Sunday, April 27, 2014

Birthday Bash

I'm not into celebrating my birthday.  Lots of reasons why.  So, if you ask me why, I usually make up an answer that will satisfy you so we can move on.

By chance, I didn't have to work at Mt. Bachelor, so I slept in despite Yam walking all over my head and pillow.  Emil took me to McKay Cottage for breakfast.  My usual is the breakfast sammy without bacon and a hot chocolate.

It was fantastic!  Emil had the classic eggs benedict.  What a perfect way to start off the day.  After breakfast, I worked on book marketing and other miscellaneous stuff.  Then, I baked my favorite cupcakes of all time.  Self-filled cupcakes.  The recipe is from my grandma.

I didn't eat them all although I was tempted!  The rest of the cupcakes traveled to work with me the next day, and I fed my co-workers.

A surprise doorbell in the afternoon revealed beautiful flowers from my friend, Katie, and her boyfriend, Erik.  It was such a wonderful surprise!  She always sends the best gifts.

The night before, we had friends over for dinner and cards.  It was really nice, and we had plenty of leftovers.  I made two calzones - eggplant and italian sausage/red pepper.  So for my birthday dinner, we heated up leftovers and enjoyed a lovely evening together.  Low key and just what I wanted!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Book

My book is finally published and available for purchase.  It's been a long, frustrating experience, but I learned lots of information on publishing and editing.  Thanks to everyone for their patience!  Here's a link to buy the book:

If you're local or wish to buy it directly from me, I'm happy to send you a book.  Cost is $11.95 plus $4 for shipping.  Email me at with your contact info.

Everyone kept saying I needed a goal with this book.  Financially or otherwise.  My goal was to publish it.  Of course, I'd like to make back the money I spent on it, but I'm just happy with the process completed.

Time to work on book number two.  *grin*