register…it was totally worth it.

With everything that’s come to light in the past week or so about the so-called Penn State Scandal, I AM HAPPY that I never drank the blue & white Kool-Aid.  I have never been a Penn State fan to begin with—sports team or university.  I live too close, I think, & know too much about what really goes on over there.  I am, however, horrified to hear about the Second Mile Pedophile & the sexual abuse he’s been inflicting upon innocent children for so long.  And I’m furious beyond belief at the grown adults who knew what was going on, but did nothing to stop it.  As Edmund Burke said in one of my favorite quotes, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”  I feel sorry for no one over there except the victims, because doing the bare minimum & then looking the other way is not enough when it comes to child sexual abuse.

Whew.  Okay, there—I got it off my chest.  I will add, however, that there’s never been a better time to pick up your copy of a wonderful little book called I Hate Penn State: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too!  (Although, by now, I’m betting that number is a lot higher. :purplebat )

And finally, I AM HAPPY that I was able to finish going over the line edits for my April 2012 Harlequin Desire, ON THE VERGE OF “I DO.”  It wasn’t easy so soon after my surgery (my concentration is still kind of wonky) but I managed to get them done & returned on time.

And by the way, if you missed Thursday’s post, you can still catch a sneak peek at the back cover blurb of ON THE VERGE OF “I DO” that I shared.  It’s really quite wonderful.  Editor C did a terrific job of summing up Kara & Eli’s story, & I love, love, love it! :dancingbat

Your turn!  I know Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so you might be saving up all your really good “thankful fors” for then, but try to come up with a few things that happened this week that you’re happy about & willing to share. :fangsmiley

We have two prizes winners to announce this week:

#1 — An autographed copy of my very own TANGLED UP IN LOVE, thanks to Darling Laura J.‘s “Meet the Darlings” visit on Tuesday…

:dancingbat Sherie!!! :dancingbat


#2 — And our latest Free Book Friday giveaway, The Admiral’s Bride by Suzanne Brockmann…

:dancingbat Deanna!!! :dancingbat

Congratulations, ladies! :drinkonme Please contact me with your full names (if necessary) & mailing information, & I’ll get your books out to you as soon as I can!

P.S.  I’ve got lots of Free Book Friday & other prizes sitting here from the past few weeks, waiting to be claimed.  So be sure to go back & see if you won something, then contact me before everything goes back on the pile!  :uhoh


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  1. Laura J. says:

    Good Sunday Morning!!

    I’m happy that my living room, hallway and stairwell is finally painted and WOW…I LOVE IT!!! It’s been the same ugly color (flat paint too) since we moved in about 6 years ago. Now it’s “Exploring Khaki” and “Chocolate Swirl”. We are going to finish up the rest of the room over the next few months. Thanks to my mother in law!

    I have two more weeks of my Docent training and then they will turn me loose!!

    I’m with you on how you feel about Penn State. Never been a fan (mainly because they are a rival of my UofL Cards) but this seals it. They just announced that Paterno has cancer. My first thought…Karma. I can say a lot of stuff that most people either don’t know about or choose to ignore goes on on college campuses. My son called last night because angry because someone on his dorm floor has stolen a fire extinguisher and no one will fess up (don’t want to get their friend kicked out of a program) so now they are threatening to charge everyone on the floor $100 if someone doesn’t come forward. They (my son and his friends) have a suspect (and my son went to middle school with him) and this kid is there on a full ride scholarship. He constantly brags about pranks he does and spends a lot of time drinking (he’s underage). I told my son next time it happens, call campus security and report him for it. It sickens me that (if this guy is indeed the one who is responsible) this kid has everything and we are going to have to worry about another charge as well as how are we going to pay for next year. My husband is going to raise a fuss with the Dean if we are in fact charged for this. While a $100 doesn’t sound like a lot of money, it’s the idea of the whole situation.

    (stepping off soap box now)

    • Laura J. says:

      Oh, forgot….My son is coming home tomorrow for a week!!!!!!!

    • Heidi says:

      Around here, & all while I was growing up, we rooted for whatever team was playing against PSU—didn’t much care who it was. We’re long-time fans of “The Other Guys” :lol

      Can’t wait until you get to start working at the zoo…I think that’s so fabulous, & such a great way to make more people understand the importance of caring for/rescuing/protecting wild animals & our eco-system!

      And I’m with the boy…that sort of thing drives me batty. The few always ruin it for the many, huh? If I knew how did it, I’d totally turn them in. :littlevamp Which is maybe how I earned the nickname “Gramdma” in college…I was more mature than most of the kids in my dorm & couldn’t stand the rowdiness & rule-breaking. I’m such a freaking Pollyanna. :hearts

      • Laura J. says:

        I’m that way with the University of Kensucky (and yes, that’s really how it’s spelled). Except yesterday when they played Penn St in bball.

        I’m very proud of my son (as long as I don’t get a phone call that he’s done something like what is going on with this other guy. Sorry, I won’t bail his butt out. I’ll love him, but he screws up like that it’s gonna have to be tough love). He is very serious about what he’s doing and wants to do well. He knows if he screws up, he won’t get into what he wants when he graduates. He can’t stand the frats. He’s not a big socializer. He prefers to keep a few close friends. He’s already switched roommates (his new one was in the same situation as my son was) because of the “party” boy attitude (new roommate and my son are a lot a like).

        What I don’t understand is this is a freshman dorm and they are turning a blind eye to the underage drinking that is going on. Why? They need to realize the school is not ruining these kids, who can’t obey the law, futures. The kids are doing that. They are adults after all and know right from wrong. At least they should.

    • Heidi says:

      Oh, & around here, a lot of folks think the “cancer” thing with Joe Paterno may just be a bit for sympathy to get him out of his current troubles. But even if it’s not A.) he had to know about that before this every hit the fan & B.) even if PSU hadn’t “fired” him two seconds after he announced his retirement, the man would have been retiring anyway, either due to his age or his health. Sympathy? I haz none. :eyeseeyou

  2. Laura J. says:

    And Congrats Sheri and Deanna!!!

    Thanks for all of you coming by to say Hi to me on Tuesday too!!! (btw…if you missed it…The B’Girl story is there!)

  3. Kathleen O says:

    I am happy this Sunay morning, because I spend last evening with two good looking men…well they were only on TV, but when you get to spend back to back time with Josh Lucas and then Matthew McCaunhney…. First in Sweet Home Alabama.. one of my fav movies and then watch them both in The Lincoln Lawyer, well a girl just has to swoon… :fanglips

    Hope you are enjoying a good SUnday… :fangsmiley

    • Heidi says:

      I haven’t seen The Lincoln Lawyer yet, but I love Sweet Home Alabama! And I am totally with you on the swoon. Sometimes it’s better to admire the hunks from a distance…when they get too close, you tend to notice the tarnish on that silver armor. :spidey

  4. Laura J. says:

    Another happy for me…..I painted my whole laundry room all by my little self!!

  5. Cathy Ward says:

    I’m thankful that my sister decided to cook Thanksgiving dinner. She’s getting older and we were going to go out but I’d miss good turkey.

    About treats for the furries: EVERYBODY – don’t buy chicken jerky treats (for dogs but maybe for cats, too) that come from China. FDA has just issued a warning about animals getting sick from them. When are we going to learn that China’s manufacturing processes are WAY behind others’ and stop buying their products?????

  6. generally says:

    a good deal addiitional info with this kind of concern on websites, notice.

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