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So, it’s all up to you… (Contest)
Saturday, October 24th, 2020

UPDATE: The winners are…everyone who commented!

The day’s nearly gone, and I’m only now sitting at my desk. I slept in. Which never, ever happens. I don’t let myself do that because I know me. If I don’t start work in the morning, the work doesn’t get done. That’s the curse of a morning person. This picture is me when I’m up on time and ready to go…

But it’s not morning now. And it’s not a sunny day. It’s kind of dreary and chilly. I’m trying not to let the weather dampen my already grumbly mood. I’ve had a full cup of coffee. I showered with a lavender perfumed bath wash. I lit a fragrant candle. I turned on a fan for white noise to still all the footsteps pounding through the house.

I can tell nothing is going to lift my gloomy mood. It would help, I guess, if I had the full use of BOTH hands while I type, because this hunting and pecking with two digits on my left hand is annoying AF.

Is there anything else I can gripe about? Let’s see.

The cat is snoring in his cat bed under my desk. One of my dd’s Jack Russell’s keeps moving against my black leggings, leaving white hair stuck to me. My desk is a mess, once again. My carafe of coffee is almost empty because everyone has helped themselves to it today. Plus, they’ve left their empty cups littered around my space for ME to pick up and take to the kitchen. My printer is dinging because I need a new gray ink cartridge—and I think that’s the only color I don’t have in my stash. Someone ought to offer to make my bed (I’m the oldest person in the house, they should show some deference to my advanced age, right?).

Hmmm… I keep thinking if I run out of things to gripe about, get it all out, that lightheartedness will rush in to fill the empty space. Not working!

So….it’s up to you. Suggestions, y’all?

Leave me an idea to raise me out of this blue funk and you’ll be entered to win a download of your choice from among my huge-ass backlist. πŸ™‚

8 comments to “So, it’s all up to you… (Contest)”

  1. Katherine Smits
    · October 24th, 2020 at 4:12 pm · Link

    No need to enter me in the contest, but I find what works best for me is to focus on the things I’m grateful for. Maybe for you it would be the cozy house that keeps the cold at bay, the sweet furry friends who leave hair on your clothes, the companionship of a full house, and the huge ass backlist. I’m jealous of all those things except the cozy house as I have one of those. BUT, no furry friends living with me, an empty house except for me and my husband (we haven’t seen children or grandchildren since Christmas), and most of all, no huge ass back list!

  2. Jennifer Beyer
    · October 24th, 2020 at 8:18 pm · Link

    This video makes me happy every time I watch it… till the end….

    Chunk is a superstar! I hope this brings you a little joy today.

  3. bn100
    · October 24th, 2020 at 10:38 pm · Link

    watch movies

  4. flchen1
    · October 25th, 2020 at 1:11 am · Link

    HUGS, Delilah! I didn’t even know gray ink was a thing! Sometimes when I’m in a funk, I lean into for a bit with some self-indulgence–go ahead and sleep in and then read in bed for a little. And if I have time for a walk or some exercise, that helps too. Hang in there!

  5. ButtonsMom2003
    · October 25th, 2020 at 2:23 am · Link

    I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one with moods like this. It was yesterday for me. I was trying to configure a “smart light bulb” and it wasn’t going well. I was very frustrated and my hubby tried to get me to calm down and give him a kiss. After 50 years together he should know that is not the right approach at all; I just have to ride it out until I get the problem solved. I finally got the darn thing to work and I was happy. Then he got his kiss. πŸ™‚

    So I guess I don’t have any advice for you other than to tell the other members of your household to stay clear until you get over it. Hugs

  6. Debra Guyette
    · October 25th, 2020 at 1:06 pm · Link

    I am in a funk myself. I found my grandson helps. I can share if you want.

  7. Colleen C.
    · October 25th, 2020 at 1:08 pm · Link

    I do something that I enjoy… usually read or listen to music… enjoy a special treat…

  8. Delilah
    · October 31st, 2020 at 7:57 am · Link

    Katherine! Write as many years as I do, and you’ll have a huge-ass backlist, too. πŸ™‚

    Jennifer, loved the video! Those chubby cheeks, those little fingers! The burp sounded so satisfying.

    And Debra, I’m with you. My granddaughter does lighten my day, too.

    As for winners? All of you are winners! Choose a book you’d like a download of from my huge-ass backlist and email me the title at!

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