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|I have run into yet another technical issue this time with Squarespace. It appears my computer is out of date with of its systems. I was advised to upgrade to Windows 11.
It all started when I could not use come click functions. They just wouldn’t work! I was asked to use another browser. I tried using Firefox and Explorer but a lot of weird popups were making me leery. I have five days left of my trial.
My affiliate marketing gig is in shambles. I haven’t posted in eons. And I hate doing them as of now. I was on a role for a while then I got burnt out. I have been doing my writing gig and WdC. I just finished my first short story for my story site.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate toward one another in love, in honor having preference towards one another. Not lacking in diligence, fervent in Spirit, serving the Lord, rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulations, continuing steadfastly in prayer, distributing to the saints.
That is what I recall.
I am tired. Aye. My mom is home from the lady’s refresher. She had a good time. She brought home some goodies – most of which I will avoid. Got to get healthy. I still need my clothes for when I talk to the CVS store director. Perhaps my mom will take me to the store after church.
Well, I’m fading out. Goodnight.
|My goodness! I just completed my CVS application. It took forever! I really had to put myself in the workplace as to how I would react. It was a lot easier than Walgreens. I pray God will give me favor with those who are reviewing the apps. I am excited. Like Jim said, I need to look my best when I introduce myself to the store manager this Friday. My mom will have to bring me to the store for some nice clothes.
I had to hop through so many hoops to get the number to CVS human resources, and eventually the application processing support. It was cumbersome to say the least. lol. And I had to go through all sorts of automated menus. Thank God it worked out!
So my affiliate marketing thing is in a ditch right. I don’t know when I’ll go back to it. I’m too busy with my writing stuff. And I still need more work to get my head around the whole site process.
I talked to another chick at the gym today. Susan wasn’t there though. Oh well. Anyway, her name is Jennifer. And like most ladies, she was very nice and friendly. If I see her at the gym in the morning I’ll say hi. She’s probably not single. lol.
I got a very hearty workout today. I felt very good on the way home. Oh, and when I was going there, an old lady who almost hit me. She was at fault. Some people would have been angry, I was just spooked.
I left for the gym at about 5:50 AM. I almost decided to sleep in. I’m happy I didn’t.
I’m trying to memorize a few verses but it escapes my mind. It was from yesterday night’s study class.
So my mom wants me and her to sign up for a public speaking class. She may love it. Not so much for me. lol.
The weather is great! It was 79 degrees this morning. It’s 86 degrees now. Fall is coming. Chad loves Halloween. It’s not something I would do. Universal Studios is doing their own Halloween thing this year. Chad sent me a link.
Well it’s almost 7 PM. Time to call it a night. Cheers.
|It’s been a tough day. The motor to the condenser fan of the fridge is burnt out. We watched a video clip of how to take to take it out and put in a new one. Jim started working on it then he needed my mom to step in. lol. Anyway we succeeded with mild travail thankfully. Praise God! My mom ordered the new motor. It will be here in two days. Until then, we’re using a regular fan to do the job of the fridge fan. lol.
I walked past a poor person today on the way to the store. I got her some food and prayed over her. She asked if there was some place to shower. I called my mom and she said to get an Uber to take her shade tree. But when I was on the phone, the lady skipped out on me when I wasn’t looking. Oh, well. I should have told her to wait.
Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and assurance of faith.
That’s all I recall.
So I’m just starting my author page with Squarespace. There was a minor glitch. Thank goodness it wasn’t a reoccurring thing. I just started my about page. It was brief. I book marked a YouTube video of what to put in an author page when you have no book published. You’re supposed to market yourself.
I also need to know what to put in a newsletter and know what it is in the first place. lol. The same thing with a mailing list as well. I’ll get down with the social media thing later. The site is paramount. It’s been a long time in coming.
Jim is voicing his hunger. I ate a few hours ago. I’m tired for some reason.
It’s going to be a rude awakening when Jim goes back to work on Wednesday at 5 Am. He’s been sleeping in quite late over the past two weeks. It’s going to be a shocker. lol.
Wednesday morning will be the test – I can play no games. They’re out the window.
Jim still has not gotten his Tessla. Perhaps he changed his mind. It is rather expensive.
Well, that’s it for me. Goodnight.
|It looks like I will have to wait for my site to be confirmed or something like that. I tried to select a template on the Squarespace selection screen and this box popped up saying something like that. It said I would be notified by mail when things are taken care of. Sheesh, I always get some kind of technical issue with everything from MS Word, Wealthy Affiliate and now this!
It’s like I’m cursed. Hopefully things will work out.
Jim has one week of vacation left. He’s been really mellow. At the moment, he’s trying to get the Reveal box to work. lol. Poor guy. Apparently, this happens periodically. It will work sooner or later.
Let every soul be subject to the higher power for the Lord’s sake. For there is no power but of God. The powers that be are ordained of God. He who resists the power resists God. Those who resist receives unto themselves damnation.
Let the younger be subject to the elder. Submit yourselves to one another and be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.
I might have missed a little on both of those. lol.
For when you were slaves of sin you were free in regard to righteousness. For what fruit them did you have that you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. You have your fruit to holiness and in the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.
I need to take a look at those verses again. Still I am nevertheless retaining a lot. I do find myself having to go over one ones that I’ve already familiarized myself with.
Well, Jim got the TV box to work. He was having no internet connection. After trying a few things, he finally just rebooted it and that did the trick. I’m happy for him.
Games have gone bye-bye. Like my homey George said from CVS, games are a waste of time. It’s bitter sweet really. But it will put me ahead with my writing and publishing stuff as well as WA.
It appears Squarespace has connections to social media, particularly Instagram.
I am trying to spend an hour with God a day. But I’ve gone about twenty minutes short each time. )= I love praying and thinking of God.
So that private thing I decided not to divulge, I will just say it. It centers around the prospect of getting married and having a girlfriend. I feel like God is telling me to wait and be patient. I read something that I feel God wanted me to rea that speaks in regard to that issue. I just stumbled upon it while looking for a scripture verse. It was no coincidence. Lord, I am waiting.
Well, that’s it for now. Goodbye.
|My goodness! It’s been a week or so! So I finished my Thrice Prompted story and submitted it. I proofread it once and I found no errors. I suppose that is partially due to the fact I am always trying to type without looking at the keyboard. lol.
So I came to a revelation of sorts. It regards something I will keep private from now. But when the end of this matter comes to pass, I will gladly share the result.
Presently, I am in the midst of setting up my author website with Squarespace and not WordPress. I came to the conclusion after watching a few YouTube videos. I also watched stuff on WIX. After considering the comparisons, I picked Squarespace. One plus that WordPress doesn’t have is chat support. Yesterday I tried starting up an account but I came to no screen saying what plan to choose or how much the different packages cost. I used the chat to see when the payment and plan process would come around. The person’s name was Jessii. He or she was very nice. I was told I have two weeks of free trial left. At that time I will do a paid plan that is not any more than I need. Chat support is only available on weekdays. I will hit them up tomorrow and see what theme I should use for a template. It appears each theme is geared towards a specific use. The template I previewed was classified as a charity one.
I wonder if I will be suggested to choose for an author site. But for today I am doing Wealthy Affiliate stuff. I am doing a post on vintage space posters. Amazon has a surprisingly good set of such posters.
As we have many members but not all the members have the same function. As we being many have one body in Christ. And individually member of one another. If we have differing gifts, given according to the grace given to us, let us use them. If prophesying, in proportion to our faith, if in ministry let us use it in our ministering, he who teaches, in teaching, he who exhorts in exhortation, he who leads with diligence, he who gives with cheerfulness.
I messed up with that one a bit. I have this scripture handing over my computer desk.
But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit if indeed the Spirit of God lived in you. If you are in the flesh you are dead because of sin, but if you are in Christ you are alive because of righteousness. If then the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, then he will give life to your mortal body through His Spirit that dwells in you.
I think I got that one – more or less. lol.
This morning, me, my mom and Jim went to church at 11 AM. It was a really good sermon. A prime theme was putting time into reading the Word and then if you’re not reading the Bible regularly, you are in big trouble. Because, if Satan attacks you, you will not have scriptures to use against him.
Pastor Jimmy outlined the three things that the Devil will come at you with – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.
My bro and his wife in Denver are doing good. They’re stoked about their new house. They don’t have the annoying upstairs neighbors to deal with. And, though I have only seen a phone picture, the interior is the bomb! With Jim being off for the next week only, my mom was thinking that us three could visit them.
My mom, however, thought about her chronic stomach pain that has been acting up. Yesterday, we three had lunch at a place called Big Bear Diner with my sister, her husband and their family. It lasted for about an hour. We three haven’t seen them since last Christmas. It was nice.
My mom’s stomach was acting up at the end. She was in the bathroom for a long time. After that, when we were on the road, we had to stop at an Albertson’s so she could use the bathroom again. Thank God it went away.
Well, that’s it for now. Good bye.
|Oy, what a nice day. So, I didn’t make it to the gym. I hit the PS4 for about an hour and a half. I didn’t overdo it thankfully. I got through two short chapters that lasted about forty-five minutes. I’m very near the end of the story. It’s getting really good too. I’ve read the whole book before and I recall the protagonist returning to his own world at the end.
Likewise ye younger, be submissive to the elder. Everyone submit yourselves to one another. Be clothed with humility for God resists the proud and give grace to the humble.
1 Peter 5:5 Submit to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake.
The power just went out and I lost some of my blog content. Thankfully not all was lost.
I’ve prayed about it and I don’t think God wants me to throw in the towel just yet with affiliate marketing gig just yet. I have to keep going with my posts three times per week. Right now I’m doing a post on oil paintings. But the actual key word phrase is “oil painting for sale.” I found an oil painting that was marked down from its original price.
I so want to get that job at the N. Rainbow Hobby Lobby. It’s very close to where I live. I really don’t want to work at the Decatur location. It’s an hour commute as opposed to fourteen minutes from the Rainbow location.
I was offered a leadership position by the head of the group I’m in in WdC. I don’t think I’ll be accepting it though. I have some things on my plate so to speak.
I need to publish my book and get a site up for it too. Then there is social media too I must attend to. Plus, I need money to promote it. I have decided to go traditional to publish it.
Well, I’m tired and it’s almost 7 PM when I take the rest of the day off. Goodbye.
|What a day. I missed the gym yet again. I did go with my mom to bring some items back to Target. My mom felt like getting Mexican food. But the place we were going to ended up being an old joint connected to a mini-mart. Before we ever tried Greek Delights, we first came to the taco shop and we walked in and we were not impressed. That was the first time we went to Greek Delights. It’s good we stumbled onto it; their food is delicious!
I dropped off my application to Hobby Lobby at North Rainbow Blvd – the closer one. I spoke to a manager who was very friendly. She basically said a stocker was more or less a janitor. It’s either that or being a checker. I don’t know if I’m ready for that. The manager was a nice lady. I feel more likely that I will get a job at the N. Rainbow.
An agent from Christian Faith publishing called me again. It was the same dude who I first talked to when I was asking about CF publishing in the first place. I went to a site or more and found that the self-publishing has low ratings compared to other secular companies. What a shame. )=
I’m still stuck in a rut with my book publishing process specifically with promoting on social media. Hopefully I’ll just be able to YouTube it. lol. I deleted my Facebook page because there is another recourse on FB called an author page. The integral part of the whole job lay with the book web site. But I don’t think I can juggle a job, Wealthy Affiliate, book promoting and WDC at the same time. I’m thinking of dumping my WA gig. I need to pray about it first about that though.
Jim has been gone a long time. He went in to work at 6 AM. It is now about 3:40 PM. That’s over eight hours. I wonder what he is doing.
I hit the PS4 for about fifteen minutes today. It was either that or going with my mom. I chose the latter. My mom picked more tops when she was at Target. It took a while for her to try them on.
Likewise, ye younger submit to the elder. Let everyone submit to each other. Be clothed with humility. For God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. 1 Peter 5:5
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake. Whether, to the king as supreme, or to governors unto them sent my Him for the punishment of evil doers and to prove those who do well.
I forget the verse.
Jim just got home. He and my mom will be going to the prayer meeting at the other church. Jim must be tired.
Well that is it for now. Goodbye.
|Three days in a row. Not bad. Now what do I discuss? My mom and I finally dropped off my application to Hobby Lobby. As it happened, my mom noticed that there is a much closer location than the one I gave my app. It’s only one buss away and it is straight down Rainbow Blvd. I hope I get a call from them rather than the farther one.
The atmosphere there is very relaxed. That is a prime thing I look for in job.
After I dropped off my app, we went to Target next to Hobby Lobby. My picked up some clothes and got some odds and ends. My mom ended up getting a carbonation machine. Jim said it is unhealthy. So, we will be taking it back. lol.
So I have been doing some exploring around Goodreads for a little while. I finally found out how to join reading groups. I signed up for the basic free membership. I am considering joining a sci-fi/fantasy group. If I do end up following that plan, I will end up finding myself striving to read a lot more than I am now. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be a bad thing. It will enrich my mind.
But before I do that, I must saturate myself with the Word.
Therefore brethren, we are debtors not to to the flesh to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the flesh you will live. As many who are led by the Spirit, these are the sons of God. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our Spirit that we are the children of God. And if children than heirs with God and joint heirs of Christ. That if we indeed suffer with Him we shall be glorified together.
For I consider the sufferings of this present time, not worthy to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For creation was subject to futility. Not willingly but Him who subjected it in hope. For we did not receive of bondage again to fear. But we have received the Spirit of adoption by which we cry abba Father. For creation itself will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
I think I got that one.
Jim called off from work today from his second job at Albertson’s. Good for him. He deserves it. He’s got one day off after tomorrow when he goes to both jobs.
If my calculations are correct, this is the third day with no games. Rather, I’ve been doing some writing things. Speaking of which, the leader of the group I’m in is offering me a leadership job. I’ll probably decline. There’s a lot of research I need to do about promoting my book on social media.
Well. That’s it for now goodbye.
|What a day! The good thing is that I did not indulge in games today. I did call the social security office and got some information about working while disabled. Even my mom is slightly confused. I will call the office in the morning with my mom’s help. It opens at 9 AM. I’m eager to start working.
I must get back to writing though. I’m going to take a break from affiliate marketing for now and focus on my composition. After the job situation is cleared up, I will get on with my Thrice Prompted piece. I also want to do the gym in the morning. I missed the last two days. lol. I finally talked to that blond trainer. Her name is Jenn. I caught her while she was training a client. I just commented he was very nice and friendly. Then I had to bounce because Jim was waiting for me to leave with him. I plan to talk to her again.
I have to set up a writing site for my book. If I had known how many issues with WA, I never would have joined. I am entertaining the thought of ending my membership. It is very time consuming –very time consuming! Getting back to WdC is long overdue.
I was excited to hear that Tobber, a fellow WdC member I know quite well, has a job with a short story magazine. It’s non-paying but it is good practice and excellent for experience. Not only that but he has published a few short stories. He’s on his way for sure!
Man is it hot. Phew! It’s almost 110 degrees. If I do get a job, that will be a minus. Beggars can’t be choosers though. I’m very hasty in my priorities and my intentions. I need to learn to take things one day at a time. But at the same instance, I can’t procrastinate. My mom thinks I should pray about my goals and incentives. That, I will surely do.
I feel good writing. This is my true niche.
I need better quiet times. It’s something I’ve prayed about. Jesus must come first. He must be my purpose for writing. And that is what my book is centered around-things in the Word.
I talked with George yesterday. He doesn’t play that many games these days. He partakes in other, healthier hobbies. He likes to play pool, chess and bowling. The only games he plays is Pacman, Space Invaders, centipede and such classic games.
1 Peter 2 13-14 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake. Whether it be to Kings as supreme, or unto governors as unto the that are sent by Him for the punishment if of evildoers and to praise those who do well.
Psalm. 91:11 He who abides in the secret place of the Most High, shall dweleth under the shadow of the Almighty.
In my Father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would not have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will receive you to myself. That where I am, there you may be also.
Well, that’s it for tonight. Goodbye.
|My goodness! It’s been so long! I’ve been playing too many video games. Just today I am exploring to the marketing aspect of writing. I’m starting with Goodreads. It’s generally straight forward. But before I make an author account, I have to join a reading group that allows me to critique other author’s works as suggested in the site. I kind of don’t know how to do that. lol. But I’ll find out.
I must commit myself to God firstly, but I need to recommit myself to writing. The affiliate marketing thing only goes so far. And it is time consuming. Moreover, I need to set up a site for my book. I may end up ditching the whole affiliate marketing gig altogether. I’m facing an issue right now as it is with the program.
Once I am done familiarizing myself with Goodreads, I will move onto other social avenues. I want to have all my bases covered. It may take a several hours a day for a few months to get everything down. lol.
I went with my mom to her dentist appointment. My mom was in her truck about to leave the neighborhood and I caught her just in time as I was walking home from the store. We were there for about an-hour-and-half. I briefly spoke with a young lady in an electric wheel chair. She is going to CSN to begin her AA in Psychology. Then she plans to go to NSC later on. She was very nice and pretty.
Conform to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake. Whether to kings as to supreme or unto governors who are sent to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.
well, I have to go to church. Goodbye.