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Cindy

Hi Everyone,

Big News today, (no the babies not here yet) but I got my first royalty check yesterday, whooo whooo. So it’s only enough to go out to dinner but hey a dinner is a dinner and I won’t have to cook for a night, so that’s a plus. It was especially fun since I never planned on making a dime. My friend said you should take a picture of your first check like we did in the old days. The trouble is nowadays it comes in through PayPal but I suppose I could take a screen shot. It just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

My son was cute when I texted him and let him know and he said “Ohhhh wowwwwwww. How much?” When I told him he said. “Haha, gotta start somewhere”. It was nice to see how your kids return the favor of the words they heard when they were growing up. Never forget you are being listened to even when you think otherwise, no matter how old they get.

As you can see I missed “Wise Wednesday” which turns out was a smart move with the count down to the finish line with contractors and painters scurrying around and me desperately trying to find the right paint colors for touch up. It’s a little like finding a needle in a haystack. Something happens to us nesting moms when we sense the arrival is close and we want to have all of our ducks in a row.

My husband on the other hand can’t understand any of this and reluctantly does his honey do list and pushes back saying the “baby doesn’t care”. Of course it doesn’t but I do and even though my gifted notepad at my desk says “Chaos Coordinator”, I’d like to be fully prepared since I will be at the home birth for my daughter. It’s like xmas everyday with new things arriving to add to my hubby’s honey do list as he sneaks to the golf course, softball and his man cave as much as is humanly possible. Does this have a familiar ring to any of you? πŸ˜‚

I dug through the barn and tack room and finally was able to find the hope cedar chests with sweaters and blankets by my aunt who has long past which I was so grateful for since work, writing and knitting don’t seem to go together and it’s stitch one, miss two, bitch through every stitch. It’s mindless and I rather like it even with the holes but I’ve NO TIME for that right now. I nearly cried when I found my aunt’s crochet. They were in special plastic containers as well but after 30 years of being stored, they all smelled of mildew so we’ve been busy washing. Thanks to my dear friend, Darcie for sending them these amazing hand knitted outfits for them with love. Thanks Darc.

Look what I found that Blaht wore the day she born that was gifted from my midwife.

OMIGOSH, look at how adorable these are. Hand made with love by Darci, my dear friend

I checked my email early yesterday morning and got a message from Dawn Pisturino from My Writing Journey saying:

Hi, Cindy,
“My review of your book is now live on my WordPress blog and Cosmic Health blog (on blogspot). I submitted the same review to Amazon. I have also promoted your book on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Hope this helps! Thanks again for helping me.
Have a blessed day!”

I was blown away as I didn’t even know what Cosmic Health Blog on Blog spot was and then to splash Re-Create & Celebrate everywhere on socials was mind blowing.

When I finally was able to read her blog post, I can’t tell you how elated I was! It’s always such a gift when someone comes out of the blue and surprises you with an affirmation that touches your heart. It was so sincere, heartfelt and such an offering of kindness. I thought “whew, Wise Wednesday was saved by Dawn but every time I sat to write, I had another client or something calling my attention so here it is Thursday with a loooong all about nothing post and basically a Fun Fun-Fri-Yayyyy unless you’ve long stopped reading, in which case I couldn’t blame you. Besides, who even knows what day it is anymore! Today each day blends into one. I just had to share the news because you are my homies and I look forward to sharing what’s happening with you and it’s a gift to share what’s going on with me.

Back to Dawn; If you don’t know her yet please check out her heartfelt review and follow her blog on Word Press. Dawn writes about everything under the sun with her vast knowledge and inquisitive mind. She informs, shares incredible history, in stories poetry cutting through the red tape and telling it like it is. She is vulnerable, edgy and has the ability to write pieces that can make your teeth chatter as well.

She is a retired nurse in Arizona whose publishing credits include poems, limericks, short stories, and articles. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies, most recently in “Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women” and the “2023 Arizona Literary Magazine.” A monthly contributor for Gobblers & Masticadores, she is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Arizona Authors Association. She is also a Treasured Contributor to MasticadoresUsa.

HerπŸ’že is the start to her review of my book Re-Create & Celebrate 7 Steps To Turn Your Dreams Into Reality:

I did not want to read another self-help book. I studied yoga, meditation, breathwork, herbalism, alternative medicine, New Age modalities, and authentic spiritual practices for years. I did a deep dive into Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. Plus, fifteen years of mental health experience had taught me the evidence-based practices of mental health care. As the saying goes, β€œThere is nothing new under the sun,” what could Cindy teach me?”

Please read the rest on her blog Dawn Pisturino My Writing Journey here and follow her there.

Her 5 Star review on Amazon isn’t up yet, but I’ll share it with you when it is.

Thank you so much for this amazing review Dawn and to all of you for your continued reading and support.

Have a wonderful day and stay blessed!

With Love,

πŸ’—

Cindy

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Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
1 month ago

Hi Cindy, lovely haiku, and a Big Congrats on your first check or paypal. LOL Take a screen shot. Take something to document this momentous occasion! So happy for you and enjoy that dinner out. I love the baby clothes, so beautiful, and got a smile from your words: it’s stitch one, miss two, bitch through every stitch. πŸ™‚ Congrats also on another fab review that is well deserving! Enjoy the glow as it continues! β€οΈβ€οΈπŸŽ‰

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You’re so welcome, Cindy! I love your poem and that line. And I’m hoping everything goes smoothly. πŸ’œπŸ’–πŸŽ‰

Jacquie Biggar
1 month ago

Congrats on your wonderful review, getting that first big paycheck (the money itself doesn’t matter), and your upcoming baby!

Ali Grimshaw
1 month ago

Celebrate every step.❀️

Pooja G
1 month ago

Congratulations on the wonderful review! I read the review on Dawn’s site and it was amazing! 😊

Phil
1 month ago

Congratulations, dear Cindy! Positive reviews coming in and dinner out β†’ way cool, my friend (you rock)! πŸ’ž

Phil
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Thank you, Dearest Cindy ~ you’re a sweetheart & I appreciate you!! πŸ’—xo

Destiny
1 month ago

it’s an “aaaaw” with hugs to everything, Cindy.
congratulations on that reward… it is a special oneπŸ€—
baby clothes sooo adorable πŸ’–

a wonderful review from Dawn.
🀍✨🌹

Destiny
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

πŸ™πŸŒΉπŸ€

Jacqui Murray
1 month ago

Congratulations on that first check! nothing feels better.

Giada
1 month ago

Wonderful! Congratulations dear Cindy!! πŸ₯°πŸ’žπŸŒΉπŸ’ž

orededrum
1 month ago

❀

katiemiafrederick
1 month ago

SMiLes Dear Cindy A Free Meal Out of A Book Deal
Hey As Long As It Rhymes Without Reason i’m Happy

With No Rhymes in Life

in Other Words Let the

Play Flow Let the Joy

Rise Life is As Good As
We Move It Connecting It
Co-Create LiFE NoW NeW For Real

LoVE iN Peace A River That Doesn’t End
Always Beginning Always A ReView to Come..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

With All The
Pleasureβ˜ΊοΈβ€οΈπŸ€—

Karima Hoisan
1 month ago

I loved Dawn’s review of your book Cindy, and if you saw my comment, you know Dale & I are about half way through, reading together virtually….you will hear from me when we finish..and Congrats on your first Royalty Check Wooooo Wooo πŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸ»

Sadje
1 month ago

My my you’ve been super busy my friend!!!
Congrats on your first royalty check. Many more to come your way 🀍
All ready for the babies, the outfits look so adorable.
Congrats on another lovely review. All the best my friend.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You’re always welcome my friend πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Marsha
1 month ago

I’m going to have to get to know her especially since she’s here in AZ. Your baby things are adorable. Baby will know eventually the feel of love.

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

I will do that soon. πŸ™‚

GraceoftheSun
1 month ago

I am soooo in love with these adorable baby outfits, Cindy. So cute. Congratulations on the wonderful review.πŸ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Yesss.πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Michele Lee
1 month ago

Congratulations, Cindyloo! Enjoy your dinner and your night off in the kitchen. Many blessings in your life. A joy to read! Wishing you continued happiness and success! πŸ’—

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Howdy! My treat to support you! It comes exactly when it is supposed to. Divine time. πŸ₯° Enjoy your weekend creative and charismatic Cindy! πŸ’—

robbiesinspiration
1 month ago

Hi Cindy, a lovely haiku and chatty post. Your honey do list had me laughing, my hubby would have a blue fit if I gave him a list like that. Congratulations on anther wonderful review πŸ’ž

J M Negi
1 month ago

Congratulations, wonderful review from Dawn. 🌹

Gospelroad#66
Gospelroad#66
1 month ago

Congratulations! Humble beginnings can lead to a glorious ending! I got my first royalties for my book earlier this year, was only enough for lunch but as you say, we have to start somewhere! Well done πŸ™

The Wheelchair Teen
1 month ago

Nesting is such a stressful and yet such an exciting experience. The pay-off will be immense 😊 I know because my sister’s going through the same right now. Those knitted outfits look so cute! It must be emotional to think about how the next generation for your family is going to be like that now.

Dawn
1 month ago

Congratulations on the royalties and the review! What a wonderful bright spot as you anticipate and prepare for an even brighter one! LOVE the baby apparel…beautiful! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

Ranjana
1 month ago

Many congratulations Cindy. You deserve a full day party and not just a dinner.
The baby clothes are the cutest. My mom used to knit sweaters and scarfs for me of my favourite colour when I was a child. Creating something from hands is like a lost art now.

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
1 month ago

I am happy for you CG

Best wishes and kudos

Sheereen
1 month ago

Congratulations Cindy! Proud of you❀️❀️❀️

A Star on the Forehead
1 month ago

Hi Cindy,
Congratulations on getting your first royalty payment.. and you can use to go to dinner to celebrate!!
How exciting to be getting ready for the babies!!! Those baby clothes and accessories are so cute!
Blessings!

Eugi
1 month ago

Congrats, Cindy on your first paycheck! Yay! You go girl! I love the baby clothes, so sweet. ❀️

Eugi
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Always a pleasure, Cindy! ❀️

Jeff Flesch
1 month ago

It’s always so good to read you, and to see how well everything is going. Sending you hugs and love! πŸ€—πŸ’–

Ritish Sharma
1 month ago

Congratulations on receiving your first royalty check, Cindy! ❀️ It may just be enough for a dinner, but it’s a significant milestone nonetheless. I can feel your excitement and joy through your words.

Wishing you a fantastic weekend πŸ™Œβ€οΈ

Dawn Pisturino
1 month ago

Thanks so much, Cindy!

KK
KK
1 month ago

Congratulations, Cindy on your first royalty payment! What a lovely moment for you to relish! Congratulations also for one more fascinating review! It’s really amazing one. So many congratulations on the way! Celebrate all these rocking moments. Have a great weekend πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸ’

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog, Cindy! You’re welcome πŸ’πŸ’–πŸ™

ParentingIsFunny
1 month ago

A royalty check is so exciting! I’m sure you enjoyed your dinner extra much because of it. I’m game for any reason to eat out anyhow. πŸ˜‰ Yes, those baby clothes made by your friend are super cute. Exciting times all around, Cindy!

boundlessblessingsblog
1 month ago

Congrats on getting your first royalty cheque, Cindy. I hope you enjoyed your dinner and I loved your baby clothes they are cute and lovely. Have a great time and enjoy once the baby comes. A beautiful post.

Rupali
1 month ago

A double congratulations! The cheque and the review.

Suzette Benjamin
10 days ago

Congratulations Cindy on your books success. Royalties of any size are golden. Yay..
Congratulations on the great reviews. You are beyond deserving of appreciation for all the light you put out in the world. Blessings to you!!

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 days ago

A pleasure indeed Cindy!

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