One of the reasons why I love New York City is the old-timey architecture like that in the photo. I have a preference for interesting buildings, not the glass and chrome monoliths that were so popular a few decades ago.
Of course, I prefer to be firmly on the ground. I have an innate distruct of architecture and don’t like it when building sway. My husband says it’s better for them to sway in a strong wind then to stand solidly. But I don’t like it.
I’m not interested in arguments for architecture and how safe the buildings are. I don’t like being above the fifth floor. No, it doesn’t make sense. Yes, I know it’s illogical. I’m okay with that.
-and to celebrate, I’m having The Fairies of Carlow: The Outsider ebook listed for FREE!
Go to amazon.com (or go to the left margin of this website for the direct link) and get your FREE COPY!
Help me celebrate by day by reading all about Princess Fruhlingsmorgen–oops, she likes to be called Morgen–and her engagement to the Crown Prince of Carlow.
Will she find happiness?
Perhaps, but there a many obstacles she must surmount.
Not only will you learn about Princess Morgen, but there is new fairy magic to discover. Not to mention the dastardly Red Caps. They’ll likely want to ruin any chance at happiness by the royal family of Carlow.
I think Morgen is up to the challenges. She’s a feisty fairy, and one who has nothing to lose as she learns to love her handsome prince.
Be like this squirrel and take your meals outside-for today at least.
It’s Eat Outside Day, a fun holiday that happens to fall on #MotivationMonday.
For me, living in the desert, I won’t be sitting in the heat today, but eat outside a lot when the weather cools down. If you live in a more temperate place, and the weather allows it, I encourage you to take your plate and go outside.
Also, I urge you to take your writing outside. I like to take my laptop or my electronic reader outside onto the porch swing-again, when it becomes more temperate here. My godfather liked to eat soup outside when it was cold. He would come inside with a runny nose, an empty bowl, and a huge smile on his face.
“It’s the only way to eat soup!”
I don’t know if he still eats his soup outside. I live across the country from him now, and he requires 24-hour care due to cognitive issues. I hope so.
I have several favorite mugs. This one reminds me to be optimistic-such as now when I get daily rejections as I search for an agent.
It’s difficult sometimes.
My other favorite statement mugs remind me about my goals for writing (draw out emotions and help the reader live the plot)–and lists insults penned by Shakepeare (or whoever wrote those plays).
Of course, I much prefer to use my pretty teacups.
I have several teacups-all dainty. They help me get into an historical mood. Right now my evil twin is writing books based in the Regency and Medieval eras. These aren’t meant for kids, but for their moms.
What do you use to remind yourself to see the happier side of life?
Let me know. Sonja
P.S. Don’t forget to get your copy of Guinness Become a Therapy Dog at special prices- if you’re in the UK!
The mission of National Dog Day (from nationaldogday.com) is to encourage adoption and to celebrate all dogs.
The website recommends giving your dog a hug, adopting a rescue, and generally celebrating all things canine.
This isn’t just a holiday for purebreds (like Guinness the Therapy Dog) or for mixed breeds (like Lucy the Wonder Dog). It’s for all breeds, of all sizes and parentage.
Both Guinness the Therapy Dog and Lucy the Wonder Dog are rescues. Guinness was an owner release; and Lucy was adopted from a rescue organization. They’re both family dogs, with Guinness working as a therapy dog.
Guinness came to us when he was almost two years old and has worked his way into our family seamlessly. We went to dog school together and learned how to behave around people, how to walk on a leash, and how to be a good dog-human team.
Lucy was a stray. That’s why she’s so broken: she was on her own during her formative puppy months. I think she was abused because she was a stray. Judging from her fears, Lucy was hungry a lot and was likely chased from places where she felt safe. She also has a fear of boots, so it’s likely she was chased off by someone who wore them.
It’s also why she’s able to catch birds as they fly through our backyard.
Both of these dogs deserve to be honored for all they bring to our family. So, happy Dog Day, Guinness and Lucy.