G-man is out of the hospital and on the road to recovery now, but he said it would be a while before he’s ready to do another Fiction Friday 55. So, I’m thinking about doing a poetic thing on Fridays until he’s up to it again. I’d do it today, but I have company this weekend.
Oh, and the owl picture is from the Graffiti Wall. Totally random.
It seemed a bit over kill to use random.org to pick the winner this time, so I flipped a coin. I assigned heads to Mama Zen because she commented first and tails to Heather and flipped three times because the first flip kind of didn’t actually turn in the air. The winner is Heather! Congrats on being lucky.
Remember this? I’ll be drawing the names tomorrow night. Do your clicking now.
I still have a lot of work to do before it’s set up the way I want, but I now have a couple of items in it. So, though still under construction, please allow me to introduce my Etsy store.
So far, these are the only two things that I have up for sale.
Continue reading Alice’s Etsy Store
I ran into not one, but two brick walls last week. These are walls that you, personally, might notice.
The first was the collapse of TNChick as the hub for PhotoHunt. For the last two or three years, ever since there were some health issues in her family, she has been unable to really tend the hub, but this closing down was no real surprise. She did at least offer it up for grabs, so the meme itself stands a chance of continuing. However, because of the nature of Jack and Jill, there’s a good chance I won’t know what the next theme is supposed to be in time to get one posted.
I’ve been thinking, though, that if I’m unable to do the usual thing with Jack and Jill, I might want to do something else with it. So even if I no longer do PhotoHunt, I might still be able to continue on with Jack and Jill. It will depend on how things go over the next month.
The second wall with the suspension of Sunday 160 by it’s creator, Monkey Man. This one is apparently not being offered up to others, merely taking an unlimited break. If I were him, I’d let someone I trust keep it warm until he’s ready to take it back. He’s done a wonderful job of building this one up, and it’s sad to see it fall apart.
For the time being, I think I’ll keep my own Sunday’s warm with a quick picture post every Sunday. Again, there’s no telling what I ultimately end up doing on those days.
is Heather! (I didn’t feel like messing with random.org so I had Mr. Al pick a number while he was off in the kitchen doing dishes. He picked five, then he thought HE had won something. Silly man.)
Congrats Heather! Let me dig around and see if I can figure out what I did with your address. This is what I get for not having an address book, and for having moved.
No, Jannie, they aren’t marital devices for Jack and Jill. They are earrings made of origami cranes. These are the smallest hand-made paper cranes I’ve ever seen – made from paper that is only an inch and a half wide.
I thought I’d sell them on Etsy.
Anyway, Happy Halloween, everyone.
Finally, it’s here! With permission from Susan Helene Gottfried, I’ve started my own version of Win a Book. Susan will continue with the Facebook page, while I do my own thing here..
I’m lazy, so I automated it. The listings section automatically updates itself based on what is submitted. I will check up on it regularly and make sure spa m is removed along with outdated entries, but for the most part I expect it to run itself.
There are already a couple of entries up. I expect, as word gets out, that there will be much more. Since I write Romance, I’ll probably get mostly Romance entries from my fellow authors. Still, you might find all kinds of things posted. Come by and check it out any time you’re in the mood to see what you can win.
I’m retiring this pole soon, so this is your last crack at it. Let me know what you think.
Switched out 12/18/11
Best laid plans of rodents and women – my exercise program got washed out by an excess of rain. More about that in a minute. First, let me introduce Win a Book.
If you look at my menu bar, you’ll notice I have a new page up. It’s a new home for Win a Book, that great resource developed by Susan Helene Gottfried. It all became too hard for her to keep on top of, so I made a few changes and set it up over here. She’s still running the one at Facebook, which is where the first two entries came from, but I’m taking responsibility for it over here. I’m hoping you all will find it easy and enjoyable to use.
Now, back to the walk-and-take-pictures exercise program. I still think it’s a good idea, but the fear of ruining my only remaining camera in all the rain we’ve been getting here in Montana actually decreased my efforts, instead of increasing it the way I’d hoped for. I got out for a break between storms on a couple of occasions and got this.
Then Sunday we had skies so clear I thought we might be done with it for a while, and I took these.
But alas, Monday it started up again and I have no idea when I’ll get to get out and about again, and even if it is dry, I’ll probably be out working on the house. So for the time being, this program is set aside. It did keep me moving longer than I would have been inclined to walk on Sunday, though, so I’ll try to revisit it again sometime in the future.
I’d hoped to be able to roll out a couple of new things for you here on my blog, but it looks like the soonest for either will be next week. In the meanwhile, check out the people on the Serialists lists. There are some great stories to be found there. All they will cost you is a click.
I was going to say “Gone Fishing” but I have no intention of messing with a rod and reel, so Gone Sailing is more accurate. I’m off to the low-tech world of the Galapagos Islands, home of a million varieties of finch and turtle. The point is that I’m out of Internet range at the moment. At least I expect to be for the next several days.
In the mean while, since you’ve bothered to click to my site, talk to me. Every chance I get, I’ll reply. Tell me about your last vacation. Where did you go? Did you have to fly? Was it a good experience? Tell me about any big projects you’re working on right now. Is it hard? What problems have you run into? Tell me about interesting web sites you’ve surfed into or funny videos you’ve watched. Tell me anything. When I can, I’ll share pictures of birds, turtles, boats, and water.
To my fellow USA citizens. Happy grilling. I’m out house painting.
As of Next Wednesday, this space will be used for the weekly Serialist post and also Suzie’s House. I was finding my Friday’s a little too full between Fiction Friday 55, Suzie’s House, and the new meme too. I’m afraid we are going to have to say good bye to Mr. Al’s history posts. He’s gotten so busy writing fiction that he’s not even looking at the book I bought for his next series. I’m not sure what I’ll do if he ever gets around to it, but keeping Wednesdays open for him no longer seems like a good idea.
Thank you for putting up with all the From the Mailbag posts I’ve been doing lately. I find them entertaining, but they really are kind of cheating. Mind you, I still intend to do some on Mondays over the next few weeks.
I’m going to be starting another new meme on Monday, but it will have to wait until I get back from the Galapagos toward the end of July. I’ve got my hands full with Serialist right now anyway.
Come on back next Wednesday to see what the Serialist and Suzie have been up to.