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Maro2Bear

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Most people don't get a rejection letter from a publisher. There used to be a book at our local library on what specific things each publisher expects for you to submit to get published. It's been a long time ago but I did submit a book to children's press. I actually got a rejection letter and the person told me not to give up. That the US had cut back on subsidies for children's books. Also, your book has photos. Most publishers want their art work instead of yours. Your book wouldn't be complete without the photos. That's why I think you should slowly self publish. Hope you wind up selling a ton of them.
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Another night in the chair for me!
I don't feel ill with this cold - just really tired from lack of sleep!
Still at least it gives me a chance to keep up with you all - so every cloud has a silver lining!
It's 4 30 am here now so going to try to doze.
Nos Da
 

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Another night in the chair for me!
I don't feel ill with this cold - just really tired from lack of sleep!
Still at least it gives me a chance to keep up with you all - so every cloud has a silver lining!
It's 4 30 am here now so going to try to doze.
Nos Da
Sorry to hear you’re under the weather.

I have been pretty poorly too :( I went down with some virusey bug last week which completely wiped me out. My stomach was so sore and while I didn’t get full-on V&D things were definitely not normal. I barely ate for 3 days :( Things are much better now, but my energy levels have yet to recover.
 

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Lots of time spent tidying up our gardens and back yard and deck. Perennials trimmed, banana tree trimmed & ready to bring in the garage today, leaves mostly raked & blown about. We had a team of guys replacing some facia work on the eaves of our house on Saturday. Cheap “wood” coupled with shoddy installation when houses built equals rotten areas. Had spots replaced & painted. Need to do more shredding too. Emptied rain barrel & hauled in the shed, hauled in water hoses too.

Last really nice day today - sunshine and mid 60’s. Tomorrow starting off with cold rain turning to light snow.
Sounds like you were busy too.
 

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All my tortoises had to suffer a starvation day, and they were left locked inside their sheds for the day. Last night I forced myself to lay flat on my back, even though it was very painful and caused bad aching in my right hip and thigh, and I woke up this a.m. still on my back. I think that helped because, even though it's still noticeable this a.m., the pain isn't as bad, and I'm actually dressed! I'm going to tend to the animals, then go back to bed, flat on my back, and finish reading "The Edge" by D i c k Francis. It's hard to concentrate, though, because the kittens are just so darned cute (and entertaining).
Oh No. I am at least glad that you are feeling a little bit better. Just don't overdo it and relax those muscles. maybe even take a cold shower - the cold water should help with your muscle ache.
 

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I slept all day. I was worried I wouldn't be able to go to sleep when night time came, but I slept soundly all night. I'm still a bit sore and slightly painful today, but I'm up, I'm dressed, and as soon as I've finished with the Forum I'll be off to the kitchen to get tortoise food ready!
Good Luck Yvonne
 

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Another night in the chair for me!
I don't feel ill with this cold - just really tired from lack of sleep!
Still at least it gives me a chance to keep up with you all - so every cloud has a silver lining!
It's 4 30 am here now so going to try to doze.
Nos Da
Shame Lyn, Get better soon.
 

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Sorry to hear you’re under the weather.

I have been pretty poorly too :( I went down with some virusey bug last week which completely wiped me out. My stomach was so sore and while I didn’t get full-on V&D things were definitely not normal. I barely ate for 3 days :( Things are much better now, but my energy levels have yet to recover.
Glad to know that you are on the mend as well. Take it easy as well.
 

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And It is TUESDAY!!! Yay. Happy days are here again, NOT because there are another 4 days to go until weekend.......

If anybody says that I am weekend crazy, I will deny it all. I am just crazy. Hee Hee Hee Hee.

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Well, winter finally came to Texas (for the day anyway). Yesterday we were in shorts with 70 degrees at 8 am. Today the schools have a 2 hour delay because the roads are iced over, 29 degrees. We don't get snow often. We get ice. It rains with the cold front, and freezes. By the weekend, back to 70 degrees. It will be up and down like this until January. Then cooler, but manageable, 30-40s at night and 50s during most days. We don't really get more than a week or 2 of fall weather in October. Just a few months of our crazy winter (Nov - Feb.), then a nice spring (half of Feb -beginning of May), and back to long hot summers from May to Oct. Aww Texas weather, the stuff that songs are written about and turtles love.
 

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Well, winter finally came to Texas (for the day anyway). Yesterday we were in shorts with 70 degrees at 8 am. Today the schools have a 2 hour delay because the roads are iced over, 29 degrees. We don't get snow often. We get ice. It rains with the cold front, and freezes. By the weekend, back to 70 degrees. It will be up and down like this until January. Then cooler, but manageable, 30-40s at night and 50s during most days. We don't really get more than a week or 2 of fall weather in October. Just a few months of our crazy winter (Nov - Feb.), then a nice spring (half of Feb -beginning of May), and back to long hot summers from May to Oct. Aww Texas weather, the stuff that songs are written about and turtles love.

And Old Man Winter is now knocking at our door steps. We had full sun and high 60’s yesterday, but temps rapidly falling, it’s raining with snow spotted in areas just a bit west of here. By tomorrow morning, just mid-20’s. Brought our banana trees in yesterday and one fig. Plenty of time to bring the others in as temps hover around freezing.
 

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Me - definitely!!!
A lovely song beautifully sung - but sadly it hasn't stopped my tickly cough!!!:(
Lovely to see and hear you again Sabine!!:)
Hello Lyn. Thank you ! I know something that would stop your annoying cough but I am not sure if you can get in in England
https://www.google.com/search?q=tartephedreel+tropfen&gws_rd=ssl


When I have a cold I cough like a big dog barking. This is the only thing that helps. Only natural herbs.
 

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I had a bit of catching up to do! Yvonne, Linda, and Lyn- I sure hope that you all are fully recovered asap. Sick or suphering should not be allowed for any of us. Lots of hugs and soup for all of you from me. Brenda, it’s so good that you can talk to us and you are very welcome here. Don’t give up on your children’s books. If there is any way for you to post us a sample, I would love to read! And your family biography might not be pleasant but if your heart calls you to write it, then write that too. We read all sorts of things! Carol, I’m with you.... made it to Tuesday and maybe participated but I’m really just passing time until the weekend! Lol...
Sabine, it’s sure good to hear your voice:)

it was easier for me to type this paragraph than respond individually to all the posts I wanted to. I’m on my iPhone and I’m sure that I’ve left something out that I meant to say but .... oh well
 

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