Beth is happy about:
The arrival of spring but not the annual invasion of (big) ants.
The fact that two of her boys are home but not the fridge door being left open all night.
The increased vitality of her dog but not the daily challenge of getting him to take his RX. (It’s actually crossed my mind to tempt him with paté.)
The fact that she is finally writing again but not that she received a big fat rejection (rejections are all big and fat) from the publisher who had previously accepted prior submissions. (I’ll simply submit elsewhere – I’m still thrilled to be writing again…)
The fact that my son Ted will be home from Europe next Tuesday but – HEY, THERE ARE NO BUTS ABOUT THIS ONE!
(And J., if you are reading this, enjoy your visit with my boy. Behave yourselves!)