**Edited To Add: I wrote this last night before the Dallas Shootings of eleven police officers. There’s so much tragedy and horror going on right now, it feels like our country is bleeding and I don’t know how to stop it. My heart goes out to everyone in Dallas, the officers and their loved ones.**
It’s been kind of a rough week. Not hideous, but frustrations at every turn, including some unsettling news yesterday. So…let’s focus on the good! Because no matter how dark, scary or frustrating things seem there’s always good. I can think of three good things for me right off the top of my head:
- The Romance Writers of America Conference is next week! Getting out and talking to other writers and industry professionals is always inspiring and I need that right now. Perfect timing.
- Wizard is going to San Diego with me! We’re planning some fun together including the baseball game (Wizard is SO excited as it’s his beloved Giants playing!) and some dinners. Even better, Wizard is perfectly happy entertaining himself while I’m busy at the conference. I never have to worry that he’ll pout or be mad. It’s awesome to be married to someone who understands the demands on my time so I don’t feel pulled in ten different directions.
- See this girl?
This is Roxy. She’s Youngest Son (BLB’s) girlfriend’s dog, and you may remember that she was diagnosed with cancer a while back. It was shocking and awful. But the good news? After long, harsh months of chemo treatments, she’s in full remission! She came over with BLB to hang out with me last Sunday. She was a delight and clearly feeling pretty darn good. It’s truly some great news. It wasn’t easy for BLB’s girlfriend, but she put everything she had–money, time, emotional energy, endless love and a lot of worry–into fighting for Roxy’s life, and look at her now! This isn’t the best picture (I took it super quick) but you can see she’s healthy and doing well.
So that’s my good news. What about you? I want to hear any good news, big or small. And I hope all of you have a great weekend!
July 8th, 2016 at 7:10 am · Link
Awww, she’s looks like a boo. I’m so glad she’s doing better. Yay! Thanks for the bright spot this morning. I’m having trouble finding them myself, so I think after Hubs gets up, I’ll go fishing. Sitting and staring at a bobber for hours feels like just my speed right now.
July 8th, 2016 at 7:41 am · Link
1. Can’t wait to see you next week! Are you still going to the NRCA reception with me on Thursday morning?
2. When are y’all going down? Is Wiz going to the All Star game or are the Giants playing the Padres over the weekend?
3. Yay for Roxy!!!! And bless BLB/Youngest’s GF. She is an angel in disguise.
After last night, it’s hard to find good news in the world. But it’s Friday, I need to find a new purse (which is totally BAD news considering I hate to shop and I’m so freaking picky about purses– ), but the storm dragons are playing overhead so we’re getting some rain and that’s ALWAYS good news! I have scaredy-cat dogs curled around my feet, an insistent cat wanting in my lap, and I get to see old friends next week!
Have a great weekend, everyone! Jen…see you in a few days!!! YAYAYAYYAYAYAY!!!
July 8th, 2016 at 8:55 am · Link
B.E., I know, there is a cloud over us, isn’t there?
I hope Roxy’s story helps. There is some good, like saving a dog who is a sweetheart.
Go fishing, and get some peace. I hope you have a good weekend.
July 8th, 2016 at 8:59 am · Link
Silver, I’m right there with you this morning. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the breaking news last night. And I know you feel it even deeper having been connected to law enforcement.
I would love to go with you Thursday morning. Just text me where to be at what time, and I’ll be there! We can commiserate on purse stories, LOL! And I want to see you win!!!
We’re going down Wednesday afternoon. We’re watching the game Saturday night (skipping Ritas). The Giants area also supposed to be staying at the hotel. Wizard is a happy man.
Enjoy the rain (poor dog though!) Have a safe trip out here and we’ll talk soon!
July 8th, 2016 at 3:11 pm · Link
I am so happy for Roxy. She really got a good mom ;).
You and Wizard are going to have a great time next week. Focus on that ;).It’s so nice that he gets to see his team play ball too. Worked out really well for you.
My shinning light this week was that hubs decided to go to the nursery and pick up some new plants. He got home and went to work and now we have more color in the yard :).
Turn off the news and enjoy your weekend.
July 8th, 2016 at 5:51 pm · Link
Viki, Roxy is really lucky with her mom (and BLB who adores her).
Your pretty flowers and truly a happy place! I hope you enjoy them every day. Hubs rocks for doing that!
I did turn off the news. There’s stuff on the personal front too, but that’s life. Wizard and I went out in the pool and just enjoyed what we have.
I hope you and your family have a good weekend.