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The Great Ebay Experiment

Starting the year off with a new goal, to get to having 200 active listings in my eBay store. ūüôā We’ll see how that goes. (Currently at: X Active Listings)

Also started selling on a few other platforms, since the actual goal is to reduce the level of stuff in my life.

  • Combat Boots — Sold on Poshmark
  • Keds — Sold on Poshmark
  • Star Trek Air Freshener — From Lootcrate. Sold on eBay
  • Santa Book — Sold on Half.com (part of eBay)
  • Moosewood Restaurant Book — Sold on eBay
  • Scarf — Sold on eBay
  • Pattern — Sold on eBay

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March Goals Post

I’ve still got too much to do, too little time to do it, and the focus of a caffeinated and sugared-up kitten. There are a couple new goals.¬†

    • Complete Short Stories:
      • TTOBT
      • WOW
      • CN
      • ZJ
      • GG
    • Complete Novels:
      • K&N —
      • TBM
      • TCC
      • ADM
      • PR
      • TAG
    • Sell 72 items this year (6/month):¬†2 pr shoes, 2 book, 1 air freshener, 1 scarf, 1 pattern (Total count: 9)
    • Post 12 Pc of Artwork on Etsy
    • Finish stuffed cupcake <– Nope.¬†
    • Blog daily on Bittersuites <– *snickers* This goal is getting more ridiculous¬†every time I look at it.
    • Write 12 flash stories on Wedschild’s Wanderings <–I am so behind.
  • Podcast flash stories
  • Create audiobook for CBE
  • Let go of 1000 things: 318
  • Get conversion therapy banned in my county and state.¬†
  • Edit C.J. short story
  • Stop drinking sodaHave not been recording this per month, I will start doing that this month.¬†
  • NEW GOAL: Exercise 5X a week ¬†— Did terribly at this. ¬†
  • Update Patreon
  • Create IGB Videos
  • Quarterly newsletters for IGB&GFP¬†
  • Finish 4 crafts:¬†Finished 3 scarves for charity
    • Finished Ravenclaw Bookmark
    • Finished 2 scarves for charity

Pie in the Sky Goals

  • Start a hyper-local paper for BG. — Go door to door gathering info¬†
  • Develop an AI assistant
  • Start a gentlewoman’s club — like an old-fashioned men’s club. A dining room, a bar, reading/lounge rooms, library, gaming room, media room, rentable area for weddings and like, rooms that members can sleep in for the night. Yearly membership, plus food and such. <–¬†so, um, yeah, have the LLC registered.

Actual Bucket Goals

  • Adapt forensic sniffer as a blood sugar detector
  • Sail on a clipper ship
  • Visit Paris (Esp. Disney Paris)
  • Visit London and take the Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper tours
  • Go back to Germany and visit all the places I missed and what was East Germany
  • Develop a method for cleaning up space junk. Possibly using electromagnets.¬†

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The Great Ebay Experiment

Starting the year off with a new goal, to get to having 200 active listings in my eBay store. ūüôā We’ll see how that goes.

Sold:

  • Mere Christianity by CS Lewis — picked up the entire set of CS Lewis books at a thrift store. And one by one I’ve been selling them off.
  • 4 woven napkin rings — still working through all of these. I think more than half of the napkin rings are gone now.

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February Goals Post

I’ve still got too much to do, too little time to do it, and the focus of a caffeinated and sugared-up kitten. There are a couple new goals.¬†

    • Complete Short Stories:
      • TTOBT
      • WOW
      • CN
      • ZJ
      • GG
    • Complete Novels:
      • K&N —
      • TBM
      • TCC
      • ADM
      • PR
      • TAG
    • Sell 72 items this year (6/month): 1 napkin rings, 1 book (Total count: 2)
    • Post 12 Pc of Artwork on Etsy
    • Finish stuffed cupcake <– Nope.¬†
    • Blog daily on Bittersuites <– *snickers* This goal is getting more ridiculous¬†every time I look at it.
    • Write 12 flash stories on Wedschild’s Wanderings <–I am so behind.
  • Podcast flash stories
  • Create audiobook for CBE
  • Let go of 1000 things: 318
  • Get conversion therapy banned in my county and state.¬†
  • Edit C.J. short story
  • Stop drinking sodaStarted this¬†11/26/16 ¬† 35/51 Days. I am counting any month which is above 95% soda-free to be a success
  • NEW GOAL: Exercise 5X a week¬†
  • Update Patreon
  • Create IGB Videos
  • Quarterly newsletters for IGB&GFP ¬†
  • Exercise 3X a week : T, TH, S
  • Finish 4 crafts:¬†

Pie in the Sky Goals

  • Start a hyper-local paper for BG. — Go door to door gathering info¬†
  • Develop an AI assistant
  • Start a gentlewoman’s club — like an old-fashioned men’s club. A dining room, a bar, reading/lounge rooms, library, gaming room, media room, rentable area for weddings and like, rooms that members can sleep in for the night. Yearly membership, plus food and such. <–¬†so, um, yeah, have the LLC registered.

Actual Bucket Goals

  • Adapt forensic sniffer as a blood sugar detector
  • Sail on a clipper ship
  • Visit Paris (Esp. Disney Paris)
  • Visit London and take the Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper tours
  • Go back to Germany and visit all the places I missed and what was East Germany
  • Develop a method for cleaning up space junk. Possibly using electromagnets.¬†

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January Goals Post

Now, you’d think that New Years would mean a lot of changes to the goals. Not so much. I’ve still got too much to do, too little time to do it, and the focus of a caffeinated kitten.

    • Complete Short Stories:
      • TTOBT
      • WOW
      • CN
      • ZJ
      • GG
    • Complete Novels:
      • K&N —
      • TBM
      • TCC
      • ADM
      • PR
      • TAG
    • Sell 60 items this year (5/month) <– 1 set of napkin rings, KitchenAid Mixer Cover, 1 Figurine, 1 ornament and 8 book Total = 69 GOAL MET!!!!
    • NEW GOAL: Sell 72 items this year (6/month)
    • Post 12 Pc of Artwork on Etsy
    • Finish stuffed cupcake <– Nope.¬†
    • Blog daily on Bittersuites <– *snickers*
    • Write 12 flash stories on Wedschild’s Wanderings <–I am so behind.
  • Podcast flash stories
  • Create audiobook for CBE
  • Let go of 1000 things: 318
  • NEW GOAL: Get conversion therapy banned in my county and state.¬†
  • Edit C.J. short story
  • Stop drinking sodaStarted this¬†11/26/16 ¬† 22 / 28 Days. I am counting any month which is above 95% soda-free to be a success
  • Update Patreon
  • Create IGB Videos
  • Quarterly newsletters for IGB&GFP ¬†
  • Exercise 3X a week : T, TH, S
  • Finish 4 crafts:¬†

Pie in the Sky Goals

  • Start a hyper-local paper for BG. — Go door to door gathering info¬†
  • Develop an AI assistant
  • Start a gentlewoman’s club — like an old-fashioned men’s club. A dining room, a bar, reading/lounge rooms, library, gaming room, media room, rentable area for weddings and like, rooms that members can sleep in for the night. Yearly membership, plus food and such. <–¬†so, um, yeah, have the LLC registered.

Actual Bucket Goals

  • Adapt forensic sniffer as a blood sugar detector
  • Sail on a clipper ship
  • Visit Paris (Esp. Disney Paris)
  • Visit London and take the Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper tours
  • Go back to Germany and visit all the places I missed and what was East Germany
  • Develop a method for cleaning up space junk. Possibly using electromagnets.¬†

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December Goals Post

Of course, this month means we have a special goal: WRITE 50,000 words
Join me at http://nanowrimo.org (look for eoen) <== SO THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN.

I do these to be accountable to someone, even if it’s just the net.¬†Hey, look I scheduled this one. Wonder if I remembered to update it?¬†

    • Complete Short Stories:
      • TTOBT
      • WOW
      • CN
      • ZJ
      • GG
    • Complete Novels:
      • K&N —
      • TBM
      • TCC
      • ADM
      • PR
    • Sell 60 items this year (5/month) <– Sold ink, 1 record, 1 pattern, 1 mousepad, 1 magazine, 1 set of napkin rings, and 5 book Total = 57
    • Post 12 Pc of Artwork on Etsy
    • Finish stuffed cupcake <– Nope.¬†
    • Blog daily on Bittersuites <– *snickers*
    • Write 12 flash stories on Wedschild’s Wanderings <–I am so behind.
  • Podcast flash stories
  • Create audiobook for CBE
  • NEW GOAL: Let go of 1000 things: 236
  • Edit C.J. short story
  • NEW GOAL: Stop drinking sodaStarted this this month on¬†11/26
  • Update Patreon
  • Create IGB Videos
  • Quarterly newsletters for IGB&GFP ¬†
  • Exercise 3X a week : T, TH, S
  • Finish 4 crafts:¬†<–¬†finished 5 scarves for charity

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Pie in the Sky Goals

  • Start a hyper-local paper for BG. — Go door to door gathering info¬†
  • Develop an AI assistant
  • Start a gentlewoman’s club — like an old-fashioned men’s club. A dining room, a bar, reading/lounge rooms, library, gaming room, media room, rentable area for weddings and like, rooms that members can sleep in for the night. Yearly membership, plus food and such. <–¬†so, um, yeah, have the LLC registered.

Actual Bucket Goals

  • Adapt forensic sniffer as a blood sugar detector
  • Sail on a clipper ship
  • Visit Paris (Esp. Disney Paris)
  • Visit London and take the Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper tours
  • Go back to Germany and visit all the places I missed and what was East Germany
  • Develop a method for cleaning up space junk. Possibly using electromagnets.¬†

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The Great Ebay Experiment

Continuing to sell stuff, sort of randomly…

  • Set of 9 yellow metal napkin rings — got these at a yard sale in a big old bag of napkin rings. I’m happy they’re off to a better home.
  • Cabbage Patch Kids Book — Collectors right?
  • Set of ink cartridges that were expired, but new in package
  • The old woman who lived in a shoe vintage toy — got this from an antique dealer years ago for practically nothing, but it was time to rehome it.
  • 1 Dress pattern — multiple dress styles in one pattern. A good value I think.
  • Set of 4 large purple beaded napkin rings — these flowers were the size of my hand, I swear!
  • Rainbow Brite book — viva la 80s!
  • Set of 4 daffodil napkin rings — metal work and quite nice.

 

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November Goals Post

Of course, this month means we have a special goal: WRITE 50,000 words
Join me at http://nanowrimo.org (look for eoen)

 

I do these to be accountable to someone, even if it’s just the net.¬†Hey, look I scheduled this one. Wonder if I remembered to update it?¬†

    • Complete Short Stories:
      • TTOBT
      • WOW
      • CN
      • ZJ
      • GG
    • Complete Novels:
      • K&N —¬†Got four chapters done and figured out how to end the bloody thing. So, well, I know what I’m doing for Nano and it’s not a new project.
      • TBM
      • TCC
      • ADM
      • PR
    • Sell 60 items this year (5/month) <– Sold ink, a vintage toy, 1 pattern, 3 sets of napkin rings, and 4 book Total count = 47
    • Post 12 Pc of Artwork on Etsy
    • Finish stuffed cupcake <– More than a quarter of the base now finished
    • Blog daily on Bittersuites <–¬†Wow. This was an utter failure.
    • Write 12 flash stories on Wedschild’s Wanderings <–I am so behind.
  • Podcast flash stories
  • Create audiobook for CBE
  • Edit C.J. short story
  • Update Patreon
  • Create IGB Videos
  • Quarterly newsletters for IGB&GFP ¬†<– Hired a VA – to be known here as C – she’s making templates for me.
  • Exercise 3X a week : T, TH, S
  • Finish 3 crafts:¬†<–¬†finished 4 scarves for charity.
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Pie in the Sky Goals

  • Start a hyper-local paper for BG. — Go door to door gathering info¬†
  • Develop an AI assistant
  • Start a gentlewoman’s club — like an old-fashioned men’s club. A dining room, a bar, reading/lounge rooms, library, gaming room, media room, rentable area for weddings and like, rooms that members can sleep in for the night. Yearly membership, plus food and such. <– you know, my friends are supposed to *stop* not encourage madness like this. They don’t though, they add to it. They enable me. They encourage me. Encouragement leads to contemplating buying *office buildings*. Seriously!

Actual Bucket Goals

  • Adapt forensic sniffer as a blood sugar detector
  • Sail on a clipper ship
  • Visit Paris (Esp. Disney Paris)
  • Visit London and take the Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper tours
  • Go back to Germany and visit all the places I missed and what was East Germany
  • Develop a method for cleaning up space junk. Possibly using electromagnets.¬†

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Different sign languages?

I honestly didn’t know that there were three different US sign languages. I knew there were different sign languages for different countries, as signing is generally something which grows organically out of the Deaf communities.

It makes sense of course. I know there are several ways of teaching ASL. (And whether or not the school focuses on the use of voice as well as signing.) But I never studied ASL in a school setting, I only picked up bits and pieces from my cousins and watching the ASL interpreters at work and concerts and such. (Though I did promise my cousin I would learn sign. Time to find classes at a local college.)

A YouTuber I was watching mentioned that she was using PSE rather than ASL and I had to go look it up. For your information:

ASL = American Sign Language, which grew out of the Deaf community and has its own grammar, etc. <– this is the language I’m familiar with

PSE = Pidgin Sign Language, which uses ASL signs with English grammar, however drops many modifiers.

SEE = Signed Exact English, which is as it says is an exact translation of English.

The article below gives a much better definition of each.

https://signsoflifeasl.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/3-forms-of-sign-language-asl-vs-pse-vs-see/

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October Goals Post

I do these to be accountable to someone, even if it’s just the net.¬†Oh my! This is a bit late, isn’t it? But then, what is time but a social construct?¬†

    • Complete Short Stories:
      • TTOBT
      • WOW
      • CN
      • ZJ
      • GG
    • Complete Novels:
      • K&N —¬†Got four chapters done and figured out how to end the bloody thing. So, well, I know what I’m doing for Nano and it’s not a new project.
      • TBM
      • TCC
      • ADM
      • PR
    • Sell 60 items this year (5/month) <– Sold ink, a vintage toy, 1 pattern, 2 sets of napkin rings, and 1 book Total count = 42
    • Post 12 Pc of Artwork on Etsy
    • Finish stuffed cupcake <– More than a quarter of the base now finished
    • Blog daily on Bittersuites <–¬†Wow. This was an utter failure.
    • Write 12 flash stories on Wedschild’s Wanderings <–I am so behind.
  • Podcast flash stories
  • Create audiobook for CBE
  • Edit C.J. short story
  • Update Patreon
  • Create IGB Videos
  • Quarterly newsletters for IGB&GFP ¬†<– Hired a VA – to be known here as C – she’s making templates for me.
  • Exercise 3X a week : T, TH, S

Pie in the Sky Goals

  • Start a hyper-local paper for BG. — Go door to door gathering info¬†
  • Develop an AI assistant
  • Start a gentlewoman’s club — like an old-fashioned men’s club. A dining room, a bar, reading/lounge rooms, library, gaming room, media room, rentable area for weddings and like, rooms that members can sleep in for the night. Yearly membership, plus food and such. <– you know, my friends are supposed to *stop* not encourage madness like this.

Actual Bucket Goals

  • Adapt forensic sniffer as a blood sugar detector
  • Sail on a clipper ship
  • Visit Paris (Esp. Disney Paris)
  • Visit London and take the Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper tours
  • Go back to Germany and visit all the places I missed and what was East Germany
  • Develop a method for cleaning up space junk. Possibly using electromagnets.¬†

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