Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday!  How are you doing this week?  With luck, that sleepy puppy to the left will be me this week…but with fewer wrinkles, I hope. :cat

Which of course means I AM HAPPY we got an extra hour to sleep in today.  Yay!

I AM HAPPY that I got the line edits on PROJECT: RUNAWAY HEIRESS finished on time.  Not to mention how easy they were to deal with once I got the hang of the new system Harlequin is using, as well as how track changes & such function in Word for Mac.  (Another new system I’m just learning.)

I AM HAPPY, too, with how some of the new changes I was asked to implement into the story turned out.  I have to admit, I balked at first.  I was so enamored of how some of the scenes played out, I was reluctant to screw them up.  But after a bit of work & some ingenious finessing, if I do say so myself :elvis, I think I actually like them better now than before.  Gosh, Editor C might have been right. Who’da thunk it? :Jack

I AM HAPPY that I was successfully able to hide from trick-or-treaters last week.  I swear I’m not a Halloween Scrooge, but it’s always so darn cold out; the cats freak if even one person comes to the door, let alone a constant stream of kids in groups (& scary costumes!); & I don’t know any of the kids anymore.  These days, they come by the carloads from surrounding communities just for free candy, & it’s really only fun if you can guess who they are, then know them when they remove their masks.  So I do the hermit thing & burrow in with all the lights off.

And I AM HAPPY that being a curmudgeon gave me a chance to watch Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.  I recorded it when I got a free Pay-Per-View certificate from DishNetwork, then belatedly realized that it had a November 11th expiration date & would also delete from the DVR 24-hours after playback was started.  Which kind of screwed up my plans to watch it on the Torture Cycle over a two- or three-day period. :ohcrap But being forced to sit in the dark for a few hours finally gave me just the excuse I needed to watch it.  I loved it, too.  Not so happy with the death of one character in the very beginning, but I thought it was at least as good as the first film.  If I get the chance, I may even watch it again. :howyoudoin

Last but not least, I AM HAPPY that November is my birthday month.  Yes, it means I’ll be turning one year older, but since that still only brings me to the 29-year mark (SHUT UP!!!  IT DOES SO!!! :scaredya ), having a birthday makes the whole month feel just a little bit more special.  Especially when I’ve also got a new book out, & there are a few other exciting things taking place in the background. :showgirl

That about covers it for me.  How much are you feeling happy & grateful for this week?

Take a minute to share, then scroll down to see if you might be extra happy that you won this week’s Free Book Friday giveaway.

Now to announce the winner of this week’s Free Book Friday giveaway for the Mysteria Lane anthology…

:dancebat Colleen!!! :dancebat

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


11 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Mary Kirkland says:

    Happy Birthday month, Heidi.


    I am happy that I found out that my daughter will be getting all the big stuff like car seat, crib and stroller at her baby shower this week. Everyone called to ask me what she needed. lol

    I am happy she’s not having twins. LOL

    I am happy that my two ratty boys turned three years old this month. They are both still pretty healthy and very spoiled and happy. A little slower and they sleep more these days, but they wake right up for treats and cuddles.

    • Heidi says:

      Thanks, Mary. You’ll notice I updated the sidebar to reflect my b’day month, too. :igotmoves

      Awesome on the baby shower stuff. That’s the way to do it. LOL

  2. Hollie says:

    Congrats Colleen!! :hitched

    I am happy that you got to see the Sherlock 2 and finish the Sorcerer’s apprentice…I loved both of those movies!! We just watched Sorcerer’s again yesterday. Still loved every minute!

    I am happy that this is a 3 day weekend for me! Woot…I have some paid time off days that is definitely a “perk” for working for the school system. So I am taking tomorrow to take my mom and sister to the outlet mall in Michigan City In…it’s my Sister’s 46th birthday and I thought it would be a great day out ..just the 3 of us! Plus it’s only an hour away.

    I am happy that I have a new Heidi book to read! Woot! I have to finish one..then it’s just me and you, Secrets, Lies, and Lullabies!! I will be posting a review for it the following Tuesday over at M,L,M!!! <3

    • Heidi says:

      You are so sweet, Hollie, thank you! I hope you enjoy it & can’t wait to read your review! :fangs

      Yay on the 3-day weekend, too. Sounds like you’re going to make the most of it. :bluesuedeshoes

  3. Colleen says:

    Oh Wow! Thank you so much for the book win! This has made me very very happy! Doing a happy dance! :dancebat
    Will send an e-mail shortly! :elvira

    Happy Happy B-day Month Heidi!

  4. Laura J. says:

    Congrats Colleen!!!

    I’m happy that SS&L came out this week and I was able to get my Heidi book fix.

    I’m sad that I have finished SS&L already and now I have to wait until April(?) for another fix.

    I can’t blame you for hiding on Halloween. I wanted to myself. Got the husband to take B’girl and her friends out (I don’t do cold) and the middle kid was going to hand out the candy, but he managed to have a bathroom emergency (yeah, right) during the rush of kids. The number was down this year probably because of the cold which was fine with me. I must remember from now on, if the call for colder weather get the good candy so when there is plenty leftover it’s mine. Warm weather predicted I’ll get the yucky stuff and less.

    • Heidi says:

      LOL Holy cow, you are just too fast for me, Laura! But I sure hope you enjoyed Alex & Jessica while they lasted.

      That’s another reason I hide…I have a tendency to get into the leftover candy. Sometimes even before it’s technically “leftover.” :uhoh

  5. Cindy Rushford says:

    Congrats Colleen. And Heidi Happy Birthday month to you. I am happy just to be on this earth another day. Happy I have a loving , caring mate , lucky to have wonderful new friends like you and Hollie and the other folks I have met on here. I am thankful for my two grown wonderful sons , My daughter-in-law and my beautiful grand daughters. Have a fantastic week and I am so thankful for the books you write.
    Opps I am getting the evil eye ………..I am most thankful for my two wonderful Pomeranian dogs and their side Kick my lovely little Misty Kitty . bye now til later. :bluesuedeshoes

    • Heidi says:

      Thanks, Cindy!

      Those are great things to be thankful for, & ones we should all remember every day, not just Sundays. Altho Happy Sunday gives us a nice opportunity to stop & be intentionally thankful. :hitched

  6. Kathleen O says:

    A little late with Happy Sunday. but I was out most of yesterday and when I returned home, I was just too tired. Went to bed early…
    But Sunday was a nice day for me. My family and I attended a nice Rememberence Day event at our Legion, where we honoured our memebers who have passed away. It was a very moving ceremony and we laid a wreath of rememberence for our parents..
    Hope you all at a Happy Sunday.

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