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Friday, July 29, 2011

How does this work again, exactly?

Cassidy, our holistic health coach (hi! We’re Californians!), challenged me today to keep a Done List. Not a To Do list (we’re working on how to suss that out), but a list of what I did today. Because I have a bad habit of ending the day with “crap, I didn’t do shit today,” when in fact I did a lot. Especially given the stresses I’m dealing with right now.

So. I didn’t write them down when I did them (some were before our meeting), but here’s what I remember:
  • showered both of us (Ken’s right hand has to be taped up in a bag, etc.)
  • took Ken to lunch at Baja Fresh
  • bought a pirate hook for Ken for Pirate Tourney tomorrow at the party supply story, a new scale at Bed Bath & Beyond, and an accordion file at Staples for this year’s taxes
  • chiro appts for both of us. I’m seriously messed up. The area above my right collarbone is all swollen. WTF?
  • met with Cassidy
  • went grocery shopping
  • put away laundry
  • assembled pirate outfits for both of us for tomorrow (Ken assisted)
  • sewed lace thingies for my pirate boots (I felt like Ken: let’s wait ‘til the night before an annual event and redo my garb!)
  • made dinner (leftover pork chop dish for Ken, whole grain pasta and sauce for me)
  • made coleslaw and a pasta dish for the potluck tomorrow (Ken assisted), and printed out ingredients lists
  • did dishes
  • watched Haven and half of Deadliest Warriors (featuring our SCA friend Virginia!) with Ken
  • answered a few emails

The problems here? 1. I didn’t get any work done (save for reading a few emails). 2. I still feel like I didn’t get nearly enough done today. Tons of “to do” things languishing…and it’s just after midnight and I have to get up at 7 am for the event. At which I’m running Gate, because the Exchequer is running Lists, because the Listmistress won’t be there.

My desk is a mess.

I’m going to bed.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Contest winners!

And the winner is…Herman! The story is off to Glimmer Train, and crzydemona, you’ve won the grand prize!

Actually, since there were three runners-up, I’m also going to give prizes to Anonymous (Ernie, is that you?) and Cayswann for Ernie/Ernest. (crzydemona also suggested Clarence, and I’m feeling generous, so she’s going to get two prizes.)

Here’s the deal, folks: Email me (or leave a comment here, but I think you three know my email address, unless Anonymous isn’t who I think he is) and let me know which you’d prefer:
  1. An ebook of mine of your choice (I’ll give you a coupon for a free download from Smashwords), or
  2. A print book. I have a pile of new or very gently used (as in, I've read them, but they were new when I did) books to give away over the next few months. I don’t have a list pulled together yet, but if you choose this option, I’ll let you know the genres (off the top of my head, I’ve got paranormal romance, erotic anthology, YA, and maybe a literary book or two), and if you pick a genre, I’ll give you the list. Or something. We’ll sort it out.

You have one week (by midnight Monday, August 1) to contact me.

Congratulations!  *\o/*