Monday, September 11, 2017

What Weekend?

Life is busy enough without getting sick for two days. The worst cold ever took me out of action from Friday evening through Saturday. All those big plans to get some outside work done and some promotional work went the way of a full box of tissues. Sinus headache, chills, well you get the picture. I haven't had a cold like that since I retired from teaching. Teachers have the luck to catch everything going around when their students give it to them. Stay home when you're sick, please.

Another 9/11 has rolled around. Even after 16 years, the day remains vivid in my memory. The week following was very tense in our little piece of the country. Three Mile Island, infamous nuclear plant, is in my home school district. There were dozens of false alarms from perceived threats. I woke a few nights to jets screaming over the house on their way from Fort Indiantown Gap to provide security coverage at the power plant. It was truly the international incident of my lifetime. Let's hope our politicians don't draw us into something worse that that horrible day.

Came across this interesting article at Publisher's Weekly. Amazon is making an attempt to stop those cheaters using KDP and stealing money from authors and readers with their practices. I'm sure those being sued by Amazon are only a few of the many jerks conning the system, but it's a start.

Prayers to those suffering all kinds of hardships and losses because of Harvey and Irma. I have a niece in Florida.  I'm waiting to hear how she and her home are doing.

I feel the need to talk about something fun. Cleaned up my flowerbeds a little bit for fall. Can't believe I'll be raking leaves soon. My granddaughter turned six months and has been sitting up and crawling for a full month and last week decided she could stand up too when the right opportunity presents itself. Obviously, a superior genetic background. And our weather has been lovely. Warm but not humid during the day and cool nights.

This past weekend was big for the Penn State football fans at our house. Two of my sons earned their degrees there, and I received my Masters from PSU. The school really is a good academic school and has lots of outstanding athletic programs. It's too bad it's reputation has been darkened by the Sandusky scandal. Those poor children who suffered are still suffering as adults because so many resent the black mark on Joe Paterno's legacy. Priorities are messed up for some people.

Can't say how much I miss having a new GoT episode the last two Sundays. Salvation has gotten better and better each week. I hope it gets renewed for next year. I'm thinking of doing a re-watch of Luther, a BBC cop show, which means it's more cerebral with less shooting to solve crimes. It's good if you're looking for something to watch. It's on Netflix.

Are the hurricanes impacting your part of the world? Do you remember vivid details of 9/11? Have you put your books on KDP? Have your earnings taken a hit like so many authors complain because of the cheaters? Do you watch any BBC shows?




17 comments:

  1. At least Amazon is doing something about the problem.

    I still remember this day and being glued to the TV all day in a state of shock.

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  2. So sorry you were sick, but glad you rested.

    Yes, I remember that day vividly too.

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  3. Sorry you were sick. That always derails the best plans.
    We're out of the hurricane track but we know what it feels like to be in it. Prayers for all in its path.
    Watched The Orville last night. Not bad. Will see how the show goes.

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  4. What i remember most about this day is having to go on as normal so the children would not panic or be too traumatized. Hope you are feeling better and your cold is totally gone soon!

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  5. Blah to the germs, hopefully they fully hit the road soon. Not sure Amazon will get far, all they need to do is block the cheaters with 40,000 accounts. I think I'd need earnings to take a hit though lol

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  6. Thankfully, we made it through Irma okay. Scary stuff, though. Fingers crossed for your niece!

    We finished watching Atypical on Netflix and absolutely loved it. The acting is wonderful all around. Can't wait for Season 2!

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  7. Not fair to be sick on a weekend! Hope you are feeling a bit better! It is so fun to watch the little grandchildren develop; seems like your grand daughter will be walking early!

    betty

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  8. I'm sorry to hear that you got sick. There's nothing worse than a cold. I hope you hear from your niece soon. The hurricanes have been so scary lately.

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  9. I certainly do remember 9/11 and watched it all day in horror. Sorry you got sick and hope you are fit and healthy again. Yes I watch some BBC Shows but although a Brit by birth, I find I can't understand a lot of what they say.

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  10. We talked about 9/11 at school today - hard to believe none of the students in our school were even born then.
    Glad you're feeling better! Enjoy that baby!!

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  11. I remember where I was when we heard the news. I didn't have cable at the time so didn't get to see all the footage, which is probably just as well. My mom is in Florida but thankfully in the middle of the state and staying with friends. They lost power but that's it. I also miss GOT but maybe I'll give Luther a shot. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  12. Just caught a cold myself, and yeah, it definitely isn't fun. Sorry yours caused your plans to derail for a couple days! Hope you hear from your niece soon, too. Can't imagine what it must be like to face a hurricane like that...

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  13. Hi Susan - glad you're feeling better - being knocked sideways unexpectedly is always a shock. I remember 9/11 and now we have our own - not caused by planes flying in ... but just as serious and so so sad.

    Lovely to read about your granddaughter - sounds like she's coming along fast - clever lass ... enjoy her ...

    Cheers Hilary

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  14. I guess my weekend was lots more fun than yours, Susan. I attended the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference in Denver--keynote speaker Diana Gabaldon. Of course, not everything is perfect....I think I'm catching a cold now. I have my bottle of zinc remedy tablets so hope they work.

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  15. Getting sick on the weekend is the worst. But at least you're feeling better and as I type this, the weekend is here again and hopefully it finds you healthy.

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  16. Hope you had a better weekend with this one and caught up on some of those plans. A lot of bugs go around this time of year.

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