Monday, June 8, 2009


I've been a little down lately. Didn't realize my attitude was dragging down my friends until a couple queried me with e-mails with "Are you okay?" in the subject line. Isn't it nice to have friends who are concerned about you?

Anyway, I decided I had enough of my pity party so today I deliberately went looking for things to do that would make me happy. I'm not going to lie and say that I found a LOT of stuff that cheered me up, but I did accomplish quite a few things.

I put away a lot of laundry. Yay! Since I usually just use stuff out of the laundry baskets instead of messing around with the whole putting it away scenario, that was quite an accomplishment for me. Perhaps tomorrow I'll continue on with the deal and put away the rest of the laundry. That would be something, eh?

I loaded the dishwasher, stopped up the sink, summoned the maintenance man (on a Sunday!), and subsequently ended up with an unstopped sink. I was quite proud of myself when he praised my efforts to unstop it before I called. I did all the right things. Heh. Experience is everything, right?

I wrote about three thousand words on three different wips. Finished chapters on two of them and began the next. I feel good about the story lines in all three. And the shortie I'm working for to be included in an anthology at Resplendence Publishing is moving along, too. So overall, it was a good day for writing.

The sun shined today. Most of the day the windows were open. It was nice to hear the trees rustling and the sounds of summer. Birds, kids, sirens... funny how they provide that backdrop we think of as summery. Sammie the cat sprawled in the window sunbathing. She loves the sun.

I re-read a couple of books that I enjoyed in the past, enjoying the interplay between the characters and the funny dialogue. The ending of one of them is my all time favorite ending in a book. When I tried to explain it to a friend, she didn't get it...because you had to read the book to understand.

I think I'll dig out Louis L'Amour's Last of the Breed because that has my other all time favorite ending. Sometimes I think authors underestimate the importance of the last sentence in a book. After all, that's the last thing the reader reads. That's the thing that stays with the reader. Hmmm. I best go look at my books and see what I can do to improve the last sentence.

Sammie and I took a nap this evening. We curled up on the bed and snored our way through a ninety minute nap. I woke up feeling a bit better and settled. Played a computer game. Talked to my friend. And watched a couple funny videos on YouTube.

Now the day is over. And Monday morning will be here before I know it. Hope y'all had a good weekend!



  1. Life sucks sometimes - we all know that - and it's okay to be down. It wouldn't be human if you weren', I'm not going to start singing "The sun will come up tomorrow..." Just do what you can. Something better always turns up

  2. Sorry you've been so down lately. I know the weather here in the north east has been depressing to say the least. Hope you get over the hump soon! :)

  3. I hope today is full of wondrous surprises for you, Anny.

  4. My mood will improve once D goes back to work, lol:)

  5. Glad you're better. Just looking at your cover for Surpassing Pleasures sure made me smile.

  6. Sorry you've been feeling down, Anny, but I'm glad you did some things to make yourself feel better.