It's a wonder I didn't blow a gasket today ...
From the time I got out of bed this morning, today sucked. I just felt bad. In a bad mood. Really bad. All day long. And I don't think I'm being negative, really -- just telling the truth.
I did my positive-thinking affirmations, and my little prayer, several times today -- closed my eyes once, took a few deep breaths, said my prayer -- but it never got any better. One of the positive thinking messages I got on my Facebook was something like, "Every day is a gift, even if it sucks." So it's OK. Today sucked, and tomorrow will be better. I feel a lot more relaxed now that I'm home.
The news item that caught my eye this morning was about a blind high school pole vaulter, Charlotte Brown, of Emory, Texas, a junior and one of the state's top vaulters, who is gunning for a state championship. Brown, who also runs the anchor leg for her team in the 4-by-400 meter relay, uses beeper devices to help her in the pole vault. To somehow find where to plant that pole, and fly 12 feet in the air, as she speeds down the approach run.
On a high note locally, one of my publishers, Matt Stone, says the paperback re-release of "Finding God in Texas" is coming soon. Some production snag has pushed it back a bit, but the new Kindle release is available now! click here Before long, there will be some outstanding promotional offers for both, so be ready and help support me and the cool people at Archangel Ink. Please and thank you.
So, it's on to brighter days. For one thing, there now are 22 school days left in the year. As one colleague put it, at the lunch break, "Next Monday, it will be in the teens!"
Ciao, y'all ...