Saturday mornings around here offer a chance to stop, catch my breath, take stock of where I've been, and get ready for what lies just ahead. This morning my head is buzzing as I realize how many activities I'm juggling. They reduce themselves to list-making, so here's the weekend's RBOC:
- The audio book files for "Beyond All Price" have gone to ACX for quality control checks before the final copy is ready for sale. They suggest it will be 10 - 14 days, so there's still time for you to get your name entered into
- the contest for a free copy.
- I've opened two more titles for auditions. With luck we may someday have audio books for "The Road to Frogmore" and "Damned Yankee." Narrators, please take note and check ACX for further information.
- I heard yesterday from my only living first cousin -- someone I had not seen or heard from in 54 years. He turned up on Facebook with a comment that began, "Hi Cuz!" and then told me I looked just like my mother. Mixed reactions to that!
- His resurfacing, however, is pushing me to get back to our family genealogy and scan in some more pictures from the early 1900s. That may be a good way to spend this rainy day.
- Looking ahead, I see two unusual events scheduled next week: the calendar reads "jury duty and fishing rodeo."
- Jury duty? Yep, being over 70 is no longer an excuse, apparently. I have to report on Wednesday, not to start passing judgment but to choose what week I will be on call. I'm hoping to get it out of the way soon. Hate having it hanging over me.
- Fishing Rodeo? That's a Lions thing. Every year the Germantown Lions Club sponsors and runs a children's fishing rodeo to kick off the city's Fourth of July activities. I'll be working the registration table on Friday, not handling the fish, thank goodness. It's a fun activity, provided it doesn't storm or turn horribly hot.
- And to end with some good news. We'll be celebrating today because "Damned Yankee" has made it into the top 100 Kindle books on the Civil War. The specific ranking varies from hour to hour as people make purchases, but it's a lovely bit of recognition.
Have a great weekend, everyone!