I know that my last post had its ups and downs, but on the whole, it was a bit of a downer because it emphasized the negative parts of the trip. I do not know why I did that, especially because the trip was amazing, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I think a large part of my problem, what keeps me from being genuinely happy nine times out of ten, is that I rarely accentuate the positive. I am going to make a concerted effort to do so, but unfortunately, it is not going to happen in this post. But the next one will be exceedingly uplifting, I promise, and I am starting to really keep the promises I make to myself so that I can learn to trust myself.
I am going to begin with the bad news, since this post’s title predetermined the order. On Tuesday, I went to the doctor because I was having an odd, somewhat painful sensation in my stomach. Apparently, this is where my gall bladder is located and so I was sent to receive an ultrasound of my gall bladder. The technician said the organ looked good, that there were no signs of inflammation or anything like that. She also explained that if my doctor reads the scans and still believes that it is my gall bladder, then I will be sent for a functionality test. If the gall bladder is no longer functioning, then it will have to be removed. This news is not devastating, nor terrible, and it is not even resolved, so I may be complaining for nothing. But, as those of you who regularly read this blog know, that is one of my favorite pastimes.
The other bad news plaguing my mind is the untimely, tragic death of actor Cory Monteith. He played the role of Finn Hudson on the television show, “Glee,” and quickly became one of my fictional boyfriends. His character was absolutely and without a doubt my favorite on the show. When Sammy and I went to the filming of the movie, I embarrassed her royally by screaming out his name so that he would turn and wave. It worked, and then I pretended to faint, and he laughed and smiled, and Sammy was mortified. But it was all worth it because he was incredibly talented, handsome, humble, and genuine. He will sorely be missed by his fans and assuredly his loved ones as well.
Now for some good news; I am scheduled, albeit tentatively, to have an event at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library! Around 7:00PM on February 18, 2014, I will be able to read a selection from my novel and engage in a discussion! As you can tell by my excessive use of exclamation points, I am very excited.
More good news; I was able to spend some quality time with my cousins Brittany and Melinda, who are two of the strongest women I know. They work so hard and do so ceaselessly, are loyal to family, and are somehow able to persevere through situations that would leave me worn and wearied. I love them and thank God that they are part of my family.
Stay golden xoxo