Yesterday I called and spoke to the library in Dubuque about doing a book signing. I was forwarded three times, left a message and no one called me back. I then called the Kennedy Mall and they will let me rent a space but it has to be for a minimum of three days at a cost of $150 per day. I would have to sell a hell of a lot of books to even break even on that deal. I also called two used book stores and both were no longer in business. The trunk of my car is starting to look pretty good.
I started painting the bedroom today and was proud that I didn’t get any on my clothes because I’m usually a sloppy painter. I left in a hurry to pick the kids up from school and didn’t have an opportunity to look in the mirror until I got home. I then saw that my hair was covered in paint! I knew
it was too good to be true.
I had to give my publisher some information yesterday regarding a blog tour that I will be going on. That basically means that I will be scheduled
for interviews and guest blog spots on various websites. It’s very exciting but makes me nervous at the same time. I don’t have to go anywhere or do anything physical – it can all be done from my cozy chair but it still seems surreal.
I saw the coolest idea on Pinterest for fingernails so I had to try it. Usually cool things don’t work out well for me but this one did. Paint your nails white or light pink then dip them one at a time into alcohol for
around ten seconds or so and then press a small piece of newspaper on your nail and voila you have words on your nail. Finish with a top coat and you have the
coolest nails ever. The only weird thing is that the words are backwards. I’ve gotten lots of complements on my “word” nails. I love, love, love Pinterest!
I bought a bottle of Tide today and glanced at the label. Typically there are things I just buy on a regular basis and don’t question anything about them because they work for me. This medium sized bottle of Tide
claimed on the front that it contained enough liquid to do 48 loads of laundry. I do around one load of laundry per day and one of these containers does not
last me more than a couple weeks. I turned the bottle around and looked at the directions. There are lines on the inside of the cup: fill to line one for a small load and fill to line two for a large load. There is a third line on the cup/lid but that isn’t mentioned on the label. I always fill to the third line. That means I’ve wasted enough Tide in the past 20 years to fill a public swimming pool. I think it’s time to start reading labels again.
Fly a Kite
Today is national kite flying day. Why? Who in their right mind would fly a kite in February?
Caffeine's Not a Crime
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Have a wonderful day!