Monday, December 3, 2012

Advent Calendar

When I arrived home on Sunday evening I was pleasantly surprised to find our Advent Calendar filled with treats. Each day was filled with miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and other assorted mini candy bars. I had neglected this Christmas task. I'd put the Advent Calendar on the shelf and hoped that it would magically produce candy. It hadn't, so on December 2nd my husband decided to fill it. I was proud of him.

I was so proud of him that I wanted to show him how much I appreciated the candy. Apparently, he was proud of himself as well. Over the next few hours we each visited the Advent Calendar multiple times. It was still December 2nd. The Advent Calendar is once again empty.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

My New Book

The new book is free today and tomorrow on Amazon. The toddler has ripped ten keys off my keyboard. Typing this sentence has taken two hours.

Here's the link: Self-Publish: Simple Steps to Create Your eBook

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cream Filled Snacks

I haven't had a Twinkie in at least ten years. Or a Ding Dong. Or a Sno Ball. Or a Zinger. Or a Ho Ho. I have eaten at least two wheelbarrows full of frosted mini chocolate donuts, Donettes. And while I was pregnant I once ate four cherry Fruit Pies in one day. Today's news that Hostess is no more leaves me dismayed. On my lunch break I went and bought a box of Twinkies. And I ate one. I'm now waiting for the inevitable blood sugar crash that will happen about 3pm. Goodbye Hostess.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


We've decided to become minimalists. That's what's going on this week. Next week we'll probably decide to become active hoarders. But for now, I'm going through drawers and cabinets, eliminating. It's difficult. Not as difficult as getting a toddler to put his shirt on, but difficult in the sense that my soul dies a little each time I set one of my possessions free. How will this old plastic key chain go on without me? What about the good times?

However, after the decision to part ways has been made, the pain is quickly replaced by a sense of freedom.  Now I can do anything! I should be in charge of a nation with all my excess cutting and organizational skills.

And then I reached my bookshelf and things came to a halt. Books signify that I'm smart. If I get rid of them I am also getting rid of the illusion that I've read them. I took a break and ate half a jar of peanut butter while I stared at the bookshelves. I was ready to power through.

Dear Homer,

I've had you on my shelf since junior high. I'm sure your odyssey was psychedelic and awesome, but I'm never going to find out. It's you, not me. Good bye home-boy.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Faith Restored

All I needed was a visit to the grocery store to restore my faith in humanity. These are deliciously gross. Who knew marshmallows could be so complex?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Hey Ladies, wanna go for a ride?

Jack turned one and is now a licensed driver. He can't walk yet, but the ladies don't seem to mind, since he has such a sweet ride. All he talks about now are rising gas prices and the cost of insurance.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Making Your KDP Select Book "Free"

Once you've decided to join Amazon's KDP Select program you are allowed 5 "free" days in a 90 day period. You can choose to use your days consecutively or space them out. So how do you set up a free day?

1. Log onto your KDP dashboard:

2. Once you are on your dashboard put a check mark in the box next to the book you want to promote.

3. Click on Actions, which is on the top left, directly above your list of books.

4. The last option under Actions is Manage Promotions. Click on it.

5. A screen will pop up allowing you to choose which days you would like your book to be free. Remember, if you only want to use one day at a time choose the same start date and end date.

According to Amazon your day will start after 12:00am Pacific Standard Time. That could be a few minutes or a few hours. Good luck!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Free! Free!

Diary of a Public Radio Slave is FREE today! I'm testing out the new KDP program on Amazon, and so far today, at 9:00am I've "sold" over 360 books. So snatch yours up today on Amazon: