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Thursday, December 15, 2005
JUST CHECKING IN
In addition to my regular daily routine -- y'know, cooking, cleaning, the occasional stint watching Little H -- Christmas preparations have me swamped. It began when I decided to make some cards this year as I've done in the past. I swore I wouldn't because it takes time, but hells-bells I got inspired. Happens every year.
PLUS, I decided to print a book of my short story blog as a present for my mother, the woman who has everything and wants for nothing. She's not seen it online, so I thought she'd get a kick out of seeing a hard copy. (I know I would!) I didn't want to print it in an 8.5" x 11" format, so I used 5" x 8" tablets of plain paper. The sheets are so thin that I can only print on one side. I copy'n'pasted everything, including the pictures, from my blog to word docs and printed the entire thing on the computer, which took hours. I used a 110 lb. wt. paper, which resembles a very stiff card, for the covers, then a friend in the printing business bound the 90+ pages together with a plastic spiral for free.
Total cost $1.23 (paper). Satisfaction; PRICELESS!
In the midst of all this, I had to have my annual physical yesterday. I used to have it in the summer, but I kept edging it later and later in the year. Kinda like you do with your car's inspectation. I hate going to doctors. However, I needed a new script for my allergy meds, so I had to succumb to the embarrassment. This morning I'm off to have blood work done, for which I've had to fast. That means no coffee, either =:O
Later gator :~)