Wednesday, August 05, 2020

IWSG August- All About Positivity

I want to write about something positive in the midst of all this chaos in the world right now. I know there is always chaos, just seems like more than usual this year. Yes, this YEAR! Seems it will never stop, so I want to write about, think about something positive.
For me that would be a few things I feel grateful for...
One, my husband and I celebrated (as best we could!) our 37th anniversary in July (which actually ended up being why I missed posting here that week!). We've been together 38 years, married 37. We're closing in fast on that 40 number, and it's strange to know that I've spent more of my life with this man than without. I love that. We've earned this. Fought for it at times. Not knowing what the future would hold, and still don't, but it's something to look back and see what we did to get where we are. I am proud of us.
Our wedding all those years ago...

This year turning "37"!

And two, we've been building a garden shed in our back yard. I absolutely love doing things like this with my hubby. Having something that we do together, especially after two years of him being in university and having almost no time at all doing things together. Again I am grateful.

Also, when it comes to writing, I am in the "reading it out loud" stage before I send my WIP to my editor for the final touches (fingers crossed!) I feel good it's almost there, and feel ready to start on a different project.

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and stay that way. I will say no more about C-19 because I'm trying to stay positive. I wish you all the best at the end of this strange summer and beginning of what is usually a new school year. What a school year it will be. One for the history books I'm sure, and I hope in a good way (fingers crossed again).

Don't forget to visit our wonderful ISWG co-hosts this month! 


  1. Congratulations Lisa on your anniversary and good luck with the garden shed.
    Happy IWSG writing day.

  2. Hi Lisa - congratulations on those years ... let the good times roll on - building sheds and all. I agree we need the positive ... and more importantly not to be unfair to others with less, or with less than positive thoughts. Take care and good luck finishing the shed off ... your new home is coming happily along - stay safe - Hilary

  3. Happy anniversary! I feel the same way - been with my wife longer than without her and I can't imagine it any other way.
    Cool you two are building a garden shed.

  4. Comgratulations on thirty-seven years of marriage. That's wonderful.
    And yeah for reading out loud because I am almost to that stage too and then out it goes.
    All the best.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

  5. Congrats on your anniversary. Our next is the big 30.

    I'm hoping for a garden greenhouse next year.

  6. I've never actually read my own stories out loud, but I have used Microsoft Word's voice toil and PDF readers. They help me to catch things I was reading wrong. Very helpful!

  7. Congrats on finishing the story except for the reading through, aloud. That's always a good idea for catching typos. Being together for 37 years is an accomplishment. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. This has been the weirdest year of my life. Can't wait for it to end. Thanks for sharing something positive.

  8. Congratulations. We're happy you are enjoying each other. Pearl and I are selfish. We want you to be so happy you publsih your next book. We can't wait.

  9. How wonderful to have a long and beautiful marriage. That is a treasure. Glad you're at the reading aloud stage in your WIP.

  10. I think some positivity is refreshing right now. I like building projects with my hubby too, though mostly I supervise, lol. And painting although I get it everywhere. Have a fun weekend.

  11. Happy anniversary. That's an accomplishment!
    Can't wait to read your book!


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