Tuesday, December 27, 2011

random rain

Here's a little something to add to the list of things that offer me no yuletide joy whatsoever...Four and a half hours of driving on the NYS Thruway in the pouring rain with our sleighful of goodies. I think I might have had whiter knuckles than if the flakes had been flying. Of course, seeing our family was well worth the trip, and provided some holiday warmth, but I was seriously about ten raindrops and one more hydroplane away from a big girl hissy fit!

This tiny bit of randomness will be photo free because I lack the techknowledge-y to make it so on my ipad. Time to visit the hotty geniuses at the Apple bar!

I made seven gallons of sugar-free pudding at my volunteer gig this morning. I swear I can still taste the white chocolate dust that must be clinging to my nasal passages. Mmmmmm....aspartame!

I have never eaten so many cookies for so many days in a row! I tried to do a raw veggie overload at lunchtime yesterday in an attempt to restore some order to my internal universe. Typically my stomach would warn me somewhere along the food fest line that things were leaning towards out of control. However, it left me to my own thoughts on what an appropriate amount of cheese and dip to consume would be. Yikes!

I took action against my hair today. I had slipped into my "I think I will grow my hair out" mode that typically means I am just not going to go get my hair cut at all (which means I eventually just look like I need a haircut). Now I have a haircut, and just look like I make poor style choices, or have no sense of product usage...true and true. Soon I will be able to seek solace in a ponytail once again, and hopefully give the illusion that I am just a very busy lady with places to go and a carefree style...not lazy...no, not at all.

I am a bit lost without my photos to guide me through this random Tuesday post. What? Oh, you noticed? Perhaps now would not be the best time to announce my plan to self publish a book in 2012? Spoiler alert...Christmas shopping will be so simple next year! I will either have to follow through with the book, or get working even harder on my mad crocheting skills. I know of one person who used createspace for her book, but then a friend recommended Book Rush. When I googled Book Rush, the first entry I clicked on was for yet another vendor telling me why I shouldn't use Book Rush. The way I see it, it will take me until June to decide which place to use, then the rest of the year to get the actual words together. I figure now that I have told you tens of people my plan, I can't back down.

Thanks to Stacy for hosting the random rebellion, even while she's far from home!


  1. hey andrea, congrats on pursuing your book! You should definitely use create space. That is who I used and could not be happier. If you want, you can email me directly and we can have this conversation off our blogs.


  2. Does a copy of your book come with cookies? If so, sign me up!!!

  3. I totally identify with the cookie thing. After months of dieting, I have allowed myself to go crazy with the cookies. A veggie cleanse might be in the works. I'd love to hear what you decide about the self-publishing. I know somebody who used Blurb, and really liked it.

  4. I am in total grow out hair phase myself right now.... I am sooooo ready for it to be "grown out" already.

  5. I feel like I am wearing a jello inner tube. Must start spitting out cookies if I wish to survive.

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