Friday JohnKu – AKA- TGIF

 

Lucy, Bailey and Twiggy

“Hey, Lucy. It’s Friday. Let’s get ready to rumble.”

 

Friday is here and time to get ready for the weekend. This week was pretty productive. The edits are pretty much finished on the next book. Gwen Plano and I have written the sequel to The Contract and now we are trying to get to a name. The manuscript is due to the editor in January and hopefully, we will have a name by then.

Bailey is doing quite well. She is eating (Knock on wood) and appears to be comfortable.

Today’s JohnKu is about adaptability. I hope you have a great weekend.

The Unexpected by John W. HowellΒ Β© 2018

When you think all’s well,

The unexpected rises. . .

Alter and adapt.

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  1. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    “Alter and adapt” is a great slogan for facing life challenges. Hope you have a marvelous day and a fantastic weekend. The photo of Bailey looking at her sisters is amazing. Makes you wonder what she is thinking? πŸ™‚

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    1. She is probibly wondering why those dopes are running around like idiots. (At least I haoe so). Thanks, Gwen

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  2. Alter and adapt is what most of nature does, but few humans get the hang of it, it seems.
    Glad to hear bailey is eating!!!!

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    1. Thank you, GP. I don’t know what it is about a pet not eating that drives us up the wall. Baily is so thin that I can’t imagine her missing a meal. Sometimes she doesn’t feel like it and it worries me.

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      1. I can understand that.

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  3. Cheers to Bailey! Thanks for the update – and have a great weekend. Stay warm down there – Oh … I forgot … you’re always warm compared to me.

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    1. Yes. We just had two days in the 80’s. Very nice. Have a grat weeked as well, Frank.

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  4. Perfect JohnKu, John! So happy to hear the good news about Bailey. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  5. Happy to hear Bailey is doing well. Don’t blame her for watching the girls play from her balcony.

    Excellent advice to alter and adapt. It’s how we move forward.

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    1. I think there are times when we forget this fact. Thanks again, Dale.

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  6. Bailey reminds me of my grandmother, who’d sit on the front porch and watch us play in the yard. I suspect that Grandma, like Bailey, wished from time to time that she could join the rumpus, too. Sometimes, even the expected (like old age) requires altering and adaptation.

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    1. So true, Linda. I thik Bailey would like to play but just doesn’t have the energy.

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  7. Excellent news all the way around, John. And I am very happy to hear about Bailey. I know she is getting lots of love and attention and that is healing in itself.
    P.S….you solved my “like” button problem. I’m on my Mac and all is good. You’re better than Apple Care. Thank you!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Good news on the MAC. I downloaded Mohave and it seems to be working well. I had to uncheck the cross whatever button as well.

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  8. Glad about Bailey πŸ™‚ Daisy feel ok after surgery too πŸ™‚ and go-go-go book! πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

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    1. Good news on Daisy. πŸ˜€

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      1. Yep πŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒ

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  9. Congratulations on the edits. And such good news to hear about Bailey.

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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  10. “Alter and adapt” ??? I hope we are able to do that as things continue to change. Glad to hear a little good news about Bailey.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. It is one day at a time.

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  11. Yay for Bailey! Sometimes coming up with the title can be a ridiculously difficult task.

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  12. Bailey is doing quite well.

    Wonderful news.

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  13. Pleased to hear Bailey is doing good. You and Gwen have completed the first draft of the sequel to ‘The Contract’ in no time.

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    1. It seems that way but it has been since March.

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  14. Boss,

    Altering and adapting is the reason I’ve kept the gray hairs at bay. We must, can and will. Solid haiku to set the weekend off.

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    1. Need a shirt with that on it. We Must, We Can, We Will. Thanks, Marc

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      1. Haha! πŸ˜‰

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  15. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    Goods new about the sequel:) Glad to hear Baily is doing better!

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  16. Congratulations, John! And, Gwen! You guys have worked fast and I am in awe of that. Love the photo and glad to hear Bailey is holding her own.

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    1. Holding her own is a perfect description. Thanks, Jan

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  17. ‘Alter and Adapt’ encapsulates the mantra I have lived by since the age of eleven. I’m so pleased that Bailey is doing better. Nice post, my friend. (I can’t wait to learn more about the new release) 😊

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    1. Thank you, Soooz. πŸ™‚

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  18. Alter and adapt seems to be the theme of life.

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    1. For those who survive.

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  19. My week ended on adapt, lol. Glad to hear Bailey is doing better {{hugs}}

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    1. Thanks, Jacquie. πŸ™‚

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  20. A perfect Johnku, my friend. That has been my week.
    I’m glad Bailey is doing well. I know how very much that means.
    Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs

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      1. PS: It’s so exciting about the new book! I can’t believe I didn’t mention that… Mega hugs!

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  21. Well done on the new book, John. I am reaching the end of my WIP too. I plan to finish the re-write by the end of my December holiday and send it to Charli Mills for developmental editing in January.

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  22. Happy post-Friday, John! Perfect johnku … perfect for me as changes occur at my state job, always noting that the things change, (sometimes) the more they remain the same πŸ˜‰ I’m so glad to hear that Bailey is eating and doing better. Like you, I worry when any of my cats go off their food. They usually want to eat 24/7 so any change causes us concern. But Bailey is dealing with her health issues and maybe eating less is better for her. If only she could talk and put your mind at ease. But at least she’s eating. Take the positives where you can find them. Lots of love and big hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words, Marie. Bailey now has a problem with her heart caused by the chemo. We have decided to stop and make sure she is comfortable until the end. I wish we could do more but we are pretty much out of options. Thank you for your support. Big Hugs back.

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      1. Oh, my dear John. We never have as much time as we want. She knows everything you do is out of love for her, including stopping the chemo. Yes, the best you can do now is make her as comfortable, as peaceful as possible. Sending lots of love your way.

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      2. Thank you, Marie. πŸ™‚

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  23. A wonderful JohnKu. And you do that very well. Glad Bailey is eating and doing better. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  24. I’m glad to hear Bailey is doing well and the new WIP is coming along on schedule. All the best, John. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne.

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