Last week when I went to the Fair many of the different booths had things that you could sign up and possibly win a prize. I did and I did! I won this big, big beautiful basket of Picnic supplies. I shared last week about winning it – but I wasn’t able to pick it up until today.
I was glad to save it for today – because this morning finally, I went for my CT scan and so I told myself this would be my reward for going through it. Well, the CT only took five minutes and wasn’t any trauma at all but I was still very glad to pick up my prize! The booth that was doing this, was from the Wellness Center – so all the yummies were on the healthy side!
Probably won’t get the results from the test until next Tuesday when I have an appointment with my doctor. Will let you know what I find out. Probably nothing. It’s more of a test just to make sure more than anything.
The book project is definitely starting to pick up speed. I shared on Catholic book talk that I am doing the layout for the book myself this time, which is a definite first. Quite a hurdle to jump – but I feel confident I can do it.
One thing I found that has helped with my confidence is a web site that has tons of tutorials on how to learn almost every major piece of software that is out there. It costs $25.00 a month.. but for that you can take any tutorial you want or several at a time. I am concentrating heavily on a 10 hour course to learn InDesign. It’s called Lynda.com – I would really reccommend checking it out if you have a new software hurdle to jump through. The ten hour course I am taking is broken up into mini videos each about one to five minutes in length. Totally, totally awesome. I can’t believe how much I have learned already.
The only drawback I can see, is that it takes every bit of discipline I have to stay at it! The tutorials are fantastic – but its hard to stay with it even so. My ADD kicks in and says, “Hey wouldn’t you like to do something else for a bit? But, I set my old timer and just go for the gold. Only way to get through it. You don’t have to go in order – you can just learn what stuff you need… but I think for me I need to just plow through it all.
What’s also neat is that you can just take a month when you have time for it. They keep your information on file – so if you want to quit for two or three months and come back – there it still is. Think it would be good for summer learning – for me, I will use it for toning up my employment skills.