Monday was a lousy day for a lot of people.
An Air France flight was lost somewhere in the Atlantic. Turbulence and lightning don't usually knock airplanes out of the sky.
The General Motors bankruptcy was distressing, even though we knew it was inevitable. Another 20,000 workers to lose their jobs. Dealerships to close. More taxpayer money thrown into the GM wishing well.
I had a heck of a time trying to blog about something pleasant when all this was going on, but even in the toughest situations, there's something good. So in the midst of reading the headline stories, trying to figure out why our President puts a period after every phrase in his speeches, and puzzling over the stock market gains on a day when all hell was breaking loose, I saw these good things in my life:
1. I added almost 1,300 words to my novel.
2. I learned how to use the Instant Message chat capabilites in my e-mail program.
3. Because my critique group was meeting at my house last evening, I managed to sweep the front step.
4. The grilled cheese sandwiches my husband and I had for supper (with an excellent salad) were made with sharp cheddar cheese. Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the greatest foods known to man.
5. I don't personally know any vampires or werewolves so I'm fairly certain they don't exist. This is an especially good thing.
We'll hope today goes a lot better for folks who are having a rough time.