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And What Did I Get In the Magic Box?

No sleep for me.  Overrated right?  Essie and Stella were ready to go at 6am.  I was able to ignore them until 7am.  Sigh.  And of course I was up late.  But the sun is out and I’m hoping to be outside today instead of curled in a cold ball.  I got my books from Amazon yesterday.  The most eclectic is my Anthony Bourdain book.  Actually it is a graphic novel.  It does have five recipes in the back (which sound quite tasty… I’ll let you know how they turn out when I do them) but I thought it was just a collection of short stories.  Which it really it.  Just with pictures.  Funnily enough the husband is looking forward to this one.  Not only is he a Bourdain fan as well but he loves graphic novels so it is a win win for him.


The second book I got was actually the primary one.  I got the other three to get free shipping.  I got myself The Money Book by Joseph D’Agnese and Denise Kiernan.  I’m hoping to use it to get myself on the right track with earning my living through my writing.  Simple things that employers did that I have to do (like taxes being set aside)… which reminds me, do we have to do it quarterly for freelancing?  Crap.  Guess I will be starting that one first.  Anyway, if I am going to be serious about this then I need to do it right the first time.  Or as close as I can get.


Then of course is my “fluff” (I say this because it is purely for my own entertainment, I did not get it to learn anything).  I decided to start the Supernatural books.  I haven’t heard anything good about this first book but I am starting there because one starts a series at the beginning.  And it may turn out to be a decent read after all.  The books are all written by different authors so even if this one is a stinker then I can still continue the series.  If it is a stinker then I can read it and see what not to do and maybe even try my hand at it.

They look so young!

And lastly I got a book to help me keep moving forward.  It is 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women, A Portable Mentor by Gail McMeekin.  I did go through the introduction last night before I fell asleep.  I am looking forward to get my proverbial teeth into this one.  I respect a lot of the women that she interviews (like Clarissa Pinkola Estes) and I will take all the help I can get.  Some days it can be a struggle to keep writing and being serious about my writing career.  There are some days when I just want to throw my hands up and “get a real job” but I can’t.  I’ve come too far and done too much to get here.


So there is my haul from Amazon.  Which do I do first?  I want to delve into them all!  So I will probably do what I normally do in this situation.  I will sit down with all of them and rotate through each as the day wears on.  I fear my gardens are going to be ignored today!  I will have to squeeze in training for the kids as well.  Oh all right, and playtime.  Sheesh!  lol

I think I will end here, get some more coffee and poke my nose outside to see what it feels like.  If it’s decent I will haul everything outside and sit.  Otherwise I think I will curl up with a book.  Cheers!

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