Congratulations to the winners of this week’s drawing for the CD He Came – The Gospel of Christmas by the Boggs Family Ministries. The five lucky winners are Candace Rivero, Steven Malcolm, Joyce Space, Bob Jae, and Sally Daniels. Stay tuned, a brand new drawing starts Wednesday!
If you are squeamish, I apologize in advance for this photograph. It’s not a pretty sight or a pleasant way to start the day. But I think showing it serves a purpose. In my younger days I spent a lot of time in the outdoors running rifle ranges in the Army, hunting, fishing, doing wildlife photography, hiking and such, and I never bothered to use sunscreen or to wear a wide brimmed hat. At best I usually wore a baseball cap.
The result has been a number of precancerous spots on my face and ears, and now I am undergoing treatment with Fluorouracil cream to prevent them from getting worse. The stuff has to be applied every night for 21 days, and today is day 10. Basically, it’s a chemical peel that takes away the old skin and (hopefully) the problem areas with it. As bad as it looks, it feels much worse, with terrible burning and itching. Right now I pretty much want to just rip my skin off. The good news is that they tell me I’ll be really pretty once it’s all over and since I’ve never been pretty before, I’m looking forward to it.
By its very nature our RV lifestyle involves a lot of time spent outdoors. Please, friends, protect yourself so you don’t find yourself where I am right now. Whenever you’re going to be outside, even if it’s just to hook up or unhook your campground utilities, or to throw some burgers on the grill, wear sunscreen and a hat that protects your skin from those harmful rays. Trust me, you don’t want to go through this if you can avoid it.
When we have not been at the hospital with Jim and Sharleen, I’ve been reviewing auditions from narrators for the audiobook version of Dog’s Run. Since AXC, the production arm of Audible.com, announced that they would pay a $100/hour stipend in addition to royalties on the book, I’ve been getting a lot of auditions. Some have been pretty good and some are obviously from narrators who just send out blanket auditions for any book with the stipend bonus on it. I hope to select a narrator within the next week or so.
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Thought For The Day – I’m still working on my 2013 goal of losing 30 pounds. As of today, I only have 40 more to go!