Thursday, September 21, 2017

Guest Blogging

I'm blogging on my pal, Julie Doherty's, blog today.

She even came up with some interview questions for me!

Check it out here...


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Only Wednesday?

So for most of the day, I thought it was Thursday.

I don't know why.

It was very disappointing to fully realize that today is Wednesday. This happened around lunch time. I was disturbed. Ugh.

Long day at the Day Job. Okay. It is what it is.

Walk with That Man. Check.

Good dinner. Check.

2k words on the page. Check.

Bedtime soon? Yes.

So tomorrow is actually Thursday. That's a very good thing.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Oh, Tuesday...

Why you gotta be so rough all the time?

The Day Job is rough - I spent the day putting out fires, and that doesn't seem like it's going to change. And busy! Oy! But, I try really hard to leave that stress in the parking lot and not bring it home with me. Occasionally, I need to download with That Man, but it's usually a quick session.

We had an early morning with an orthodontist appointment. K4 is in pain and will be until these teeth finally come through. One is close. The other is the one that needs surgery again. Oy!

But there was good stuff today, too...

Driving with the top down on the Jeep. That sucker is staying down as long as possible! I don't care if it's a little chilly in the morning - it's gorgeous on the way home. So worth it. Thought we might get some rain today, but it never happened, so...

Talking a walk with That Man while waiting for dinner to be done. (That's what happens when your chicken is still frozen...) He started everything, then we took a walk, and finished when we got home.

On a side note - I have already blogged more this year than the past two years combined. That's a good sign...

Now I will go write...

On Friday, I'll be on my friend Julie's blog. I already have the link scheduled. Check it out... And don't forget Into the Fire is still available.! It's only $3.99 on Amazon. And don't forget... if you're a Kindle Unlimited user, I don't get a dime until you actually read it.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Weekend's End...

I'm sad that it's Sunday evening. I could really use a few more days to get things done around here.

Didn't really sleep in today, but went to bed pretty early, so I guess that's okay. K4 and I continued watching our show and we pretty much just lazed around for most of the morning. That was nice.

Then, it was cleaning. The living room is de-animal haired and dusted. I even pulled out the couches and cleaned under the cushions. The stairs and kitchen have been cleaned. The only thing I didn't get done was mopping, but there was too much chaos for it to even matter since Mr. B was "helping" me until his friends came to get him to go and play. That Man did our room, including putting away laundry and going through his drawers. Didn't get to the laundry, but that's okay. It's almost done anyway. Or it was. lol

Made awesome burgers on the grill for dinner. With fresh tomatoes from our garden. Very nice. The garden is almost done though. We still have many green tomatoes on, and some peppers still growing, but the tomato vines are dying out. I guess it is that time. Next year I want to do better. I did better this year than last, so that's something. I also have some Missouri garlic planted in there, which will take at least two seasons to produce, but I'm looking forward to that.

I did write last night and am in the middle of writing now. I still need a title for this book, but it'll come. I need to figure some more stuff out, which I'm thinking about. Once I meet my writing goal for the month, I'll head over and edit my short for the next installment of the free book. This one is "The Second Sentence".

That's about it. The writing is calling me. Yeah, I'm still wishing I could be home full time to write again, but those pesky bills insist on being paid. Jerks.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Feel Good Friday - The Saturday Edition

I'm a day late, but, to be honest, it was worth it.

Last night That Man and I went on a "date night". We haven't had one of those since probably early June, if not before that. Yeah, we went to Missouri just the two of us, which was awesome, but except for the drive (when one of us was usually sleeping), and the few meals we stopped for, we were "visiting" and didn't really have one on one time. I don't even know why I'm justifying that - that was at the beginning of July and it's September, FFS.

Anyway, we had a good time just the two of us, despite it all. Went to one of our favorite restaurants, but our experience was less than awesome. I actually did email them, because I couldn't stop thinking about what happened and the look on That Man's face as he tried to eat. I don't know if they'll answer. It doesn't really matter - I just wanted to let them know because, in our experience with them, our evening was unacceptable. We had great conversation, which was much needed. That was the best part.

Slept in a tiny bit this morning, but was awakened by Mr. B - excited to be home and excited about his new bedroom. We hung out and laughed a bunch. Then, helped him get his stuff situated into his room. Did some laundry. Caught up on email. Played with the Fire TV stick.

Then, I did something just for me. I took off in the Jeep. With the top down. Got myself a little lunch. Played music super loud. Then, went to Misty and Donna's book signing and hung out. It was awesome to be among friends, and in a bookstore. I stayed far longer than I'd expected. Bought the books, had them signed, and enjoyed my friends. Then, I did some running around - Super Store for a new mouse for K4 (which was lost at school), then grocery shopping (saved like $32.00 in coupons). Yeah, exciting, but I was by myself, in my Jeep with the top down. I didn't mind one bit. One of the best parts was driving on the highway and looking up at the clear blue sky and the white puffy clouds overhead. It's probably the first time I've smiled when I've been by myself in ages. And I sang in the car (sorry fellow travelers).

When I got home, I put away groceries, K4 and I started catching up on one of the shows we enjoy watching together, and then That Man came home after working and helping K3 with his car. I made dinner, switched laundry, hugged my boy when he stopped by to have his dad try to figure out why his car is making a noise, and now we're here. We're actually watching "The Incredibles" with no grandson, so yeah, we're lame and stuff. (It's a great movie, though)

Tomorrow I have to get serious on this cleaning business stuff. Seriously. The vacuum needs to be run in a most vital way. Laundry needs to be folded, my room is a wreck. And the dining room needs to be cleaned. Oy!

That is all.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Almost Friday!

What a week so far! So happy tomorrow is Friday! I'm so looking forward to the weekend, despite the fact that I have a lot of cleaning to take care of.

Not much has happened since Tuesday, except the Day Job, and room stuff... The room is done though! Yay and it looks pretty awesome, too! Tonight we went out and picked up an area rug and curtains at the discount bargain outlet. We grabbed an area rug for K4's room, too - for the side that's not finished yet (that's next).

My Jeep is back on the road! So happy! Now if it would just stop raining long enough for me to put the top down!

We also bought a Fire Stick for our TV. K4 took the Xbox to her new room, so that left us without Netflix, etc. We just got it tonight, so we're checking it out. The picture is really great though - so much sharper and clearer than watching cable. We're excited to see what all it does.

My writing week has sucked pretty hard, but hopefully Saturday that will change.

That's all...


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Musings...

1. It's been a long week already and it's only Tuesday. Oy!

2. The bedroom is coming along nicely. The stinky carpet is gone. The third coat of the bright color is done. We will start sanding the floor tomorrow in preparation for the floor paint. Almost there.

3. Writing - I've been critiquing the past few days. Done with that so actual writing is next. The next book is coming along nicely though.

4. Got my royalty statement - Oy! It's not the best. :(

5. The weather is wonderful and I love it.

6. K4 has to have yet another mouth surgery. Oy!

7. I need to post a picture of the cactus I brought home from the beach last year! It's alive! It looked like it was dying for a little bit, but it's back and I'm so happy!

That's all for now. Like I said, it's only Tuesday....