Friday, February 3, 2023

February Goals

Is it just me, or did January fly by?  I did get several things accomplished:)

-Lose 5 lbs (start: 229) Bleh....gained 2 lbs.

-Order copy Whispers Check!

-Mail Beach to customer with note Check!

-De-decorate house Check!

-Give A her gifts Check:)

-Take Mom to dental appointment Snowstorm; plus C was able to take her.

-Add words to existing WIPS Check:)

-Buy new laptop screen/laptop?? Bought external keyboard instead.

-Work enough hours to pay for upcoming events Remains to be seen....

Health:  Depression lifted, but it's been cold and I've eaten WAY too many carbs!  Took Mom to dr on 2/2, and didn't dare go near the scale; I was afraid of what I'd see. Plus, I've been wearing 3 layers in order to stay warm.  Damn groundhog saw his shadow:  6 more weeks of winter. Ugh.

Books Read:  3

            Print:  1

        E-book:  2

2023 Events:

Feb 18-19: Quad Con, Peoria Full, plus too expensive.  Might go as a fan, though....

April 1st:  SI Comic Con, Benton, Il Pd 4/2022

22nd:  Kokomo Con, Kokomo, In $75 

28th:  North HS Craft Fair, $40 (bring own table)

May 5-7:  Indianapolis Comic Con, Indiana Convention Center $300

June:  IABE, Peoria, Il

June:  Superman Celebration

July 9-11:  Imaginarium Convention, Louisville, Ky $165 for table 12/2:  Pd $120; 1/20:  Pd $40

Still owe $50 for banquet dinner

July :  Heroes For Kids, Perryville, Mo Hoping the $$ I paid last year 'rolls over'....

Aug:  State Fair??

Aug:  Hanna House

Sept:   15-16th:  Cil-Con, Effingham, Il $50 (bring own tables)

Oct:  TBD

Nov 8-12:  Indianapolis Christmas Gift and Hobby Show $350 1/27:  Pd $60

February Goals:

-Lose 5 lbs (start: 231)

-Have an enjoyable Valentine's Day Check!  Talked the spouse into taking me to Old Chicago for a heart-shaped pizza.  Note to self:  Do NOT do this next year.  Crust was soggy.  Ugh.

-Finish Sage's story

-Research Mailchimp Check!

-Order business cards Check!

-Get taxes filed

-Buy better accounting notebook

-Order copies of Hotel, Catered, and WHH

-Have a stress-free month at work

February Reading Schedule:


Dragonfly In Amber-DG

Looking For Mr. Goodbar-Judith Ransom Interesting it, wondering if it was the same as the movie I remembered as a kid (wasn't allowed to go see it), and it is.
Christine-Stephen King
Darkness-John Saul
Fever-Robin Cook
Creature-John Saul
Lovey-Mary McCracken
Second Child-John Saul
Calico Joe-John Grisham
The Glassmaker's Wife-Lee Martin
Evergreen-Sara Goodwin
Piercing The Darkness-Frank Peretti
Propher-Frank Peretti
Let The Drum Speak-Linda Lay Shuler
Kalahari Typing School For Men-Alexander McCall Smith
Cupboard Full of Life-AMS
A Quiet Strength-Janette Oke
Valley of the Shaman-Arlen Andrews
Joyful Poems For Children-James Whitcomb Riley
I Heard God Laugh-Matthew Kelly
Life Is Messy-Matthew Kelly
Franklin and Eleanor


 Disguised In Tartan-SS Good Story!  Her favorite phrases this time were 'a little bit of fiction' and 'tea and crumpets'.

Rescued-Cynthia D'Alba, et al
Soul of a Storme-SS
Fury of a Storme-SS
Kaleidescope Hearts-S.E. Winters, et al
Going Home Again-Carol Cassada
Love In Copper Mill-Deb Julienne, et al
Turn The Page-Sydney Logan
To Love Or Not To Love-Jean Joachim
The Christmas Party-JJ
The Dream Runner-Kerry King
A Picture Out of Place-Kerry King
When The Lady Must Wed-Jessie Clever

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