It’s been a particularly lovely couple of weeks. I’ve been sicker than a dog (which one, I can’t fathom – every dog I currently know is jumping around with vibrant health) BUT I’ve had ample time to catch up on my reading. Sometimes being sick allows one (me) to have a legitimate excuse to do nothing but read for 8 hours at the exclusion of doing anything else…for anyone else.
Anyway, during my convalescence, I had the great fortune to read blogger friend Carrie Rubin’s “The Seneca Scourge” – it was freakin’ EXCELLENT. I read it on my nook and Carrie then sent me a COPY of her book. I was so overjoyed…I still am! I want to thank Carrie from the BOTTOM of my happy heart. And people, READ THIS BOOK.
In an interesting twist of whatever, I actually live 1 block north of Seneca Street. Not that the title has anything to do with my street or any street…but, well, you know me and coinkidinks.
I also ordered myself a real live copy of “The Bellman Chronicles: Shining a Light on Mankind’s Missteps From The Trenches…” I’ve been giggling ever since. I love reading The Hook’s blog. His book is a treat to pick up and read in small spurts between rounds of “Mom, can you get/do <insert noun> for me?” and “Denise, can you get/do <insert noun> for me? “ Between my husband and my son, you’d think they were both without limbs or viable means of movement. But back to the point – good stuff…you’ll learn so much…especially about Hook’s feelings for ‘spunk’.
And I thought, “Ah life is good – can it get any better?” Damn straight it can! Through the magic (again) of online comments a very WONDERFUL, GENEROUS, and SHY blogger read that I have a love for Doc Martin boots. She sent me a private email asking me if I’d like to have some BRAND NEW 20 EYE DOC MARTIN BOOTS in a size 8 because she’d received these boots and they did not fit either her daughter or her. GUESS WHAT??? THAT’S MY EXACT SIZE!!! I was overwhelmed with joy! And despite my repeatedly asking if I could at least pay for shipping (which she would not allow), she sent them to me. How FREAKIN’ awesome is that?
Many thanks to my blogging friend for being so generous; it’s bummer that she’s too shy to let me reveal her name. I figured that might be case – and I will respect that. Maybe she’ll read this and ‘out’ herself…
So I have some boots and some books and a lot of mush in my heart for these amazing people who are beyond gracious. I now want to ship every blogger I know homemade cheesecake so they can feel the zing of excitement when the UPS person rings their doorbell with a package.
And I thought to myself, “Ah life is good – can it get any better?” Well, you know the answer… YES!
On Monday, I went to my blog and saw a pingback from my new marvy blog friend at The Bumble Files – so I went there and imagine my complete and utter surprise:
She highlighted one of my stories in her new Post of the Week segment. And then all these lovely people came and read and commented and made me feel even more soggy inside.
I’m truly delighted – especially since I’d been reading about how excellent The Bumble Files blog was from other bloggers and when I checked it out – it was TRUE. She is a talented writer. I mean she’s been featured on A Clown on Fire – which is pretty effin’ prestigious (no tongue in cheek); oh yeah, she’s been Freshly Pressed too….
Thank you everyone – you all are fabulous. Love to you all – in droves!