I started the week with a massive to-do list, but I'm whittling it down. And I'm adding to it. But hey, stuff's getting accomplished. For instance, all the gardens are weeded now. Of course, the first one I weeded is already showing signs of needing to be weeded again. Blerg.
If you read yesterday's post on Paperbacks, you'll see there at the end how I discovered issues with those of my paperbacks I migrated over from Createspace. That alone added to my to-do list. I think this is a neverending to-do list. It just goes on and on and on.
Neverending should be one word. Jus' sayin'.
Today is April Fools Day. I don't do pranks. Loathe them, in fact. It is, however, the day I met Hubs in person for the first time. Seventeen years ago. Our wedding anniversary is in May. About 6 weeks from the day I saw him to the day we got married. When it's right, you know it.
When we got to the car that day, Hubs had a dozen yellow roses waiting for me. I still have several of those, dried in a vase. If I'd known how momentous the occasion was going to be, I would've kept them all. I have every other rose he ever gave me, though.
April 1st was also my childhood dog's birthday. Or the day we assigned as his birthday. We got him mid-May 1976 and he was 6 weeks old, so we walked it backwards. Happy Birthday, you wonderful dog, you.
I don't say my dog's name online because it's frequently a security question. I also never use that name as a security question because you never know when I'll forget and drop the name somewhere out in the world.
It's amazing how many little things we have to do in our daily lives because some numbnuts did something no rational person would conceive of doing. Can't buy effective cold medicine over the counter? Thank the group of numbnuts who make meth with it.
I just joined this group over on FB that's devoted to Crime Fiction. But they don't allow self-promotion except on Mondays. So it's just a bunch of people talking about the books they're reading and asking about books others have read. It's kind of nice. I did do a self-promo this past Monday and got one sale in the UK from it. I think. It's a UK group - a fact I discovered after I'd joined. :shrug: It's either that or my one Brit fan who used to hang out here found the book on the same day I posted. Either way, yay.
I got my proof copy of RHI on Monday. The Amazon proofs come with a banner all the way around the cover saying 'Not for Resale'. Well, duh. Except the banner covers verbiage I'd like to be able to read to determine whether it looks right. Derp-heads. The old Createspace proofs had 'Not for resale' stamped on the back page. Heaven forbid someone wanted to buy one of those. :eyeroll:
While I was out weeding, I found a wee, itty-bitty frog. A baby gray tree frog. So damn cute. I mean, they only get to about 1.5 inches when they're full grown, but this one was maybe a half-inch, so a baby. Yeah yeah, actual baby frogs are tadpoles, so let's say an adolescent tree frog. Geez.
Well, this ended up being longer than I thought it would be, so I'll just leave ya there. Got any this-n-that to share?