The Friday Five

Five things I’m pondering this fine Friday afternoon:

1. Numbers. Kim suggested I increase my monthly goal from 5K to 6 or 7. I’m not sure that’s a good idea as I think it’s going to set me up for disappointment. I think 5K is reasonable despite last months 9400 + and the previous month’s 10,000+. The 9400 didn’t include the 119 freebies given away during eBook week. As an indie and small press girl – those numbers make me giddy, but technically I would be just as thrilled to sell a mere 3000 books in a month’s time and I don’t want to become reliant on selling 9000+ books a month either unless it becomes something that’s actually feasible. That’s more than most indies see – ever.

2. IE9 BLOWS! Stick with Chrome. IE9 tries to make itself look like Chrome (which they succeeded with), but it’s still huge and cumbersome and it trips up and stumbles on everything. I frequently had to restart it because it got hung up on Flash etc… ::shakes head:: It’s awful.

3. 500 mg salt in a single cup of mass produced soup. I should start making my own. Hmm. I love homemade soup but I often use milk and potatoes or lots of beans. Both no-no’s until I reach my goal weight. ::shrug::

4.  The Magickal plant garden has been a challenge and the long germination of some of the plants is testing my patience. For all but the Mandrake I only planted about half the seeds..  I think some of them might do better in the greenhouse once it’s up. Hmm.  This weekend I have every intention of re-potting the basil and getting the tomatoes and peppers started. The beans and peas need to be started outdoors directly in their pots. I should also get some potting soil and start the radishes and beets outside. I should have done that in March. ::shrug::  I’m still optimistic about the garlic and onions I found in the back garden. We’ll see. It’s not just gardening – it’s an adventure!

5. Finally – I am looking forward to getting some humidifiers to place around the house. DH and I have been having a heck of a time with our sinuses and the dryness. It’s one of the drawbacks to living in an arid mountain desert.  I’m wondering how long it will be before I have to go back on my daily sinus meds. Not long. The trees will start soon, then the ragweed and pollen.  Zyrtec, Nasonex, allergy eye drops and daily nose rinsing regimens here I come.

About Steph

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at

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