2017 is shaping up to be a pretty tremendous year. At this time in 2016, Landon was still living in the womb, we were renters, and I was struggling at work in hopes of taking next steps in our family’s future.
We begin this year with Landon in our arms or on his play mat, growing more wonderfully each day as he tries to stand, eats solid food, and discovers his sweet little voice. We’re making those good ol’ fashioned Mortgage payments on our first owned home. Jamie continues to adapt to the ever-changing rhythms of being a stay-at-home mom while I am loving my 8-5 job on a new career path in a different, healthy environment.
Yes, things are looking great, and there’s more!!!!
As any of you know, I am trying to raise the funds needed for a deep-water well to be built in a developing community by World Vision. Dubbed, “The Gift of Water”, this project is going to require $15,000, and the collective efforts of friends and family have gotten us to $6,850 (as of this publishing). My hope is to reach $8,000 by end of January, $10,000 by February, and then $13,000 by end of March. With those funds in place, we can get the last $2,000 in April to meet our MAY 3, 2017, deadline. So far, all donations have been online, but I am trying to finalize details to make checks mailed to their offices an option for contributions to the project.
As of yesterday, I am signed as a regular, weekly contributor to GamingWithSwag.com, a site begun by my longtime buddies, Dean and Chris. We’ve outlined my 50 articles for this year, and so long as I stay on top of my assignments, I’ll be posting links here to that content, and today’s post will hopefully set the tone for what I’ll be offering.
Also, I have been making a point of writing my own projects at least 20 minutes a day, five days a week, and it’s been paying dividends. I continue to work out the nuts and bolts of my fantasy universe while tinkering with ideas for children’s books. If nothing else comes of it, it’s been therapeutic.
Toys! Toys! Toys! for sale. Every Thursday until the end of the below-pictured inventory, I will be listing at least 50 auctions of all manner of collectibles and such on Ebay. The funds will go toward paying down debt, funding the well, and saving for a trip to California this summer!!! If you are a collector or know a collector by all means, please direct them to my selling page and follow me as a seller. This Week, I’ve posted Marvel Legends and Lord of the Rings Figures!!!!!
So that’s the 411 today, with much more to come in 2017!
I’m Reading: Bibliotheca: The Pentateuch and Former Prophets.
And I’m Watching: Black Mirror and Batman V Superman, Extended Cut (for the 3rd time).
Enjoy what you are reading??? Let’s connect. I'm currently on Instagram, Letterboxd, Flickr, Twitter, always as CJstunkard. Please consider giving to THE GIFT OF WATER Project to build a deep water well in a region that desperately needs it.