Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Another Year Older

I find it hard to believe September is nearly over. In some ways I welcome the months going by quickly right now because my son, Jacob, is in his last year of nursing school and planning to move back home when he is finished next spring. He’s just far enough away visits are difficult, and work and school has been absolutely grueling for him, so we won’t see him much or at all for the holidays as he will be working. It’s nice to know a happy goal is at the end of what will likely feel like another long winter.

I’ve been enjoying the fall shows starting. Jack and I love the X-Factor and tonight Person of Interest starts back up. So excited about that. Shield your eyes if this sounds crazy, but I can’t wait for The Walking Dead next month. I’m not a zombie kind of person, but the writer in me loves the character interaction.

Our main computer died a couple of months ago so I have been downloading files from Carbonite for what feels like weeks, trying to get the new computer back to what I had. I am finally done and working to organize it all more efficiently. I want to put a bunch of files on DVD, and of course have, but is this a bit OCDish?? I have a hard time trusting it to DVD. What if the DVD breaks or just doesn’t work? I’m not crazy about making duplicate DVDs, but I have to tell you, that’s probably what I will do. Disappointed smile

So I am glad to be done with what ended up to be a huge never-ending seeming job and onto other things. I actually felt like I was away for a couple of weeks, just such a nose-to-the-grindstone feeling. I need to re-install a program I use called Book Collector. I use it mostly for my Kindle collection which is so ridiculously vast I needed something to remind me what I have. But now I want to start cataloging all my real books.

I had a birthday last week. So I am now 52. Inching ever onward. My youngest turns 21 next Monday, which seems a little crazy. I remember when thinking of them turning 16 seemed like it would never happen. Speaking of getting older, I really want to concentrate more heavily on nutrition in the next weeks. We try, but need to be even more vigilant. It is not enough for us just to be gluten-free, we need to heal, and I need to make sure that is happening. I’ve had a lot of trouble with my shoulder over the last months and I just feel I need to do better, for all of us. My sister and her daughter were both diagnosed with Celiac in the past week, so it has brought up a lot of thoughts of those days we first went gluten free a year ago. I wonder if there is anyone anymore who does not know someone with Celiac?

I’ll leave you with something fun. I remembered something today that I had forgotten I had on the old computer, a browser add-on for Firefox or Chrome. If you don’t know about it, it’s really quite terrific! It is called Send to Kindle and it’s great because you can send news articles, blog posts, and other web content to your Kindle to read in the comfort of your chair instead of sitting at the computer. I really love it! Check it out. Smile

Friday, September 13, 2013

Clean Authors eBook Sale - 99¢ or Free

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Just a quick note. If you were thinking of checking out my book, today is a good day to do it. Today I am participating in a big eBook sale for clean fiction. All books are either 99¢ or free. You can purchase my book here, and make sure to visit CleanAuthors.com to check out the rest! Lots of great books at a great price!