Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Good, the Bad, and the So-so...

Do you remember that Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Geez when the househunk and I were dating (a couple hundred years ago), the local theater had double features... and you guessed it, TGTB&TU was always the second feature. I saw it so many times I used to know the dialogue by heart.

Well I had a day like that yesterday. The good was very good. The bad was... not too bad. And the so-so was bleh. That's generally the way life is.

The bad was more a matter of inconvenience. I had a chat with a friend and the friend was too ill to take part. She's been pretty sick for a while. I hope that she feels better soon as it's really the pits when you're sick for a short while, let alone a long time. You get so tired of being sick. I pinched a nerve in my neck and had a bad back for three weeks. It was a very long three weeks, believe me, so I know how impatient she must be with being sick. Anyway, that was my bad part of my day. Like I said, for me it wasn't so bad.

The good part was pretty good. I wrote over 2K yesterday morning. Plus I prepared some excerpts for the chat and made sure other things were ready. Then after the chat, I tootled around reading blogs and the other things I usually do in the morning. And lo... I found this

on one of the blogs with my name on it! Isn't that cool? Jenyfer Matthews awarded me this recognition. I'm so impressed with myself that someone thinks my blog is excellent! I made it on her list of top ten! And now it's my turn. So here are the Rules: By accepting this Excellent Blog Award, you agree to award it to 10 more people whose blogs you find Excellent Award worthy. You can give it to as many people as you want but please award at least 10. You deserve this! Feel free to recognize blogs that have already received this award.

Here are my ten:

Jenyfer Matthews
Ciar Cullen
Amarinda Jones
Kelly Kirch
Redlines and Deadlines
Mustaches of the Nineteenth Century
Bronwyn Green
Brynn Paulin
NJ Walters

I reserve the right to add a few more. Do you know how hard it is to choose ten? I had to think about who I would choose. Hard work on Monday.

Another spectacular thing that happened was a reader on a chat--Ellie Moonwater said she loved my books. That was so wonderful! That's like finding a diamond in a totally unexpected place. So thank you, Ellie!

The so-so part? Oh, the usual stuff... dishes, cleaning, all the chores in life. Tomorrow, those will be the same. That is life. In the meantime, the good was pretty darned good. Hope your day was as well.


Just for kicks, pick one of the blogs on the list and have a good read. As always, stop at Amarinda, Kelly, and Oh Get a Grip!


  1. Oh yay! I'm excellent. I've always wanted to be excellent. Not that I need recognition for it but hell I do. Thanks Annycoo!!

  2. Does this mean I get to post the "E" on my blog twice? :) Thanks, Anny - for the award and the entertainment you've given me on your own blog!

  3. Cool! Thanks Anny!! I rather like being excellent. ;)

  4. Boo Hoo, I don't have a big H. However, I am a big girl and am able to cope with the little ups and downs of life. Having had my little weep, I am now perfectly fine. I enjoyed your blog, very chatty and interesting. I like the personal element, it's so "you."

    The sun is shining in Victoria and the flowering trees are in bloom. Our camelia is starting to blossom. Such a gorgeous shrub to add its magic to our garden.

  5. Sorry I missed the cafe chat, Anny, I thought it was tonight. duh

  6. Geez, I should have said that they were in no particular order! How do you number something like that?