Sunday, March 4, 2012

Happy Updates

Happy Sunday. Most of mine will be spent at Mom's. Sometimes that makes me happy, sometimes it doesn't. Are you happy? I'm happy damn it!

Since this is update day, let's update you on the animal hall of fame:

Here is an update from a story we had within the last couple of weeks:

Now on to my update. Last week - A lot of freaking work. Next week - A lot of freaking work.

OK, it is your turn update me on what is going on in your lives. Would love to hear from all of you! Post anything you damn well please!


Pat said...

Thanks for asking. I'm not happy today because for some reason I couldn't sleep last night. Up and down, reading, knitting, snacking... finally dozed off around 5:30 a.m., and up again around 10, feeling like I've been kicked around the block. But I'm glad to hear you're happy. Maybe tomorrow...

I'm glad to see from the article that permanent happiness might not be so good. Perhaps I should just wallow in misery today and not worry about it.

Love the animal heroes. They should all get awards. And awards that are meaningful to THEM, like a good steak for the dogs and a filet of fish for the cats.

Gee, how nice of that guy to decide not to evict his mom. Now he's sounding more reasonable, but I still have my suspicions, and am glad she's getting what she wants.

Hope you're enjoying all the freaking work, at least a little bit. Think only of the money! {g}

Mary said...

My update would be exactly the same as yours. A lot of freaking work. Sigh.

Lady DR said...

Sounds to me like you've got a lot of freaking work on your plate. I just hope it's mostly pleasant.

I think it was Lincoln who said, "Most people are as happy as they decide to be." You know I'm doing the "Happiness Project," but, for me, I'm beginning to equate "happiness" with "contentment" about who I am and where I'm going and what I'm doing about it. And, yes, there are times when we maybe need to say, "I"m happy, damn it," and act as if. I do agree that tying happiness to "when (x) happens, I'll be happy," is a recipe for failure.

Loved the article on the animal awards. Glad to see the errant son backing off, but I still wouldn't trust him as far as I can throw him.

Last week was work and work, with some fun times, including the Ravelers (knitting group) at the library and taking today to putz. We cleaned out Himself's closet yesterday (his idea!) and I got it organized to take to the Mission this week, did some reading, played with yarn and knitting/crochet projects. Made my first pass at starting to train Spook to simple commands, like heel, sit and stay (which Scamper already does well at.) Spook seem real confused about why any of this is necessary (wry s). Next week I hope to finish the current manuscript and clear the decks for The Project (more about that later, maybe much later), have massage therapy, a line dance show at the Irish Festival next Sunday. As it stands, after next week I have no editorial work until June, which is bad for cash flow, but good for The Project, my mental/emotional health and preparing for and enjoying the month out West.

William J. said...

Hi Pat

Sorry you couldn't sleep last night that is so doggone annoying and I sure am not happy when I don't get the appropriate rest!

I am wallowing ins misery every time I do a tax return and it is good to know now that I don't need to worry about it.

I am a sucker for a good animal story and I agree we should reward them with something they enjoy!

The thing that bothered me about the son is that he didn't withdraw the eviction notice because he had a heart, he withdrew it because the public became aware of it.

I enjoyed finishing the freaking work and knocking it off my to do list!


William J. said...

Hi Mary

I kind of thought your check in might be pretty much the same as mine.

I hope you can enjoy some of it, when you have a very appreciative client, for example.


William J. said...


It was pleasant when I knocked the work off my to do list.

I like Lincoln's quote. Interesting comment of yours, equating happiness and contentment, I never thought of it that way before. I never tie happiness up with events happening. After events yes, like the cousin reunion. I was happy for a long time after that.

I wouldn't trust the son either, see my comment to Pat. The resason to withdraw the eviction wasn't really pure, it was actually selfish.

I am really a sucker for good animal stories. This one was just to good not to share.

It looks like we all had a lot of work on our plates last week. Glad their was some fun times. Especially with the knitting group. Putzzing days are always the best for me. I am glad you got Himself's closet cleaned and organized. How would like to come to Oregon and do the same thing with mine?

Spook will eventually get it, when he sees how beneficial it is to following commands and have so many people applaud him!

I will root for you to finish the manuscript. And I want a report of the line dance show!

There will be editorial projects awaiting when you return form Arizona. Count on it.


Lady DR said...

Editorial projects? Oh, yes. I've got June and July scheduled.

William J. said...

I knew it DR! You are to good to go wanting for work!