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02 November 2012 @ 05:19 pm
Five on a Friday  
1. I just opened a shop on Etsy for my critters http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodsPeople?ref=top_trail. It is a really easy process, but time consuming. It took me all afternoon to upload 14 of them. Comments, suggestions and criticism are welcome.
I had two great things happen this week.
2. I got an email that said
"My husband was injured ... in Iraq, he has many mental and physical injuries, one being PTSD. He is currently hospitalized 300 miles away from us and I have 2 small children (2 and 5) missing their daddy. My  5 year old was acting out, crying a lot, hitting, etc. so I set him a counseling appointment in which I received a  copy of your book... lst night he told me its his favorite bedtime story, thank you." (edited to remove identifying details. It actually made me cry.
3. The other great thing was an email from Amazon saying since I like history, here are some suggestions, and it led with my book, Recovering from the War, and next was Bob's book, Chickenhawk. Two other books followed, but it was really really nice to get. We have gotten ones recommending Chickenhawk before, but I have never been in one.
4. I am still looking for an agent for my Woodland Critters ABC, send out a few submissions each day. I have gotten 4 "wonderful creatures but not right for me" replies and a couple of suggestions to make the story stronger. I'm working on that. Meanwhile I am sending out the one I started with. Wish I could find an agent to work with. That is how Knox Burger was with Bob and it was really helpful.
5. I am doing the Pete Egoscue exercises from his book Pain Free, and I am actually often pain free when I walk. They are terribly hard, not!  For example, you lie on your back with your legs up on a stool for 6 to 10 minutes, which actually re-aligns your hips through gravity.
Besides that I am sleeping better.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
asakiyumeasakiyume on November 5th, 2012 06:26 am (UTC)
No. 2 is so moving--that must be one of the most wonderful feelings in the world, to know that you've made that much difference in someone's life.

No. 4: I do hope someone says yes. I think it sounds like a wonderful project.

No. 5: Glad you are sleeping better!
Jeni Belljeniwrites on November 5th, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, no. 2 is so, so sweet. Hugs and cheers to you for touching a child so deeply.