Happiness Is…

Janet turned me on to the August Happiness challenge, in which one posts one thing that made them happy, each day.

Today, I'm posting two:

1 August: Found out my “Blood Sisters” piece was in ATG, which I wasn't expecting to see until the 15th.

2 August: Heard from the mother and aunt of the friend in the story that they both really loved it.

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Her first love letter, as it turned out, came not on stationery at all, but on a post-it note. “I like you. Meet me in the break room.”

She went to the meeting with no expectations, but left with a smile.

Her second love letter came on a 3×5 card.

“Great things come in small packages.”

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You scored as Mermaid. Mermaid: Mermaids are also known as Sirens. These creatures were beautiful women who tricked sailors into becoming completely entranced by their haunting voices and found death soon after. Not all stories of Mermaids are about gentle loving sea people. They are mystical, magical, and extremely dangerous. They have a way about them that brings anyone they are around to seem enchanted. They are very mysterious creatures and to meet one… Would mean certain Death. Let the song of the Sea fill your soul, for you are a Mermaid.













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You would think that I'd have managed this much sooner, as we've been in Texas almost a year now, but it was only today that I managed to make it to DMV while they were open AND their computers were working.

I feel oddly disconnected from myself, as if, in turning in a piece of ID declaring me a Californian, in exchange a piece of ID labelling me a Texan, my actual IDENTITY has changed. (Will my (subconscious) natural mimickry manifest itself in a twang now?)

On the other hand, I'm now the proud owner of a local library card.

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