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Monday, September 13, 2010

Positives Only, Please

I've got to go with short posts this week and, to balance my last post, I'm only posting positive items.

First positive:  My dog, Brandi, did NOT have surgery today.  (See last post for explanation.)  The medication we're using seems to be helping although the eye is still definitely at risk.  And the vet said, if she hangs on a little longer, he might be able to go with an alternate surgery that would allow her to keep the eye and most of her vision.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Second positive: I managed to get in one run over the weekend and had my best time this year (since I've started trying to run again).  5K at 10.75 min./mi.  Hey, it's not bad for an old lady.

Third positive: It's a beautiful day here.  Warm, sunny, with a hint of fall in the air.

So, do you have a positive today you can share?

Unwriting progress: From the original 150,000 words down to 114,961.  (Unfortunately, didn't have any writing time this weekend.  Hopefully, this week.)

I'm currently enjoying: Just finished Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear.  Now my hand is hovering over my TBR pile.  What shall I grab next?  Choices!  Another positive.

Quote of the day: An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind. - Albert Schweitzer


Maria Zannini said...

I'm so glad to hear about Brandi! I hope she can keep her eye.


hmm...well I just found out my main email address hasn't worked since yesterday. But I still have gmail so I'm not completely cut off. :)

Good luck, Linda.

Dru said...

I'm glad that Brandi doesn't have to have surgery now.

Positive: I don't have double vision that plague me yesterday.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Maria and Dru,

Brandi and I thank you both. And thanks for sharing a positive, although I think you both had to stretch to find one. :-)
Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for us all.

Stacy McKitrick said...

My positives?
1 - I didn't get any rejections today. Yea!
2 - I started my third book (and I'm already loving it).

Glad to hear your dog is doing better. I'll keep positive thoughts going your way!

Linda Leszczuk said...

Go, Stacy! You're writing up a storm.

And thanks for the positive thoughts. I'm trying to keep my focus in that direction.

Elizabeth McKenzie said...

I just got back from you website and had to say, I laughed out loud at the Fenway story. Thanks for sharing.

150,000 word, low whistle, I once did 110,000, though I never completed that one, not yet.

Robert Guthrie said...

Three cheers for living in the positive!

Linda Leszczuk said...

Thanks, Robert. I'm working at it.

And WOW!!! Bless you, Elizabeth. You are the first person to give me any sort of a comment (blog or e-mail) on the writing pieces I have on my website. Thank you so much! You've made my day. (I guess I'd be pushing it to ask if you read any of the other pieces.)

I'm afraid I got carried away with my 150,000 word monster. Trying to get it down under 100,000.