I have no idea what to expect today. We cancelled Free Comic Book Day, but there are probably going to be dozens of customers who didn't get the word. We always have a big turnout even though we don't advertise the event.
I'll need to keep my patience--that plus the mask requirement will probably be a challenge. I'm going to the store to be moral support for Sabrina. I'll wander around straightening and helping wherever I can and given her a full hour off for lunch. If it looks manageable later in the afternoon, I may go home.
Meanwhile, I'm at my lowest weight in a long time--178. Usually, even though I say I'm at 180, the truth is I waver between 180 and 183. Now I'm wavering between 178 and 181. Thing is, I haven't been dieting. I haven't been doing anything different except cutting out sugar. I'm also drinking water instead of calorie free lemonade because the doctor said the body can be fooled into thinking its getting sugar when it gets sweets.
My last bloodtests said I was borderline A1C, so I quit sugars the day I got that report. The doctor just gave me a strange look and said, "How did you do that?"
I shrugged and said, "I was only eating sugary stuff because I thought I was immune. If I'm not, I'm not that addicted to it. Now if it was potato chips...."
Anyway, this seems like real weight loss so I'm going to try to build on it and maybe finally get down to the 173 or so that I need to open a whole wardrobe of winter clothing.
I've decided that I'm going to continue writing, but I want a good solid premise before I start the next book. One that I know will be good.
It's funny--I've cut way back on writing for the last couple of years but there was enough in the pipeline that it's all still coming out. I have a new novel coming Sept. 13. I have two short stories included in anthologies. "The Dead Spend No Gold" has just been released in Audible.
And my ghostwritten book is coming out in a couple of weeks and will probably spend a little time in the Top Ten bestseller list for mass market paperbacks. (But I won't be able to brag about it, except in such general terms that it's meaningless.) I don't know how much they changed the story--but I do know they changed it in ways I won't like. Therefore, I won't read it. I'm going to need to ignore it.
I'll report on FCBD later...
FCBD was basically a non-event. Good thing, too. We were packed.
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