Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Twin Cities Zinefest -- Me Going!!

Yes!  I'm finally going to be here at the right time and got in on this early enough that I'll be tabling at Twin Cities Zinefest this year!!  This makes me very happy.  This will only be my second zinefest, too.  I'm such a virgin with the fests, even though I've been writing zines since the nineties. 

I'll have at least six zines to sell, which makes me very happy as well.  I'm trying to finish several before then so I have lots of new ones to show.  Doris distro is now carrying my zine The Migraineur, which I think is great, because she is very selective about finding zines about women's health, both mental and physical, and so I'm hoping more migraineurs will find my zine there.

Okay, I'm tired now because I got up at the crack of butt because I'm sleeping in my own bed again, as opposed to the couch which was my bed for more than a year when my migraines got daily and really bad, so I'm not used to the bed and sleeping with my husband again, so I wake up early with a sore back.  Now I'm tired and I gotta go back to bed.

More late on the zinefest, but I hope to see you there!!  September 22nd, mark your calendars, one week before my birthday!!  I have to figure out something fun to do on my birthday, too, any suggestions?  No, not skydiving.

Still Kickin'

Hi Everyone, or all 3 of my remaining readers.  I know, I checked out there for a long time.  Well, my laptop was on the fritz for almost six months, so I had no computer to do blogs on and could barely keep up with my email at the library.  Cripes!  I know, whine, whine.

Well, I got my laptop back last week and I'm in a frenzy of writing.  I hope to keep this blog updated again but I'm not making any promises.  I am just not the kind of person that can be on a scheduled routine and keep to it all the time. 

Anyway, life has gotten better.  I miss my Dad a lot, but I don't feel so blah about doing things anymore.  It was like it just wore me out, losing him.  So I didn't want to do a lot.  So I didn't.  Well, it's been a year.  My Mom is doing ok but I sure wish I was closer so I could go visit her more.  And my daughter wants to go visit her more as well, which breaks my heart because we can't afford to go but once, maybe twice a year.  So I look forward to Christmas, when we're planning to go next.  We had Christmas there last year and it was really wonderful.

Summer's almost over and I had a great time.  My headaches are under control enough that I can actually make plans and keep them most of the time, which is a big change from last year.  We went camping twice and did a day trip to a cave in Wisconsin and I'm writing a zine about it called something like What I Did This Summer.  I even went swimming in the lake a few times, which I don't do much because the sun can give me a headache really easily.  But I did okay!  And had fun!  I haven't had so much in years.  I do wish we could go to the ocean for a vacation, but that's a bit far.  Still, my kid knows all about tides and sea creatures and I want so much for her to experience the huge difference between lake and ocean.