Monday, January 12, 2015

New Year Monday Rambles

Happy New Year to all my friends and followers and family and cats and junkers and on like that!

I know the year started almost (gulp!) two weeks ago, but I still get to say it to you if I haven't said it so far.  And I haven't...because...well...I've been a baaaad blogger again!  And I was on such a roll too.  Sigh!

I do hope that 2015 so far is being good to you and your family and that lots of good things come your way this year.  I've got to catch up on my blog-reading too, so I am out of the loop on your exploits at the moment.  Expect a flurry of comments to come from me by the end of the week.

I've had a plethora of problems, some technological, some physical, some boothological, that have kept me off the blog for a while.  I've been updating Facebook regularly, since I can do that from the phone, so you can always follow me there for pithy little doses of me.  Let me also say that none of the physical problems are serious--just more of the damn fatigue that brings me down.

Since we haven't touched base since the holidays, I hope that you all had a good Christmas and that Santa brought you lots of good junk.  I hope your family times together were happy and healthy.

Here's some brief updates for me, to bring everyone up to speed.  I'll be writing more about a lot of these in the days to come:

We had a wonderful Christmas in Chicago!

I GOT MARRIED!  (Pictures to come.  I promise.)

My PC died.  Then my laptop apparently decided to do the same.

I finished my last round of this cancer treatment on January 6.  I get a scan on the 26th, and then back to the docs on the 27th to review and discuss next steps.  I have to pick up the stuff for my last round of belly shots (BAM!) tomorrow.

I had a major booth triumph!

And am in the midst of a major booth tragedy!  (much, much more on this to come)

I got told by a customer that the reason I have cancer is because my books are priced too high.  (Yes, I will be sharing that whole story.)

And I had a miserable estate sale experience over the weekend in a house full of the most awesome things.

I'm working on the new PC right now, which still has some setting up to do yet.  I have not added Dropbox yet, so I can't get to the majority of my pics, including the wedding pics.  I also have some wonderful shots of that cat that, of course, I'm going to be sharing.

So that's the nutshell!  I am alive and somewhat hale and hearty (if you don't count the cancer).  Thanks so much to those of you who have dropped me such sweet emails to check on me.  And special thanks to Shara and Janet for the unexpected and extra-nice Christmas cards they sent.  I got them out of the mail right before we left for Chicago and they really made my week!

See you all again very soon!  (Promise!)


Donna Wilkes said...

I must admit I was a teensy bit worried about you, but figured you were off enjoying the holidays. Yes, on everything you promised. Hope it was the wedding of your dreams.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So happy to hear you are doing well. Can't wait for more pics and congrats on the wedding!! I was a tad worried but hoped you were just super busy. Sending big hugs!


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Eddie,Happy New Year to you too. Congratulations on your marriage, very happy for both of you. Hope your new PC and your Dropbox cooperate and all the pictures will be ready for you to share. Hugs. Been thinking of you, positive thoughts. Glad you had a great Christmas too. Very curious about your booth stories.

Shara said...

You've been a busy, busy boy. I have been thinking about that mean awful woman that said that you to about your books and the cancer. I am LIVID about that! I cannot believe someone could be so uncouth. Besides the rudeness - I know your books are not high priced in the first place. I hope karma bites her in her big old BUTT.

Congratulations on the marriage! Woot!

Sheryl said...

I agree with Shara that woman was unbelievably rude, nasty and a terrible example of humanity. I guess we both can be glad we not related to such a creature. Her poor family. I'm glad your Holidays and Wedding were great. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story....

We are: Clamco said...

So happy to see a Monday Rambles post from you. I look forward to hearing all about everything you listed, especially the wedding. Congrats!

Roger Owen Green said...

You got married?!
(OK, I knew that - congrats again.)

Judy said...

I'm so glad to see your posts! I was worried about you, but now am thankful to know things are ok and you were just busy getting married and tending to life in general. What kind of a bitch would say such an awful thing to you regarding your book prices and cancer. Evil, nasty woman. Can't wait for pictures of the wedding and more stories! Glad you're back.