Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I hope it’s been a wonderful week for you, & that you have lots of good stuff to share with us today. :img5

This week, I AM HAPPY that I finally got Miss Bella back to the veterinary for a follow-up bladder tap & urine test, & everything came back clean as a whistle!  No crystals, no cloudiness, excellent pH levels…  All’s good, & the doctor gave her a thumbs-up stamp of approval.  Woot!  I’ve certainly noticed that she seems very happy & healthy & active lately, but it’s good to know that everything’s healthy on the inside, too. :img10

I AM HAPPY that I finally got my hands on copies of two of my favorite movies—Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters & Stuart Saves His Family.  Although Stuart is a bit hard-to-find (it took me until this past year to realize I liked it enough to own it on DVD, otherwise I’d have probably bought it long ago), I’m a bit of a stickler about collecting movies I love.  Yes, I want them, & yes, I could probably buy them the minute they come out on DVD…but every time I do that, I inevitably turn around & discover them in the $5 bin at Walmart or something.  Grrrr. :img28   So now I tend to hold off on the grabby-grabby thing & wait to find them at a really decent price.  Especially since…join me if you’re with me on this one…I also don’t tend to watch them very much once I actually own them.

Don’t judge me for that!  I love my movies, & I’m nearly obsessive about having them on DVD “just in case,” but there’s always so much on TV, so much recorded on the DVR, & even so many repeats of my favorite movies on TV, that I don’t often need to break out the DVDs.  Why bother buying them on DVD, then? you might be asking yourself.  To which I answer:  Because, dammit—just because!  DON’T.  JUDGE.  ME!!! :img25

Moving on…

I AM HAPPY that Chiller Channel has been replaying the horror series Fear Itself.  Granted, it’s not a great series, but some of the episodes are really decent, horror-wise.  One that I don’t remember seeing when the show first came out is “Skin & Bones,” which is about a Wendigo.  And I only really “got” it this time around because of my obsessive love of Supernatural.  So I AM HAPPY that Supernatural has taught me things I never knew about before:  Wendigos…salt & burn…bad things do live in the dark…

Notice, by the way, how I refrained from screaming Dean & Sam!  Dean & Sam!  Dean & Sam! 

That is what we call self-control, my Darlings.  Self.  Control. :img29

And finally, I AM HAPPY that I’ve been able to start reading the A Shiver of Light, the next “Merry Gentry” book by Laurell K. Hamilton.  I really enjoy this series, though I have to admit that A Lick of Frost is still by far my favorite of the series so far.  But it’s been a while since there’s been a new “Merry Gentry” release, so I’ve been looking forward to starting this one.  I hope it’s good! :img19

Now on to you! :img3  What great stuff has happened in your life this week?  What’s put a smile on your face?  What are you thankful for?  There’s always something, so take a minute to let us know & we’ll do a little Spring jig with you to celebrate. :img20


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  1. Kathleen O says:

    :img17 It was a week of highs and lows. It all started a week ago Friday. It was my birthday and it was a weekend filled with friends and family… Then my family doctor told me that he is going to sell his practice if he can and take early retirement.. Now I have to look for a new doctor. See I take a bus or train into the city to see him once a month. But I said if he retired I would look for a doctor in the city I live in. Not easy. But my landlords like their new doctor and I have inquired if they will take me as a patient.

    Then my printer went on the fritz. Now I use this a lot as it has a scanner and I use that nearly everyday. So I ordered a new one. Said it would be next day delivery. I put special delivery instructions on the order, but of course they were not read. So they had to send it out for delivery again. When said printer arrived, it would not turn on. I spent nearly two hours with the tech person on-line trying everything, but in the end, because the new printer was under warranty, they would replace it. The new is supposed to be delivered tomorrow.. Hopefully the drive will read the special delivery instruction… Then the mouse on my computer went.. It is a wireless mouse and thank god I have a wired one that I can plug in.. I surely would have gone mad. But the rest of the weekend has been uneventful. I read two great books, and I am going to catch up on my TV programs I did not get to watch during the week. And the sun is shining and it is Spring… :img17

    • Heidi says:

      Happy Belated Birthday, Kathleen! :img22

      Sorry to hear about your doctor; I’ve had that happen & it can be scary until you find a new one you like & trust as much. I’ll bet if you asked your current doctor for recommendations, or even asked his opinion of the one(s) you’re considering, he’d help out.

      Sorry about your printer & mouse problems, too. Isn’t technology a pain sometimes? :img16 Once you get it all ironed out, tho, I’ll bet you don’t have troubles again for a nice, long while. That seems to be how things go for me—everything dies at once or I have nothing but trouble with something, then I’ll have a long stretch of uneventfulness. :img13

  2. Arlene Hittle says:

    Lots of great stuff happening for me this week.

    I’m celebrating the release of a new book on Thursday (my fourth with Turquoise Morning Press). Had some great friends help me out with a fun FB release party.

    Saturday’s NARWA meeting was a success.

    And the weather has been beautiful! :img11

    • Heidi says:

      So glad to her it, Arlene—congrats! :img17

      Our weather has been… :img15 Let’s just say up & down. lol But it’s getting nicer, & that’s what matters. :img4

  3. Minna says:

    I have to see if Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters DVD is available for a low price somewhere now. I’d like to see it. By the way, the witch Mina is played by a Finnish actor in the movie. There seem to be a lot movies and TV series based on Grimm’s fairy tales these days… :img17

    I also want to see Big Game. It’s an action movie with Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States who ends up in the wilderness of Finland when terrorists shoot Air Force One down. When I saw the commercial for it, all I could think of was “our mountains are not that big!” :img25

    • Heidi says:

      I haven’t seen Big Game…am trying to think if I’ve even seen previews for it; it sounds good, though.

      And you will love H&G:WH. It’s soooooooo good! :img8

  4. Mary Kirkland says:

    Well look at all the good news you have this week. So glad to hear the kittys are doing well. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a Merry Gentry book, I stopped when it didn’t hold my attention any longer but I’ve heard it got better so I might give it another try.

    Hansel and Gretel was such a good movie.

    • Heidi says:

      Yay—another H&G fan. :img25 I don’t know what it is about that movie, but I just love it!!!

      How many of the “Merry Gentry” books have you read? It’s so funny, but when I tell people about them, I say that LKH’s “Anita Blake” series starts out all about the monsters & plot, then slowly turns into being all about sex; meanwhile, the “MG” series starts out all about sex & slowly moves into more plot & monsters. :img21

      They move so quickly that I just like them…even though once I finish & stop to think about it, I realize there isn’t a *whole lot* of story or plot to them, they just sort of meander along like a leisurely walk on a summer day. :img27

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