Sunday, December 22, 2019

Sunday Update - Week 51

It's almost over.  One more week of 2019 left.  Whew.

Once again, there's no writing to report.  And no marketing.  I did set up a sale for the SCIU books starting Tuesday, so look for more about that then.  Mostly, I've been working on getting spreadsheets ready for use when 1/1/20 comes around.

I read some stuff.  More DNFs than finished books, but hey, I finished a couple books.  And I read #114 yesterday, so I have 6 books left to finish before the end of the year if I want to reach my goal.  Whether that'll happen is anyone's guess.  I'm okay with it either way.

I did go fishing one day last week.  Didn't catch anything but I found a new bobber with a couple sinkers and a fake worm/hook rig.  Gotta take your successes where you can.  But by the time I quit drowning worms, man, was I ever cold.  Winter fishing ain't for the faint of heart.

In baking news, I made a couple loaves of pumpkin pie bread.  I was going to make apple cranberry bread, but my wrists were killing me and that stuff is hard to stir.

The reason I had ouchie wrists was an overabundance of trail raking in the woods on Friday.  Yep, overdid it.  Ouchie wrists go along well with the ouchie thigh I got from falling in the woods earlier in the week.  Just call me Gracie.

At least I'm being active.  I had like 4 days in the woods last week.  But let's not talk about the scale.  I've been eating a lot lately and not light stuff.  Christmas... ya gotta have chocolates. Right?  Right?

Yesterday, it was nice enough to go for a walk with Hubs.  And we both needed a day off from the woods.  Sometimes it's just nice to stroll with the one you love.

In other news... Not sure there is any other news, so I'll let you get back to your life. 

So, what is going on in your life these days?  Ready for Christmas?  Ready for the end of the year?  Ready to kick the dust of 2019 off your boots? 


  1. Busy woman you are. Stop over-doing it though. Ochies are no good!

    There was a week. It passed. I'll probably finish the final edit on my Feb. release today. Big editor and copyeditor returned it. Changes made. This is my final, read-out-loud proofread edit. Then I do the extra bits--checking for extra spaces/formatting oops, adding front and back matter, that sort of thing. Still waiting on the cover. This is why I don't like taking it out of the family, but as this is an anthology series, majority rules. For what we're paying, it better be awesome!

    I read some new books for a change. Currently listening to one that will be 5 stars unless something untoward happens.

    Coming down with a cold. I swear I've been sick or under the weather the past 3 or 4 Christmases. One year, I was so sick, we debated an ER run. It sucks. Next year, I may just order my groceries from Wallyworld and go pick them up so I don't have to be around the masses. Gah.

    Life is boring. It's also cold and foggy outside and I want to go back to bed to get warm and nap.

    Let's get through the next week and few days. 2020 means perfect vision. Let's hope that translates over.

  2. I hope I get a new battery for Christmas. Mine seems worn down -- all I want to do is sleep.

    I was dad-sitting almost every day last week, but I did get a little work done. Not much, but every finished illustration gets me a little closer. Like your new fishing gear, we take our wins as we find them. ;-)