8/25/17: Celebrate the Small Things

Friday, August 25, 2017

It's Friday and time to post my Celebrate the Small Things on this blog.

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My small things for this past week, some not so small, but all great!

First was the eclipse...we attended a private event at a local country club. The event was sponsored by our favorite microbrewery, Calf Killer Brewing. We had lunch, two glasses of a made-for-the-event stout beer, and each got a commemorative pint glass to take home. A good time was had by all. The beer was THE BEST, the food (offered by Good Ol' Sloppy Top) was delicious.

Here was Stu at the moment of totality...

This was the best my little iPhone SE could do...

And there there was none...

Second was getting our Adirondack chairs and turkey-tail table waterproofed and out on our deck. We bought them last summer when we were traveling NY state. We sat in a set at the Boatyard Beer Garden and fell in love. Curved back means no backache, curved seat - well, you get the picture. If Stu can sit in a wooden chair for 2-3 hours without complaining and it doesn't hurt my back - I'm all for it. You can read more here.

Tthird was Cooper's second vet check-up. Another worming and his final shots for this year. He's grown from 19.6# to 26.5# in three weeks! No wonder he's getting heavy. LOL! Downside, he still has his ear infection, especially in the right ear. He had been cocking his head over the weekend, yet responding more to sounds, so we were suspicious. He's on a heavier antibiotic and goes back in ten days. Keeping our fingers crossed. Oh, this is what you look like after you've been poked, prodded, had ears clipped, etc. Yeah, he was pooped!

He keeps getting cuter and fluffier though...we are both really enjoying him and his personality.

Final thing to celebrete was a good launch for my book, Paradise Dead. While I didn't sell near as many copies as I did the first book in the series, the event went well and I did sell some copies of my other books. The market is truly getting saturated with indie authors and books. It gets tougher and tougher. So....I do appreciate the shares and especially the reviews of my books!

Ciao for now!


  1. Congrats on the sales. You are so right about the amount of competition now.
    The solar eclipse must have been something so special. Literally a once in a lifetime experience.

    1. The eclipse was quite an experience. I remember one when I was quite young, we built one of the shoebox viewers.

  2. I envy you seeing the solar eclipse. And congrats on the sales - it's hard going out there!

    1. Thanks, Shah. I'm doing some major promo work next month, hoping to bump sales a bit. Even getting reviews is hard now.


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