I try to live by the old adage my mother taught me about saying nothing if I can't say something nice, especially here in the blog-o-sphere.
I try to keep it light and positive, but this past month has had so many negative things that I just can't come up with any upbeat posts.
I started out the month getting mugged and my purse snatched while we were in Mexico. I'm still dealing with the aftermath of replacing all the things I lost with that purse. Of course, some of the things in there were not replacable (like the pictures inside the camera and other momentoes). This is only the second time in my life I was the victim of a physical crime against me (I was held up at gun point on my very first job at age 17) and I truly hope it will be the last! I know I was lucky that I was not badly injured, but I still don't feel particularly lucky.
Then last Friday, I had a near-tragic event. My little pug-wa-wa was attacked by a German Shepherd and almost killed. My dog was on a leash taking a walk two blocks from my house. The shepherd was running loose and attacked with absolutely no provocation. The teenaged boy who must have owned the other dog, rushed up, snapped on a leash and promptly disappeared.
Almost a thousand dollars and major surgery later, my poor little baby is recovering from her wounds. How or if she will recover from the psychological trauma is anyone's guess. I have a feeling I WON'T!
It was also not a good month to some of my close friends.
One of my Critique Partners lost her sister-in-law to liver cancer.
Another CP's mother had a stroke from which she is not expected to recover.
Sorry to be such a whiner, but I think you can understand why I'm glad to see this month end. And I hope to NEVER have another like it!
Please share your POSITIVE news and thoughts with Aunty! She is in sore need.