Saturday, June 28, 2014

Celebrate 6/28

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My celebrations this week:


We had a new air conditioning unit installed this week.  Our old one had been on its last legs for two years.  It is nice to know that the a/c will kick on when we turn it on this summer.  

We figured out a way to rig up the computer and use our bluetooth speakers so that we can watch the World Cup games on the television.  We don't have cable so we have been watching the games on Univision.  This makes it so much easier to view.  


My dog is all better.  She spent about a week in pain after having an abscess on her anal gland.  It was uncomfortable for all of us.  I celebrate the expertise of veterinarians and antibiotics that rid her of infection.  

Extra sleep has been really good for me this week.  I have been able to take naps when I am tired and this is helping to clear up the lingering cold I had.  


Because we wanted a change of scenery, my husband and I went back to a bar/restaurant that we haven't been to for awhile.  We discovered that they have gone back to a very good Happy Hour deal and that they updated their menu and improved the food they were serving.  Now, an old favorite will probably become a favorite again.  

The license was approved for a new beer garden that will be opening in the park that is three blocks away from my house.  It will be fun to be able to take our dog and go have a beer or soda in the park.  Beer gardens are a Milwaukee tradition that people are trying to start up again.  Love it! 

More time for reading! More time for writing! More time to watch some mindless television! More time with my husband! 

Last week, I attended the Fierce Reads tour.  It was so much fun hearing all four of the authors talk about their books and their writing lives.  I really like this panel format because the authors play off of each others' answers and it seems like you get so much more spontaneous talk.  Leigh Bardugo, Ava Dellaira, Jennifer Mathieu, and Emmy Laybourne were awesome to listen to.  

What do you have to celebrate? I would love to hear from you in the comments!


  1. Greetings from Kenosha! I have seen on the news about the beer gardens in Milwaukee. Wish I lived close enough to walk. I'm glad your dog is feeling better. A pet in pain is difficult for everyone. Have a wonderful week!

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  2. I'm so glad your doggie is feeling better. It's so tough when pets are sick! So glad the AC is working's a hot summer. I, too, am celebrating time for reading and writing this week. :) Thanks for the great celebrations!

  3. "More time for reading! More time for writing! More time to watch some mindless television! More time with my husband!" - sounds like good rest and fun.

  4. More time is certainly something to celebrate. Enjoy! So glad your dog is better.

  5. All good things to celebrate. More time for your husband and yummy food. Perfect.

  6. meeting authors are always awesome. glad your dog is better. and rediscovering an old hang out is always fun, especially if it lives up to the nostalgia!

  7. Sounds like a great week for you! I love your categories!!