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Sweet Emotion

Today was a good day. I am tired as hell but it was good. I wrote four stories. Two made the front page and look awesome with the photos I took.  I will sleep good tonight.

My living room finally looks like a living room. There are still boxes in the kitchen, spare bedroom and the hall but the living room is open for guests. At this store that sells all kinds of odds and ends, I found two black swivel bar stools so now I can eat the bar instead on the couch. My little adobe is coming together. For the first time in a long time I feel like an adult. 

To celebrate, I did a happy dance in my living room to "In My House" by the Mary Jane Girls. 

Tomorrow will be a fun day. I am headed to Colonial Heights, Virginia to visit Books-a-Million and Target. I just want to remember what it is like having those in the same city I live in. Plus, I get to have a red velvet cupcake. In the afternoon, I will go see D's daughter in a theater production. And that evening will be the Golden Globes. I love award shows.

And EDwise, things went pretty well. I covered an event where hot dogs were served. I have picky about hotdogs. I don't like red ones but around here that is what is served at events. Hot dogs should not be red. The president of the group that sponsored the event was so nice. So I ate it without thinking about what it meant. Still don't like red hot dogs. It was still a good day.

Daily Dose

1. Texting pictures to my son and him texting pictures back.

2. Having a clean living room.

3. Figuring out how to hook up a dvd player to a tv with cable on it. It took more than a hour but I did it. Made watching "Remember Me" even more sweeter.


  1. hey goodmorning :)
    conragts for front page!!! I'm so happy for you! have a nice day and enjoy the cupcake, dear *

  2. It sounds like you had an awesome day and congrats on getting your new place sorted out. I hope you have a good day tomorrow too and enjoy your cupcake :)

  3. Congratulations on the front page and your new place coming together. And for kicking Ed's ass - red velvet cupcake! (That that, Ed!!!)


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