Jan 122014

We’ve all heard the term putting on your big girl panties, but I was never sure exactly what it meant. Not being a drama queen? Dealing with whatever comes along like an adult?

Nope. This is what it means. These are the big girl panties! Don’t ask. I don’t know, and I don’t want to know!

Big Girl Panties RV

We had planned to go into town and visit my cousin Beverly yesterday, but with all the time we spent messing around with doctors this past week, we were getting behind on things. So we decided to make it a stay home and work day. I had a lot of e-mails to answer, and once that was behind me I worked on my new Big Lake book, knocking out about 3,000 words by the time I stopped for dinner. Terry was busy with a major project of her own and made a lot of headway on it.

She also made a delicious dinner of marinated broiled flatiron steak, baked potatoes, peas, and garlic baby spinach. Later on she made me some of her delicious chocolate chip walnut cookies. Somebody asked the other day if Terry makes her cookies from scratch. Terry makes everything from scratch! With the cookies, instead of baking a couple dozen at once, she makes up a batch of dough and keeps it in the refrigerator, and when I get the munchies she throws a few in her Breville Toaster Oven and they’re ready to go in just a few minutes, hot and fresh! Needless to say, a batch doesn’t last very long!

By the end of the day, we both felt like we had gotten a lot accomplished.

I’m not sure what’s going across the pond, but I have never sold more than single digits of my e-books in the United Kingdom in a month. But so far I’ve had 54 sales in January! Maybe I’ve stumbled onto a new fan base?

With so many snowbirds spending the winter in Arizona and Florida, two books that are hot right now are Overlooked Arizona and Overlooked Florida. Both are guides to historic sites, attractions, and points of interest that most tourists never hear about or get to see.

Overlooked Arizona cover small

Cover Overlooked Florida small

You all know that I love dogs, and while having a pet doesn’t fit our personal lifestyle, I have friends with dogs all over the country that I can pop in and visit when I need a puppy fix. But I can’t stand to be around problem animals and yappy mutts that are poorly trained, if at all. My friend Sharon Delarose’s booklet Training Your Dog to be Home Alone is free on Amazon today. It’s an excellent step-by-step guide to weaning your dog from a crate and teaching him to stay home alone with full run of the house (or RV) and includes chapters on potty training a problem dog and dealing with dog chewing problems.

This is your last chance to enter this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook of Judy Howard’s Going Home With A Cat And A Ghost, the sequel to her excellent COAST TO COAST WITH A CAT AND A GHOST. Trust me, this is a book you won’t forget soon! All you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. The winner will be chosen at this evening. Good luck, I hope it’s you!


Thought For The Day – Pay attention to those who care instead of trying to get the attention of those who don’t.

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  6 Responses to “So That’s What They Mean!”

  1. Yeah, like you actually ate the garlic baby spinach.

    And I really doubt the peas, too.

  2. I ate the peas. Give me some credit.

  3. Nick, I have lived in Florida for over 30 years and thought I knew the state well. But your Overlooked Florida book introduced me to several places I had never heard of before. It’s a great travel guide for anybody looking for off the beaten path adventures most tourists and residents never know exist.

  4. We use both of these books all the time and really appreciate your publishing them. So many good ideas!

  5. Are the panties a signal? Like ties on a doorknob? And what would they signify?

  6. Thanks for the mention of the dog training book. I missed the freebie yesterday but at 99 cents it’s still a great buy so chalk my sale up to your mention.

    Am still reading your Florida book … and I too grew up in Florida. It’s fun reading about the out of the way places you and Terry discover. Sure leaves even more for me to discover and share with Terry. We will be working in the SE US this year. No more cold Ohio winters for us!

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