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Everything's starting to fit

January 5th, 2013 at 06:15 pm

Well, if you were hoping for some sort of existential, I'm-pulling-my-life-together-again muse, I'm afraid I'll have to disappoint.

No, what I was really referring to is the fact that I fit into many of my old (smaller-sized) pants again. And it feels great!

This morning I met the second author whose book on business ethics I edited this past summer. We met at a local coffee shop very close to the Sandy Hook School. First time we met. Nice guy. He gave me an advance copy of the book as a present, and I had him autograph it. He even mentioned me among the five people who helped him write the book, in the acknowledgements section. Very nice! It will be on Amazon shortly.

On the cover is a great old b/w photo of his father standing in front of what looks like a rustic summer cabin. It kind of goes with the book because he intersperses life lessons he learned from his father with his business dealings and career.

I don't have many other plans for today. My friend Michael has been calling (and missing) me for several days now, so I finally got back to him after he'd mentioned possibly getting together today. (Cus I haven't seen him in years since he's been dating so-and-so.) But no, that didn't work out.

Since I have Monday/Tuesday off from work, I would rather save my shopping errands for a weekday when it's so much less crowded in the stores. I want to hit Shop Rite, BJs and Trader Joe's.

Maybe today I'll make some granola. Perhaps a soup. Laundry to fold. Vacuuming, too. Tonight I have a DVD to watch.

Tuesday I have a focus group to do in the morning. $100. The focus groups are few and far between; they don't like to recruit "professional" focus group people who do these frequently. This one is on soy milk, so since I'm a big fan, it should be interesting.

I have been getting feedback of work to come from various clients, but nothing yet,aside from some small-scale editing from the IT Director. Real estate client has a new condo project that will need a sales brochure. Guardian ad litem has some legal editing for me soon, she reports.

I got the first "full" size paycheck from my p/t proofreading job. I was curious how accurate the estimate of my net pay would be by an online net pay calculator I used (Paycheck city). As it turned out, after I made sure to indicate the number of federal exemptions I claim, it was VERY accurate and just off by $1!

Nothing else earth-shattering to report. I did sell $3,000 worth of T. Rowe Price International Equity Index fund, and once it hits my checking account, it will be reinvested in a Vanguard REIT Roth IRA. I hope to repeat the same, for a total of $6K, sometime between now and April at a new high for the fund (or its MSCI EAFE index).

3 Responses to “Everything's starting to fit”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    Congrats on fitting into your "skinny" pants. Smile At least something good has come from being sick so long.

    I would love to read the book you edited.

  2. Amber Says:

    Way to go on getting back into your old and now new jeans Smile

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What a grand feeling to fit again. Smile

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