Happy Thoughts

on June 17, 2013 in Misc

First off, I must apologize because I kinda need to blow off this blog post.

See, I just learned a few hours ago that my Mom’s heart is acting up again so she’s seeing the doctor first thing in the morning and will likely have to be on blood thinner again at the very least.  I’ve decided she’s going to be okay. In fact more than okay – she’ll be spectacularly healthy and well again.

But in the meantime, my concentration is shot.

So if you don’t mind, for the time being I need to think only happy thoughts and send out happy vibes.  So here are some pieces of good news, personal and otherwise.

  • My polishing of Charity MacCay is going well. In fact I spent too much time on it today and really should get out more and enjoy the summer.
  • A friend from work was part of the orchestra for a performance of Bach’s Passion of St. Matthew. I was in the audience on Saturday night and can report it was glorious (all three hours of it).
  • I got an oil change in my car and for once the mechanic didn’t find anything else wrong with my car.
  • My left hip and leg are almost completely back to normal (it’s taken SO LONG!) and now on most days I have no pain and am working out and stretching pretty freely. I’m getting back to being Layla.
  • I finished Hart’s (Confessions of a Watery Tart) wonderful new cozy mystery The Begonia Bride (published under her nom de plume Alyse Carlson) and can honestly report that it’s a delightful read.
  • The state utility company has announced that within a couple years Colorado will get 30% of its energy from wind power. It’s also building a new wind power plant not to be green but because this plant will generate energy that’s MUCH cheaper than the new natural gas plant.
  • The Black Forest area near Colorado Springs has been soaked with rain, and thanks to it and the fantastic firefighters the horribly destructive fires are pretty much out.

That’s about it for tonight. Do you have any good news of your own to share? Happy thoughts? Happy feet/feat?

14 Responses to “Happy Thoughts”

  1. Praying your mother springs back a hundred and ten percent!
    Glad the fires are finally out.
    And I’d expect nothing less than awesome from Hart.

  2. Glad to hear about the Black Forest fire being put out. I also hope that your mom feels better soon. Heart issues are very scary. I’m also glad to hear that you are healing and that you are having wonderful progress with our book. Have a glass of iced tea and sit in the shade. Enjoy summer.

  3. Helena says:

    Alex – Thanks so much for your prayers, Alex. And yes, Hart is awesome.

  4. Helena says:

    Michael — The fires are mostly out — “70% Containment” it’s called, which means no more houses are burning and the firefighters have things mostly under control.

    My Mom had a triple bypass a few years ago, so yes, heart issues are very scary. Thanks so much, darlin’.

  5. Ciara Knight says:

    I will pray for, and send happy thoughts, to you and your mother. Take care of yourself!

  6. Helena says:

    Ciara – Thanks so much. I’m doing fine (well, physically — mentally I’ve always wondered about myself). But my Mom could use your prayers.

  7. Great update on the fires. And your leg and hip. Prayer and happy, positive thoughts going out to you and your mom.

  8. Helena says:

    Carol – Thank you. Positive thoughts and feelings right back at you.

  9. ann says:

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers to your mom.

  10. Helena says:

    Ann – Thanks so much.

  11. Old Kitty says:

    Oh I am so sorry to hear about your mum! I’m adding my positive thoughts and vibes and hope to yours over the ether for mum to get better!!!!

    Yay for the lovely Tart and her fab book too!!

    Take care

  12. Helena says:

    Old Kitty – Thanks, and good vibes to you over the ether too (love that idea)!

  13. Will definitely keep your mom in prayer. Glad you have some good things to focus on, too.

  14. Helena says:

    Milo – There are indeed some good things. Thanks.