Happy Tuesday morning, boys and girls! It’s 7:20 a.m. and Sam is on his way to work as I write this post ... his first day at a BRAND NEW JOB after four glorious months of rest and downtime at home. This is the first new job he’s had in more than 12 years and (with any luck) it will be his LAST. Sam actually considers this to be semi-retirement, with a return to commercial printing, no stress and normal daytime hours.
I had a quarterly checkup yesterday morning with my primary care physician, the lovely Dr. M, who declared that: 1) my heart sounded fine; 2) my feet looked beautiful for an aging diabetic with neuropathy; and 3) I’m awfully damn lucky to have Sam. I agreed with all three assessments. And then, just for the hell of it, I peed in a cup and let a phlebotomist draw three tubes of blood. I’ll let you know how the labs turn out in a couple of days, okay?
Creative Market and the pretty “Gold Rush” whatnots were a giveaway from Sellfy.com.
store on Zazzle, specifically: 1) fabulous greeting cards; 2) fabulous mugs; 3) fabulous recipe binders; 4) fabulous hard-bound guest books in a gift box; and 5) fabulous retractable vertical banners. (FYI, items 4 and 5 are brand new to Zazzle and personally thrilling.)
Plus ... later this week I want to do a major overhaul of The Howdygram Store, which includes renaming several product categories, adding new categories and subcategories, changing the font and font size for all the category and subcategory graphics (46 images in all) and uploading them to Zazzle. And incidentally, this is the kind of project you can’t do halfway. Once you get started, you have to revise and upload images until you’ve done them ALL or your store will look completely deranged.
Our latest dead celebrity is Bill Paxton, the nice, white bread actor who played second leads in movies like Apolllo 13 (1995), Titanic (1997) and Tombstone (1993). He also had juicy roles in HBO’s “Big Love” and “Hatfields and McCoys.” (Sam and I tried to watch “Hatfields and McCoys” a few years ago and HATED it. Way too much blood.)
Thank you for reading this. It’s time for my mid-day nap!