I'm so excited!...So many wonderful things have been happening! My birthday was July 1st, and I got the best news that day...Jimmy will be going to the evaluation center on Tuesday or Thursday, of this upcoming week. So today, I will happily go to the store and get his toilitres. Then later today I will get his clothes and shoes out of the closet. I will call Larry, his friend, and tell him to come here and pick his stuff up...my gosh! I can't believe this is happening!.......I have stopped sending him any mail, as he will be leaving. I have the road directions. He may not go to Trenton, but I think they changed their mind and he will go to Kearney, New Jersey.
I have never been an idle person in life, so now I have a small job I do at home on computer and phone. I work around 4-8 hours/day....but can do as much as I like. I like doing something...being productive...it is keeping me busy.
I still am writing and sending things out for publication. My Aunt Jo, whose husband died around 3 months ago, has become inspired by my writing. She calls me almost everyday, and she can't believe how much writing I do for publication. So now, she has written 3 short essays....inspired by me!....One is "Loneliness," "What is Happiness?"...and a third is about the 2 wonderful husbands she had. I will type them up for her and send them to newspapers/magazines for publication. The writing is taking her out of the depression she has upon being a recent widow again. Yes, it is true, writing is good therapy, and I encourage her, and we talk for long hours about it.
On my birthday, Jimmy called me every 2 hours! He sang happy birthday many times. I got birthday wishes from around 8 inmates, and even some officers! One female officer yelled at him for doing this crime, when he has such a nice wife!
Also on my birthday, I got a surprise card, gift and phone call from my other sister, whom hasn't spoken to me in about 1 year. We talked happily together, as if nothing happened. She wanted to congratulate me about my publications...and she said she is proud to be the sister of a published author!........Can you imagine!.....LOL. Well I guess it's taken becoming a famous writer for my own sister to begin talking to me!...LOL
Well, I'll say bye for now. I have to go out and walk...it's such a beautiful day...yesterday I did 1 mile.....
Hope you all keep reading my journal! Hang in there....life has it's ups and downs....and when you are on an "up", life isn't really bad at all!...............................Fran