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Thankfulness #117: Beta Round One

Today I am grateful for round one betas (Mom, Penny, and the bro) whose suggestions and corrections have hopefully made this mess readable for round two. Yeah, I am still up. I’m adding in a prologue before I send it to the other betas later today. I had a flashback scene that covers the space between books, but the consensus was it needed to be expanded so I just did a prologue instead. We’ll see what round two thinks.

Let’s see. It rained. I didn’t get to go pokemoning. But I did get to watch Jonathan live:

Oh, and hubby made something fun at work. He couldn’t bring t home, but he put a pic on Facebook, so hey, that counts.


And now I need sleep. Have a Beta kinda day!

Jo 🙂

Thankfulness #115 & #116

Yesterday I was thankful for the dog having a good check up. The vet said he is 100% better – no fluid and his heartbeat is better. I guess when we took him in last time they said they did not actually expect him to last the night. The vet was quite surprised how well he is doing. I think it’s all the marshmallows.

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Today I am thankful for the random stranger at Casey’s who jumped the brother’s truck. The way we were parked and as crowded as it was, it’s hard to say how ling we’d have had to sit, but the guy parked next to us had one of those jump boxes (I know there’s a better name but my head hurts, so we’re going with that.)  I am also grateful for the pretty cake Dad brought home randomly.


And now I go to bed. Have a fancy cake kinda day!

Jo 🙂

Thankfulness #114

Today I am grateful for words search function, which makes it easy to look for words – or things like tabs – in a word document. Today I am using it to look for words I overuse in the book and delete them. I’m not very far down the list because there were 1495 instances of “that” I am still working through…

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Me in my snazzy headphones that already have a short in them… the bro needs to see if he can fix them.

I did get out and do some pokemoning:

ANd I made hoemade dumplings for dinner

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Which are super easy to do, by the way.  Just flour, egg, baking powder and water mixed up and the broth is just chicken stock/broth and water with a little salt and pepper. The most tedious mart is dropping them into the pot. But they are worth it.

And now back to work.

Have a dumpling kinda day!

Jo 🙂

Catching Up

I missed a couple days because I was lost in editing land, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t thankful for things!

#111: Saturday I was grateful for warm weather that allowed hubby and I to do some pokemoning at Heartland of America. We tried to go to the moves, but both movies we wanted to see were sold out up to the latest showings, which were too late for sunwalker hubby. Maybe this weekend.

#112: I was grateful for getting my read through of Goddess of Night finished. Now I only need to do about ten more of them by the end of April.

I did take some time out from reading to walk with hubby:

#113: Today I was grateful to my Uncle Dave – our water heater stopped heating and as divine providence would have it, my uncle, who has plumbing etc experience, happened to stop in. He was able to diagnose the trouble, take the bro to buy the part, and put it in. How blessed was that?

I also made the an Easy Bake Oven cake for grown ups:

And my hyacinths are coming up:

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And now I am going to go and either watch The Monkey King 2 or look for “ands” to delete.

Have a tiny cake kinda day!

Jo 🙂


Thankfulness #110

Today I was thankful to everyone who stopped in during my live stream: Caitlin, Shoshanna, Jennifer, Jennifer  (there’s two!), Tonia, Christine, Gabriella, Alicia, Mom, and the bro. Y’all made it awesome and without you I’d have just been staring for an hour.

Have an audience participation kinda day!

Jo 🙂

Thankfulness #108 & #109


Yesterday I was thankful for finally reaching level 30!



Today I am grateful for warmer weather, though I did not get a chance to enjoy it. Let’s hope it lasts.

Have a level up kinda day!

Jo 🙂

PS – I’ve been mostly editing and doing booky stuff, which is boring to talk about.


Thankfulness #107: Paying the Bills

Today I am grateful for having just enough money to pay all the bills for the month (yay!) and still order my brother his floor cleaner (he is very particular about the brand but we can’t find it in stores around here anymore). This means nothing will get cancelled or penalized. Double whoo-hoo.

Not much else. Got some editing done on the book and filled in where it said “write scene later.” Yeah, I do that, usually with sex scenes. Or fight scenes. I am kind of looking forward to not having to write either one for awhile when this series is finished. wOOt!

The dog kept me company again today:

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And we had pizza for dinner. From Godfather’s. I had a coupon.

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And I did make a cute graphic for a friend today:

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I got to use stuff from that February graphics bundle again. I also bought the March bundle but have not had time to go through it. I’m getting addicted to them!

And now I go back to editing. Tomorrow I need to do blogophilia. I also need to file my taxes still. Bleh.

Have a bill paying kind of day,

Jo 🙂


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