Daily Archives: June 8, 2006

Happiness Shared Is Happiness Doubled (To The Power Of Two)

My day just got infinitely better, thanks to a series of good news shared over the past hour.

I love my friends. It feels so good to be this happy for other people, whatever the reasons.

Of course, I also sat down on the floor and cried because I was laughing so hard. It vaguely confused Liam.

ETA: Okay, here’s the first reason! I can share now that this individual has posted one of the bits of news himself.

ETA AGAIN: And here’s the second reason! (Yes, I’ve been stalking LJs for the past half-hour, can you tell?)

Why was I laughing so hard that I cried? Well, both these individuals had me edit their stories before they submitted them. And when I did these reads/edits, I was under the impression that only one of them would make it into the anthology, so when I got the first call I was happy but also sad for the other individual… who then proceeded to call me five minutes later to tell me that his story had been accepted. And I was also laughing because both of them called me and said, “I wanted you to be the first to know, because you helped make this happen.”

I love my life. I love that I had a small role to play in this incredible accomplishment for two of my friends.


I don’t want to write today. Part of this has to do with how sick I’m feeling (go away, you damned cold, go away), and part with the fact that Liam’s not napping this morning. No one ever tells you how tiring it is, trying to put a kid to sleep.

Maybe if I skip the tidying up needed at the end of this first section and jump right into the second part, I wil be more interested in doing it.

No, I think all I want to do today is curl up with a book and read. Oh dear.