Thursday, April 29, 2010

I'm baaaaack! (with a yard sale report and some other big news)

Okay, so I'm back. :) Still not 100% but I'm definitely feeling better. I'm guessing that oak pollen is a huge issue for me since that's what I'm hearing is extremely high right now. All I know for sure is that something knocked me for a loop.

My daughter Brie, cousin Amanda and I started the big yard sale today. I am happy to report that there were many transactions resulting in happy wallets and much more free space.

This is a good thing.

And with much luck, the trend will continue tomorrow and I will once again be able to park in my garage! :) COOL!

There is a really funny side to this whole yard sale story, too. You know I haven't felt well for a few days and I've also been really busy with the kids' sports schedules and our usual springtime activities. I actually put very little effort into preparing for this yard sale and I only did as much as I did because Brie and Amanda had SO much stuff to get rid of and I have a great location for a sale. It ended up that I had only about $20 worth of my own items to offer. Laughable, huh?

So here is your giggle for the day:

Brie's total sales...over $200
Amanda's total sales...nearly $100
Perri's (who at the last minute threw in a few things she decided to let go) total sales...$65
And MY total sales for the day...*drumroll, please*...

Yes, I really AM laughing...on the inside, anyway. ;)

But on to more exciting news. And I am really excited about this!

I signed up with Business 2 Blogger (see the little button in my right sidebar) in the hopes that I would be able to get in on some cool opportunities and things that I could pass on to you, my readers.

If you've been following along since the beginning of my blogging adventure, you know that I have been writing for quite some time. It is only in the last few years that I have begun to submit my work to be considered for publication and I've actually had the honor of seeing a few of my essays in print. I've even received a *small* paycheck from time to time. Pretty cool.

Now, thanks to Business 2 Blogger, I have been asked by a publisher to read a book and then blog my review of it. Luckily for me, this is a book of essays! I was thrilled to be given this opportunity! I mean, how FUN!!! And if I enjoy the book, I fully intend to spread the love by doing a little giveaway.

Well I am happy to say that I am already 1/4 of the way into the book and it is a witty, humorous and entertaining look at.....

Never mind.

I think I'll wait until I've read the entire thing and then I'll tell you a little more about it. Including the title. AND how you can win your own copy.

I'll be getting back to you about this really soon.


*This is not a paying gig. I am not being compensated for reading or reviewing this book. The book was sent to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review on my blog. And believe me, I'll be honest. I'd never lie to YOU!