Tasks for Today

| June 28, 2012

Sweep the pool. We’ve been having pool issues. (Not the pool deck, which looks kind of crazy. The husband pressure washed it and seems to have blasted off a coating–so it looks kind of dirty, which it’s not. You don’t expect a surface to look worse after it’s pressure washed.) Back to today’s task. I’ve […]


| September 23, 2011

I think we’re saying goodbye to the #@#%&* summer. After months of excessive heat and gasping drought, we’re finally getting rain! In fact we were under a flood watch yesterday. The temperatures dropped like a lovely, magical cooling stone. (That doesn’t make sense. You know, I’d like to at least write a blog post without […]

Stormy Weekend

| August 8, 2011

I finally got to the coffee shop this weekend, where I had a pickle, a delicious BLT on pumpernickel, and a yummy vat ‘o coffee. And the atmosphere was cozy and creative, and I wrote and wrote and wrote. While I listened to Sara Bareilles, “Gravity” on my iPod. On repeat. She was perfect for […]


| July 29, 2011

And it’s almost the end of July. I promised myself not to wish the *@#$*& summer away, but it’s flying past anyway. I hate that the days seem to pass at triple speed, even though I’ll be glad to see the end of this crazy heat. I’m a woman from the south. I should know […]


| July 20, 2011

I love random posts! Usually I choose to do one when I’m too busy to try an arc. All writers go to their true north for any piece of writing–an arc with a beginning, middle, and an end. On random days, I choose to be arc-less, unless I can’t help myself, and one creeps in. […]

It’s a Random Summer Thursday!

| July 7, 2011

It’s hot. You know that song–“Summertime, and the living is easy”?  Well–I don’t think the writer ever knew a real summer. Summer in Maine, maybe? Summer in the Arctic? Summer in Alaska? Yeah. Summer here? Extremely uneasy. Or maybe I’m uneasy. Because the furnace-like summer has deprived me of my soul! Sometimes, the only thing […]

Random Friday

| June 9, 2011

This heat wave is making me feel random. We had a small break last night. The temps dropped by 20 degrees in a sudden storm that took out our satellite and infringed on So You Think You Can Dance. Fortunately, it came back up in time for Pasha’s breath-stealing performance! I love this show. So […]

Randomly Friday

| September 24, 2010

I was doing so well at regular blogging. I can get back in the habit. I know I can.  But I’m starting with a random post because they’re low-stress. Except I’ve gone blank. I think this heat is draining the snap from my synapses. Seriously. Continuing with a trend since last May, we’re in the […]

Thursday Always Creeps Up…

| September 9, 2010

when you least expect it. Wednesdays are that amazing, we’re-almost-to-the-end-of-it day. Thursdays have always been part of the weekend to me. When I had a day job, I gave myself permission to start the sleep struggle later on a Thursday night. I just had to get through one more day, and fighting insomnia a little […]

Saturday and a Kitty Skirmish

| July 10, 2010

I wrote until late last night. I gave myself a treat and wrote a scene that was dying to get out, and then went back to the scene I had been working on. (Sometimes, getting some  unexpected stuff for later in the book leads to knowing when the unexpected should start to appear.) I never […]