Hi there! I woke up at 3 a.m. this morning and I'm jacked up on coffee! Yay! And now it's time to wrap-up last week and look forward to next, so let's do this thing...
I didn't get any writing done, but that's okay because I'm not in a writing place right now. What's not okay is that I didn't get much other writerly stuff done either. Half a page of edit notes entered and a few hours of attempting to get things ready to load in Draft 2 Digital, at which point I got frustrated and went into the woods to make firewood. I'll attempt the D2D thing again today. And I'll talk more about that tomorrow on Outside the Box.
I did manage to get some reading done this week. Yay!
In baking news, I made To Die For Coffee Cake - with the Butter Pecan cake mix as originally and most beautifully intended*. Yummers. (Recipe here.)
As for activity... Like I said above, I made firewood yesterday. I also threw logs and dragged logs, all of which made up for 4 of my 5 active days this week. The other day was devoted to unclogging the drain in our kitchen sink. Yes, that counts. Unfortunately, I gained two pounds. I blame the cake. And the ice cream. Or rather the 'frozen dairy dessert' I bought at the Dollar General. Weight: 181.6
I would've been more active, but the weather wasn't cooperating this week. Splooshy splooshy rain for three days. Yeah, I could've done something inside, but after working outside, riding the exercise bike is boring.
Oh, while we were out throwing logs, etc., we saw Chester Chipmunk running around in the woods gathering food for the coming winter. So cute! Yesterday, he actually came right up to where Hubs was working on reorganizing under the house and watched for a while before Hubs got too close and even then, Chester didn't run far away. Such a good little critter. I may have to take some birdseed down to where he's gathering and give him a nice treat.
One of the bigger bucks wandered through, lookin' for lurve. I didn't get a good look at the rack, but he was built like a brick shithouse. The girls aren't quite ready for him yet, though. They can't be bothered with romance and prefer to just eat.
In other news, I received an interesting letter via email. I'm sure the sender thought they were being helpful. However, unsolicited advice from strangers rarely goes off well. (If you're here reading this blog and seeing my advice, it falls under the 'you asked for it' category. I would never invade your space and send you an email with advice unless you asked for it.) I spent some time thinking about how to reply - when I should've been sleeping - and ultimately deleted the email unanswered. No good can come of engaging. As for taking the advice, I can only say that at this point, to follow the advice I was given, I would need a big bag of moolah for new cover art and rebranding and a big marketing thing. If you're a wealthy philanthropist, donations are always welcome via PayPal**.
Oh, crap, I just realized it's Halloween. Happy Halloween! I was supposed to do some marketing things this week to take advantage of the holiday, but I crapped out on that. I also don't really celebrate since I don't have a kid anymore. (I still have Owl, she's just not a kid.) I thought about buying a pumpkin, but more for baking purposes than decor for the day. If you're into Halloween and/or have kids and grandkids, have fun tonight!
And on that note, I'll let you go enjoy your day. Time for me to try and hit the D2D thing again. Maybe I'll have better luck and more patience. ;o)
How was your last week?
*to borrow a phrase from The Philadelphia Story.
** totally kidding there... I probably still wouldn't make the changes, even if I won a cool million in the lottery. But if you ARE a wealthy philanthropist, I wouldn't mind having a silent and anonymous benefactor of my arts. ROFL