One Word Wednesday

 
Spring
{We’re seeing signs of spring here in Central California and I couldn’t be happier! Warmer days, blooming flowers… Totally makes me smile.}


Pitiful
{Poor Daisy. She ended up with a aural hematoma (I’ll spare you the gory details of what, exactly, that is) and had to have surgery. Now she gets to wear The Cone of Shame for three weeks and finish a grueling course of antibiotics. I do feel horrible for her, but considering she was a stray we adopted for free, this dog has cost us a small fortune over the last nine years.}

Cheer
{Because she is awesome and amazing and incredibly thoughtful, my longtime friend Kari Bradley surprised me with the most wonderful package. She was lucky enough to attend YA Highway‘s Author Event in Shelton, WA last week, and I was super, super sad that I couldn’t go with her (because before I moved to California, we used to attend bookish events together). Anyway, Kari asked Veronica Roth to sign a copy of Divergent for me and sent it off with cookies and an adorable tea towel… I have the best friends!}

Peaceful
{We hit the bay in our kayaks on Sunday. While it was windy and the water was a little choppy, the view was too lovely not to appreciate. We saw tons of birds, as well as harbor seals and some huge sea lions. I love living on the coast.}

Effortless
{You might remember the video I shared last week on tenacity and my daughter’s trip down the monkey bars. Well, once she got it, she got it. Now she really is a little monkey, dangling and swing on calloused palms, and since it’s spring break, she wants to spend every waking moment at the park. Silly girl!}

Fantastic
{I’m reviewing The List over at YA Confidential today… Check it out!}

What have you been up to lately?

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24 responses to “One Word Wednesday

  1. Alison Miller

    Awww…poor Daisy! I hope all is well. It’s hard to watch your babies suffer. We once had to put one of our dogs on Prozac. That was a little, um…pricey. But all for love. And I love your daughter’s endless tenacity. Very inspiring. Have a great end of the week!

  2. I’m just going to come right out and say it: I’m seriously jealous of your Spring. First day of Spring around these parts looks like…mid-January? Bleh. I’ll just have to live vicariously through you. That care package from Kari is awesome! What a thoughtful thing to do. 🙂 I feel so bad for Daisy. Poor little girl.

    • I wish I could send you some warmth for spring, Jaime. I hope we never end up stationed in the far north because I love sunshine far too much to survive. 🙂

  3. Poor puppy 😦 But everything else looks lovely! And I’m so glad you enjoyed The List! After reading that one, I’m interested to check out Siobhan Vivian’s other books, especially Burn for Burn. Enjoy your beautiful spring weather!

  4. Poor Daisy. 😦 Hope she feels better soon. Enjoy your spring weather. I am so jealous. Like Jaime above me…it’s January like here and we’re expecting snow and 30 degrees or below for the next few days. UGH!!!! Also I love Kari. We are #BookSoulSistahs (along with Lindsay N. Currie) — we seem to read & love the same type of books 😉 Too cool you know her in person! I am trying to keep my sanity during querying…blegh….expecting to hear back from a full this week so I am refreshing my inbox like C-RA-ZAAAAY! 😉

    • Kari is ever more awesome in person than she is online, Rachel! We’ve known each other since high school and she’s fAnTaStIc! Good luck with the querying and the request… Fingers crossed for good news!

  5. Your coastal/California weather has be drooling! We got snow yesterday, and will again tomorrow–time for spring in NYC, please!
    I hear Siobhan Vivian speak last year and I’ve wanted to read The List ever since. So glad to hear you liked it!

  6. Wow, those first two pictures are so green! We’ve been getting dumped on with snow still, so I’m envious of your warm weather. And a signed copy of DIVERGENT? Your friend is seriously awesome! Also, I hear ya on the vet bills. Our pets were all strays too and each of them has had rather costly health issues. I hope Daisy feels better soon.

    • I’m sending warm weather vibes your way, Erin. I almost feel bad posting my green, sunny photos because I know a lot of the north is still getting hammered by snow. Hopeful spring will spring soon. 🙂

  7. Poor, poor, Daisy. I’m sure she knows what a good mommy and daddy she has. My mixed breed, Jahlee, just needed to have emergency surgery too for Pyometra. I feel so bad for her. Hopefully she’ll be up moving around soon.

    I love your post today. the pics are great!

  8. Wonderful pics! That flower is gorgeous. I can’t wait until things start blooming here. ☺

    Have a great rest of the week.

  9. Aww…there is nothing sadder than a dog in a cone!

  10. I hope you pup feels better soon…poor Daisy

    So jealous spring has sprung in your area. It’s still wintry here! Send some of those springy vibes my way! 🙂

  11. Love those pictures of Spring! And like everyone else, would love a bit of that weather my way. We got tricked about 10 days ago into believing warmer weather was on its way before getting some more snow. And it’s still SO cold!

    Hope your Daisy feels better soon! And yay for your cutie on the monkey bars 😀 She now looks so cool on them 😛

    • No more snow! Have you finished moving? All unpacked? I feel like it’s been forever since we’ve gotten an update from you. Hope all is well, friend! 🙂

      • Still moving 😦 We´ve been moving boxes every weekend but the BIG move should happen this weekend, So crossing my fingers to be back online more often as of next Wednesday. Miss you ❤