my planner refill arrived today. That's GOOD news! Now, for the first time in a good 9 months, I have a chance at having some clue, from time to time, of what I ought to be doing next. What a relief that would be. I've felt like the headless horseman since I discovered 2011's refill for April-December was packed away in some box. No idea which box, of course......... By early tomorrow morning, I'll have January through March properly installed in the binder. Now where do I put the rest that no dogs eat it, it doesn't fall into some random box, I remember where I put it, etc.?
So, the kit I've been working on is done all but the details. All the design work is done. The previews are made. The alphas are made and so is the alpha preview. We're down to TOU, Piracy Notice, and Product Description. Wahoo! I started on the Valentine's Day kit. I've only got 5 papers so far, but at least it's a start. Honestly, I can't relax til that's complete. I've got it scheduled to go to the CT on 1/14 and to be released in the store on 1/21. I do not want to be butt up against a deadline, trying to produce something glorious. That would totally freak me out!
Do you remember I said I gave the CT a week off because I've worked them so hard this year? I made 'em promise they'd pray for my sales though, LOL. Well, tomorrow is the last day of the month. It's possible there will be a sale or two tomorrow, but as it stands, my sales for December 2011 are almost 5 times what they were in December 2010. Don't you wish you had pray-ers like that prayin' for you? And that "almost 5 times" multiplier is my answer to someone who has thrown numerous critical comments at me lately.
I am supposed to babysit tomorrow. Of course, I have to do uploads to the store before I can do anything else. And, from the looks of my gas tank, I may have to do a fill-up before I hit the road. Apparently Jen needs to go in to her office for a couple of hours tomorrow and I'm on duty with the munchkins. So, there'll be no late night/early morning hours for me tonight! I'll need my wits about me since they outnumber me 3 to 1, LOL.
Here's a funny babysitting story from the family history books. My father was a big chunky kid. My aunt, his older sister never weighed more than 100 pounds til she began to put on weight in mid-life. She was 8 years older than he. When my grandmother went out, it was my aunt's job to babysit my dad, the baby of the family. He gave her fits, pulling all sorts of dirty little tricks on her. She'd be working intently on her homework at the dining room table. He'd crawl under the table and quietly tie her shoestrings together or to a table or chair leg. Things like that. So one day, my grandmother was barely down the front steps and my aunt grabbed my father and wailed him good. This was possible only because she caught him completely by surprise. He hollered and carried on and finally asked her why she'd done that. After all, he hadn't done anything bad. Her reply was that she'd whipped him when she did for whatever he was gonna do! She knew him well.....
Well, I need to drag my body off to bed. I'm tired enough and it's late enough, especially considering my duties for tomorrow. Goodnight.