Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sunday Update - Week 48

Happy December.  And here we are again.  Countdown to 2020... 4 weeks left of this year.  Which means I'll have to start with the making of spreadsheets for next year soon.  More on that tomorrow.

I wish I could not talk about writing.  I fell down bad this week, as evidenced by the NaNo thingie over there on the right.  Not sure what the problem is exactly.  A slurry of things all mixed together into a puddle of gunk.

I also haven't done any marketing.  I might try another sale this month.  At this point, I'm not sure what would work.  I do have people continuing to read pages in KU from the last sale, but I'm still about $10 down on my last ad.

If you didn't see the post on Outside the Box on Friday, I screwed up.  It's fixed now.  Let's hope it doesn't come back to bite me in the ass with bad reviews.

My reading week was kind of a non-event.

In baking news, I made pumpkin pie bread.  And I made the evaporated milk to use in the recipe.  (Because I was a dork and forgot to buy some.)  If you're ever in a pinch for evaporated milk, gently boil regular milk until it's reduced by about half and voila, you have evaporated milk.  Took me about 15-20 minutes to get 1.5 cups of 2% down to 3/4 cup of evaporated milk.  Of course, you have to strain out the solids.  Nobody wants lumpy milk.

Of course, there was Thanksgiving in there.  Hubs did the turkey as usual.  It was awesome, as usual.  We ate too much, as usual.  A 15-lb turkey for two people means we have loads of leftovers.  Yum.

Yesterday, I figured I should step on the scale.  You know, to calculate the damages.  I lost a pound.  Go figure.  I haven't really been walking or exercising that much.  And I've been eating normally.  :shrug:  Raking burns more calories than I thought, I guess.

We got totally splooshed with rain toward the end of the week.  Kind of kills the leaf raking activities, doncha know.  The piles we already made are going to be wet and heavy when we finally make it back out there.

I'm seeing eagles on a regular basis again.  Yay for seasonal eagle visitation!

Other than that, I can't think of much else that went on last week.  What happened with you?

1 comment:

  1. I managed to end up with about 250 words over 50K for the NaNo win. I didn't finish the project though I'm close to the end. During edits, I need to add some sexy bits--nothing like older characters making out like teenagers. 🤣 Only gonna be two solic real sexy bits. One's written, one to go, but I need to add some tease in earlier. Anyway. The project is in hand. I WILL get it finished over the next few days and then off to editing.

    Family health emergency left us with lots of Stormy time. I'm exhausted. I think LG has run away from home. 😂

    If the author kills the dog in the book I'm listening to, I may go hunting. Just sayin'...

    We're down to a few bits of ham and some rolls. Oh, and a tub of some sort of chocolate pudding/pecan/Cool Whip/cream cheese on a crust thing that is not a pie but is way too yummy. My BiL's MiL made it. I need the recipe!

    I need sleep. Peace and quiet. Live PD. Not necessarily in that order. As for you, you will get back on the writing horse, yay for a pound down, I hate wet leaves--leaf mold KILLS my allergies, and you'll find a good book to read. All the rest is just details.