Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Oh. My. Goodness.

Let me tell you the last time I had a snow day: high school. I am so excited, I'm posting it on Facebook and, yes, I just called my mother. To tell her I have a snow day. It hasn't yet sunk in that I do not get paid for snow days, nor will my husband. I'm just a bit ecstatic right now. That'll wear off, I'm sure. Especially when it hits me sometime tomorrow that I can't leave the house because the roads are horrible, the kids have a snow day too so they're at each other's throats, and the little dog refuses to poo outside because the snow is up to his back. Right now... right this moment... I'm reveling in it. (The ecstasy, not the poo.)

My first month of book sales are up. I sold 14 books, the royalties are 70%, and I need to sell approximately 1,000,000 more of them before I can retire. If you would be so kind as to post this link on your own blog, or your website, or your Facebook, or in a mass email to everyone you know, that would be fantastic. Besides, everyone is stuck inside for the next day or so, they can't go anywhere, they might as well download the free Kindle software onto their computer and then download my book. I have 48 followers -- if each of you has 1 friend who buys a book, I will have almost tripled my sales for this month. :)


That's the link... isn't it pretty?

Today was baking day at work. I made three dozen mini-scones for a catering on Friday for a 100th birthday party, two quiche, six dozen chocolate chip cookies, three and a half dozen banana nut muffins, two dozen strawberry cream cheese streudel sticks, and set up a huge brown sugar cinnamon french toast casserole. Oh, and cinnamon rolls. Those are a real pain in the butt to make, let me tell you, but so, so good. It *so* seems like I made more than that, but I was there for a long time. I came in around nine, and clocked out around three or three-thirty, but then I stayed and helped Steve close off the clock because I was concerned about him being there after dark if he had to close alone, and the blizzard (yes, I used the word 'blizzard'!) was beginning. That way, I could follow him home and in case the roads were bad, at least we were right next to each other. Safety in numbers. That, and I think he's cute.

Parenthood tonight. I love that show. It seems very realistic most of the time, which is more than I can say for all the ridiculous 'reality' shows out there.

The little dog dislikes this storm, but not as much as he dislikes the rain storms in the spring. Hopefully, he'll let us sleep through the night!

Bring on the freeze! I could get used to this sleeping in thing.

Be careful out there, everyone. Bundle up, wear layers, keep some snacks and a blanket or two in your car just in case.

Stephanie Jean

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