Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday!  And Happy Labor Day weekend!  I hope you’re having a great time, even if your only plans are to laze around & take a break from your usual labors.

This week, I AM HAPPY that the writing is going well.  I’ve hit the point in every story where I know The End is near, yet the more I write, the farther away The End seems to be.  I swear somebody’s picking it up & moving it when I’m not looking. :vampsmile   But I’m working on it, & I really do think I’ll have this one wrapped up soon. *fingers crossed*

I AM HAPPY that the new windows for my back porch & office are in & working beautifully.  I live in an old farm house, so the windows that were put in originally are from, like, 1820.  I kid you not.  Most of them were replaced several years ago, but we didn’t bother doing the ones on the two enclosed porches because we never used them.  Well, now they’re being used & since they’re painted shut, I get zero air during the summer.  And in winter, I often get ice on the inside of the glass.  Not good, right?  So it was time to upgrade, for sure.

They’re nothing fancy, just better made, better insulated…open, close, nice screens.  The cats love them!  Of course, they most love that they’re going to have even more screens to scratch & destroy.  But the fresh air is nice, too.

The down side:  the street & neighbor noise is so much louder & more annoying when they’re open. :elvira I think I’m looking forward to winter when I can keep them tightly closed 24/7.

Most of all, I think, I AM HAPPY with my brand new electronic pulse massager.  (Yeah, yeah—insert your little dirty jokes here. :elvis )  My lower back gets so tight & sore from all the non-stop sitting & snacking…er, I mean, writing that I can hardly stand it.  And, of course, I don’t want to take the time to go to the chiropractor until this book is finished & turned in.  So I ordered one of these bad boys.  It took what seemed like forever to show up, since I’ve been needing it for a month or so now, but finally it arrived!

I wore it all day yesterday, running it on & off, & it felt so good.  Last night was the first night in a long time it didn’t hurt to roll over, & today is the first morning in a very long time that I didn’t wake up with a groan & haven’t been sore moving around.  Which makes it official—this baby is definitely going into my pack as part of my Zombie Apocalypse preparedness kit. :yesimavampire   And I’m still going to the chiropractor as soon as I can.  Quite frankly, I cannot wait!

Whew.  Okay, that does it for me.  What great stuff is going on in your life?  Be sure to share what’s making you happy, or what you’re simply thankful for this week!

Now to announce the winner of this week’s Free Book Friday giveaway—Didn’t My Skin Used to Fit? by Martha Bolton…

:dancebat Cindy Rushford!!! :dancebat

Congratulations, Cindy! :hitched 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. Hollie says:

    Yay!! Congrats Cindy!!!

    So glad that everything is going good for you Heidi!! That the windows are working, and with school starting soon in your area, the peace and quiet will accompany the nice breezes!! All that will be heard is the tapping of your keyboard and the buzzing of your vibrator…snort!!!!
    Hugs everyone!!

  2. Jessica Lemmon says:

    Ohh, that Back pulsey-thingy looks awesome! :elvira

    My super awesome hooray is that my book was listed in Publishers Marketplace last week! WOOT! :spideykiss TEMPTING THE BILLIONAIRE has a January 2013 release, and I’m absolutely thrilled! :dancebat :scaredya :dancebat

    Also, the hubs and I are finally improving our terribly old kitchen…we’ve landed somewhere between “cosmetic” and “full out gutting” and that’s saving some bucks and some sanity. :mask

  3. Kathleen O says:

    Those little pulse machines are great. The therapist uses them on me from time to time with my therapy… So enjoy yours.. I would go crazy if I could not open a window.. I so love the fresh air, even if the noise outside my windows get a bit more than I like.. I just put on my headphones, or turn up the music when I am reading or at my computer and then I don’t have to worry about it..

    I am finally gettin over this cold and fu, but I still have this nagging cough..
    Have a good week and enjoy the holiday weekend.. :elvira : :cool

  4. Mary Kirkland says:

    I am happy because my daughter and her boyfriend have decided on a name for my grandson when he’s born. He’s gonna be Logan.

  5. Liz Lincoln Steiner says:

    I’m happy for the long weekend. I’m happy I hit 100,000 on my first draft and have just 1 1/2 scenes to go. And I’m happy my favorite season is finally here – football!!!

  6. Cindy Rushford says:

    :dancebat :dancebat :dancebat Thank You Heidi and I will send you that info right away , YAY I am happy but sorry for the ones that didn’t win . sorry all ,one of you will win next time . 🙂
    I am wishing you all a Happy Labor Day.
    I am thankful of course for winning the contest 🙂 but I am also thankful for dear friends I have made on here . Hollie thank you for being one of the dearest . I am so glad to have u as my friend. Heidi it has been great meeting u and getting to know you as a person as well as an author.
    I am thankful for my cousin for lending us her car while our van is getting fixed we hope. It seems that because our van is 11 years old they are having difficulty finding a part for it . It has been that kind of year for us so far but we have hopes it will get better.
    Again all good wishes to all of you .
    On a last not but not least ……….I am thankful for the ALMIGHTY for giving me a wonderful partner in life who is also my best friend. Love n hugs to all . :dancebat :vampsmile

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