Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week, because it’s time again to share all the things we’re happy & grateful for here in The Dungeon.
I’ll start. :Pretty
This week, I am very grateful that the scratch on Simon’s eye wasn’t as bad as it could have been, & that it’s healing up beautifully. He doesn’t exactly love the ointment I have to put in twice a day, but he’s handled it like a trouper & has even gone back to fighting with the other kitties, which we all know is how he got hurt in the first place. :angeldevil
I’m happy that my exercise bike is once again fixed. It took some doing to get the guy out here… I called & scheduled an appointment for two days after it broke, but no one ever showed. When I called back, they had me down for a week & a half later. Huh?!? How exactly was I supposed to get confused over “Wednesday, November Third” & “Friday, November Twelfth”? Yeah, didn’t happen; totally their goof, because I know what I heard. But they were able to fit me in a tad earlier than the 12th, which was nice.
And the funny thing is that while my bike was down, I dragged out my old Tae Bo DVD & tried that again. Haven’t done it in years, & I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to get through the whole thing without either passing out or taking frequent breaks. But I did! I’d forgotten how much I love it, too, so I ended up actually enjoying not having my bike to ride. And I’m going to try to work Tae Bo back into my workout rotation. :hothot
I’m thankful that this was my birthday week, not because I’m a year older, but just because it was fun. And because—to paraphrase a quote from NewsRadio—it means I didn’t die partway through the year. *snicker* It also gives me the chance to once again remind everyone that I’m only 29 years old. I am! Ask anyone who’s ever asked me my age & gotten more than the hairy eyeball as a response. :winkwink
Know what else makes me unaccountably happy this week? Buffy the Vampire Slayer is back on TV thanks to Chiller Channel. I think everyone with a pulse or a lick of taste whatsoever will agree with me that Buffy rocks!!! And even though I own the entire collection on DVD—don’t we all?—it’s so much more fun to catch it on TV. (At least it is for me.) I also love that it’s on now, while I’m working on one of my very own vampire stories. It can inspire me daily! :surrprisse
Speaking of vampires, I am back to working on MUST LOVE VAMPIRES (formerly Vamps in Vegas) with a vengeance. No surprise that the NJRW conference threw me off quite a bit—as did stopping right in the middle of a super-hot love scene, which is never a good idea—but I’ve finally caught up (knock on wood!), re-focused myself, & been able to jump back in. And I’m loving this story, let me tell you!
So that’s about it for me this week. Nothing spectacular, but a fun week with lots to be grateful for, all the same.
How about you? What are you thankful for on this bright & sunny Happy Sunday?
And of course we have a Free Book Friday winner to announce today, as well. :party
Congratulations, Amanda! Please contact me with your mailing information & I’ll get your NaNoWriMo kit out to you as soon as I can.
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mary k says:
Those are all great things to be greatful for. I love Buffy! :dracuulla
I am greatful that my brakes didn’t go out while I was driving and we caught the low brake fluid before we pulled out.
I am also greatful that all four of my baby rats are healthy. The veterinarian said they are perfect, even if one is quite anti-social. They say animals take after their owners…lol
On November 14, 2010 at 8:05 am
Those are good things to be grateful for, Mary! And I love rats, btw! If I didn’t have cats, I think that would be my pet of choice. :biggrin
On November 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm
Laura J. says:
We have rats!!! Love our rats (although our poor dog does not–as in she is afraid of them).
On November 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm
Donna A says:
I am grateful that I live in the USA and for the veterans that have kept it safe for me and my family.
On November 14, 2010 at 8:07 am
Awesome, Donna. Something to be grateful for every day, too, not just Veteran’s Day week. (Pretend this flower is an American flag. *g*) :uhoh
On November 14, 2010 at 7:54 pm
Yay Amanda!!! :brava
My week hasnt been to horrible! Kids are healthy…Elvis(he is the king) is good….work is ….well work!
My happy news is that a couple of my friends and I are getting our plans around to go to West Chester Ohio for Linda Keller’s Romancing the Holidays at Barnes and Noble!! We are hoping to meet up with Lori Foster for lunch before hand!! Squeee!!! this year is our 3rd year of going ..so we have met her before. We arent even sure who else is going to be there! BUT the other good thing about this day is..on our way home we are going to meeting with Lori and Tony…AKA..Tori Carrington!!!! SQUEEEEEE!!! I am soo excited!
Now the only other thing to make this day perfect would be that we meet YOU Miss Heidi and Mistress Heidi!! :hi
On November 14, 2010 at 3:04 pm
Very cool, Hollie, I hope you make it! Lori & Lori & Tony are great, & Linda Keller’s fabu, too! Have fun! :loveangel
On November 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm
I don’t think I can top Hollie is the squeeing department.
I’m grateful for the usual things: My health, my family and my friends. I’m looking forward to meeting up in NYC on Friday with my friend Tina. She’s talking a half day off of work so this looks to be quite an event! If you don’t see me Saturday…well, who knows where I’ll be.
*checks the bail contact list*
Also, thank you to the ladies of the dungeon for keeping my amused and for being great friends. 🙂
On November 14, 2010 at 7:42 pm
I am always grateful for the “usual things,” too, Dee. Seems those are sometimes the most important. But there’s nothing wrong with throwing in a little “extra” now & again, either. :winkwink
On November 14, 2010 at 8:03 pm
Laura J. says:
Hollie and I will be waiting for your call.
On November 14, 2010 at 10:07 pm
OH yes…i’ll have the checkbook waiting…dont ask me how i know the bail bondsmen take checks!! :winkwink
On November 15, 2010 at 3:27 pm
On November 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm
Laura J. says:
I’ll be grateful in two weeks when my paycheck comes for the hours I’ve put in this week! Geesh! I’m tired!!!!!!! But the last two days I’ve worked birthday parties at the gym and all them requested me to be their party lead, so I feel very blessed.
This week has been a week, not bad, but not good (thank goodness I had the party here at the dungeon to go to!) I did get my new dishes and silverware, so that is good and one week from tomorrow I’ll be painting my kitchen (crap–that means I need to decide on some colors!!!!)
Also, if everyone would say a prayer or think good thoughts for my oldest son…we are going to be mailing his application (step 3 of 3) for the US Merchant Marine Academy. I don’t know how long after we send it that we will hear anything (probably after the first of the year) but he really, really wants this (and after reading some information about what to expect when we take him–ACK! Mom here is not so sure about it–he will be fine–but mom, let’s just say I’ve already dropped some tears).
On November 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm
It is one of the hardest things to do…taking a child off to school!! and ya know what…it really doesnt get any easier!! :cry
On November 15, 2010 at 3:31 pm