Friday, March 31, 2017

Feel Good Friday

Oh it is Friday and there is some Feel Good...

1. Friday! Duh! Lived through the week. Good, right?

2. Dinner out with That Man and K4. We went to a local pizza shop. Had some good food, but not so stellar service. And I can complain about my pizza - I ordered two slices with mushrooms. When it came out, the pizza was barely warm, with raw mushrooms scattered on top. I asked for my slices to be heated up again. They came back out warmer and the mushrooms still raw. It was not at all what I'd expected. I ate one slice and gave the other to K4. The fried zucchini was banging though.

3. We did have a lot of laughs. There was talk of a spreadsheet for our bathroom, among other things. I won't get into it, except to say it was hilarious and I think K4 was embarrassed to know us... Ha!

4. There's good and bad in this one... I left the day job early today, but it was to pick up Mr. B from the babysitters. He was sick and miserable. Fever, ear pain... a mess.

5. Also good and bad... K1 made Mr. B a doc appointment and told me it was at our regular docs. He had mandatory overtime and no way to get out of it. I get to the doc with 5 minutes to spare and they tell me I'm at the wrong office. The office Mr. B was supposed to be at is about twenty minutes away, without traffic. It's rush hour. It takes me thirty-five minutes to get to the right office and I have no confirmation that they'll actually see Mr. B. But when we get there, the parking lot has a lot of cars, so we go in. Surprise. They knew we were coming, K1 had called and explained, and apparently the regular doc had also called. We get back to the room and they ask if we're willing to see a different doc because the one we're scheduled to see is running really late. (so basically, we would have waited even longer even if we'd been there on time.) We see the different doc and find that Mr. B has a virus - no ear infection like we thought - and to do the stuff we already knew to do. Mr. B was so good and pleasant. The doctor even complimented on how well behaved he is. Nice. He's a great kid.

6. My writing meeting tomorrow. Yay!

7. The figuring out of the rewrite story. I love this story and I'm thrilled to be working on it again! I'm digging into the motivations to figure out what makes it tick and I love it.

8. Warmth in my house.

9. Sleeping in a little tomorrow.

10. Getting to talk to my sister from another mister tonight. I must have said "I need to get going" twelve times, and then "Oh, I need to tell you this.." It was a good conversation and I miss her!

11. Weekend plans. I hope they work out!

That's enough.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Irksome Thursday

While I'm glad it's Thursday - only because tomorrow is Friday, but there are things... Things that bug me.

1. When someone adds me to a Facebook group without my permission. It didn't happen just once today, or twice, but three times!! What the heck? I don't care if you're adding me to something you know I love, freaking ask me first if I don't know about it beforehand!
If you don't ask me, the first thing that will happen is that I will go to the page and leave. And I'll be irritated. I don't have time for the million emails that come with these groups and I'd like to make that choice for myself - not check my email and see that I have two million notifications for a group that I don't care about or one that's trying to sell me something...

2. People inserting themselves into things they know nothing about. Did I ask for your advice? No? Then shut your mouth. Maybe ask questions and listen before inserting your opinion. And I'm not talking about close friends and family - they always have the right to say things, because they do listen. I'm talking about practical strangers who ask what's up and then launch into their "knowledge" on the subject without taking the time to find out if you even know they things they "know". Excuse me, I'm not stupid... (and yes, I'm talking about people who ask why I shaved my head and then try to tell me how to cure my sister-in-law's cancer that she's fought for twenty everything big and small hasn't been tried by now? Really!) This also happened more than once today.

3. The general disarray of my house. My kitchen is clean. Enough. Because That Man and I cleaned it after dinner. My bedroom - okay. The living room - halfway passable. Dining room - kind of okay, but mostly not. I can't see my table and it's not my stuff. I know these things would take a moment to clear, but it's not my mess and I'm being stubborn. Yeah, we all work and stuff, but gah! It bugs me. And I know I have guilt in this scenario, too, but still...

4. I love my dog. I really do, but she's been kind of rotten the past few days. She's gotten into the bathroom trash, the drawer in the bathroom, the kitchen trash, and my bed. None of it was really awful, but the fact that I've made my bed every day this week, and when I leave for the day it looks pretty and inviting. When I come home, it looks like someone had a party in there. She gets under the covers and throws the pillows on the floor and wrinkles the whole thing up.

5. This computer shopping thing. I thought I found what I wanted, but then I found a better one cheaper, but I'm not sure about the mode of delivery or the warranty. And then, I'm not sure this one can't be fixed. I'm seeing a pattern in the bullcrap it does. I need to talk to K3's friend and see what his opinion is...

That's enough. Five isn't too bitchy, is it?

Bring on Friday!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Weird Wednesday...

What was weird about today?

Well... As I was walking into the day job, I noticed something weird on the pavement. I looked and it was this ginormous spider. I tried to take a picture of it, but no matter how I tried it didn't look like a spider. No, I didn't squash it, either. When one of my coworkers pulled in, I was sure he'd smashed it with his car. At lunch, I went out to my car and realized it was still there. And that it wasn't a real spider at all. It was a plastic bug - not even with eight legs. Duh!

Another weird - we made it to school on time. Probably the first time in weeks. I was stunned, especially since our schedule has changed a bit.

The whole day was weird in one way or another. Much of it I can't put into words. Nor will I try.

The sickness is here in this house in two forms. The stomach bug and the cold crap. Hopefully both stay away from me. I have disinfected and will continue to disinfect...

I'm computer shopping. I think I found the one I want. It has what I need. I just don't want to swipe my card for it yet... But this one continues to shut down on me. Argh.

And now it's time to shut down to sleep...


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Oy! This Computer!

I fear we've begun the final stages of life...

I've only had this thing going on two years and honestly, compared to previous computers, I definitely am not on this one as much. Not like I was when I didn't work the day job. Heck, Red lasted for like seven years or something and the one before was awesome until I spilled coffee all over it.

I don't know if this is just a "cheap" computer, or what... The casing is cracked somewhere, too. I can't figure out how that happened - it's not like I throw it around or take it anywhere without it's special case.

I was working earlier and it just went blue screen on me, shut off, restarted, and here we are again.

There are updates to be installed, but I'm afraid to do it - just in case it further crashes it.


But I guess I could dump coffee on it, or drop it, and that would make it die as well. So, I'll just stick it out, make sure I back up frequently and keep my fingers crossed. (and search for a replacement when the time comes)

On top of this, though, I updated my phone and now most of my apps won't download because I'm out of memory. I've deleted as many pictures as I can stand to, dumped voice mails, texts, gotten rid of unused and underused apps and it's still not moving forward. It's pretty frustrating because, of course, the apps I do use daily are the ones that aren't refreshing. Argh.

Apparently, Mercury is in retrograde, which explains a lot. And it's the last Tuesday in March, so that should explain some, too? Ha!

I don't know...


*Updated - right after I posted this, I got the blue screen of death. I managed to get it back, but who knows for how long. I was, actually, surprised that I was able to get it going again. But now I know it's only a matter of time...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up...

So no taxes got done this weekend... whatever... They'll get done before the deadline. At this point, we owe money so I don't really care to get anything done early.

Dinner with our friends. It was a lot of fun. And a late night. But so worth it.

Sleeping in. A little bit of laundry. Eagle Ceremony for one of our boys that That Man guided along the way. He received a mentor pin. They always choke him up and he feels that he doesn't deserve, but, in my opinion, (and obviously in the scouts opinion) he definitely deserves it. He spent a lot of years as Scoutmaster and he loved every minute of it. (not the paperwork part... at all, but the camping/activity part... yes) Watched Mr. B.

Slept in again. That Man took Mr. B to the religious place with him after getting him pancakes for breakfast. I woke, got coffee x4, and watched the only show I ever watch. Then... Laundry, grocery shopping (OH... I am seriously checking out the grocery delivery service from out local store... I have heard many many good things about it...) A bit of writing - just reading through....and a lot of thinking. I need to rewrite the first book in the series before tackling the rest... And it's okay. This book has been begging to be rewritten for a really long time. I'm good with it, and it will be epic. And I am really excited about being at this place to rewrite this book.

Tomorrow is Monday...Ugh... I love my day job, but I am in serious need of a day off... And that won't happen until Retreat (51 days). I have about four or five days until my three year anniversary at the day job.

That is all...


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday Ramblings...

So I finished my read-through on my book and I think I'm going to be taking the basic premise and starting from scratch. I think.before I like the idea, the heroine, the supporting characters, and some of the world-building. The hero is somewhat of an ass through a lot of the book, so he definitely needs to be fixed, and the world is lacking in a lot of ways. So... I'm still thinking.
Part of the world relates to another book I love, but that also needs to be rewritten, and there's a third that goes along that is not written. Technically, I should re-write the first one before I tackle this one, which is one of the reasons I'm in such a quandary...
Must think this through...


It's Thursday. One more day until the weekend. The conflict worked itself out, so that's good. That Man and I are heading out to visit some friends tomorrow night, which is much needed. Then some sleeping in on Saturday before the Eagle Ceremony we're attending. That's about all of our plans, except for housework and writing. Oh and the grocery store stuff. And taxes that need to be finished... urgh. Yeah...

We're getting closer to the release of the anthology. I'll share the cover and the links as soon as available. And I do promise to share my cover for my summer release soon.

That's all for now...


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Halfway Through the Week...

So we lived through Wednesday.
I think?
I'm exhausted and ready for bed. And will be going there very soon.
I got through a lot of pages of editing and found my love for this story. It needs a lot of work and I might end up rewriting this one. It goes along with another story I've been wanting to rewrite - not premise, but character and the organization the heroes work for. So, now I need to decide if I can save it in its current state, or if I just need to start over.
We'll see... I'm still thinking.
Other than that...
I'm looking towards the weekend. Just found out we have a conflict on Saturday, which doesn't make me very happy. We'll work it out, I hope.
That's all for now.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

All Of the News That Might Not Be News...

And then some...

So let's see...

(on a side note: K3 really hates when I use ellipses. I do it all of the time...)

1. We had a fantastic Saturday. First - Baby C's second birthday party with the family. We had a lot of good food, my s-i-l made an awesome strawberry cake with a monkey, Baby C received a lot of cool presents, and we hung out. Baby C is so adorable, funny, and smart. K2 made masks with the kids. It was very good.
Then, we went to my sister's bar to hear my b-i-l's band. Always awesome. That Man and I stayed until the break, but we were both so exhausted we couldn't hang any longer. Came home and I was freezing, so went to bed while That Man and That Brother hung out.

2. Sunday was equally as awesome. We picked up K5. Grabbed Mr. B, and went to That Man's sister's house for a family gathering. Baby C was there, too. It was so awesome to have ALL of my grandkids (until June) together at the same time. (yes, there are a million pictures). My b-i-l smoked a pork butt and we had a ton of awesome food. G'ma was able to make it, which was a good surprise. She's doing okay, but all of the activity wore her out. We kept Mr. B when we took K5 home and those two were a hoot the whole way there. Siblings. It's like a time travel back to when ours were little - they act just the same way. (maybe genetic?) It was a late night, but so very worth it.

Needless to say, I didn't get any writing done except for what I managed Friday night.

3. That Brother left Monday morning. It was good to see him, even if we were a bit cramped in this house. He pulled his weight though, and we had some awesome meals thanks to his cooking skills. We had some great conversations and laughs.

4. Just sent in all of my author info for an anthology I'm in with some friends. Keep your eyes open. This one will be a freebie. I'm excited about it!

5. I received my final cover proof for Into the Fire! Yay! I'll post that soon!

6. It's Spring! How weird is that? I feel like we didn't have much of a winter. Yeah, it was cold, but I think it only snowed twice and except for last week, not much at all. Dumb. I like Spring, but I also hate the mud that comes with it. The dog... well. Anyone with a dog knows...

Lived through Monday - barely. Also lived through Tuesday - same...

That's all!


p.s. K4 says hi.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Feel Good Friday

Aah, Friday!

I love you bunches, Friday.
(I had a negative thing to say, but I deleted it because I can't do anything about the fact that I'm not able to be home to write full time right now.)


Let's get to the list...

1. Snow Day! I lost eight hours of pay, but I wouldn't have gone into work if we had actually been open because I don't want to die. I made up the delay hours from Wednesday, but that's about it.

2. The snow was so pretty! It really was!

3. Writing time! I'm working on stuff and I'm happy!

4.  That Brother being here. He's a good house guest and it's good to see him after a bunch of years!

5. Going out with That Man. We had a great dinner at a newly reopened eatery in our town. The food was amazing and our server was awesome!

6. Seeing our granddaughter this weekend!

7. Talking to K5 on the phone on my way home from work. She is awesome and we are so proud of her for her just being her and the things she's doing at school! She is so kind and gentle and forward-thinking. We are amazed by her. She talked my ear off and I wouldn't have it any other way!

8. Sixty days until retreat!!

9. Going to see the band tomorrow night! Always fun!

I didn't get to ten, but that's close enough!


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday Now...

The roads are better.
They weren't last night, or even this morning.
On my way home from work last night, I spun out and nearly got hit. It was scary, but I escaped without injury to myself or my vehicle.
K4 had off school yesterday, and I had a delay for work. That was for the best. I made it into work without incident, but then the wind kicked up and so did the drifts.
Going into work today was kind of bad, but by the time I came home it was good.
Not going to make up the ten hours I missed of pay, but whatever.
Tomorrow is Friday. Yay!
We have a busy weekend, but it should be fun.
Hopefully, I will be back with Feel Good Friday tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Stella started around 9pm last night. I wasn't sure, even when I went to bed at 11pm, that anything was going to really happen. I woke up at 2:30am and was excited to see how much snow we had already... and I couldn't go back to sleep.
I got up with That Man and K1 around 4am. Made them some coffee and helped them get out the door for their snowplowing gig. (Have no idea when they'll be home) Went back to bed... it was 5:30 until I finally fell back to sleep.
Luckily enough, I woke at 6:30 to a text from the day job saying we were closed. Yay! Went back to sleep for a while, but had to get up with the dog and the furnace.
That Man's brother is here from California. He opted to crash here last night due to his schedule. He's been staying with their sister about an hour from here since we have a full house at the moment. He ran the snow blower and cleaned off my Jeep so the snow wouldn't cave in the soft top and he and K3 did the shoveling. Nice!
I cleaned a bit, started laundry, tried to nap, drank a ton of coffee... Now it's writing time. Though a real nap just might be in my near future once I get some writing done.
It's so quiet. The dog is napping. K4 is doing homework. K3 is taking a nap. The television is off. That Brother is working with his head phones in. I have about three hours until time to make dinner.
We have around 16" in my backyard. I think. I'm not willing to hike the twenty feet to the picnic table with a ruler to find out for sure. The winds are kicking up now, so we'll see what happens next. Everything is closed and they are asking people to stay off of the roads. The plow has come by once and that was hours ago.
We'll see what tomorrow brings...
Until then, here's my crazy dog running around like a freak. She loves the snow! It's not a great picture, but you can kind of see That Brother clearing off my Jeep in the background! (This was around nine this morning)


Monday, March 13, 2017

2017 Snow-pocalypse...

Or whatever it will be...

It's snowing now. Started about an hour and a half ago.

Schools are closed.

My work day fate is unknown at this point, but if it does what they say, I'll be home in my jammie pants regardless of it we're open or not. I'm not afraid to drive in the snow. At all. In fact I love it, but there's a point when you realize your life is more important than a job. I saw something earlier that really stuck with me - "Your job can replace you, Your family can't." And if it does what they're saying, it will be very risky to drive anywhere.

We'll see...

The shovels are out. The snowblower is ready. The fridge and pantry are stocked. We have everything we need to be hunkered down in the storm.

I'm ready!

Bring it, Mother Nature...


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Weekend Wrap up...

I don't know how both of my visiting author posts came on the same day. That wasn't how that was supposed to work, but...


Friday night That Man's brother was here. He's in from California for a visit. He's staying with That Man's sister, but came to hang with us Friday night. He cooked some awesome curry chicken and we hung out for a while.

Later that night, Mr. B got sick. He puked everywhere and was so pathetic and miserable. We were up until almost two with him, and then That Man was up with him early in the morning.

That Man and I went to do the grocery shopping. Then back here to get ready to go to my sister's for the banquet for the ducks that she's involved in. She takes a pair of siblings every year since our folks passed. This year was our turn. We had a great time. My brother came, too. We won a picnic basket, had some good food, drinks, and tried to win other cool stuff. It was fun to hang out with everyone and be a part of the thing. They have "Tom's Bar", which is a shout out to my sister's fiance who passed away and was really involved in this event. That was cool. We were home at a halfway decent time, which I didn't expect.

Today - well, we lost an hour of sleep - but I still slept in as much as I could. Had to get up with the furnace since it went out overnight and That Man had to restart it this morning. But K4 and I did our usual Sunday "stupid television" watching. We made some food, did some laundry... I finished up my short and sent it back for final line edits and prep for publication.

We're prepping for a winter storm now. I'm very excited! I hope it's going to be what they're saying and more! But since we fired up the snow blower, pulled out the shovels, cleaned up the yard, and prepped the vehicles, it probably won't do a darn thing.

We shall see...


Thursday, March 09, 2017

D.R. Grady's in the House!

D.R. Grady and I walked into our very first writers meeting together, though we'd never met. We sat together and chatted, and became friends and critique partners. I've known her for a super long time and I'm proud to introduce her book on my blog.

Her new release comes out soon. Here's a preview...

Odd things keep happening to Dr. Sara Newton. She’s a soon-to-be-unemployed pediatrician with an alleged stalker, a hot cop on her heels breathing dire warnings, and way too much student debt.

It doesn’t help that the hot cop is Clay Morrison, her best friend’s older brother. The man has made her heart pound and her palms sweaty since puberty. The trouble is, he only interacts with her when he’s expounding on new security measures. He sees threats everywhere.

Clay Morrison is frustrated. He hates his new job, misses his Army Ranger days, loves his well-meaning, pushy family—and when did sweet Sara Newton grow up? She won't admit she has a stalker, and she won't keep out of his thoughts. He can only protect someone in denial for so long. No matter how attractive she is...

Clay and Sara are circling each other, trying to meet in the middle. Then a brand new threat sends them in a completely different direction.

D.R. Grady lives with her husband near Hershey, PA. She adores chocolate, laughing, collecting bags, books, and shoes, and writing stories that resonate with others.
Twitter: @drgradybooks
Facebook Page: D.R. Grady
Google+:  D.R. Gradybooks

Check her out! 


Coming Tomorrow!!

My very good friend, Misty Simon's, book comes out tomorrow! Seriously, you do not want to miss this! I loved brainstorming this book with her and you just can't go wrong with an Ivy Morris mystery! :)

·         Ivy Morris Mysteries – Hoedown Showdown
With the Tasty Tomato Tournament just days away, the small town of Martha’s Point is all abuzz. This is the first year without a sure winner, and the competition is fierce to gain the judges’ approval, even before the tournament starts.

But when Ivy finds one of those judges dead in a shed across the street, things go from bad to worse. All she wanted was seven glorious, kid-free days of messing around with her husband. Instead, she’s going to be tracking down a killer, staying out of the way of a pickle-obsessed farmer, and dodging the new cop who seems out for her blood.
Rating: Spicy
“Myrt,” I said patiently, as if talking to a small child. “First of all, this wasn’t the tomato crusher. It was Judge McIntyre.”
I didn’t even get to the next part since she started wailing. “Oh, my stars! I’m never going to win the Tasty Tomato Tournament now! It’s the fiftieth anniversary, and I wanted at least one chance before I die! And now I will never win this! I’ll be a dead woman long before I can ever show my face again in the tournament! And this was supposed to be my year!”
Not only was that a lot of exclamation points, but she also dragged the last word out until it sounded like a cat dying. I tried to calm her down by settling my hand on her shoulder. She shook me off while dropping her cane at her feet. With a ton of creaks and cracks, she knelt down beside him and started babbling about how sorry she was.
“I don’t think you should touch him.” I said this while definitely keeping my distance. I did not want to touch him more than I already had. To be honest, it had been some time since I was involved in anything more than feeding and playing with my kids or running my store and being a wife. Occasionally I would help Ben with a case or two in his work as a private investigator, but it was more paperwork than anything else. I did not want to even know what had happened to the judge, much less who had done it. Ben was not going to be pleased. At all.
“I’m so sorry, Mr. McIntyre,” Myrt said with her face close to his, her hand patting his chest. There was a crinkling noise, but she was still talking. “So very sorry. When Irma died last year in her sleep after winning her forty-ninth straight tournament, I thought I finally had a chance, and now I hit you, and I’m so very, very sorry, and I can’t believe I mistook you for a burglar.” She twisted her hands together like she was wringing out a dishtowel. And she was going to draw blood if she continued biting her lip in between babbling some more.
I had few choices right now. I have to admit here that I had no desire whatsoever to call the police. I didn’t want to be involved in things. I had plans this week. This was not going to keep me from swinging from the freaking chandelier if I could.
Of course, I could go across the street and call from the house, or have Ben call and then remove myself from the situation altogether. But that would be completely unfair to Mrs. Crandall.
I couldn’t help myself. I let out a scream that would have brought down an opera house, something between frustration and fright because, at that moment, something furry ran against my leg before shooting into the bushes.
In the end, the decision of what to do was taken out of my hands because the police came tearing up in the one marked car in town, screeching to a halt at the curb. A man in uniform was out of the car before I could blink again. And I’m glad I didn’t blink because I would have missed the way he jumped from the car and then did a forward roll across the front lawn as if he was in some crazy-assed shootout.

You can find me on the web at:
Twitter: @MistySimon

Author bio: Misty Simon loves a good story and decided one day that she would try her hand at it. Eventually she got it right. There’s nothing better in the world than making someone laugh, and she hopes everyone at least snickers in the right places when reading her books. She lives with her husband, daughter and three insane dogs in Central Pennsylvania where she is hard at work on her next novel or three. She loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Crashing Computer & Other Stuff

So... I was right in the middle of a post on Sunday when my computer died... It went into "recovery" mode and would not come out. I tried to restart at an earlier point, and each point I tried crashed again. Grr... I have no idea what caused it, potentially my virus protection update, but maybe not... I went to bed after setting it up to do it's recovery thing and come Monday morning, it was still stuck in the same loop.
Monday night I reset the whole darned thing.
I lost all of my files and pictures.
Luckily, I had backup on most things, but I lost a crapton of writing files - which is my bad, but I'm not feeling the loss. Not really. Yeah, I had a pretty good chunk of a story, but it wasn't going anywhere, so I guess it's okay... It is what it is. I'd be buying a new computer if I hadn't gotten the reset done, so it's all good. I will be backing up a lot from now on...
In other news...
I have no hair again.
My sister-in-law (That Man's sister) is going through chemo and her hair is quickly on the way out. That Man came home Sunday and told me that his sister has lost almost all of her hair. I know she didn't want me to cut my hair for her. She even told me that, but given the fact that I don't listen to those kinds of things.... I made him cut my hair off. She's struggling a lot with it, so I decided to shave mine to let her know she's not alone. She says I'm crazy, but I want her to know that it's okay.
Work was a lot shocked. I had a lot of head rubbings.
It's all good. My hair will grow back. I still have my eyebrows and eyelashes and other body hair... Boils down to the fact that I had a choice in this and my sister-in-law did not.
I will do this for every woman I love, without question...
That is all...

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Ahh... Saturday.

I love you, Saturday.
I love sleeping in. I love the relaxed pace and four cups of coffee - starting laundry before my meeting...
I love my writing group meeting, even though I didn't get to stay for the whole thing or have lunch after... :( It was still very good. I love getting the check for retreat swag and the fact that retreat is in 73 days.
Also, shopping with That Man. We hit up the discount grocery outlet and stocked up on snack foods. Then the regular grocery store. (ouch) More laundry. Finished up my short for critique. Scheduled Thursday blog post with a cover reveal for a visiting author friend. Took care of the checkbook from the day's shopping (ouch).
I love the South Bay Chowder we had for dinner, and I love the fact that we have a ton of leftovers. I love having candles lit. I love the fact that my house is "almost" clean.
What would make Saturday all the more perfect... Snow! Yeah, I said it. I just seriously want a HUGE snowfall where no one can leave the house, except to shovel.
You can hate me now... I do not apologize.
(Also, I love that tomorrow is Sunday and my only obligations are to write and cook.)

Friday, March 03, 2017

Feel Good Friday

How about that? I actually made it....

Let's get to the list so I can hit the sack. (shush... I  know it's only ten pm on a Friday night, but I am wiped out...)

1. Sleeping in a little tomorrow. Thank goodness.
2. Having a warm house. It's freaking cold outside.
3. Finishing the edits on my short. Yay!
4. Writing meeting tomorrow!
5. My puppy dog sleeping beside me. She's snoring and it's really cute.
6. Getting the bills paid and that administration stuff organized.
7. Grandkids... 'nuff said.
8. Warm and comfy pants.

That's all I have for now. I can't stop yawning, so I'm calling it.


Thursday, March 02, 2017

Almost Done With the Week...

And almost done editing my short. Yay!

K4 made an awesome dinner tonight. I helped her with parts of it, but that's okay. She picked something a little labor intensive, and she's been suffering with a migraine all week. She did a great job though.

I really dig this "cooking night" thing. The person who cooks plans the meal, makes sure we have everything needed, and are responsible for cleaning up afterwards. It's been working out well, though That Man and I pitch in to help with the clean up most of the time.

Looking forward to the weekend - writing meeting, potential plans with That Man, sleeping in...

I might be back tomorrow night for Feel Good Friday.


Wednesday, March 01, 2017



It's hard to believe we just started month three of 2017!

I think I'm doing better than last year since there isn't a hint of Christmas still out - just some snowmen that are sad they didn't get to see more of the stuff they're made of fall from the sky... Ha! They'll go away by the end of the month and dream of much snow and cold weather to make them feel alive again.

I got to see a preview of my new book cover and I adore it! I'll share as soon as I'm able. I'm really excited for this book! It'll tentatively hit as an e-book in June, and then the paperback will follow 9-12 months later.

Working on something to submit now so I hopefully won't have a great deal of time between releases, but we'll see how that goes. I can only control my part of it. Also, finishing up the short that's going to be a part of a free anthology with four other authors. Exciting stuff. I'm about a third of the way through a final round of edits, and then will do a read through before sending it off to be critiqued. Not sure on a release date or anything at this point, but will let you know when I do!

Also, look for some guest authors here coming soon. I think I have four or five scheduled over the coming months.

What else? I'm tired. The day job is brain draining. An illness is running through the office again. I've been lucky and hope I stay that way, but we've had at least two or three people out every day this week so far. It's Wednesday though, so that's a very good thing.

That's about it for now... My pillow is calling to me...