Friday, February 8, 2013

Day 709

There are times we set too high of expectations and things just can't match up. Whether it's a vacation, a new piece of jewelry, or even a job, what we expect and what really happens wind up being two different things.

Except when it comes to the excitement of having a book well-received.

Everyone who knows me knows I'm pretty laid back. I don't get too excited about much, I don't get frustrated much, I just kind of keep it all in. But yesterday I didn't behave as I typically would. I really was excited. Couldn't contain myself as you could probably tell from all the exclamation points I used in my writing yesterday.

Thank you everyone for your support (and your downloads). If you get a chance to put a review of it on Amazon, I'd love to hear what you thought.

The final free download number was 2,250. While that and the #2 rankings were super exciting, now that the book is no longer free my ranking is dropping. But I'm just fine with that since the whole point was just getting it out there. So back to reality, back to finding a picture amid the hustle and bustle of everything.

Good thing I (finally) had a day off, a day to spend at home all by myself. Not exactly. I worked a while on the computer then went to my recliner. Guess who I found there? The cat.

I later went into the sewing room and who did I find in my scrap basket again? The cat.

After dinner, hubby went to the freezer to get some ice cream. Guess who took his spot? Yep, you know who. (Notice how she won't pay attention to us when we're trying to scoot her along?)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Day 708

As of this moment, the magic number is 1,671 2,065 2,230.

What's the importance of that number? It is the number of times a book has been downloaded free in the last two days on Amazon. What book?  My book! Even more exciting - at this very moment the book is #2 in the Special Occasion Cooking category in the Amazon Kindle store!! Also #2 in Holidays and #2 in Desserts in the Kindle store.

And of all the thousands and thousands of free Kindle books on Amazon, my book is now #183!!
Yeah, I'm kind of obsessed with the numbers right now.

We're also still obsessed with Alejandra's.

Caldo de Pollo (Chicken Soup). They have the most delicious flavored broths in their soups.

Bean and Cheese Burrito. Can you believe this platter-size burrito only cost $3.50?

Ground Beef Burrito.

And Pam G, guess what? Ed and I are inviting you next week to partake in eating through the menu with us! You pick the day.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Day 707

The book is now free! Head on over today and get your copy. And please, if you like it, leave me a favorable review on Amazon.

As for my picture(s) of the day, how about more of our journey of eating through the menu at Alejandra's?

Caldo de Mariscos (Seafood Soup), bursting with shrimp, crab, cod, and super-tasty vegetables.

Beef taco salad.

Chicken tostada.

One more soup to go and then we head to the burrito section.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Day 706

I just had to tell someone...

It's here! On Amazon! Here's my book!

Right now it's $3.99 but the best part is that it's going to be supposed to be free for download later today and tomorrow. (I'm still trying to figure out why it isn't happening.) You can put it on your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, or other digital device. Don't have those things? No problem - you can put it on your computer.

I hope you get a chance to check it out. If it weren't for your encouragement I certainly wouldn't have done it!

Thanks for letting me share my excitement. Blog picture to come later today (got it now), scheduled Tuesday Tutorial being moved to next week...

Updated with blog picture... I now have my own bed at our new house, the house my mom in living in now. A new headboard, mattress, and a very old quilt made by my grandmother circa 1979. Really brightens up the room. Now I have a place to sleep in Boise. As soon as my daughter gives back my pillow.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Day 705

How about some more dessert pictures from my new book?

Don't all these pictures just make you hungry? The book should be showing up on Amazon by tomorrow. I hope to have details then on how you can get it FREE!

Until tomorrow...