A Random Thursday

| March 24, 2011

I’ve been listening to music my dad used to play. (And even for him, this music was from an earlier time.) Billie Holiday, Louis Prima, Perez Prado. And, for the past few days, Glenn Miller. I love “Elmer’s Tune” and “String of Pearls.” I’m not a bit of a musician. Tried to take piano lessons […]


| March 22, 2011

No, those are not stitches–that’s a fence!  This is the painting from my class. I really enjoyed it though clearly–I’m not burdened with paintbrush talent! However, we’re going back next week to paint a still life. I’m already afraid of the oranges and the pitcher, but I’m looking forward to it, too! We were pretty […]

It seems strange…

| March 14, 2011

to be going on as usual when life in Japan is so difficult. Earthquake, tsunami, nuclear meltdown, and yesterday  a volcano. I’m wishing for a little cooler weather, but people there without shelter are in freezing temperatures. We’re planning for a birthday with friends, and I have to pick up a few things tomorrow. I […]

Friday, Again?

| March 11, 2011

How quickly the weeks fly by. Do you take stock on Friday? When I had a day job, I added Thursday evenings to Fridays. In what might seem like a bad decision now that I’ve perfected insomnia, I always thought if I stayed up late to write on Thursdays, I could get through Friday fine, […]

Victory Over the Dark Moment

| March 10, 2011

At last! I have a dark moment. It’s the thing that’s held me back on submitting. I’m never extremely fond of my planned dark moments. The story changes as it grows, and the dark moment often changes, but I have wrestled and gnashed my teeth and all the gears in my brain–and I have not […]

Random Wednesday

| March 9, 2011

Time for more random. I’m devoting all my organizational skills to my wip, so I have none left for structuring a blog post. Chatted with a friend today about my qualms about my dark moment and ending, and she put me at a bit of ease. So, I’m redoing my snopes. And I’m still watching […]


| March 8, 2011

Since I’m not sleeping, I’m writing. My daughter has been sick today, so I’m getting a late start (a midnight start). She loves I Love Lucy, so we had a marathon with her DVDs today. While I tried to write. Mostly, I edited, adding about 300 words while Lucy and Ricky and Fred and Ethel […]

Hello, Friday!

| March 4, 2011

We were supposed to be at the beach today, but our plans went awry. I’m sorry because the friends we were to meet are dear to me. I’m trying to tell myself that several open days of work with no interruption are good. And they are, but I miss my friend. We had our first […]

Hearing Voices

| March 2, 2011

Again, I’m posting at halfish past one on Thursday morning. Why sleep? I seem to be in some sort of nocturnal phase. I’m not allowed to cook or clean in the middle of the night. For some reason, my beloved housemates never enjoy the clatter. So–I watch strange TV instead. I think I mentioned, somewhere […]

Random Insomnia

| March 2, 2011

I’m starting this post at 1:49 in the morning. Because I can’t sleep. A lot of writers can’t sleep. Wonder what that’s about. Too much stuff racing around our heads, I guess. This morning, as I can’t sleep, I’m remembering a visit from my mother-in-law. We lived in Hawaii at the time–you wouldn’t believe how […]