Here we go. The first day of a new week. There was a great service at church today. It was very inspiring and fast-paced, and the music was great, too. They sang Katy Perry's "Firework", showed clips from the food drop yesterday. Even with the record-breaking snowfall, over 1000 people showed up to help feed the hungry in Michiana. I am so glad to be a part of Granger Community Church, even if I don't get there every week. It's nice to be in a place where there's no judgmental glance as you walk in the door, no preaching at you about who you should vote for, no diatribe on how evil the world is and how great we are. They tell the truth: that we're all sinners, that we all struggle everyday, and that loving people is what it's really all about.
Tomorrow, I start my "new schedule" at work. Not sure if it's just for this week, or if this will be continuing, but I'll be opening most of the week. The hours will be good, so I will get a better paycheck, but I'm not the biggest fan of mornings. We'll see how long until I totally flip out...
I've sold nine books so far, and I'm pretty excited! I'll get my first royalty check in about sixty days. I would love to sell a few more this period, and I need to find a good way of marketing this. It's great for people who have a Kindle, but a lot of people are wary about downloading the Kindle software onto their computer, or they're just not into reading on a computer screen. I think I need to get some cards printed up with the website address for DLing Kindle, and a book description with the picture and the Amazon address for that, too, and just pass them out at the Daily Grind where I work.
I need to focus on losing some weight this week so I don't have to pay another dollar for the Biggest Loser contest our family is doing. My mother-in-law is the keeper of the weight and money. That reminds me, I still have to pay her. I really like the Wii Fit game, now that we have the board to use with it. I burn calories while having fun. I wish I could burn calories sitting on my butt playing The Legend of Zelda on my old Nintendo in the bedroom.
Sipping a little Mountain Dew before bed. I know it sounds ridiculous, but the caffeine will not keep me awake, it will just keep me from getting a headache in the morning.
Happy birthday to my father, Mike -- he certainly doesn't look his age!