Monday, April 22, 2013


Today, just bits and bobs and catching up...

First up -- pics of Sonshine and his girl! They attended his JROTC military ball this past Saturday at a hotel in downtown Fort Worth.

During the proceedings, Sonshine was presented with some trophies. The one in the center is for his participation on the JROTC Academic Team. One of the others is for Outstanding Staff Member and the third is just because he's a staff member.

Twelve days ago, I reported on my weight. I haven't been as good as I should have been eating-wise, especially yesterday at my writers group meeting, but I have lost weight. Though I must confess I have not started exercising. But I've got to--my body is griping at me again for my sedentary-ness.

That's 4.8 pounds lost in just under two weeks! (WOW)

This weekend, I'm taking a break from the yard work to get some housework done. I've neglected the bathrooms shamefully.

The wisteria is doing well, though one of my azaleas is struggling to settle into its new home. It just looks kinda wilty to me...

(The one on the right...looks a little droopy these days.)

The puppy memorial garden is doing fine. Though the gerber daisy I planted lost all its blooms and looked a bit wilty itself a few days ago, the leaves seem to be perking up again. Maybe it will blossom again as spring transforms into summer.

I haven't heard back from Samhain Publishing as of yet about the Final Line Editor position I applied for. The gal did say it would be at the end of the month, so I'm just waiting patiently.

And thanks to my lovely friend Clover for a great presentation at our writers meeting yesterday and for the shout out of my free-lance proof reading services.

My friend and chapter mate Lara Lacombe has been blogging A to Z about the Washington D.C. area. It's a quick overview of what our nation's capital offers in terms of site seeing and includes pictures. If you're interested in checking it out, go here. You'll probably have to scroll a ways to find A, maybe even click the "previous posts" link when you hit the bottom.

One last thing...I recently finished Home Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam by Lynda Van Devanter. I've had this curiosity about the Vietnam War for years, maybe because I was born in '68--I don't know. Anyway, it was a heart-breaking look at the horrific conditions and circumstances that our service members found themselves thrust into in country, but also the deplorable way they were treated when they returned home by their fellow Americans.

Please remember to thank each and every veteran and active duty service member you meet.



Regina Richards said...

Sonshine looks so handsome! And congrats on losing weight!

Unknown said...

Sonshine looks great--what a sweet couple!

Congrats on your continued weight loss--you need a 'cheat' day every once in a while, so don't feel bad about it :)

Glad the yard is still doing well, and thanks for the shout-out to my blog! :)

Chill N said...

Wow, Jen! That's great weight loss!! Hopefully that's encouragement to keep at it. All the plants are looking good -- and speaking of looking good, how about that guy in uniform? Fingers still crossed about Samhain.


Jen FitzGerald said...

Thanks for stopping by ladies and for the encouragement. Muchly appreciated.