Yes, this is an old photo of me, but it’s the one I just submitted to the Huffington Post. And the reason I did that? A couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece in answer to a request for stories of people finding true love in the later decades of their lives. I immediately thought, yes, this one is for me. I wrote the article in record time and sent it is. Today, Huffpost sent me an email telling me they were going to publish it.
I am so pleased! Happy dance, pleased! And not so much because I am going to be published in the Huffpost (although that is certainly a part of it), but also because it is the kind of story I really, really want to write. It is a story that I hope inspires others. I hope it is a story that matters.
And because it is a story that foreshadows the book I am writing, and it was accepted, it tells me that perhaps my book will have some worth.
And that inspires me to continue to work hard on this book and to devote considerable time to it, which I am doing. I am more excited about it than ever!
There was also other news today that makes me happy. Simon went to the doctor. All his blood work is terrific! The first step now with his health is to wear a heart monitor for 24 hours – and that’s on order. The news is as good as it can be. And, he’s feeling better today.
It’s been a busy day too. Alisa and I are here at my place because at Simon’s place the kitchen sink is out of commission (don’t ask!). Ironically, when we arrived back here, water was pouring out of the ceiling in the garage. We had no water! Happily, Paul was here and went up in there to find that a rat had chewed through a line. We now have water! So, laundry is doing and peas are soaking for soup tomorrow. In a few minutes, we’ll head out to Ladysmith for some great Indian food. And, later this evening, Simon will join us to complete our cobbled together little family: three humans and two dogs who also managed to get quite a nice walk today and a delicious dinner.
Life is awesome!