Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a great week & an even better weekend!

I have to admit, I’m struggling this week to find the happy.  One thing after another just seems to keep going wrong, wrong, wrong.

My internet went down on Tuesday, keeping me from getting to my own post on the Brava Authors blog.  And then, once the internet was back up, the Brava Authors site was down, so I still couldn’t access it. :patrick2

On Thursday, the power went out during a pretty typical summer thunderstorm.  But it stayed out for 16 hours—from 4pm to 8am the next morning. :patrick2   I’m pretty darn livid about that.  A few hours, I’m okay with.  But all night???  When I’ve got beau coup bucks worth of frozen raw cat food in the freezer, melting into garbage?  No. :nowait And to top it all off, we’ve since discovered that half the town is hooked up to a new power grid while the other half is still on the old, far-less-reliable one.  (Two guesses which one my house is on. :happysad )  So when the power went out for only the “old half” of the town, it simply wasn’t a priority for the power company.  Ah, yes.  This is the part that moved me from moderately annoyed to very, very green Angry Hulk.  I am ready to stick my foot up their asses & ask, “Is it a priority now?”

And the only pizza I’ve ordered all summer & was so looking forward to slid off the counter & onto the floor.  Upside-down, with the lid open. :patrick2

Sigh.  *deep breath*

But this is Happy Sunday, so I must strive to find the positive & be HAPPY.  And there are a few things, thankfully. :angel

I AM HAPPY that I’ve gotten oodles of Free Book Friday books, prizes, bookmarks, & other promo/goody items packed up & mailed over the past week.  I’ve still got quite a bit to go, believe it or not, but it progress, thankyouverymuch.  And some of your are about to be very happy very soon!

I AM HAPPY I finally got through Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2.  It sure took me long enough to get to these, but I AM HAPPY that ABCFamily Channel ran another of their Harry Potter marathons not too long ago, which allowed me to get caught up with a Half-Blood Prince refresher.  Then, DishNetwork gave us a free HBO preview weekend & I was able to record both parts of Deathly  Hallows.  And I had enough space on the DVR to keep them & enough energy in my body to climb on the Torture Cycle & watch them.  I took me a whole week of biking to get through them both! :hotstuff

Part 1 was a little slow & boring…more of a here’s-what-you-need-to-know-before-we-get-started info dump kind of thing.  But Part 2 was awesome.  I didn’t love every minute, but it was definitely intense, & I was happy to finally find out how the whole series ended, since I gave up reading the books somewhere around Order of the Phoenix, I think. :bubble

I AM HAPPY, too, that when I finally got around to complaining to DishNetwork about the constant loss of our signal, they said it shouldn’t be happening except in extreme weather & that they’d send out a technician for free!  Woot!  I totally expected to have to pay, so that’s a huge relief.  Now to figure out which day I want to be bothered enough to get dressed & deal with a stranger coming to the house. :scratchhead

And I AM HAPPY (believe it or not) that I didn’t attend the RWA National Conference this year.  Yes, all of the reports coming out of Anaheim make it sound super-fun, & I’m wondering what I’m missing by not being there, but I just don’t think I would have had the energy for it.  The thought of packing alone makes me want to curl up in a fetal position. :nowait   So even though the conferences are a blast & I always learn something new when I attend, I’m kind of glad I stayed home this year…& may do it more often, to be perfectly honest. :yawn   (However, if I could figure out a way to BE there without having to GO, I’d totally do it every time! :chickendance )

Okay—that’s about all the happy I can work up this week.  (Hey, sometimes we’ve gotta hang on to the few small good things when all the big things seem to be going bad. :lolol )

I certainly hope your week has been better than mine, though.  And it’s time to share the good stuff with us!

Now to announce the winner of this week’s Free Book Friday giveaway—Harlequin Blaze The Lawman by Patricia Potter…

:chickendance Mel K.!!! :chickendance

Congratulations, Mel! :patrick3 Please contact me with your full name & mailing information, & I’ll get your book out to you as soon as I can!


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  1. Ruth Chestnut says:

    Sorry about all the bad stuff that happened this week for you. I know how you are feeling, as I just got laid off from work on Friday. I was having a nice week up until then. Hopefully this week will be better as I search for a job. :happysun

  2. Mary Kirkland says:

    Wow, it really sucks when the power goes out, I really hate that. Hope things are getting back to normal for you.

    I am happy because after all the nonsense my manager put me through over the past few days with the cutting on my cable line because he wanted to hook cable up for someone for free…yes that’s right..I called the cable company, turned his dumbass in and was able to get a new DVR box because when
    they finally came out they saw that mine wasn’t working right either.

    So now my cable is fixed and I have a brand new DVR that is working really well.

    I am happy that I finally have all the pictures off my blog that could have gotten me sued. I read a blog post a couple of weeks ago where a blogger was sued for posting pictures she found on the internet and when the owner of one said picture found out she had it posted he sued her and she had to pay money even though she took it down right after he asked he too.

    I didn’t realize that could happen just from posting a picture found on the internet so I took down all of my pictures that I didn’t own. You have no idea what a pain in the A$$ that was. Thousands of pictures…But it’s now done and I no longer have to worry about getting sued over a dumb picture.

    I am also happy that my new mangers even though they are kinda dumb …have decided to start cleaning the apartment ground up. It’ is looking better around here now.

  3. Cindy Rushford says:

    Heidi I have had a bad few months and am still having one . As you know it started last Nov. when I lost my wonderful fur baby Kenobi . Then My Rusty dog got ill and has diabetes and has to have two shots a day. He has been in and out of the vets a lot til the last couple of months when we finally hit on some food he likes and is keeeping him evened out. Thank God for that because Ken is unemployed and has been struggling to find work . At 61 and so close to retirement no one wants to cut him a break so life is difficult to say the least. I am thankful that we have each other to lean on . He is an awesome mate.
    Congrats Mel on the win. Heidi’s books are awesome as you probably already know. Enjoy.
    Wishing everyone a better week , month , year. God’s Blessings to you all.
    Cindy :slamdesk

  4. cinnamon says:

    sorry you are having such a rotten week hollie, i hate it when the power goes out, we had a major thunderstorm on thurs and it went out just as i was leaving the mall. rather spooky in there :patrick2

    it was only out for about 20 mins but wow did it pour!!! then poured again last night with the accompanying thunder and lightning :happysun poor kitties were not amused

    i am glad mary that you didn’t lie to the cable company, i was thinking about that and you would have gotten into trouble. hope your new landlords’ work out this time. we ha
    ve had our fair share of idiots here too :nowait

    it hasn’t been a good week, but life goes on. hugs and purrs to everyone

    • Mary Kirkland says:

      Thanks. I had no plans on getting in trouble because of someone else. lol he just said he made a mistake and cut it when he thought he could hook up the guys cable for free. He never did get in trouble for doing it.

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