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One Thousand Gifts-15

Captain’s Log, Supplemental

I’m participating in the “One Thousand Gifts” list from Christian Women Online. Click on the picture to find out more about it.

376. My cable modem, which is so much better than dial-up
377. I ordered my new laptop computer yesterday! Well, technically at 2 a.m. just before we went to bed. A MacBook Pro, 15” glossy screen. I also ordered Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac—kind of a necessity since most publishing houses and writers use Microsoft Word.
378. I love stamping. Love, love, love it. I love that I’ll be giving away cards this Christmas as gifts.
379. I can order stamps from my friend, author, and Stampin’ Up hostess Sharon Hinck. She totally gets how it’s so soothing to make cards as a stress-reliever when the writing is getting difficult.
380. I get to read Sharon’s book, Restorer’s Son, when she’s done with edits!
381. The December sale at Stampin’ Up and the great stamps I bought. I can’t wait to get them and make new cards.
382. All the ribbons and things I bought years ago for craft projects are now perfect for the cards I’m making.
383. I finally managed to get to the post office yesterday. I was a little late on mailing a few books from my blog book giveaway, so please forgive me. And somebody tell me why it’s cheaper to send a book to Canada via Airmail (3-5 days) than it is to send it via Parcel Post (4-6 WEEKS)???? Go figure.
384. I had such a great time talking with Sharon yesterday about new writer pressures, problems, and disappointments. She cheered me on and I cheered her up.
385. I got my Rodney Strong wines yesterday from the Wine Club
386. My dog didn’t bite the UPS guy delivering wines, nor did she run out into the street in a mad dash for freedom.
387. I got slip-on tennis shoes from Payless Shoes yesterday and they’re perfect as houseshoes. They’re warm, cushioned, and the rubber soles are ideal for keeping my knee stable on the linoleum and tile floors. It looks a little strange because it’s almost as if I’m wearing outdoor shoes in the house when normally we don’t wear outdoor shoes indoors (for me, it’s an Asian thing I grew up with)
388. Payless had a buy one, get one half off sale and I got this pair of strappy silver sandals which had been dyed for someone but it ended up they didn’t want them, and they were normally $37.95 but they were marked down to $10 and then I got half off! $5 for $38 shoes! They fit decently, too—my foot doesn’t slide around like it normally does in regular width sandals.
389. My manuscript word count is slowly going up. I hope I can finish in the next week or 10 days.
390. Despite a slight lack of sleep, I exercised yesterday! Yay!
391. I found the perfect stamp for Heather and bought it on eBay. I hope I get it in time to make cards for her.
392. My wonderful husband picked up the money order for me to pay for my new stamp
393. Have I mentioned I love my job even though there are times (like now) when the words come sluggishly?
394. I had fun watching Justice and reruns of CSI Miami last night.
395. Dinner last night was yummy—I stir-fried chicken with a chopped up onion and threw that over pasta with broccoli florets (frozen and reheated in the microwave), with pesto sauce (premade in the refrigerated section) and sprinkled with bread crumbs that I toasted with olive oil and salt. The bread crumbs gave it a nice texture and nutty flavor.
396. I almost forgot the garlic bread—artisan bread from Nob Hill, sliced and spread with a small pat of butter and chopped up garlic (lots of garlic), baked at 350oF for 20 minutes. Yum yum.
397. Robin called me yesterday. There are exciting things going on in ACFW!
398. My husband came home early yesterday. :)
399. The ACFW Book Club has some great books lined up for the next few months.
400. I found it amusing that I was on the list of enemies to pray for on Danica’s blog, Praying for Our Enemies. LOL! I know she doesn’t mean it that way, it just humored me (I’m humored very easily). And while you’re there, leave a comment about enemies you want/need/should pray for. The blog is a great statement about our Christian faith and the simple fact that we’re all human.

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  1. Camy, would you say a prayer for me please. I'm really sick. Thanks.

    Melissa

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  2. Camy
    Thank you for telling us about the matchstick pads at Levenger. I fell in love with them and my mom ordered them for me for Christmas. :) Brittanie

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