Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What About Wednesday?

I'm slayed...

I broke a molar. Eating salad.

Said molar was fixed by my dentist tonight. Lucky for me, the breakage didn't cause me any pain and they were able to fix it so I still have a surface. It took less than twenty minutes, but now my head hurts and my mouth is kind of uncomfortable from having two people's hands inside. But it's okay. I didn't get any numbing, even though he drilled.

K4 broke her glasses...

We met to get them fixed tonight on my way to the dentist. It took the shop less than two minutes to fix them. That's a good thing, but it meant that my time table for getting to the dentist was thrown off (I thought it would be longer). I ran over to get gas and ran into K4 getting food on her way home. Ha!

The Day Job was long and tough and busy and crazy...

There's no other for that one... It'll be the same tomorrow.

So now we're just at stuff...

It's supposed to be cooler tomorrow, which means the top is going up on the Jeep tomorrow night. I know my limits as far as how cold it can be to survive an early morning trip with the top down and we'll be under that by the end of the week.

Plans coming together for That Man and I's weekend away. Whoot. Whoot! (There cannot be too many whoots for this!)

That is all. I'm going to try to write now. Even though I should be in bed (and K4 keeps stealing my mouse usb...)


Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday Madness...

Ugh. Monday. You suck.

And here's why:

In no particular order...

One of my favorite co-workers is leaving. She put her notice in today. I'm sad, but she has to do what she has to do.

Visiting family in the hospital. I just wish the docs could figure out what's going on. Frustrating.

Not getting any writing done.

Being dead tired.

What's good about today?

Plans coming together for That Man and I's weekend.

Driving with the top down on the Jeep.

Starting to think about the Beach next year.

In other news...

The weekend was a blur of grandson, cleaning, running around, and exhaustion... Today could have easily been another weekend day to just rest and relax. Why aren't weekends 3 days long again?

Okay. That is all.


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....


Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday Madness...

I really only have one thing to say...

That woman on my newest book cover? She's gorgeous - striking. I'm thrilled to have such a great cover!

And guess what? She's not me!


Friday, September 08, 2017

Feel Good Friday!

Here's the list!

1. Friday! Duh! Thank you, Friday! You are the best!

2. Living through the Day Job! Oy! What a week and it was only four days long! Busy is not enough to describe it! Crazy doesn't even come close! I lived through it though.

3. Getting stuff done. We painted for hours tonight. Trim is almost done. Just a little more paint, and then flooring... Oh geeze...

4. Critiquing. I did one awesome story this week. I have two more to go. I love this.

5. Also, critiquing means I haven't written yet this week, but I will!

6. That Man and I trying to find a place to go just the two of us. So far, we have nothing except a weekend and a tiny budget. Oh and a lot of hope and expectation. Remember we were working on this last year? Yeah. It hasn't happened yet, but it will. I swear by all that is Holy, it will!

7. Sleeping in tomorrow!

8. Weekend plans... Painting? You don't say! Cleaning? Also, yeah. Writing? Absolutely.

9. Quiet backyards. That's all I'm going to say about that.

10. Cooking plans. I did the grocery run to make it happen. Excited about cooking!

I think that is all for now.


Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Woah! Wednesday?

I guess time does fly when you're having fun!

Let's back up...

Day job. Running around like a crazy person when I got home to head to The Wilds. Get there to find the camper set up and stuff in place. YAY! Unload the groceries. Head to my sister's to wait for the aunt and uncle to arrive. Have some food and laughs. Finally the relatives arrive and we hang out and have awesome conversation. Head to The Wilds to have an awesome nights sleep.

Wake to rain. Awesome! And actual sleeping in. Head up to my sister's for coffee and breakfast. Make homemade donuts and bacon. Lot's of conversation, laughter, awesomeness. My brother and sister-in-law arrive. They make an amazing dinner. Basically a fantastic day with lots and lots of rain. Go again to sleep in The Wilds.

No rain. Chilly, but sun begins to shine. That Man has some stuff to do. Mr. B is in my care since his dad has to work. We make cole slaw and do a bunch of cleaning up, reading books, and other fun stuff. My cousin and her family arrive from SC. Big picnic in The Wilds. A nap. Fishing. Camp fire. The rest of the family either heads home, or back to my sister's. That Man, K4, and I stay in The Wilds. We are tired. We hang by the fire with the inlaws. Go to bed stupid early.

Wake super early. The inlaw brings us coffee since all of our stuff was at my sister's. We hang for a little by the camper before heading up to my sister's. Everyone is prepping to leave for the coffee shop my son and niece work at. I had been notified of these plans late in the evening, but kind of thought it wasn't actually going to happen. It did and it was fun. We said goodbye to the out of town family and headed back to The Wilds to clean up camp. That took forever because we were tired and didn't really want to do it. K4 left for home while we took our time saying goodbye to the rest of the crew.
Long story, short - K4 got the stomach flu (probably caught from Mr. B). She spent the rest of Monday puking her guts out.

Day job. Super busy. K4 still sick. Dropped the Jeep off for it's repair. Hopefully it will be back by the weekend. Long day.

Day job. Still super busy. K4 still sick, but better this evening. Painting.

That is all...