This is a very special day at our house because it is Miss Terry’s birthday. I won’t tell you how old she is, because I guess ladies aren’t supposed to want you to do that. But I will say that if she was a highway going from Chicago to LA, we’d all be getting our kicks.
June 22 is apparently a popular day for amazing women to be born, because it was also my mother’s birthday. Don’t try to psychoanalyze me, my mom was gone for many years before Terry and I got together, and it wasn’t until afterward that I found out they have the same birthday. Besides, if you can figure out what’s going inside my head, you’re the one that probably needs to see a shrink.
Even though it’s Terry’s birthday, I feel like I’m the one getting the biggest present of all because I get to spend this day and every day with her. If I have any regrets about anything in my life, it is that we didn’t meet in high school and get to spend our entire lives together. But I can tell you this, after 20 years of marriage to this beautiful, intelligent, talented, amazing woman, she still takes my breath away every time I look at her and I stand in awe of not just her physical beauty, but her inner beauty as well. Happy birthday darling. I love you.
I spent most of yesterday getting my author’s newsletter put together and sent out to my subscribers. It didn’t help that Steve the computer decided it would be a good day to start acting up again, and if I didn’t remember to save as soon as I completed each page, I was sure to lose it because the video card was acting up again, knocking the computer off and then back on. Steve doesn’t know it, but his days are numbered.
But I did get the newsletter sent out and received several comments from people thanking me for the links to all of the free books I listed by author friends of mine. If you’re not on the newsletter mailing list, send me your email at editor@GypsyJournal.net and I’ll get you added to it. Don’t worry, I don’t spam you, and I don’t share your information with anybody. The newsletter is only to keep my readers up to date on my different writing projects and to share some insights into the writing process.
Speaking of books, in less than 12 hours my new book, Big Lake Fugitive, is ranked #2,251 of all e-books on Amazon and #114 in the mystery category and has its first 5 star review. Thanks for your support everybody! I appreciate you downloading the book and sharing a link on your Facebook page.
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Thought For The Day – There will never be true equality in this world until magicians start sawing men in half, too.