By the time I woke up last Thursday morning, three of the books Chester sketched and signed for me had already been purchased; another followed that evening, and another has been spoken for but the buyer wants to let others choose their sketches first and will take the last one. So far, the books containing the sketches numbered 4, 5, 8 and 10 have been bought and delivered to their new owners; the ones you see here are the ones which are left. If you’d like one, make sure you speak up now before someone else gets your favorite!
Last week was pretty good for me financially, despite a couple of cancellations, but other than that it was pretty stressful. Having to deal with taxes was not a good way to start the week, and it didn’t really get better after that; there were a host of real-life annoyances small and large which continued to stack up until Friday, at which point I was so out of juice that I simply wasn’t able to go any more. So I simply stayed at home, made myself an omelette, worked for a while, drank enough to thoroughly relax my body and brain and sent silly texts to friends. Definition of a true friend: someone you can text drunk at 1:30 in the morning to tell her how beautiful you look in the mirror at that moment, and she doesn’t even make fun of you. Much. Anyhow, I didn’t even get dressed on Saturday, but on Sunday I had a lovely brunch with another friend I haven’t seen in a couple of months, then in the afternoon I went to Big Lots. Don’t laugh; I love bargain shopping. Virtually nothing I own was purchased full-price, unless somebody else paid it and then gave it to me as a gift.
Anyway, I’m rather hoping this week will be better; I had a lovely dinner with one of my favorite gentlemen last night, today I’m having my hair done, and then later this week I have a major professional engagement which should be a lot of fun. In a few weeks, I’m going to be visiting Los Angeles for about a week; I need to test my new vertigo medications (fingers crossed & pray to Hermes for a good journey, please!), I want to visit some friends, and a special gentleman is taking me to Disneyland. So if you’d like to see me while I’m there, please let me know; I should have my dates firmed up by the end of the week. Oh, and while we’re on the subject: I’ll be in New Orleans for the Desiree Alliance conference from July 10th-15th. I’ll be offering my usual advance-pay special for both trips; contact me for details if you’re interested. And yes, I can hand-deliver a book to you to save the shipping cost.