Getting a bit late in this busy, busy day, but here are a few smiles for you.
Might be you need them more now than you did this morning!
Thank you, Jim Butcher!
And there you go!
Hope you found at least a chuckle or two in the group.
I’m partial to, leaning toward, in favor of the last one, myself.
Every now and then, it’s good to stop and take stock of things–where you’ve been, where you’re going, how you’re planning to get there, and stuff like that. Thought I might do that today.
Some of you may know I’ve had some health issues crop up in the last few months. Skin cancers, which aren’t new for me, Type 2 diabetes, which is, and other age-related things that plague all of us who persist in sticking around a long time. My thanks to everyone for all the support and encouragement! Hope you’ll forgive me if I update you all at once.
After having had many, many basal cell carcinomas removed over the years–I grew up under the Florida sun before we’d ever even heard of sunblock–I finally developed my first melanoma. Luckily, my dermatologist and I are old friends who see each other at least annually, if not more often, and it was caught very early and totally removed. Whew. The basal cell in my ear was a bigger problem to get rid of, though not as dangerous, and I was quite happy to keep the top of my ear.
In May, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and I’ll tell you, it scared me more than you might imagine. My father passed away due to diabetes when he was a mere 8 years older than I am now. So, I took my doctor’s advice seriously, and determined that while I have no way of knowing whether I’ll be here in 8 years or not, I would NOT let diabetes be the reason I wasn’t. Continue reading
I swore I would keep today’s memes focused on writing,
reading, or books in general. I may have lied.
Laugh anyway, please.
It’s good for what ails ye!
A Little Bit of This, And a Little Bit of That
Hope some of it makes you laugh.
Laughing is good.
Do it often!
And last, my public safety announcement of the day:
DIETING IS DANGEROUS!
(You have been warned.)
Kinda late in the day, but I hope there are a couple
of smiles in here for you! Yeah, I know #MondayMemes are usually about reading or writing, but I was fresh out of those. Hope some dogs and cats will work for now.
Thinking we need some Monday smiles, so our writing/reading memes are somewhat on the silly side today. Except for those that aren’t.
A lot is happening around here at present–will fill you in on details in another post–so I’m keeping it short today. But I hope you’ll enjoy this one, anyway. I sure did, since it says something about being careful with punctuation, AND about the way men and women can look at the same thing, and interpret it so very differently!
Words Make a Difference.
Sign(s) of the Times!
Wanted to start the week off with an update for you guys, especially for new followers who don’t know that I used to run regular weekly or monthly features here on The Write Stuff. Most of you do know that I’ve been generally whining, and grumbling, and otherwise making a nuisance of myself about being so far behind on everything I’m trying to do. Well, it’s time for that to STOP!
No, I haven’t magically caught up with everything overnight, but the good news is, I’m making slow, steady progress, knock wood! And I am ready to start reintroducing the features we used to enjoy around here. It might take me a few weeks to get all of them “up and running,” but you can expect to see the following things coming back on board–and some of them will probably start this week, alongside a few that never totally went away.
- #MondayMeme – Memes with a writing/reading/books theme
- #Thorsday Smile – Things I think are funny & hope you’ll enjoy
- #WhyWriteWrong? – Words I see misused fairly often
- #ShareAReviewDay – Recent/favorite reviews submitted by you guys
- #ExcerptWeek – A week of sharing excerpts from your book of choice
- #FabulousFridayGuestBlogger – Self-explanatory
- #LifeLessonsFromOz – Vids I share for a smile (and perhaps a lesson?)
- #MidWeekPOV – Just some things/ideas I share now and then
- #InspirationBoardSunday – Images/Ideas/CoverArt I find inspiring
Some of these are meant to be weekly features, though it might take me a couple weeks to get them up and running. Some are posted randomly as the mood or subject matter strikes my fancy. But ALL are coming back over the next couple of months. And many of them involve you wonderful bloggers and authors “out there.” You’ll be invited when these come up, and I’ll explain how to participate in them at that time.
Hope you’ll enjoy having these features back again, and will want to take part in some of them. I know many of you would probably love to share your reviews and excerpts with us, and your latest promo news, releases, cover reveals, etc, as well. And I’m really looking forward to helping you do just that.
To begin, I’ll be posting some archived samples of these features over the next week or two, so you see what they’re all about, and will feel comfortable joining in.
Stay tuned, my wonderful friends! I can hardly wait to get the ball rolling!
Ever wonder how Charlie Brown met his lovable beagle, Snoopy? Well check it out!
All grown up now, Snoopy has a few writing-related words from the roof of his dog house. Enjoy!