Some days you can. Some days you can’t.

“ I really dont think life is about the I-Could-Have-Beens. Life is about the I-Tried-To-Do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.” ―Nikki Giovanni

This week has been a bit difficult for me. I would love to sit here and tell you that I had reasons for not making my goal, because I did, but I didn’t.

I have lost twelve pounds in the last two weeks, and this makes me proud.

I did not finish my work which makes me upset, but I am writing.

I have been offered to have one of my books represented, and the marketing will begin in about a month. I’m proud of this. Ellie’s Grand Christmas Wish is one of my favorite books. It is about a small elephant making a big wish to Santa. I wrote it as a welcome to the world gift for my grand-niece.

The bad part is that someone very dear to me contracted Covid last week. It was touch and go for a while, but he is coming along well and will soon be able to get out of the house. I am thankful that he is young and full of vitality, or he wouldn’t have made it. He has a good spirit and I pray he will be fine.

Not to preach, but he had his vaccination and the doctor said that if he hadn’t, because of his heart problems, he would have died. I pray that everyone gets their vaccinations and helps this terrible virus to go away so we don’t lose any other loved ones to Covid-19.

I know this has nothing to do with cheating on my diet, but the rest of this does.

Because of Covid affecting my family, many of my family members are in quarantine.

My niece turns nine on Monday, and today was her birthday party. The only ones in attendance was her parents, her, and my husband and I. It really wasn’t much of a birthday party since there were thirty people invited.

I ate my salad while everyone else had pizza and sloppy Joe’s. When the cake and ice cream came out, my niece was devastated that I wasn’t going to eat cake and ice cream with her.

I took the smallest piece of cake and about a tablespoon of ice cream and smiled while eating it.

She smiled and told me thank you. I couldn’t believe that something as simple as eating cake and ice cream could make a child so happy.

My Sweet Petunia told me that her uncle and I were her favorite people next to her parents.

As much as I felt guilty for eating the cake and ice cream, I was glad I had made her so happy.

Not much more for tonight. I’m going to bed early.

If you’re interested in checking out Ellie’s Grand Christmas Wish, it is available on Amazon, along with my other books.

Have a good night, and remember to leave a comment.

Thank you.

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